Hummingbird Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Hummingbird Cake features the fruity flavors of banana, pineapple and coconut. It’s traditionally served as a layer cake but cupcakes are much easier to transport to a cookout! Hummingbird cake is relatively new in the cake pantheon, making its firstRead more…

Foolish Strawberries

Here’s another old fashioned dessert that is enjoying a renaissance. A fool consists of pureed fruits gently folded into (real) whipped cream. The result is a silky concoction that’s not quite ice cream, not quite mousse and definitely NOT pudding.Read more…

Lasary Voatabia: A Tomato and Onion Salad from Madagascar {FOTW}

Lasary voatabia is a tomato and onion salad that looks like bruschetta or pico de gallo. The addition of lime and ginger lends an exotic flavor that works well as a side dish or served up on your favorite breadRead more…

Fried Biscuits for National Donut Day

Fried biscuits with cinnamon sugar are a fun, old fashioned treat. They’re reminiscent of other fried doughs like churros and zeppole. Try them with your morning cup of coffee, tea or even a tall glass of milk. My first mother-in-lawRead more…

Twice Baked Potatoes {Eat Some Now, Freeze Some For Later}

Take the time to make a batch (or two) of twice baked potatoes to freeze. You’ll always have a go to meal available. Baked potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C. The key to usingRead more…

Smart Bites for Baby Review Featuring an Easy Banana Nut Bread

Note: I was not compensated in any way for this review and I used my own funds to make the purchase. However, this post does contain affiliate links. If you click them, you’ll be taken to Amazon where I’ll makeRead more…

Minty Pea Soup

There’s nothing like the flavor of minty pea soup made with shelled or frozen peas and freshly picked mint. The addition of cream adds a delightful richness. Pair the soup with sesame parmesan crisps for a meal that looks andRead more…

Classic Pretzel Salad

Classic Pretzel Salad is a picnic tradition. It’s sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy all at the same time. Take it to your next cook out and bring back some memories or create new ones. We’re nearing the end ofRead more…

Zesty Corn Relish {Recipe ReDux}

Make this zesty Corn Relish with a hint of Southwestern sass for your next BBQ. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meat and delicious as an add on to salads, burritos or just about anything to which you’d like toRead more…

Very Veggie Eggplant Parmesan

I received coupons to cover the purchase of Dominex Eggplant Products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. Eggplant parmesan is such a comforting meal, but it can be a bit involved to put it allRead more…

Skillet Sprouts and Shells

There’s something magical about brussels sprouts and bacon. Skillet Sprouts and Shells will have the most vehement sprouts hater begging for more! Oddly enough, the inspiration for this dish came from one developed for toddlers in Smart Bites for Baby:Read more…

Javanese Inspired Crepes {#FOTW}

While researching the food of Indonesia for this month’s Food of the World challenge I came across a photo of a Javanese street food called jadah manten. They consist of very thin omelets or crepes rolled around a filling ofRead more…