Recipe: Sweet Potato Ravioli From Scratch

Making your own ravioli is deceivingly simple albeit incredibly time-consuming, but it costs next to nothing and is a fully family-friendly meal that everyone will love  - because you can fill it with anything that you (or your family) like! Homemade ravioli is also a really impressive cheffy-type meal to serve guests at a dinner … Continue reading Recipe: Sweet Potato Ravioli From Scratch

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Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies Ever

I've been tinkering in the kitchen! This holiday season, I have perfected my basic sugar cookie recipe and elevated this sometimes boring sweet treat to a new level of luxurious goodness. The secret ingredient? Brown Sugar! These buttery biscuits have the perfect crumbly crunch around the edge and a sweet center that will melt in … Continue reading Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies Ever

Kugel 101

Kugel is a traditional Jewish dish made of egg noodles (or sometimes potatoes in some regional variations,) that is served during Jewish festivals and celebrations. Kugel has been around since Medieval times, when it was a domed flour-based cake not dissimilar to a Gugelhupf. In fact, the word "kugel" is German meaning "ball, globe, or … Continue reading Kugel 101

Shortcut Recipe: Quick’n’Easy Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie

I love to bake from scratch - after all, what could be more satisfying than creating a tasty dish with your own two hands and then seeing the people you care about (including yourself!) enjoying the metaphorical fruits of your physical labor? But let's face it, we don't all have the time & energy it … Continue reading Shortcut Recipe: Quick’n’Easy Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

Now that fall is in full swing, hot one-pot meals are the name of the dinner game around here. Creating yummy grub on a budget that pleases all four palettes in my family can be tricky, especially when I'm fresh out of spoons and just don't have the energy to spend a couple hours in … Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

As summer comes to a close and the weather starts to cool, I'm trying to find ways to hold onto the feeling of the season before we reach full-blown Fall here in New England. This mostly consists of filling the house with sunflowers from the garden and refusing to give up my short hemlines and … Continue reading Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

There was a time in my life when I would never have worn this shirt, especially in my younger days. I've always been a thick chick, and I've always loved food, but when it comes to eating in public me and food have had a complicated relationship. Being overweight and enjoying food in public is … Continue reading OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet. Salty. Chewy. Crunchy. These cookies are literally everything you could ever want in your mouth. You may be thinking to yourself, "This is it, Lauren has finally gone off her rocker!" "Bacon in cookies???" "Damn, girl is cray!" No, my dear friends, I assure you that whatever sanity I have is still intact - … Continue reading Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

  So I"ve had this half-empty jar of lemon curd sitting in my fridge staring at me for what feels like an eternity as I scratch my head trying to figure out what to do with it. The first half was great with homemade scones, but there is only so much plain lemon curd a … Continue reading Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

Tutorial: Cupped Cakes

Next time you need  a batch of cupcakes for a party, potluck, or school fundraiser, try making Cupped Cakes instead - they take a little more time and effort, but the result has dramatic effect and the yummy flavor combination possibilities are literally endless! ​This isn't a recipe per se, it's more of a how-to, so … Continue reading Tutorial: Cupped Cakes