Eggplant Lasagna

If you love lasagna but find it too filling (or are trying to cut back on pasta), you need to try this vegetarian eggplant lasagna recipe! Mushrooms add an extra savoriness to the cheesy filling. It’s a great weeknight meal, as well as a good make-ahead option for dinner parties.  I’ll be the first to admit I love a good pasta recipe. This baked butternut squash macaroni and cheese is a personal favorite when fall and winter roll around. But

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Apple Noodle Kugel

This sweet Apple Noodle Kugel recipe is perfect for celebrating Jewish holidays! Sour cream, cottage cheese, and a cinnamon-sugar topping help make this total comfort food. Ever since we got DNA tested, Jeff and I have been making jokes about “the food of our people.” He was surprised to discover that, even though his (our) last name is Farley, there is no direct Irish heritage. However, he’s apparently 15.8% Iberian, which means I have now christened him my Iberian Ham.

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Apple Cider Cinnamon Buns

 The scent of these divine apple cider cinnamon buns will win over your holiday houseguests for sure! They’ll make your home smell like fall.  Thinking back, I believe the first time I ever tried a cinnamon bun was at a mall stand, Cinnabons. Is that place still around? As a teenager, I pretty much lived at the mall (because what else were we supposed to do before social media existed?). I never get to the mall anymore because I avoid

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Pumpkin Granola with Pecans and Cranberries

Pumpkin Granola is perfect as a breakfast or snack! It’s full of healthy ingredients with fall flavors we all crave, as well as a hint of sweetness from maple syrup. I’ve been on a granola kick recently. I found one that I’m obsessed with (I discuss it in my crispy baked tofu post). Once I start repeatedly purchasing a product I know I can easily prepare myself, it’s time to reevaluate. I have several granola recipes on the blog already, such

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How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make at home! You can use it to add flavor to a wide variety of desserts, such as cookies, or as a topping drizzled over ice cream. It also makes a great gift! I’ve loved salted caramel sauce for ages now (how could I not?), but I’ve been on a huge kick recently after having some amazing salted caramel ice cream during the final weeks of summer. I can’t get enough, and I want

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Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli

This Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli is a wonderful, vegetarian sheet pan meal that can easily be made vegan and gluten-free with a few basic modifications. Keep reading to get the recipe and learn more about my local delivery CSA, From The Farmer! I’ve written before that I love tofu and wish naysayers would give it a chance, so I’m hesitant to be redundant. However, I’m going to say it again because this is serious business! This crispy baked tofu

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Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles

You’re going to love this recipe for Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles. They’re an easy, healthy snack (or dessert) with only a few ingredients and just the right amount of sweetness. Simply blend, freeze and serve!  Sometimes the world throws unexpected curve balls at you. After initially planning to spend my summer revamping this site, I had to redirect my attention elsewhere. Between several trips out of town, an unexpected and amazing new freelance gig at The Washington Post (stay tuned

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What is Buttercream + Troubleshooting Tips

Are you wondering about the difference between American and meringue buttercreams? Want to learn about Swiss vs. Italian Meringue? I’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn how to bake buttercream as well as other basics! For many cake lovers, it’s truly all about the frosting; it can make of break a dessert. A fluffy, delicate buttercream with just the right level of sweetness can take a spectacular cake to the next level, or it can elevate even the most

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Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups are wonderful for a quick breakfast or midday snack. They come together quickly and freeze beautifully so that you can easily store leftovers.  This might sound strange, but sometimes I forget to eat on workdays. It’s one of those odd things that happens when you’re home alone all day. I get no cues from coworkers microwaving their Lean Cuisine or asking who else wants to go in on an order from the local deli. This doesn’t happen

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How To Make Perfect Hummus: Everything You Need To Know

This is an incredibly smooth, creamy hummus recipe that can be prepared using either chickpeas or white beans! Homemade hummus is one of my absolute favorite snacks. It’s fantastic with toasted pita or vegetables, and I love using it as a sandwich condiment. For years I thought I wasn’t a fan; it turns out I actually don’t care for store brands (which I find to have an unusual aftertaste). These days I always have fresh hummus in the fridge. After

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