Spiced Pumpkin Bread {Recipe}

In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a cookbook author and spending the majority of my time in the kitchen whipping up new recipes. I don’t remember most of what we made in that class, but I do have very vivid and fond memories of making pumpkin bread in time for Thanksgiving. I was a picky eater back then and was very skeptical about this recipe. It’s funny… read more »

Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce {Recipe}

Thanksgiving is almost a week away, and this year I’m hosting the big Turkey Day dinner for the first time. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I’m really excited that this year I get to choose the menu and try some different Thanksgiving recipes. Not that I don’t love my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving meal, but it’s always fun to change it up a bit and experiment with some new dishes.
One traditional side dish that I love is cranberry sauce (I’m talking hom… read more »

Menu Plan Monday (November 12-18)

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was fun with some visits from friends and family, bagel and lox brunch on Saturday, and a birthday celebration for my brother and sister-in-law Sunday night. Getting ready to head out to Fairway for my weekly grocery shop. Hopefully I won’t be in the supermarket every day like I was last week after filling in from Hurricane Sandy (and hopefully we’re done with power outages for a while!). Since we’re less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving, whi… read more »

Tomato-White Bean Soup with Kale Pesto {Recipe}

The one good thing about Hurricane Sandy was that I had some time to catch up on the backlog of magazines sitting in my living room. In Self Magazine’s April issue there was a recipe for Tomato-White Bean Soup with Pesto that sounded easy to make, light, and delicious. I had planned to make a few modifications to it since basil isn’t currently in season and my husband isn’t such a fan of walnuts, but it turned out I needed to adjust a lot more than that. I think in an effort to make this vege… read more »

Spinach-Pepper Frittata {Recipe}

I’ve never been really into eggs, but ever since I had the girls I’ve been making them a lot more often. They are super easy to make, a great source of protein, and an excellent way to add in other nutritious and delicious foods like vegetables and cheese. Although eggs are typically thought of as a breakfast food, when I make eggs it’s usually for dinner. As usual, I try to make my meals using seasonal produce (like the Tomato-Basil Mozzarella Frittata I made over the summer), so a cou… read more »