Ratatouille Spaghetti

Even though the temperatures this week undoubtedly hint at fall, the vegetables at the farmers market still speak of summer. Nothing makes me happier than the colors and flavors of tomatoes, summer squash, corn, and eggplant, and I'm happy to extend their season way into September. This brings me to one of my favorite recipes, … Continue reading Ratatouille Spaghetti

Triple Berry Muffins

As a lover of all things sweet for breakfast, I often wake up with a craving for muffins. However, daunted by the thought of finding a recipe and gathering the ingredients, I tend to settle for something simpler - and right out of the cereal box. That is, until I found this recipe. There's a … Continue reading Triple Berry Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

One of the things I love most about summer is the sudden appearance of fruit desserts. I've seen them pop up just about everywhere, from the fanciest of restaurants to my friend's laid back weeknight BBQ. The varieties are endless, beginning with berries in June and transferring over to peaches and other stone fruits as … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Simple French Toast

Long weekends beg for decadent breakfasts. French toast, with its custard-like texture and sweet, crispy crust, is the perfect answer. Like many of my favorite sweet breakfast treats, french toast comes together quickly and requires ingredients frequently found in the fridge. Eggs? Check. Milk? Check. Bread? Check. If I'm really trying to impress, I'll throw a loaf … Continue reading Simple French Toast

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, and Feta

Those of you who know me well can attest to this: I put a great deal of thought into my meals.  This isn't restricted to dinner, when most people are comfortably at home and can whip something up on the stovetop.  It's also true of lunch, traditionally a grab-and-go meal where speed matters more than taste.  Even on … Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, and Feta

Root Vegetable Couscous

While this dish might be rather dull in color, it's shining with flavor. With a long list of spices (star anise, cinnamon sticks, ginger, turmeric, and paprika), every bite tastes sweet, spicy, and delicious. The toughest part of this recipe is the preparation. While root vegetables might be plentiful at this time of year, their … Continue reading Root Vegetable Couscous

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day recipe? Then look no further than these cupcakes, adapted from a recipe provided by DC's own Georgetown Cupcake. One of the most well known bakeries in DC, Georgetown Cupcake is one of those places that always has a line out the door, rain or shine. I like their cupcakes because … Continue reading Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Stew

Lately, temperatures in the teens and single digits have encouraged me to spend more time in the kitchen. With plenty of ingredients on hand and time to spare, I've had the chance to try a handful of recipes that take longer than I'm usually willing to spend over the stove. This winter stew is one … Continue reading Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Stew