“Better-Than-Takeout” Chinese Chicken

“Better-Than-Takeout” Chinese Chicken

Chickity-China, the Chinese CHICKEN! (Name that song…) OK fine, I’ll tell you: it’s “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies, and I have vivid memories of rollerblading and rocking out to this song on the radio in my parents’ unfinished basement in the late 90s. But one thing I do NOT remember is having Chinese, ever, during […]

Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

About lastnight…this mama was in the kitchen, and I tackled a new pasta dish that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I love love love whipping up pasta dishes–and of course, I also love that more often than not, everyone in the family approves. THIS dish, inspired by Half Baked Harvest was […]

Grilled Chicken with Peach Chutney Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Peach Chutney Recipe

This recipe, with its juicy, plump peaches, always takes me right back to Davidson, North Carolina. Every Saturday in the summer, we would go to the Davidson Farmer’s Market, and Bennett and I would pick out the perfect crate of local, softball-sized, southern peaches. I have to say: Nothing compares to peaches from the South. […]

Whole-Wheat Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole-Wheat Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sometimes, I wake up wanting chocolate. Dark chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate. These real-food muffins make chocolate for breakfast perfectly acceptable. Typically, when I think of muffins, I think: cupcakes for breakfast. And it’s true, most muffin recipes call for just as much sugar, if not more, than cupcakes drowned in frosting. I’m not sure about you, but […]

Cajun Alfredo with Chicken

Cajun Alfredo with Chicken

In honor of launching the revamped version of my blog, I thought heck, let’s kick things off with a meal that also has a kick! If you’re a fan of Alfredo, you’re going to love my husband’s twist on Lisa Leake’s Cajun Alfredo with Shrimp from her cookbook–our all-time favorite–100 Days of Real Food. This […]