Kale and Quinoa Salad

One of my all time favorite salads is from Fat Cat Pie Coover in Norwalk, CT. When we go out and find something yummy, Scott likes to say, “I bet we can make this at home.” Now, most of the time I am sure he could make something very similar. However, I always say something to the like of, “No, because then it wont be special when we have it here.” Right?! Continue reading


Chocolate Dunked Rice Crispy Treats

I am big on dunking things in chocolate. For years, my sister has been making me this AMAZING ginger bunt cake for my birthday. It has a wonderful rich chocolate glaze over the top. We always have extra chocolate left over, so we would dig through the pantry and counter top to cover everything from pretzels, to bananas, to graham crackers, and chips. I have not grown out of this love. So, recently I have been craving a new snack…and these felt like a great idea. And, I made them with brown rice crispies….so they are healthy right?! Continue reading

Bird Seed Ornaments

You can tell this is a rhino right?

So, for a while now I have been wanting to make bird seed ornaments with the boys. I had seen a few ‘recipes’ on how to do so- many very different from each other. Some had flour, some didn’t. Some required baking, some didn’t. So, I thought I would try to morph a few of the technique. Continue reading

Shrimp Curry

I love curry. Like, really love curry. When we went to Thailand six and a half years ago, I ate so much curry it was laughable. There may have even been an incident where I used my fingers to clean out a curry pot. So when I found a shrimp curry recipe in American Masala, I was eager to try it out. It was amazing. Since then, I have changed it around a whole bunch, but the original concept and base came from it. This recipe is super easy Continue reading

Old-time Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those who know me, know that I used to make a mean chocolate chip cookie. I love a great chocolate chip cookie. So again, when setting out on this new journey of having to be gluten-free, I longed for those familiar foods- like my chocolate chip cookies, like my banana muffins. Continue reading