Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Banana Muffins

Life is a seesaw at times, forcing us to exert great energy to get ourselves off the ground more often than not.  In an effort to practice this delicate balance of seesawing my way through life, I’ve found myself repeating the mantra, “find your balance.” This mantra stems from my love of all things pilates,…

Easy Skillet Lemon Chicken

This blogging journey has been an interesting one, thus far.  Originally when I started writing my blog about 5 years ago, it was for the sake of writing a blog.  I really had no idea (and still don’t) the amount of work, time and effort that would be required to operate this tiny space on…

Steak Pizzaiole

I was the kid who had a dinner bell.  There, glad I could get that off my chest.  Dinner bells do not just appear, no, they are procured out of a need.  Growing up I, along with my neighborhood friends, would stay out until all hours playing.  It didn’t matter what we played, just that…

Chocolate Stout Peanut Butter Cups

When I came across this recipe a few years ago I was intrigued.  The thought of making my own peanut butter cups was an interesting, yet slightly dangerous one. I’ve learned that with peanut butter cups comes great power, so consider this a last minute Valentine’s gift from me to you. This food blogger, The…

Meyer Lemon Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze

Using a hashtag as a 30 something teacher of 7th graders is always risky, if only for the sheer reason that you (read: I) are a 30 something teacher of 13 year old’s.  Case and point: I attempted to use “#realworld” in one of my classes the other day, and was promptly informed that, “Nobody…

Pasta Beans (Pasta Fagioli)

I have started and restarted this post about 10 times in the last 5 days.  For some reason I haven’t been able to find the words to match this dish.  Finally, as I tried again this morning, I decided that I wasn’t going to worry about finding the right words, because many times, there are…

Cream Puffs, for you and “your person”

Finding “your person” in this life is always a great achievement. Your person is someone who  gets you, who understands and loves you just the way you are.  Some have multiple “persons” in their world.  I consider myself lucky enough to be one of those who has a forever person, my best friend person(s), my…