Ground Turkey Meatloaf


Well, folks, it’s back to meatloaf at our house. We had a good run with dog food for about a month or so. At first Nathan would eat the dog food with renewed veracity, but that veracity died down as the weeks passed and now he has informed me that he’s off dog food and…

Classic Meatloaf


When I was growing up I wasn’t much into meatloaf. The only meatloaf I ever tried was the every day meatloaf with ketchup spread across the top and I was never really a big fan of ketchup as a child. As an adult, I find myself on the opposite end of the meatloaf love-hate spectrum….

Turkey {neck & giblets} Stock


Whenever I make a turkey I do one of two things: throw away the turkey neck and giblets or freeze them. So I can throw them out later. I don’t really ever use the neck or giblets. I know you can make giblet gravy but I have to say I’m a bit afraid to try…

{crockpot} Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup


I flew home over Christmas break for the first time in about four or five years. I had great plans for my trip home. Lots of people to see. Lots of things to do. And most importantly, lots of food to eat. When I arrived at LAX for my flight to Chicago, I went to…

Shepherds Pie {paleo}


I’m not sure why I settled on paleo a recipe for Shepherd’s pie because I generally do not care for Irish food and I’ve never made a traditional Shepherd’s pie. I’ve made what I would consider to be fun twists, like a Thanksgiving Day Shepherd’s Pie and Southwest Shepherd’s Pie but the regular variety never…

Brown Butter Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze


Inspired by the delicious Brown Butter Carrot Cake I made recently, I decided to give carrot cookies a whirl. Recently my grandma sent me a recipe for carrot cookies which she clipped from a Penzeys Spices catalog. I was intrigued by the recipe but wanted to make the cookies my own. So I half-ass crossed…

Browned Butter Carrot Cake


When I offered to make cake for a pot luck at work this week, I planned on making something simple. It was  my coworker Irma’s birthday earlier in the week and the potluck was in her honor. So I asked another coworker, Tim, to find out her favorite cake flavor.  Honestly I assumed she would…

Carrot Cake Pancakes


Carrot Cake isn’t my favorite cake flavor, but I thought it might make a pretty good pancake. I haven’t really come across a flavor pancake that I haven’t liked thus far. ingredients. 1 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. freshly…

White Bean Burgers


Whenever my vegetarian friend comes to visit, I struggle to find good vegetarian-friendly recipes. I can’t exactly serve her Cheetos and brownies and call it a day. (Though that would make a delicious meal and she probably wouldn’t mind.) As much as I love a good hamburger I am always intrigued by veggie burgers. I’ve…

Six-Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Finding the perfect carrot cake recipe was important to me for two reasons: 1) the cake was for BF’s birthday (it’s the only cake he really likes) and 2) I’ve never ever made carrot cake before …