Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Biscotti

My dad was my hero.  He taught me everything I needed to know about history, politics, world affairs, the great Northern New England outdoors and cranberries.  Yes, that is right – cranberries.  My dad was totally obsessed with them.  He enjoyed a glass of cranberry juice every single morning until the day he died.  While…

My Road to Vegetarianism

Everyone has a story about why they gave up meat and took on the challenge of vegetarianism.  Here is mine.  Just two years ago I was a fun loving carnivore, discovering the BBQ traditions of the south, chowing on steak and burgers and not thinking about the health or environmental impacts of my meat eating…

Double Chocolate Biscotti

I have recently issued a challenge to myself – try something new in the kitchen every week, whether it is using a new ingredient or making something that I have never made before.  Last week my challenge was to make biscotti.  I really enjoy biscotti – there is honestly nothing better with a cup of…

Gooey Delish Chocolate Trifle

Layer cakes are a pain in the ass.  Don’t get me wrong, I am far from a layer cake hater.  I love a good chocolate cake with some peanut butter or coffee icing, but if you are in any sort of rush, then forget a layer cake.  What busy mom has the time to wait…

Easy Stove Top Frittata

A frittata is a great alternative to the old omelet or scrambled egg, which are two breakfast (and breakfast for dinner) staples in our house. At work, our chef bakes up a frittata every morning and it seems like such a time consuming, laborious process.  I am a super busy working mom and I definitely…

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

In my opinion, there is nothing in life better than a whoopie pie! It takes me back to my childhood, remembering the moist, scrumptious cookie shaped cakes filled with clouds of sweet heaven that my mother and sisters would make. Thanks to Oprah, whoopie pies have moved out of the kitchens of Maine moms and…

Spicy Veggie Chili

Being a vegetarian makes it difficult to enjoy the foods that you loved in your “meat eatin’ days.  Chili is one of the dishes that I did not want to live without.  It is my go to menu item for many different occasions – I usually whip up a potful of it whenever I am…