Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese |

This recipe was developed in partnership with the American Butter Institute.

Macaroni and cheese— is there anything more comforting? I know it’s still January and we’re all trying to lay off the carbs, but it’s also January. It’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s starting to feel like winter will never end.

It’s time to embrace the oversized sweaters and indulge in something cozy, like mac and cheese! Continue Reading…


Easy & delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars |

Most of us grew up with some version of this recipe— a super easy, homemade cousin to Reese’s peanut butter cups. These are the chocolate peanut butter bars of my childhood. They’re what I craved as a child, and what I still crave as an adult.

With just 5 ingredients, only a few minutes of prep, no baking required, and the winning combination of dark chocolate and peanut butter, this treat has just about everything going for it. Continue Reading…


Yogurt and winter fruit like grapefruit, kiwi and clementines topped with a lid of caramelized sugar makes a bright and delicious start to any day.

Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit |

While it’s true that summer fruit reigns supreme, winter certainly has a nose in the game.

Clementines, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, meyer lemons, oranges, blood oranges, and grapefruit. Plus plenty of other fruits with winter growing seasons, like kiwi, pineapple and mangoes.

Winter is not just a dead zone to be endured! Continue Reading…


Whole Wheat Banana Nut Pancakes |

This post is sponsored by Diamond of California. 

A weekend without pancakes is no weekend at all, at least in my opinion. And as much as I love our favorite buttermilk pancakes even I need to switch things up from time to time. Enter these hearty and wholesome whole wheat banana nut pancakes.

Just a few small changes— whole wheat flour in place of some of the all-purpose, mashed bananas instead of lots of butter, a dash of cinnamon, and a huge handful of chopped walnuts. But those changes yield so much fabulous flavor. Continue Reading…


Quick & Easy Pizza Crust from

It’s January! And that means I’m laying off the cookies and amping up the veggies. (Or at least I’m trying to.)

But no matter how stingy my diet, I refuse to let go of pizza night. It’s a staple in our house and I just love it too much. What really prevents us from enjoying homemade pizza regularly is that I often forget to start the dough early enough in the afternoon. Before I know it, it’s less than an hour before dinnertime and I’ve got to scramble to come up with something else. Ugh.

So when I discovered a pizza dough that lets pizza night happen in just 45 minutes from when you start to when it’s on the kitchen table? Hallelujah! Continue Reading…