Vegetarian Lasagna (with fresh pasta!)

I think it's safe to say that I make a lot of Italian food in my house. It's what I was raised on and the first type of cuisine I learned how to cook, thanks to my mom. I find many people have a specific style of cooking, a style they gravitate toward when presented … Continue reading Vegetarian Lasagna (with fresh pasta!)

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Mint and chocolate naturally go together during the holidays. These cookies are so festive and scream Christmas the moment you take a bite. You have double the chocolate with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, plus mint coming through within the cookies, and with the crushed candy canes on top. My guy, who may be the … Continue reading Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Spiced Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

I promised more cookies, and I'm not one to break promises! Snickerdoodles have some nostalgia for me. My mom made these every year for Christmas when I was a kid, and they were one of my favorites. I mean, what's not to like about a sugar cookie rolled in sugar? I decided to kick these … Continue reading Spiced Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

Cream Cheese Cookies

It's the most wonderful time of the year...cookie season! I'm a firm believer in a little bit of indulgence around the holidays. Deprivation results in anger, frustration and, eventually, bingeing. Therefore, it's actually healthier to have what you want in moderation; it will help you stay on track in the long run, and help to … Continue reading Cream Cheese Cookies