Super Bowl: Jalapeño Popper Dip


“mmmm game day party food!” The good thing is that you don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy this dip.  It’s delicious.  It’s smooth and velvety and bubbly with cheddar and chile peppers.  It’s rich and creamy while also spicy and warm, like a big hug on a cold winter game day.  It’s […]

Glazed Orange Banana Cupcakes


It has been a really good week in our house, and I’m about to tell you all about it with unrelenting perkiness. I apologize in advance for all the exuberance so early on a Monday morning. Sometimes, it’s just necessary and can’t be contained! First of all the first snow of the year fell! We […]

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Cracker Bark

salted chocolate caramel cracker bark

This recipe has been known in my family for the last two years, as “That awesome thing that Annie makes every Christmas with the crackers and the chocolate”.  Annie is my sister, and she’s the evil genius behind this highly addictive recipe.  I’ve seen it made with matzoh before, especially during Passover, but I had […]

Black Bean Chili

black bean chili

The bus will be arriving in fifteen minutes.  Maddox in a snow suit, under a thick wool blanket in the stroller, now resembles the little brother in “A Christmas Story” and can barely put his arms down.  Next, Trey insists on wearing only a t-shirt under his coat because it has spider-man or star wars […]

Breakfast of Champions


Happy 2012!  Time to get organized and healthy! Wait…What? Why I do this, exactly, is still unknown; perhaps some crazy idea I formulated years ago and just never really questioned.   This is not a resolution, well, not exactly since those never last anyway and I don’t make any promises to eat a certain way forever […]