How to Make My Favorite Soft and Light Whole Wheat Bread

Whole wheat bread on a cutting board

I know what you’re thinking. Homemade whole wheat bread is heavy, and better used as a doorstop than served at dinner. I used to think that too, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This bread is by far my most requested recipe.* It’s light and fluffy for whole wheat bread, and tastes amazing […]

Fiesta Chicken and Black Bean Soup with Quinoa

Did you know January is national soup month? I’m a big fan of soup any day of the year, but when I was planning all things wintery and frosty and snowy for January, I have to admit knowing it was officially soup month made me smile. This fiesta chicken and black bean soup is so […]

Tempting Tacos al Pastor for a Family Meal at Home

Recently I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review an advanced copy of the new Eat at Home Tonight Cookbook. Because of the Taco Tuesday truck on campus this summer, street tacos have become one of my favorite things. So when I saw this recipe for Tacos al Pastor I knew I had to try […]

How to make a Pumpkin Spice Frozen Yogurt with a Healthy Twist

I love anything pumpkin spice, but I also love it when sweet treats manage to be a little bit healthy too. Our family loves gelato in the summer time, and I wanted to create a delicious alternative that I could enjoy while still meeting my healthy eating goals. The resulting pumpkin spice frozen yogurt recipe […]

Stuffed Corn Cakes Save the Day – How to Make Venezuelan Arepas

Arepas stuffed with fresh black bean filling | Venezuelan Corn Cakes - Arepas |

It’s lunch time. You’re hungry. And you’re out of bread. I can help. My son recently returned from his mission in southern Florida, where he served among the Spanish speaking population. Many of the people he met and loved were Venezuelan, and one of the first things he made for us when he came home […]

You’ll Love This Fresh and Easy Bean Dip for New Year’s

Fresh black bean dip recipe from

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a true confession on the blog. True confession. This wasn’t initially intended to be a dip. But when I made it yesterday to go with the delicious arapas that my son was making, we all fell in love. I knew that it would also be perfect with chips or […]

Delicious & Fun – How to Make Danish Christmas Pudding

Risalamande | Danish Christmas Pudding |

We’ve been enjoying all of the beautiful Christmas traditions Milly has brought back from Denmark. This one made our Christmas Eve celebrations so much fun! Risalamande is a rice pudding that the Danish traditionally serve on Christmas Eve.  It’s so much more than a delicious desert. It’s also a game that friends and family play […]

Easy Macaroni & Cheese is the Best Autumn Comfort Food!

macaroni and cheese with breadcrumb topping

Crunchy leaves underfoot, warm sweaters, cool morning breezes, hot cocoa and comfort foods. Like macaroni and cheese. Everything about autumn just makes me happy. Growing up, we made our macaroni and cheese from a box. Our creative mom often dressed it up with a list of “mix-ins” that we would stir in on occasion (more about […]

One Surprisingly Sweet Way To Serve Zucchini For Dessert

Zucchini Crisp Recipe from Bits of Ivory

If it wasn’t so tasty, it would be a weed. I’ve rarely met a gardener who grows zucchini who doesn’t have an over-abundance to share. I love it with pasta, in sauces, stuffed and sauteed. I like it in the famous sweet bread, and even cookies. But by the end of zucchini season, when the […]

How to Make Tantalizing British-Style Scones

British-Style Scones

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of every Jane Austen book must be in want of a scone. Milly is home from her mission, and it’s time to get caught up on all of our British favorites. A little bit of Jane Austen. A few seasons of Downton Abby. Several hours of […]