Savory Barbecue Sauce

I must be in the minority when it comes to my dislike of sweet barbecue sauces. Every time I try a different bottled version from “tried and true” favorite brands at the store, I’m severely disappointed. I don’t want sweet meat. *ahem* I DON’T WANT SWEET MEAT. In recent years, I’ve been making my own…

Dark Cocoa Cinnamon Brownies

I almost never crave chocolate. I also don’t eat a whole lot of it if I can help it. Yeah. I’m one of those people. I don’t dislike chocolate. It’s just… I prefer fruity sweets, or things like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Or snickerdoodles. Or cinnamon rolls. Because chocolate isn’t my go-to,…

Avocado & Fried Egg Sandwich

This is a ridiculously easy breakfast or lunch sandwich. This isn’t much of a recipe, but it’s something I feel I need to share, especially because it got quite a few likes on my Instagram when I posted it several weeks ago. Lunch is my least favorite meal of the day. Have I mentioned this…

Happy Birthday, Apollo! + dog cake recipe

It is this little dude’s 8th birthday today. Yup, he’s a Pi baby. This is the date that was given to us from the shelter, so whether it’s true or not, we aren’t certain. But it’s as good as any day. It also happens to be exactly one week before the fellow’s birthday, so it…

Hummus

Did you know that the earliest recorded appearance of hummus dates back somewhere between the 12th and 13th centuries, and is rumored to have been created by Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria? Who doesn’t love hummus? It’s creamy, it’s earthy, it’s smooth, it’s flavorful, it’s healthy (fiber and B vitamins? Yes!). All…

The Itch to Travel Again: Getting Nostalgia-y for Italy.

This summer makes 5 years since I last traveled abroad. The destination was Italy, and was my second foray into European travel. I came home from the trip saying I didn’t have a very good time. I bemoaned the fact that I was away from my love (*ahem* the fellow) for two whole weeks –…

Ginger Banana Bread

If you like bananas, you probably love banana bread. Honestly, the only people I know who don’t like it are ones who are allergic or dislike bananas. Yeah. Banana allergy is a thing. I didn’t know that either until I met someone with it. Poor folks. Bananas are amazing. They go great in so many…