whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes
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Hearty Lasagna

piece of hearty lasagna

This isn’t just lasagna–it’s hearty lasagna. Bursting with mushrooms, spinach, onions, peppers, lean organic beef, cheese and tomato sauce, and packed between whole-wheat lasagna noodles, this plate packs a punch. In the best way possible. There were a few reasons I wanted to make a huge and slightly extravagant casserole like this last Sunday night. [...]

Buttery Orange Twists

Buttery Orange Twists

Before I baked these cookies, I asked on my facebook page, on twitter, yada yada: “So should these cookies be twists or rounds?” Well, twist won by a landslide. And why not? When you see them all twisted and cute, it kind of makes you want to twist ALL your cookies. I feel badly that [...]

Peanut Butter Oreos

Peanut butter oreos

  Creamy peanut butter filling sandwiched between two chocolately wafer cookies–how does that sound? Sound decent? Okay? Hopefully it sounds extravagantly delicious. Because I think these cookies are. Can you tell they were born out of some serious cravings? First, I wanted to make just thin chocolate wafer cookies. That seemed like a good project. Then, the [...]

Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Quinoa Veggie Burgers

If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate some protein-packed quinoa and nutrient-rich veggies into your summer meal rotation, but want to move away from the typical grain salad, this recipe is a great idea. These patties are chock-full of whole-grain goodness and varied veggies. They’re easy to make, and delicious with traditional burger [...]