Friday, May 25, 2012

Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins

This is another recipe from the book of my mom. I'm not a huge fan of muffins for breakfast because so many of them are too sweet and super bad for you. These, while perhaps not super healthy, aren't an embarrassment to nutrition, nor do they pack the caloric punch of a cupcake.

Cinnamon and brown sugar give these a fabulous flavor with pops of fruit to brighten them up. They're great for breakfasts or to serve with a brunch, or for an afternoon snack. I've even frozen these and reheated them in the microwave and they stay delicious (though they're best when they're fresh!)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip

My favorite recipes are often the ones that are inspired by foods that I already like. Nathan was gracious enough to be in charge of dinner last Saturday night (I was working that day, so it seems fair) and he made a delicious sort of spicy grilled cheese sandwich with Monterrey jack, jalapenos, cream cheese, and sour cream Italian bread. nomnomnom I ate three.

So on Sunday when I was trying to decide what to make two things came to my mind. 1. We now have all sorts of leftover ingredients from those sandwiches. 2. Dip.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Stuffed Pizza Breadsticks

cheesy goodness
Pizza is one of my favorite foods. It's a delicious combination of toppings, cheese, and bread. It's versatile enough that I can eat it for a few meals in a row, but simple enough that it's easy to throw together as a meal.

Using some store-bought pizza dough, I made some super easy pizza-stuffed breadsticks. These look nice, are easy to dip, and can be made smaller or larger as the occasion demands. They have the same versatility as normal pizza. I used varying combinations of sausage, pepperoni, bell pepper, pineapple, and ham in mine as they are the prefered toppings in my house.