Banana Cupcakes

Hi there! My name is Shirlee, and this is my debut post (eeee!). I’m nervous and sweating and anxious about posting to a blog, so the only thing I can do to fix all that is… bake something delicious and sweet and filled with butter! Food. Cures. All. Quick intro on me – I’ve been … More Banana Cupcakes

Roasted Chickpeas

I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time trying to stay healthy around the holidays. I have almost no self control around cookies, cake, pie or chocolate. I went out to pick up lunch at work last week and got sucked into a bakery on my walk back. I came back into … More Roasted Chickpeas

Silky Mashed Potatoes

Alright kiddos, it’s time to start gearing up for Thanksgiving! Whether it’s a holiday or just a get together at my house, I start planning the menu at least a week in advance (more, if I have more time). This is partially because I’m neurotic about planning and preparedness, and mainly because I’m excited about … More Silky Mashed Potatoes

Microwave Smores

This is less of a recipe and more of pure genius. I was sitting at home, craving dessert with no dessert in the house. I did however have graham crackers and marshmallows, no Hersey’s bar and no Gas stove. Desperate times call for creativity, and let me tell you, the microwave is just as good … More Microwave Smores

Classic Hummus

At work, I really struggle with snacking.  My downfall usually comes a few hours after lunch when it’s that weird in between period before dinner. I’m not hungry enough to eat a full meal, and of course don’t want to spoil dinner for myself, but wind up snacking on things that are not usually healthy. … More Classic Hummus