Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

My favorite thing to eat when we order at Chipotle is their barbacoa. I love their flavorful shredded beef. I’m thrilled to be able to make it at home, with hardly any work! Never had barbacoa before? You’re missing out, and we can fix that…

Chocolate Oat Bars

Chocolate Oat Bars

I first had something like these Chocolate Oat Bars at the Lafayette Square farmer’s market in St. Louis. They were amazing. Hearty yet decadent. I adored them. I first made this as recipe #116 for my 365 Recipe Challenge back in 2010. I hadn’t made…

Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

Although I have a lot of variations of banana bread on this site, I have never posted a classic, straightforward recipe for banana bread until now. I always end up with leftover, overripe bananas, and made too much banana bread before I started this blog.…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Since I keep getting zucchini in my CSA, I knew I had to revisit this chocolate zucchini cake recipe. Amelia usually won’t eat zucchini, and there’s only so much zucchini that Alex and I can eat (although it is great grilled). So savory dishes were…

Simple Cauliflower Curry

Simple Cauliflower Curry

I love the farm where I get my farm share each week. It’s thanks to them that I’m redoing this cauliflower curry recipe. This is my second year getting having a farm share from B & B Farms, and I still love going and getting…

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Many people love fruit pies. Not me. I love fruit, but it’s best fresh or dried, and usually unsweetened. Let’s have fruit as part of our meal, and have our dessert be a pie that’s smooth and creamy, like this Coconut Cream Pie. Coconut Cream…

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

For the longest time, I searched for an orange cake that was as bright and citrusy as I thought an orange cake should be. 4 years ago, I finally found it. These orange cupcakes (or muffins – call them what you will) are loaded with…

Fake Steak

Fake Steak

Fake Steak is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. I have no idea where the recipe originated; it was simply in my mom’s recipe box. When I wanted to make it as an adult, the internet didn’t show me the recipe I remembered,…

Mexican Soup

Mexican Soup

I’ve been making some version of this Mexican Soup for almost 15 years now. It’s easy, inexpensive, healthy, and satisfying – and the perfect thing to make from leftovers, too! I call this “Mexican Soup,” but it’s rather inauthentic. It’s loosely based on tortilla soup,…

Paczki (Polish filled donuts)

Paczki (Polish filled donuts)

Paczki have been a favorite in my household ever since Alex and I moved to Champaign, Illinois. We bought at least one box of these filled donuts before Mardi Gras every year between 2005 and 2011. After we moved in 2012, I decided to try…