fresh inspiration

Hi, Friends! I wanted to let you know that I've updated my "sites I love" page with some new links. I've been browsing through foodgawker and the interwebs lately looking for fresh inspiration. I'm pretty picky about what I keep in my blogroll, but these sites have been added to my reading list [and I thought you might enjoy reading them too!] For a blog to keep me coming back, the photos have to be gorgeous, the recipes have to be drool-worthy, and the writing has to be entertaining. These blogs deliver on all 3 points. Below is a sampling of recipes I'm itching to try out...


minty shamrock cookies

I'm not sure why St. Patrick's Day reads "green and minty baked goods" to me.
Maybe because mint is the only naturally green flavor I think I'd want in a cookie?
[OK, limes... but March is too chilly out for limes just yet]


oatmeal cookies with walnuts, cherries, and chocolate chips

I know that sounds like a mouthful,  but I was cleaning out the cupboard 
and decided to mix some extras in to make the cookies more delicious and healthy!
Oatmeal = Fiber
Cherries and Dark Chocolate = Antioxidants
Walnuts = Omega-3s

So, healthy! [Right?]


chocolate cake pops and...

Hello, friends! Life outside the kitchen has been pretty busy as of late.
[Which, inevitably,  results in less life IN the kitchen]