Marbled Orange Espresso Cupcakes | Baking

These marbled cupcakes are sure to impress. Make the separate orange and espresso batters then swirl in the cupcake tins to create the gorgeous marbled effect. Top with the orange espresso buttercream for the perfect treat for the adventurous dessert fanatic in your life -- or you know, just to have around as a quick snack!

Ultimate Banana Bread | Baking

This recipe is an adaptation of the Banana Loaf recipe in Mary Berry's Baking Bible. I've made a few minor adjustments, converting the self-raising flour to accommodate all-purpose flour instead. I've yet to come across self-raising flour on the supermarket shelves, and this bread comes out as cakey and light by making your own. You'll…

Berry Stone Fruit Crumble | Baking

Crumble vs. Cobbler. The main difference: Cobbler uses a pie crust or dropped biscuit dough on top of the fruit, while crumbles use a streusel topping, typically some combination of oats, flour, butter and sugar. Now you know! This On-The-Fly Fruit Crumble is my go-to when I need dessert STAT. If using berries, you can…

Sweet Peach Cornmeal Cake – Bolo de Fubá | Baking

It's peak peach season! Optimal time to make this ultra-moist sweet peach cake. Ripe fresh peaches are quickly blanched, skinned, then sautéed in brown butter and sugar. A whole peach is chopped and folded into the batter, for double peach delight! There's a secret ingredient in this cake. Don't be afraid! I discovered a traditional…

How to Cook an Artichoke | Steamed Artichokes Recipe

Artichokes! With this easy-to-follow steam and spices recipe for preparing artichokes, I hope you'll reconsider these hearty flowers not as intimidating to cook, but as an accessible side dish for any entree. I may be biased -- I grew up eating artichokes -- but I consider artichokes one of the tastiest vegetables. Of course, the…

Pasta with Kale and Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) | Recipe

Light and refreshing, Chickpea & Kale Pasta contains no dairy OR tomato sauce (only a dab or two of tomato paste). Olive oil and seasonings allow the pan-fried chickpeas and kale to shine in this dish. Chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) contain a plethora of nutritional benefits, including protein, fiber, Vitamin K, calcium and iron.…

Half-Mashed Baby Potatoes Meal Prep | Recipe

About Half-Mashed Baby Potatoes I must tell you three things. This recipe is: 1. Easy. 2. Affordable. 3. Delicious. What more could you want from life?! This is a great healthier alternative to butter and cream-laden mashed potatoes and still simple enough to make in a big batch as part of a balanced meal prep…

Meal Prep, Veggie-Packed, Spring Harvest Rice | Recipe

Warning: This recipe is a large batch. Of course, that's the point! Make this recipe on a Sunday and snack on this delicious rice throughout the week. This is a meal prep recipe that can easily be adapted to supplement different proteins and side dishes throughout the week, or to be used as is for…