Spinach Banana Muffins, AKA Green Cupcakes

I saw a recipe on Pinterest not too long ago for Spinach Banana Muffins. I pinned it immediately because I’m always looking for a way to sneak veggies into our two year old, Wes (pureed butternut squash in macaroni and cheese, zucchini in spaghetti sauce, spinach on pizza, carrots and broccoli in his Indian food […]

Spinach Banana Muffins, AKA Green Cupcakes

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.thecocinamonologues.com” /] It’s been quite a while since I have posted on here. I’m not one to make excuses, but if I was, I’d mention that I’m pregnant with baby number two, have a one and a half year old, and work a full time job. […]

Happy 2015, Erik Estrada!

Farro Salad with Citrus Dijon Vinaigrette

Farro is new on the scene in my life.  I’d heard about it for a while, but I never got around to trying it until I found a package of prepared farro at the local Tar-zhay store. Here’s a crash course on Farro. An ancient grain, farro is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and has twice […]

Farro Salad with Citrus Dijon Vinaigrette

Crustless Spinach, Ham, and Feta Quiche

I’ve been kind of slacking on posting lately, but I think you’ll forgive me.  See, Tim and I have been spending a lot of time nesting, getting ready for our little one’s arrival.  Good thing, too, because Wesley decided he was ready to come three weeks early and graced us with his presence on April […]

Crustless Spinach, Ham, and Feta Quiche

Everything’s Better with Bacon, Tortellini, and Spinach

I love tortellini, so I am always looking for new ways to cook it.  Specifically, there’s a type of cheese and spinach tortellini (by Barilla) that I think is exceptionally delicious. I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and I knew I wanted to try it. (They just so happened to use the kind of tortellini […]

Everything’s Better with Bacon, Tortellini, and Spinach

Italian Wedding Soup

As spring approaches, we are nearing the end of soup season.  I think I still have a little time to squeeze in a couple more recipes though, because it’s not too warm yet.  Pretty soon it will be grilling time! This is a pretty light and healthful soup with tons of flavor.  It has tiny […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pesto Pasta with Spinach, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes

I saw a recipe on Rachael Ray not that long ago that immediately made me think, “I should make that. It sounds really delicious and would be very easy.” Actually, Dr. Travis Stork from the TV show The Doctors was Rachael’s guest and it was his recipe, which they were touting as very healthy. It’s […]

Celebrating the Tastes of Summer: Caprese Salad

There are many reasons I love summer: the warm early summer weather (not this 100+ degree heat we’ve been having), sleeping in, getting to spend time with Tim and Josie, the drive-in movie theater, traveling, and the wonderful produce (to name a few).  Nothing says summer quite like fresh tomatoes from the garden.  When I […]

Turkey, Feta, and Spinach Scramble

The other day I woke up and decided I wanted to make a skillet scramble for breakfast, so I opened the fridge to see what it had to offer.  I saw some of the things we frequently have on hand that were nearing their end game.  So I figured, why not throw them into my […]

Red White and Blue Spinach Salad

Fourth of July is coming right up and maybe you have a cookout to go to.  This salad is a perfect addition to your holiday – festive and delicious! So, here’s what you need:  spinach, whatever other lettuce you want (I like red leaf lettuce in this), strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries, and feta cheese.  Here, […]