Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake

I saw a recipe a while back by Hungry Girl that was a Mexican casserole made with spaghetti squash. I read the recipe once and thought it sounded good, so I decided to make it. I love Mexican food, and I’m always game for a lightened up¬†recipe. Well, the day I went to make it, […]

Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake

Mexican Veggie Impasta Bake

If there’s one food I could eat pretty much every day, it’s Mexican. I just love it! Tim didn’t much care for it when we first started dating, but he’s seen the light since he’s been with me. ūüėČ I first got the idea for this casserole from a Hungry Girl recipe. It seemed pretty […]

Mexican Veggie Impasta Bake

Salmon BLT with Chipotle Mayo

Bacon makes everything better, including salmon, which I think is already pretty awesome. This is a really easy way to do something different with salmon. The saltiness of the bacon really compliments the salmon, and the chipotle mayo gives it a nice little kick of spiciness. You can make it as spicy as you like […]

Salmon BLT with Chipotle Mayo

Peanut Butter Pretzel M & M Cookies

Hi, my name is Cara, and I am addicted to peanut butter. ¬†I’m not ashamed of it. ¬†I own it. ¬†If you leave it to me, all baked goods will have peanut butter in them. ¬†And chocolate. ¬†And sometimes banana. So anyway, cookies. ¬†These are a really delicious balance of sweet and salty, with the […]

Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

I have been baking a lot lately. ¬†A lot, you guys. ¬†I made these and another batch of cupcakes for work one week, and people started hiring me to bake stuff. ¬†Like, I made 600 mini cupcakes last week. You read that right – 600 (thanks, Kristy and Tim for your help!). ¬†And a couple […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

The other day, I came up with the (brilliant) idea to make mozzarella stuffed turkey meatballs. To go along with them, I decided to make spaghetti squash, because, you know, I try to be healthy and squash is healthier than pasta, even whole wheat pasta. I had never had spaghetti squash before, and I had […]

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

I was watching Iron Chef America the other day and the secret ingredient was mozzarella. ¬†One of the chefs stuffed some meatballs with mozzarella, and my wheels started turning as my mouth started watering. ¬†They used a mix of ground meats for their meatballs (veal, pork, beef), but I wanted to make it a bit […]

Freak out for Frico!

Ah, that’s a cheeky little blog name, now isn’t it? ¬†I amuse myself sometimes. What is frico? ¬†If you don’t know, I’m very sorry. ¬†Because it is something everyone should know about. ¬†Frico is what results when you bake parmesan cheese (real parmesan cheese, not the powder stuff) into insanely good crisps. ¬†You know when […]

Crispy Baked Kale Chips

You know how sometimes you buy an ingredient for a recipe but then only end up using half of it and then the other half just sits around or goes bad? ¬†I’ve found that kale can be one of those things. ¬†Wastefulness is one of my pet peeves, whether it’s water, energy, food, whatever. ¬†Remember […]