Simple Carrot Cake

To me, cake is a perfectly acceptable breakfast food. This one-layer cake, chock-full of freshly-grated carrots, plump raisins, and walnut pieces is no exception. Carrots are a health food, right?

Buttery Brittle

My mother is a peanut brittle fiend, and this recipe, which I made for her as a birthday present this year, is a variation of one that has been in the family for decades.

Leftover Turkey Fajitas

Roast turkey is a meal that we rarely eat, unless it’s a holiday. Although we generally like it on the first day, we have to get a little creative with our leftovers. This recipe, which works just well for chicken, is a welcome change to the usual “heat and eat” routine.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

As a kid, I absolutely loved eating candy canes over the holidays. These days, I prefer baking ooey-gooey Christmas cookies instead. Thankfully this recipe lets me combine both of those things into a rich chocolate and peppermint spiked cookie that pairs perfectly with a tall glass of milk. 


This is my go-to cookie recipe for the holidays since it is full of flavor and can be made with ingredients that I typically have lying around the pantry. This year, I took a batch of these beauties to a cookie-swap at work, and they were gone by the afternoon.