White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Every so often you come across a recipe that blows your mind. This is one of those – the most amazing cookies; and they don’t even have semi-sweet chocolate (which is usually a requirement for me).  So when you make these cookies – and you should – be careful: may eat the whole batch in…

Fig and Prosciutto Salad

Dear Fresh Figs: You are amazing. I am so sorry that Fig Newtons gave you a bad rap, and I will do everything I can to restore your reputation. Love, Leah I realize that you may question my sanity for writing a letter to figs, but I can assure you that I am slightly off….

Spicy Asian Flank Steak

This spicy asian flank steak is SO good. I do not think I need to sell this recipe any more than that because I know that once you try it, you’ll make it all the time. It is that good. The secret is cutting the finished product correctly: you can see from the photo that…

Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta can be tricky, but it is worth the time. Making pasta at home compares to nothing else you’ll have – not even the allegedly fresh pasta in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I used the extruder attachment for my Kitchen Aid to make this spaghetti. This is the first time I…

Monkey Bread

My Mom made money bread when I was in high school on Sunday mornings. My sister and I had never heard of it until one evening when we were making dinner. My Dad started to go on and on about “monkey bread” and how Mom used to make it all the time when they started…

Maccaroni & Cheese

What’s better than macaroni and cheese when you need a little decadent comfort food? What I love about this version is that it tastes rich but it isn’t – and its cheep to boot. As I have said many times before, I am on a budget, and as of last week it became a tourniquet….

Experimenting with Quiche

Monday night turned into a much longer experiment than I thought. While at work, during lunch, of course, I had a brilliant idea: “Make a quiche for dinner! It is inexpensive (a huge consideration at this point in my life) and I have the ingredients in the fridge. I would use milk, so it was lower…

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