Berry Mascarpone Trifle

Sorry about the lack of posts, life has been incredibly busy, with little time for cooking and blogging. But with summer (AKA grilling season) in full swing, expect more warm weather recipes coming up.

Anyway, I’ve always associated trifles with being a decidedly British dessert. But despite the British origins, this trifle would be a delicious addition to a 4th of July celebration. Continue reading


Spinach, Crimini, and Goat Cheese Quiche

I love quiche. It’s so versatile, you can fill it with whatever meat, veggies, and cheese you have on hand and you’ve got yourself breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This quiche is more of a dinner quiche. I’m not exactly sure what makes a dinner quiche a dinner quiche but it felt right to me. Continue reading

Crapko Family Oatmeal

This is a recipe from Jeff’s family. Jeff’s dad is the breakfast master in the Crapko house. Ever since Jeff was a little kid, his dad was in charge of making breakfasts, especially special weekend breakfasts. And I have had some awesome weekend breakfasts at the Crapko’s! This is one of the many breakfast recipes from my father-in-law’s repertoire. He would make this cinnamony, apple-and-raisin-studded oatmeal Sunday evening so it would be ready for the week ahead. In the morning, just spoon out some oatmeal into a bowl, pour in a little milk, and heat it up in the microwave. Continue reading

Roasted Chickpeas

I’m a snacker. It’s not a great habit but when I have something healthy to nibble on I don’t feel so guilty. I saw this recipe on Steamy Kitchen and I knew I had to make these. Crispy, crunchy, seasoned however I want. And it’s a really easy recipe. In under an hour, I had a delicious, healthy snack ready for munching. It doesn’t get much better than that. You need to definitely make these! Continue reading

Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers + Grill Intro

Jeff and I have settled into our new apartment. We love our new place, and one of the big reasons why is our balcony AND the new grill we have on said balcony! So we have been grilling almost every day since we moved in. Well, I prep the food and work on indoor cooking and Jeff grills, because grilling is a man activity (mantivity?). Also, it’s hot out there next to the grill and I don’t know about you but I like air conditioning. So here’s a pic of our new baby:

He’s a small guy but he does what we ask of him so I think we’re going to keep him around. Continue reading