Pumpkin Pie Cake

We love to make fun of “Pumpkin Spice Season,” but in reality…we all secretly love it.  Right?  Right?! It is just a delicious flavor, and I’d be happy to eat it all year round, but the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice really do lend themselves to chilly weather quite well.  There IS…

Buckwheat Banana Date Cake

I have a confession: I suck at baking. I don’t like to follow directions.  My ego wants me to put a bunch of ingredients in a bowl, wave a magic wand, and create something delicious.  It’s easier to do this with savory dinners in a pot on a stove than it is in baking.  Baking…

The Best Summer Salad is Peach Salad

August means stone fruits.  And stone fruits are delicious.  Peaches are probably my favorite of the bunch.  And sometimes summer is hot and you don’t want to cook anything.  Salads are a great way to not have to cook, but many people think salads are boring or gasp….gross.  I’m here with a recipe to change…

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

I’m baaaaaa-aaaack!!  It has been way too long since I’ve shared a recipe with you.  And now that I have a beautiful working kitchen again, I’m getting back in the groove. I spent the entire day today in the kitchen experimenting with a few things.  And I am pretty sure that this recipe is considered…

I’ll Be Back

By all means, make an Arnold voice when you read that.  I know things have been a little slow on the Cupboard front recently, and I wanted to reach out to let you know that things will be picking up again shortly! Momming a 4 year old has been pretty time consuming of late, and…

Healing and Preventing Cold Sores Naturally

I have an embarrassing confession. I am a life long sufferer of herpes.  You might know them as cold sores. There are different kind of sores that can occur around and in the mouth, but Herpes Simplex Virus – 1 is the viral cause of recurring sores.  They begin as a deep itch and 

Blistered Shisito Peppers with Cashew Cream

I’ve started seeing shisito peppers on a lot of menus recently.  So when my husband was at Trader Joe’s and spotted a bag, he picked some up, and I decided to put my own spin on a version we had at a tapas restaurant a few weeks ago. Shisito peppers are one of those adrenaline…

Single Serving Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Friday was my birthday.  While I had a lovely evening with my husband grabbing drinks, appetizers, and seeing a wonderful ballet, I did not get cake or blow out candles.  So the next morning, I decided to make myself a cake.  And because I didn’t want to be left with an entire cake to nibble…

Gluten-Free Stir Fry with Freezer Finds

Last Tuesday, our refrigerator broke. Luckily, we have a backup in the basement, but it is small and got filled to capacity with practically our condiment selection alone.  Needless to say, I did not go to the grocery store for additional produce to squeeze into the remaining space.  

How I Raised a Child Who Eats His Veggies

Before I go any further than the title, let me be clear: my son, like many other little kids, loves his treats and sweets.  And he doesn’t look at a salad and think “I’ve been wanting that all day! Thanks, Mommy!” HOWEVER…

Why You Need to Eat Fat

I said it. You need to eat fat! The media has finally caught up to the science which has been trickling in over the past few years that busts the myth that fat makes you fat.  It doesn’t.  In fact, eating more fat is likely to help you lean out.  Healthy fat, that is.  Trans…

Moroccan Chicken and Rice

There was a small Moroccan restaurant in the East Village of New York City that my husband and I went to several times before he was actually my husband.  It is the only Moroccan restaurant I have ever eaten in to this day, but I have never forgotten the deliciousness of the famous “tagine.” (tuhJEEN)….