Salty-Sweet Toffee

by Heather Harris Brady Happy 2016! Thank you guys so much for sticking with me during these days of sparse posts. As you probably know, I work full-time and this year my son’s a senior so I’ve been trying to take time to enjoy this year-that-will-not-come-again. This toffee is something new I auditioned over the…

Orange Bites

by Heather Harris Brady This is going to be a short post today since here in America we’re heading into the big Thanksgiving holiday. If you are going out or visiting this coming holiday season these little bites would be a perfect hostess gift, especially tied up in a clear box with ribbon. Not only…

Double Berry Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Judging by the amount of pie searches on this site it looks like a lot of you are baking, so rock on! As long as you have the oven on you might think about throwing in a batch of these cookies. They are based on one I grabbed from a local…

Snack-Ninja Energy Bars (Gluten Free)

by Heather Harris Brady I confess to being suspicious of tiny plastic cartons that cost $6.99, unless they contain dark chocolate sea salt caramels – in which case they are obviously worth the price. So when the DH brought home said carton and it was full of what appeared to be little more than grains…

Man’oushe, Za’atar Flatbread

by Heather Harris Brady Man’oushe is a Lebanese flatbread, spread with olive oil and the spice blend za’atar then cooked quickly on a stone or clay. Not that there’s anything wrong with pulling some pita bread out of a bag to have with your hummus or baba ghanoush, but there’s no comparison once you’ve had…

Calico Cookies (Whole Grain)

by Heather Harris Brady These are made with butter and chips after all, so I’m not going to pretend this is a health-food post. That said, if you’re looking for ways to work more whole grains into the diet and still feel like you’re living life to the fullest these are crispy and delicious –…

Arepas (Gluten Free)

by Heather Harris Brady Over the next few weeks I’m going to be working in some south-of-the-border recipes as we head toward Cinco de Mayo. Today I’m bringing you arepas. Now they might be street food in your neck of the woods, but should you not be that lucky the good news is – it’s…

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady These cookies look pretty homey but fresh out of theĀ  oven they are freakin’ (that’s right, I said freakin’) amazing. They are thick, soft on the inside and crackly on the outside plus they’re super chocolately. I’ve posted my own recipe for this type of cookie before, but when I saw…

Bran Muffins

by Heather Harris Brady Suffice to say, I am not a bran-muffin kind of gal. I am much more of a chocolate croissant kind of gal. However, even I like these so if you’re looking ahead to spring and starting to think lean these are a really good choice for desk snacks and the like….

Asian Sliders with Steamed Buns, Part II

by Heather Harris Brady Okay, so during the previous post we went over making steamed buns – today we’ll get to the filling. I used ground pork so I could get more of a patty but you could use ground chicken, ground beef or a slice of extra firm tofu – whatever suits your fancy….

Asian Sliders with Steamed Buns, Part I

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve been toying with a steamed recipe for a while now, because I love the steamed pork buns from a local restaurant. The dough the restaurant uses is obviously very hydrated and cooks inside a packet of aluminum foil – so before I add those levels of complication I wanted to…

Chicken Fajita Appetizers

by Heather Harris Brady Stateside we are all deep in the heart of football tailgating season, and these little appetizers are a yummy yet healthier alternative to the usual array of greasier fare. (But if you want something REALLY cheesy the cheese fondue at the end of this post is great with fresh apple slices.)…