Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh, Nutella… whether straight out of the jar or turned into fudge, you are amazing. And after stumbling on Averie’s amazing recipe, I just had to turn you into cookies!  A chocolatey Nutella base with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips in each bite, these cookies will leave you going back for more and more… and more. [Read More...]

Chilled Kale & Potato Soup

Chilled Kale & Potato Soup

When out for dinner, I always feel really trendy when I order chilled soup (or gazpacho) as an appetizer. You can imagine how I felt when I made it at home: swanky and ready to host a dinner party! In all seriousness, making this chilled kale soup was super easy and ended up being fabulous [Read More...]

DIY Tiered Herb Garden

DIY Tiered Herb Garden

A DIY herb garden, for apartment dwellers and cooking lovers alike! With one stop to a big box store (the Home Depot’s of the world) or your local nursery, you’ll have everything you need to put together your very own garden. I’ve been wanting to make a DIY tiered herb garden for MONTHS, and I’m [Read More...]

Skinny Turkey Enchiladas

Skinny Turkey Enchiladas

There are few things I love more than Taco Tuesday… or in this case, Enchilada Friday! Any night that calls for Mexican is a favorite in the Kinder household. Minimal dirty dishes? Fresh ingredients with spicy sauces? Don’t have to ask Hubs and I twice.  The idea for these skinny turkey enchiladas sparked after reading a [Read More...]

Mediterranean Tortellini

Mediterranean Tortellini

You can pull this yummy Mediterranean Tortellini dish together in 15-20 minutes. I swear. And with its mix of cheese tortellini, roasted peppers, salty kalamata olives, fresh basil and sprinkles of feta, this will top your list of easy-peasy dinners. Case in point: I came home from work at 5:45pm. At the time, Hubs was [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

One of my favorite dishes to make for dinner is pulled pork. It’s the easiest thing to make and it serves a crowd! Or… Hubs and I for an entire week, who then get sick of it and don’t make it again for another 6 months. It’s a never ending circle!  This pulled pork recipe [Read More...]

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh

There’s something about cold summer salads that just scream of hot pool days, with burgers on the grill and cocktails in hand. I recently made Tabbouleh and it was fabulous!  What’s Tabbouleh, you say? Don’t be scared, I’m not sure I know how to pronounce it either. Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern vegetarian dish with cucumber, parsley, [Read More...]

Red Cabbage Salad

Red Cabbage Salad

It’s the perfect summer side dish… Red Cabbage Salad! I love, love, love it alongside a hummus platter or going old school and stuffing it into a pita sandwich. I can thank Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill for my little obsession. Just like my yummy summer broccoli slaw, it’s a quick mix of a few ingredients in a large bowl. If [Read More...]

Veggie Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

If the sun hasn’t been up for more than 4 hours, then quick and easy is my one and only mantra. These fun Egg Muffins are just that… basically a few chops, a scramble, a mix, then baked for 30 minutes. You don’t have to stop at breakfast either. Have one of these alongside a salad [Read More...]

Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce

I think I’m going through a gnocchi obsession phase. Earlier this month I had it for dinner during my vacation with Hubs and since then I’ve been loving these little potato dumpling-macaroni thingies.  I’ve read that making homemade gnocchi is pretty easy, but I decided to take the semi-homemade way out with buying it pre-made and making [Read More...]

Homemade Cranberry & Almond Granola

Homemade Cranberry and Almond Granola

Whether served up as cereal or sprinkled on top of yogurt, homemade granola is absolutely amazing! If you’ve never made it before, you’ll love how granola is so easy and customizable. You can use any nut (or go nut-free for anyone allergic!), any dried fruit and any sweetener that you like. Here’s how: Pick your [Read More...]

Bites of Life: Part 4

BitesofLife4

This spring has been quite the adventure. Lots of time with family and friends, sunshine stretching out the days making way for warmer weather and a complete sense of renewed energy. So far, 2014, you have been a pretty awesome year. Starting this spring off with a few favorite things. Hubs absolutely thrilled to be [Read More...]

Broccolini & Sausage Pizza

Broccolini & Sausage Pizza

This is by far my favorite pizza right now… spicy sausage, spoonfuls of ricotta, thin slices of mozzarella, sauteed broccolini with garlic… it’s heavenly goodness in each bite!  I’m a huge sucker for pizza night. Unless you’re offering to take me to a favorite restaurant (hello, Huntley Taverne!), I will opt for homemade pizza any [Read More...]

Italian Shrimp Stir Fry

Italian Shrimp Stir Fry

This is my Italian spin on the classic stir fry… sauteed shrimp, red pepper, garlic, red potato, spinach… it’s a one pan dish that doesn’t disappoint!  Lately my mantra has been to use as many fresh ingredients as possible when cooking. Because, this about it — when are fresh ingredients NOT healthy to eat? It’s my little [Read More...]

Mini Fruit Pizzas

Mini Fruit Pizzas

What’s more adorable than sugar cookies as mini pizzas?! A classic sugar cookie covered in a lime cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh strawberries and kiwi… oh yeah babe, it’s spring in New Jersey all right.  Out of all the cookies recipes I’ve tried over the years, this is probably the simplest. You could go all out [Read More...]

Easy Hawaiian Pizza

Easy Hawaiian Pizza

Once upon a time I was babysitting. The kids ordered pizza, one plain pie and one Hawaiian. As I served up slices, I scoffed, “How could you like pineapple on pizza? Ewww!” (you’d think I was one of the kids…) Just then, I was peer-pressured by an eight-year-old to “just try it.” And, well, I haven’t looked back [Read More...]

Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche

There are a million quiche recipes out there, but my favorite remains the same: broccoli and cheddar quiche. I can’t pinpoint why, but I’m like a moth to a flame with it! Ah, I know one reason: fresh broccoli. There’s nothing like it. Sure, the frozen store bought stuff is convenient, but the flavor just isn’t there. Pile [Read More...]

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These carrot cake cupcakes have arrived just in time for spring! Moist with flecks of carrot in each bite, you’ll swoon over these sweet treats that are topped with maple cream cheese frosting. So, I have a confession. This carrot cake recipe is from Epicurious – and as they say, once you have an amazing recipe [Read More...]