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...]

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Molé

Pulled Chicken Mole

While this is not an authentic Mexican molé sauce, it is a very convenient alternative for busy weekday nights. Made with cocoa powder, you’d never imagine that you put chocolate and savory in the same category. But with one taste, you do. The first time I had molé was in California. A pulled rib enchilada, covered [Read More...]

Tortellini with Broccoli Pesto

Tortellini with Broccoli Pesto

Put your basil away and make way for broccoli pesto! You’ll fall in love with this super fast and healthy dinner that’s ready within 30 minutes. Oh yeah, babe.  Please don’t use frozen broccoli. It’s one extra step, chopping the broccoli crowns into florets, but it’s so worth it! You can taste the freshness and [Read More...]

Cheesy Jumbo Italian Meatballs

Jumbo Cheesy Meatballs

Who says that you need macaroni with meatballs? Just make them JUMBO sized and you’ll have yourself a delicious and simple dinner.  You’ll love the cheesy goodness in each bite, as well as the fresh Italian bread you used to make them. Garlicy and full of fresh ingredients, this recipe is a larger version of [Read More...]

Bites of Life: Part 3

Los Angeles Collage

So much has happened since my December 2013 “Bites of Life: Part 2” post – for one, Fancy Fork received a head-to-toe makeover! From humble beginnings as a WordPress.com blog, Fancy Fork has morphed into a ferocious self-hosted blog on WordPress.org! Turning Fancy Fork into a self-hosted blog wasn’t a walk in the park (so [Read More...]

Easy Key Lime Pie with a Skinny Graham Cracker Crust

Key Lime Pie

I attended my first ever Pi Party last week on… yup, you’ve guessed it: March 14th! My friends are the absolute cutest… a night full of wine and pie? Don’t have to ask me twice. :)  So in honor of this very sacred holiday, I chose to make a pie I never made before… Key [Read More...]

Bunny Bark

Bunny Bark

I absolutely LOVE all of the pastel colors that come out this time of year! Every store is packed with pastel dishes, home accents, Easter decorations… and then there you are pushing a shopping cart with your pastel colored nail polish, loving life and hoarding every bunny knickknack in sight.  Oh, wait. That was me [Read More...]

DIY Wildflower Wreath

DIY Wildflower Spring Wreath

You know it’s spring in New Jersey when… wildflowers spring to life on the sides of roads and daffodils adorn everyone’s garden plot. I’m still waiting for the snow to melt away and reveal those gorgeous buds, but in the meantime I’ll enjoy a wreath full of wildflowers on my door! One of my favorite seasonal [Read More...]

BBQ Crock Pot Ribs

BBQ Crock Pot Ribs

Slow cooked for hours, these ribs literally fall off the bone if you’re not too careful brushing them with BBQ sauce. If you’re a beginner rib-maker, then this recipe is for you! Just as long you know how to boil water and butter a slice of toast? Right. Okay, then – gather your ingredients! First [Read More...]

Skillet Lasagna

One Pan Lasagna, Easy Lasagna

Lasagna in a pan… say WHAT? I dare you to find a faster way to make this Italian classic. Ready within 30 minutes, I’m thinking my Crock-Pot Vegetable Lasagna has finally met its match. It seems like I’ve been on a streak of sweets, cheese and carbs… and okay, maybe I have. But these long [Read More...]

Individual 7 Layer Dips

7 Layer Dip, Layer Dip

What’s the worst thing about a 7-layer dip? Say it with me: how it all looks like nastiness after just a few dips (I can think of a few things it looks like, but I wont go there for the sake of wanting you to make this!).  But, worry no longer – I have the [Read More...]

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Taking a bite of one of these cookies is like sinking your teeth into a deliciously, sinful chocolate covered cherry. A chewy chocolate cookie, loaded with chopped maraschino cherries and white chocolate chips, you won’t stop going back for seconds, thirds, fourths…  I greedily taste tested a cookie from each baking sheet, to ensure the [Read More...]

Easy Roasted Pepper & Garlic Hummus

Roasted Pepper and Garlic Hummus

A creamy hummus recipe bursting with roasted red peppers and pops of garlic. Once you try this recipe you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought stuff. I absolutely love making hummus from scratch. Although I do love the store bought varieties (I’m talking to you, Trader Joe’s!), I save a ton of money [Read More...]

Fresh Cranberry & Walnut Muffins

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

A sweet morning treat, perfect for your sweetie! These muffins are made with fresh cranberries, chopped walnuts and secret ingredients… sour cream and yogurt.  Inspired by deli muffins I found on Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet, I took a stab at making these and I’m glad I did! They have just the right amount of tartness, topped [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Drizzle

Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Drizzle

A creamy peanut butter fudge with chocolate drizzle…. it’s just out of this world!  I was blown away at how easy peanut butter fudge is to make! If you close your eyes and take a bite, the peanut butter/chocolate combo almost makes you think you’re eating a Reese’s. And I could pop those bite-size babies all [Read More...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Nothing can beat curling up with a hot bowl of soup on a cold, snowy night. This Italian Wedding Soup will warm your bones with its escarole and mini garlic and cheesy meatballs. Never a huge fan of Italian Wedding soup, always being turned off by the canned variety (it just looks so gross), I’ve [Read More...]

Sausage & Pepper Sliders

Sausage and Pepper Sliders

What’s perfect to serve to the masses and extremely easy to make? SLIDERS!  These Sausage & Pepper slides are SO EASY. In one pan, saute the peppers, onions and garlic. In another, brown the sausage. Then bring it all together with tomato sauce for a savory, lick-your-fingers dish. Pile it high on mini slider buns, [Read More...]