berry cobbler

Berry Cobbler

This weekend I went raspberry-picking for the very first time with my friend, Chrissie, and her two little boys. What fun we had! We set out early in the morning to avoid the summer heat and picked pints and pints of red and black raspberries, laughing at our dark berry-stained hands. I knew the berries…

caprese pasta salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

I was looking for a quick and easy pasta salad (at Jeff’s request) and saw a post for a Caprese pasta salad and realized I could make a very simple chilled pasta salad using another real food recipe – kale and walnut pesto! Inspired by the classic Italian dish made with basil, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella…

banana bread

Mom’s Banana Bread

Oh how I love my mom’s banana bread! One of the first things I learned to bake was quickbreads – banana, pumpkin, zucchini – served warm with a slather of cream cheese – delicious! I’m not sure why, but I hadn’t made a loaf of rich golden banana bread this winter, but I have a…