Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Extra bananas? Leftover ricotta? Use them in these morning-friendly muffins.

Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins

Ripe bananas? Extra ricotta? Put them to use in this morning-friendly recipe for Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins. I woke to the scent of fresh rain. For those of you who don’t live in my part of the...

Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A savory pizza that will surely surprise your tastebuds!

Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza

This recipe for a savory Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza will surely surprise your tastebuds! I saw a dear friend today. It had been too long since the last time we met, way too long....

Fettucine with Creamy Spinach Sauce, Asparagus and Peas | www.ki

Simple Sundays | Fettucine with Creamy Spinach Sauce, Asparagus and Peas

“It’s going by fast, buddy,” I confided in my son, as I cuddled him after reading our nightly chapter of Harry Potter (We’re on Book 7. Third reading.) I wasn’t talking about the books, but he would...

Thai Shrimp Quinoa Bowl | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Thai Shrimp and Coconut Quinoa Bowl and More One Bowl Meals

Photo courtesy Stephen Hamilton. I’m not sure how things work in your house, but I’m a one woman show. Let’s say it’s 4 o’clock and you are starting to get that familiar feeling. You’re not quite starving,...

Swiss Chard Walnut Pesto Pasta | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A jar of pesto transforms into a simple lunch with pasta and leftover shredded chicken!

Swiss Chard Walnut Pesto Pasta

We’re in the homestretch. Seven more days to go, and we can all breathe a little easier. Alarm clocks, packing lunches, correcting homework, and all the minutiae of the school year can be forgotten, for a few...

Blueberry Maple Granola | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sprinkle it over yogurt, milk, ice cream, or eat it by the handful.

Simple Sundays | Blueberry Maple Granola

Stomach bugs, blech. They hit out of nowhere and I am convinced the germs somehow know when supplies run low at our house – illness seems to target us when the fridge is empty and the pantry...

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A combination of cream cheese, butter and one more special ingredient makes for a simple dough and perfectly tender cookies.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I’m tired of wearing jeans,” she confessed this morning. “Me, too,” I agreed, as I handed her a freshly ironed shirt. It was secretly comforting knowing that my daughter and I are on the same page. The...

Simple Recipes for Memorial Day | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Recipes for Memorial Day and a Season of Grilling

Memorial Day has a special place in my family’s heart, and I am sure that as we all enjoy the long holiday weekend, we will pause to remember the true meaning of the holiday. And of course,...

Baby Back Ribs with Blueberry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Ribs glazed with this spicy barbecue sauce will wow everyone at your next barbecue.

Baby Back Ribs with Blueberry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

If there is one thing my daughter can eat with blissful abandon every single day of the week, it would be ribs. Ribs for breakfast, ribs for lunch, ribs for dinner. Viva la ribs! With our landscaping...

Baked Zucchini Fritters with Ranch Tzatziki | www.kitchenconfidante.com | These baked fritters are a great way to eat your veggies.

Baked Zucchini Fritters with Ranch Tzatziki

I rediscovered the wonder of podcasts the other day. They fell off my radar for some reason, but there was a time when I even fell asleep listening to Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s soothing voice on The Splendid...

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote | www.kitchenconfidante.com | This cozy pudding is especially wonderful served warm, each spoonful swirling the coconut flavors with the gorgeous compote.

Simple Sundays | Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Some things are just made for each other. Like light rain in springtime. Good wine with good friends. Sitting by the fireplace on a cold night. Fresh bread with soft butter. Bedtime stories and goodnight hugs. Rhubarb...

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.co

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

It was a good week. I went to sleep at a reasonable time each night, and I made it into the gym every day. These two little details make a big impact – it set the tone...

Rhubarb Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Rhubarb is the star of this homey cake that is guaranteed to become a family favorite.

Rhubarb Cake

When spring peeps its head in after the chill of winter, there is nothing more exciting for me than walking into the market and seeing gorgeous crimson stalks of rhubarb among the usual produce. In many places...

Tulips on Mother's Day - www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple {Silent} Sundays | Happy Mother’s Day

For all the women in our lives, the ones who nourish, the ones who worry, the ones who give of themselves — feel cherished and loved. Happy Mother’s Day!

Raspberry Meringue Roll | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Raspberry Meringue Roll

I think of my mother every day. I see her everywhere I turn, from the red geraniums on my neighbor’s doorstep to the snow peas at the market, to my daughter’s theatrical flair and my son’s thoughtful...