Make your own party snack mix.

Best build-your-own party snack mix | writes4food.com

It’s Super Bowl Week, which means I’m heading to the grocery to stock up on ingredients for my very favorite homemade snack mix. C’mon, people: Forget the bagged stuff. This better DIY version lets you include whatever salty snacks you want, with an easy garlicky, salty, buttery seasoning. Get the recipe! Continue reading

One-bowl chocolate snack cake.

easy chocolate cake recipe | writes4food.com

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day. (Who knew?) So you’ll need a chocolate cake recipe that’s quick, simple, and uses ingredients you may already have on hand. No frosting, no fuss, just your basic snacking cake that satisfies the chocolate urge. THIS, friends, is that easy chocolate cake recipe! Continue reading

Hearty barley and vegetable salad.

barley vegetable pilaf

I love recipes that do double-duty, like this hearty barley and vegetable salad, which makes a great side dish for roasted chicken tonight and a happy and satisfying lunchtime salad tomorrow. This whole-grain recipe makes a ton, so you can feast on it all week. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Hearty vegetable bolognese.

hearty vegetable bolognese recipe | writes4food.com

This vegetable-laden take on the traditional Italian Bolognese pasta sauce is extraordinarily satisfying. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients: ALL the chopping happens in the food processor, and within an hour you’ll have an incredible meal. Leftover sauce freezes well, so make a big batch! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Warm spiced lentil soup with squash.

red lentil soup with butternut squash and warm spices recipe | writes4food.com

If, like me, you’re ready for a cleaner diet that’s low on fat and calories and high on vegetables and lean protein, then you’re ready for THIS gorgeous lentil soup with butternut squash and warm spices. It’s quick to prepare and makes a comforting dinner or satisfying lunch. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Best recipes of 2015.

peach streusel bar cookies recipe | writes4food.com

What was your favorite dish to make this year? I’ve compiled my favorite recipes from 2015, from strawberry shrub to overnight oatmeal to the best damn potato salad ever. Get the recipe roundup! And happy wishes for a fantastic new year! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Orange poppy seed butter cookies.

orange poppy seed butter cookie recipe

These pretty little Orange Poppy Seed Butter Cookies are totally perfect, petite, delicate and not too sweet. This recipe is the last in this year’s Christmas Cookie-palooza collection — enjoy, and happy holidays to you and yours! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Cherry toffee cookies.

cherry chocolate toffee cookie recipe

If you’re making an assortment of Christmas cookies, you’ll want something better-than-chocolate-chip. Like this recipe: easy, slice-and-bake cookies loaded with dried cherries, chocolate, toffee bits and tons of butter. Get the recipe! Continue reading