Roasted Red Onion and Delicata Squash

Guys, how is it already mid-November?!  Portland has done that thing it does every year where it goes from sunny and perfect to rainy and cool.  I’m getting an urge to hibernate, but instead of doing my normal “hibernating and baking,” this year it’s been more “hibernating and cooking.”  I know, what have I become?… Read More Roasted Red Onion and Delicata Squash

Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

One of the many things I learned after spending six days in Paris is that the French are big fans of long, relaxing lunches made up of an aperitif, three courses, and a considerable amount of wine.  My normal lunch is spent at my desk with whatever protein and veggies I can throw together in a Tupperware… Read More Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

Chocolate and Lemon Biscotti

Oh look, another biscotti post.  “Really, Mary Ellen?”  Yes, really!  They are my true love.  Okay, maybe not my true love, but they are certainly my biggest baking vice. So imagine my joy when earlier this year, an entire book of biscotti recipes came out.  It even has a cute name – Ciao Biscotti!  It’s almost… Read More Chocolate and Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Polenta Pistachio Buttons

My blog doesn’t have much of at “theme;” I pretty much do whatever I want.  The majority of my posts are about baking, but this is not exclusively a baking blog.  I’m someone who generally watches what she eats and makes exercise a priority in her life, but this is most definitely not a healthy eating… Read More Lemon Polenta Pistachio Buttons

Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti

When I meet new people and they hear that I enjoy baking, I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite thing to bake?”  That’s a tough question to answer.  Whenever I pick up a new baking project, it will depend on the season, the occasion, and my general mood.  After much thought, however, I’ve narrowed it down to biscotti. In… Read More Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti