Whole Wheat Spinach and Cheddar Scones

August 1, 2011 2 comments

This weekend I visited family in northern Maine.  They rented an adorable cottage on a lake. It had a perfect view of the water and a personal dock for swimming and kayaking.  I mostly floated on a tube to avoid the mushy lake bottom. You know that feeling when you step into a lake and your foot sinks into really wet, seaweed covered sand. Yeah, ew. So that’s why I […]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

July 26, 2011 0 comments
Barbecue Pulled Chicken ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews. It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn! Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe. This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs

July 11, 2011 1 comment

Travis and I had been eating chicken all week and I was so tired of it. Chicken Parmesan, grilled chicken, chicken stir fry, chicken quesadillas, chicken this, chicken that. ENOUGH chicken. No more chicken! We were both ready for a change. I had been craving spaghetti all week and neither of us had ever made meatballs before, so we decided it would be a perfect time to try. And let […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

July 7, 2011 0 comments

I have a confession. I just have to tell you. I mean, if we’re going to be friends, then you probably should know… I don’t really know how to put this, so away with it… I have a disgusting, unhealthy, obsession with peanut butter. I’m talking spoon to jar, to mouth, to jar, to mouth, to jar…yeah you get the idea. Shhh stop it. I know it’s gross. You’re cringing. […]

Curried Rice Salad

June 23, 2011 0 comments

I love summer. Want to know why? For me summer means BBQs, family gatherings, delicious summer dishes, and fresh fruits and veggies. Oh yeah, and ice cream sundaes. And sunburns. I love you SPF 75. What I love so much about this rice salad is that it is so versatile. Want more heat? Use the whole chile pepper. Less curry flavor? Omit some. Not a raisin person? Try currents instead. Any way […]

Cherry Pie

June 20, 2011 2 comments

For Father’s Day all my dad wanted was a cherry pie. …even though no one else in my family likes cherry pie… …but it was Father’s Day… …so, what Dad wants, Dad gets… But, he doesn’t just get ANY cherry pie. He gets a cherry pie made from scratch. No pre-made crust for you, Dad. Nope. Because I love you. A lot. And because playing with dough {is fun} reminds […]

Glazed Carrots with Honey and Thyme

June 8, 2011 1 comment

I LOVE cooked glazed carrots. Not raw carrots. Raw carrots taste earthy to me. I need them to be cooked and have a light sugar-y coating and then I could eat so many. The whole bag. You think I am kidding? I can (will) eat all of these. (BIG appetite, remember?) Don’t those look yummy? Lightly glazed and sprinkled with thyme. Mmmm. Perfect – in time to eat with my […]

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders

June 8, 2011 2 comments

Yesterday I was starving. All. Day. Do you ever have those days? When you just can’t stop eating? I hate it. Okay, I secretly love it. I ate a big breakfast (my usual eggs and whole grain toast) and a big lunch (turkey sandwich and a greek yogurt) and snacked throughout the day. A lot of snacking. And by the time I got home at 5PM I was hungry again! […]

Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 3, 2011 1 comment

Sweet and Salty— who doesn’t love this combination? Chocolate covered pretzels anyone? Peanut butter and Jelly? Mmmm! So what about sprinkling some sea salt on top of delicious cookies? Yeah? YEAH! When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it! What makes these cookies special is the addition of sprinkled sea salt right before they go in the oven.  But what makes them REALLY special is that […]

I like cooking. I like eating. I am little. I’m gunna blog about it.

June 3, 2011 0 comments

Finally. First post.  I have been meaning to do this for months now. Now that it’s summer and I have more time I figured this would be the perfect time to start.  I’m little but I LOVE to eat. Mmmm. I really love to bake – cookies, cake, breads, you name it! But as I realize a diet cannot consist of sugar and carbs (Booo) I aim to cook delicious, […]