Banana + Avocado Brownie Bites

  Whenever my daughter sees me pull out the mixing bowl and measuring cups she asks, “Whatcha making?”  Then, depending on my response, she’ll either join me or shrug her shoulders and walk away.  Thanks, kid, I’m really feelin’ the love….  Chance are though, if my response is, “Cookies!” she’ll pull up a stool to give me a […]

Honey Wheat Bread

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but good bread is really expensive.  On the other hand, since so many people are intimidated by making their own bread, no one is going to argue about the price.  After all, time IS money.  The thing is, most of the work to make bread takes place during the rising process, meaning, […]

Raspberry + Ricotta Tart

  My youngest daughter and I have something in common…..we both ADORE berries.  Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and our all-time favorite, raspberries.  The only slight bummer about this situation is that berries tend to be expensive.  So even though we don’t enjoy them every day, I try to include berries in our menu at least once […]

Buckeye Cream Puffs

    We are lucky enough to live in the heart of Ohio, where FOOD and tradition run deep.  When I was thinking of a hometown recipe to share on the Pearls + Girls blog, I immediately thought of a landmark Ohio restaurant in historic German Village.  Five generations of the Schmidt family have run […]

{Tofu} French Silk Pie

  When my oldest daughter was a toddler she would only eat chicken.  Not beef, not turkey, not even hot dogs for cryin’ out loud!  So I pushed cheese, yogurt, fishsticks, nuts and beans at her…..AND she ate the yogurt.  Desperate to find another source of protein for my growing girl, I found a recipe for […]