Lactation Cookies

chocolate lactation cookies || the domesticated wolf

As a new mom, I am all about mommy things. Not in an annoying “all I can talk about is mommy-ing” kind of way (right?! please say I’m right…), but I do enjoy dabbling in a good childrearing discussion every now and then. But when you’re around new moms the topic of breastfeeding comes up a

Blueberry Lemon Biscuits

lemon blueberry biscuits || the domesticated wolf

I love baking for my family on the weekends – especially on Sunday.  I can usually count on a decent morning nap from our little lady, and I always take advantage of the quiet time.  This morning, my in laws are coming over, and I wanted to offer them something sweet when they arrive.  Blueberry

Tomato Pesto Soup

tomato pesto soup || the domesticated wolf

With a new baby at home, it’s important that I can make easy meals since I don’t have the luxury of time that I once did.  I am a soup lover…and it’s really simple to make a good soup at home.  A few things that help make a good soup great: Time – rushing a

Vanilla Hazelnut Pancakes

vanilla hazelnut pancakes

My husband doesn’t ask for much.  Really, he doesn’t. But a few Sundays ago he put in a request for pancakes.  We don’t have pancakes often, but who am I to say no?  This really was a treat, so in honor of the special occasion, I served mimosas, too.  Side note – any new (soon-to-be

Marley Spoon

purple cabbage and roasted potato salad | the domesticated wolf

It’s probably no surprise to any of you that I love to cook.  I’ve written a cookbook (coming out this spring!) and I cook every weekday night at home for me and my husband.  But as a new mom, sometimes I can use some help – even (maybe especially?) in the kitchen. The nice folks

Spinach Risotto with Garlic and White Beans

Risotto with Spinach, White Beans and Garlic | The Domesticated Wolf

I love making risotto – it’s easy and perfect for a crowd. This recipe for Spinach Risotto with Garlic and White Beans could not be more delicious.  I love adding white beans for extra protein – a great tip for both rice and pasta dishes. Lagostina asked me if I wanted to try their new Risotto Pot – a

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

pumpkin chocolate chunk coffee cake |the domesticated wolf

While I’m hesitant to add another pumpkin recipe to the already overflowing internet world of pumpkin, this recipe really is worth it.  I love serving coffee cake to brunch guests, and it’s a great food to bring when you are a brunch guest.  It’s easy to incorporate into almost any menu as it can be served

KRUPS SAVOY Coffee Maker

the best brewed coffee | the domesticated wolf

My old friend! Oh how I have missed you, coffee! I didn’t drink one sip of caffeine (coffee, soda, or tea) throughout my pregnancy.  So when I delivered my baby girl in August, I was more than ready for a big cup of the good stuff. My nana had a great love for coffee and

Truffled Pasta with Garlic and Olive OIl

pasta with garlic and olive oil | the domesticated wolf

My mother has been making a version of this recipe for years.  When she was helping me immediately after I had my daughter – though to be truthful it’s been almost three months and she’s still helping me – she made this dish often.  We aren’t huge pasta eaters in our house, but love to

Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate

middle eastern eggplant appetizer | the domesticated wolf

I cannot get enough of baby eggplants – their real name is Thai Eggplant, but isn’t “baby eggplant” cuter? This recipe for Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate is a delicious appetizer for a cocktail party, or even served as a side.  You may remember this recipe for another eggplant appetizer with feta cheese.  I have a