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

Crispy Speck Alto Adige Salad

crispy speck salad || the domesticated wolf

We are big brunchers in this house.  Since our baby girl was born last month, we have been eating at home a lot.  With guests coming to visit the baby, it’s been much easier for us to host than to go out.  I recently served this crispy speck salad, topped with a poached egg. We were

Warm Herbed Potato Salad

warm herbed potato salad | the domesticated wolf

Potato salad is a typical summer food – perfect for BBQs, potlucks and easy dinners.  But, really I’m not a mayonnaise potato salad person.  I am, however, a tangy potato salad person – and this warm herbed potato salad totally hits the spot for me. Remember this recipe for Dijon macaroni and cheese?  I’ve teamed

Granola Bites

how to bake with soymilk

I often find myself looking for a quick bite before I workout – it can be hard to exercise on an empty stomach! But, I don’t want anything too heavy, instead I look for a small snack with sustained energy and tasty flavor. Recently, I’ve had a lot of requests from clients for gluten free

How To Make Beet Hummus

beet hummus on apple chips

Beet hummus! Beets are one of my favorite vegetables – hearty and rich and so easy to make.  I love beets raw, especially in this preparation for cold sesame beets.  But here, the beets are roasted for extra sweetness and tossed into a simple hummus recipe for the brightest hummus imaginable.  The longer you roast the

Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Muffins

greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

I’ve been cooking up lots of savory dishes lately (more on that later!) so I decided we needed some sweet up in here! I love cooking and baking with plain Greek yogurt and wanted to try making muffins with the protein-rich low fat version. This recipe for chocolate chip Greek yogurt muffins has a few of my favorite

Dijon Macaroni And Cheese

how to make mac and cheese at home

This recipe for macaroni and cheese is an updated version of a classic – with a few small tweaks. I made this recently when I was craving something warm and hearty – it totally hit the spot.  You could easily lighten this dish by using nonfat or almond milk, reduced fat cheese or leaving off the