springminestrone

Spring Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

There’s a reason an entire series of inspirational books was titled “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Chicken soup is as warm and comforting as food gets. This recipe is...

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Allspice Streusel Muffins

I remember making streusel muffins for the first time at a friend’s house as a kid. Although it was from a box mix I fell in love instantly with...

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Weeknight Meals

Most of the recipes below take 45 minutes or less of active prep work and cooking time (for example, marinading overnight wouldn’t count as active cooking time). They either...

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Maple-Dijon Chicken

This recipe has been floating around the Pinterest sphere for a few weeks now (side note: when do you think spell-check will include the word Pinterest?). It sounded like...

chocolatetrufflepie

Chocolate Truffle Pie

You know you’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing when you read the sign for the exit on the freeway as being a “1/4 cup” away instead of...

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Weekly Recap #6

This week I started getting notices from people that haven’t been able to pin some of my posts on Pinterest. I think I fixed the problem (Flickr changed their...

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Jalapeno Popper Breadsticks

Right now there’s a puppy barking at me, a fly buzzing around my face, and a neighbor blasting the same song on repeat. The temperature is also nearing the...

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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes AND Favorite Things Giveaway

This week celebrates Handle the Heat’s THIRD birthday! I published my first post back in April of 2009. It somehow seems like a long and a short time ago....

medsaladwithquinoa

Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa

When I was asked to participate in this month’s Side Car Series over at Kitchen Play, I had no idea who the sponsor was going to be. Imagine my...

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Weekly Recap #5

I think I’m finally getting the hang of my new curling wand. This is actually my hair the next day! I love being able to wake up and my...