It may be fall, but we are still enjoying summer tomatoes and basil. Our basil plants are on fire. I can’t keep up! I made a big batch of pesto and have been putting it on everything, including this Open Face Caprese Pesto Sandwich. If you are a fan of the classic caprese sandwich, you […]

Peaches are so good right now, I can’t get enough. I eat them morning, noon, and night! I love eating them plain, but I also enjoy creating peach recipes. A few of my favorite peach recipes are Peaches and Cream Stuffed French Toast, Blueberry Peach Crumble, and Peach Salsa. My new favorite peach recipe is […]

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie. I probably ate an entire dozen of these cookies all by myself. I figured it […]

My husband loves Monkey Bread Muffins. He always begs me to make them. I decided it was time to give them a little twist. I jazzed them up by making Oreo Monkey Bread Muffins. Instead of the traditional cinnamon and sugar muffins, I used crushed up Oreos and white chocolate chips. I also drizzled the […]

I love chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, but my husband is allergic to peanut butter so I usually end up eating the entire batch all by myself. Probably not the best idea, especially since swimsuit season is right around the corner. So instead of the making the traditional no-bake cookies, I replaced the peanut butter […]

Hi, It’s Maria, from Two Peas and Their Pod. I have a fun post for you today- we are giving away a copy of my first e-cookbook, Cookie Cravings. In case you didn’t know, I am absolutely head over heels in love with cookies. I love everything about cookies-creating new recipes, baking cookies, sharing cookies, […]

My husband, Josh, does a lot of the cooking at our house. I know, I am a lucky gal:) One of his favorite meals to make and eat is homemade pizza. His favorite pizza is his own creation, BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza. The other night he was craving pizza, but we didn’t have time to make […]

I am on a smoothie kick! I love making smoothies because they are easy, delicious, and fun to make. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is my latest smoothie creation and I am in love. It makes a great snack or dessert. And the best part? It is super easy to make, you only need […]

Mango Chocolate Chip Bread

by Two Peas on January 25, 2012

Mangoes were on sale and I went a little crazy. I have a hard time passing up a good deal. I used the mangoes to make my usual smoothies and salads, but I still had ripe mangoes to use. I decided to mix things up and make Mango Chocolate Chip Bread. You might think the mango/chocolate combination […]

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

by Two Peas on December 28, 2011

The New Year is right around the corner and I am sure some of us are already thinking about healthy eating. If healthy eating is one of your New Year’s goals, make this Sweet Potato Kale Soup. It is easy to make and good for you. The soup is colorful thanks to the orange sweet […]

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I am kicking off the holiday season with these Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are […]

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

by Two Peas on October 26, 2011

Every year I try to make the most of the fall months by making as many pumpkin recipes as I can. I am pumpkin obsessed. I can never get enough pumpkin. I recently created a delicious pumpkin breakfast-Pumpkin Quinoa. If you haven’t tried quinoa, you must. Quinoa is a seed that is high in protein and […]

Roasted Pear and Grape Salad

by Two Peas on September 28, 2011

Fall is in the air and I am very excited for fall foods. Pumpkin, apples, squash, and pears are taking over my kitchen. I picked up a basket of pears at the farmers market to make this Roasted Pear and Grape Salad. It is one of my favorite fall salads. This salad is easy to […]

Rhubarb Crumb Bars

by Two Peas on August 24, 2011

We have four giant rhubarb plants and they have been producing rhubarb like crazy this year. I have made rhubarb everything-shortcake, applesauce, bread, sorbet, and cobbler. I’ve had a hard time keeping up, but I was determined to not let it go to waste. I finally used the last of our rhubarb to make Rhubarb […]

One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but homemade ice cream. Ice cream is the perfect summer treat and homemade is the best. I love experimenting with new flavors, but Blackberry Ice Cream is one of my all time favorites. This is the perfect ice cream for […]

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My favorite summer time smoothie is this Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie. This tropical smoothie is […]

It is the end of the school year and I am sure the kids are getting anxious for summer vacation. To help them survive the end of the year, make them a special after school treat, Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for these cookies. The peanut butter cookies […]

During the spring and summer months I love eating salads. I try to mix up the ingredients so I don’t get bored with the same old salad every day. One of my new favorite salads is spinach salad with mango, avocado, jicama, and pepitas. This salad is very refreshing and fun for spring and summer. […]

Easy Garlic Bread Knots

by Two Peas on March 23, 2011

I love homemade rolls, but sometimes I don’t have time to make them from scratch. When I am running short on time, but still want the taste of homemade rolls, I turn to Rhodes frozen rolls. They are easy to make and taste amazing. I recently used frozen Rhodes rolls to make Easy Garlic Knots. […]

I like to have oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, but sometimes it is nice to have a special treat. Usually, we save breakfast treats for the weekends, but I recently made Pear Muffins with Honey Oat Topping on a weekday to jump start our morning. The muffins are filled with diced pears and topped with […]

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