Ice Box Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookies and Nutella

If you’re not familiar with icebox cakes – let me enlighten you. Icebox cakes are a sort of faux-ice cream cake. They are an easy-to-make, no-bake dessert requiring minimal ingredients and little effort. Made famous by wafer and cookie companies, icebox cakes are like the lasagna of the dessert world, except they’re frozen (hence “icebox”), and instead of noodles and cheese, they have layers of whipped cream and wafers or cookies. They always turn out tasty and beautiful. 


Chocolate Chip Muffins

Is there anything better than a warm, buttery muffin loaded with chocolate chips? No. Especially chocolate chip muffins that only need one bowl and come together at a moment’s notice. Perfect for those unexpected house guests. 


Mussels with Pasta in Tomato Sauce

Mussels are inexpensive, elegant, delicious, and easy to cook. If you have a  bag of mussels, some butter, a little garlic, shallots, and a bottle of wine, dinner is on the table in 15 minutes. But why stop there?

There are infinite ways to cook mussels. You serve them steamed, sauced up, added to a seafood stew or paella, or tossed in pasta. One of my favorites is mussels in rich, perfectly seasoned tomato sauce with pasta *chefs kiss*.