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Tomato Soup and Fancy Grilled Cheese

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is a comfort food pairing that I can get behind at any time of year. This creamy tomato basil soup is so delicious. You know how tomato soup can sometimes have that bitter ‘bite’ to it? This soup uses the natural sweetness of carrots to counteract that bitterness. I love both …

May 15th, 2017  |  Published in Recipes


Strawberry Lemon Cream Pie

I made this Strawberry Lemon Cream Pie for Easter last weekend and it was so wonderful. I’m not sure how any dessert could feel more like spring than this one. The lemon filling is light and creamy with a bright lemon flavor that is pretty much how I would imagine sunshine tasting. Combine that with some …

April 24th, 2017  |  Published in Recipes  |  1 Comment


Leek, Swiss Chard, and Parmesan Quiche

I make quiche on a pretty regular basis. As a vegetarian I lean heavily on eggs to add protein to my diet, and quiche is such a delicious, easy, and portable way to have a healthy meal. Usually I end up doing an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ style of quiche where I throw in …

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Recipes  |  2 Comments


Blueberry Croissant Puff

If I had to pick a favorite meal to make for family, breakfast would be my pick hands down. When we have big family gatherings the dinners can sometimes get a little stressful. It’s a lot of work to get a holiday dinner on the table and even with my easy going family, I know …

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Recipes


Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Are you watching basketball this week? I made a bracket which has pretty much been a disaster. I had a good first day and it’s all been downhill from there. Luckily the actual sports watching has never been super important to me – I’m all about the food! I know a lot of people who …

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Recipes


Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This time of year I’m all about cozy comfort foods that won’t derail my goals to get healthier in the new year. Soup is one of my favorite dishes to make in the winter, not only is it warm and filling, but it also re-heats well. I love that I can spend a little bit …

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Eggnog Bread Pudding

Eggnog is one of my favorite treats around the holidays. I start watching for it to hit the shelves in October and am always just a little too excited when I’m finally able to purchase my first carton. I was finally, finally, able buy some eggnog last weekend and immediately started debating if I should just …

December 12th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes


Bacon, Jalapeno & Cheddar Cheese Ball

On any given Saturday afternoon during football season I can usually be found with a big group of friends, gathering to watch our local college football team. The host is a master on the grill, and food is never (ever, ever) in short supply. My knowledge, and to be honest, interest, in football is limited, …

November 21st, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

These Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes are a fun and easy Halloween treat. Kids can even help decorate them! You could use the mummy decoration on any flavor of cupcake, but I decided to use my favorite chocolate cupcakes. It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when desserts are pretty or cute but don’t actually taste good. …

October 20th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

It’s hard to believe that the summer is pretty much over and we’re moving into fall. Despite the fact that I’m not a student and the school schedule has no impact on my life, it seems like life always gets a little busier in the fall when school starts up again.  I try to squeeze in …

September 15th, 2016  |  Published in Recipes


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A former member of CROPP’s Sustainability Department, Annie has relocated to Indiana but remains a CROPPie at heart. Annie has a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and continues to work in the field of environmental sustainability. When she and her yellow lab Boomer aren't outside exploring local hiking trails, Annie can usually be found in the kitchen. While she cooks for subsistence, Annie’s real passion lies in creating indulgent baked goods for friends and family.