Key Lime Icebox Cake

Key Lime Icebox Cake slice (A Seat at the Table)

Here’s your go-to dessert for the summer!  Perfect for the summer, this dessert doesn’t require any baking and is refreshing and so simple to put together.  Icebox cakes became popular at the early 1900s as iceboxes (early forms of refrigerators) became more common. This icebox cake combines the flavors of key lime pie for a refreshinglyRead more

Life in Balance: Becoming a Registered Dietitian

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’re likely aware that I’ve been taking classes for the past several years on my way to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  Next month I’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Maryland.  Alas, the journey doesn’t end there.  Last week I justRead more

Cooking 101: How to Plan a Healthy Menu

MyPlate (A Seat at the Table)

When starting out cooking there are several key things to keep in mind when planning a menu.  You can follow these steps whether you’re cooking full recipes or just assembling a snack plate to have a balanced, healthy meal. Think in threes When planning a balanced menu, I think of 3 components:  a vegetable, aRead more

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles (A Seat at the Table)

This Christmas I received the Smitten Kitchen Everyday cookbook (Thanks V and C!).  Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs, and is often a first stop when looking for a particular type of recipe.  In my typical fashion these days, I read the cookbook cover to cover picking out which recipes I simply hadRead more