Beet-raspberry-strawberry smoothie

Beet strawberry raspberry smoothie

These gorgeous fuschia drinkies are simply packed with nutrients. And when it’s hot and I don’t feel like cooking, they are often a meal. This is a great way to sneak vegetables into food.

Chocolate-peppermint whoopie pies

Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I don’t know how I missed the whole whoopie pie thing. I had never heard of them until becoming a food blogger; they were supposed to be the “new cupcake.” I never had them as a kid, and certainly never made them. But I did love Little Debbie snack cakes.

Blood orange upside-down cake with hazelnuts and thyme

Upside-down blood orange cake

Celebrate Mother’s Day by baking this dressy cake that is surprisingly simple to make. Blood oranges combine with hazelnuts, polenta, maple syrup, and olive oil for a heart-healthy treat that tastes like it’s covered in orange marmalade.