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Introducing The Sugar Dish (Me)

Hello… I’m Heather. I am a mother to two brilliant and rambunctious little boys, girlfriend to my one and only “Superbad” super duper boyfriend, sister to the two most beautiful and driven women I have ever known AND to the two sweetest brothers (they always serve as the calm in our family storm) a girl could ask for. …

Delightfully Spicy

There are some things that will always make me smile no matter how bad my day is. Like when my kids bring home really funny school work. (Translation: I can drive and talk on the phone.) Finding money in a coat pocket. Brownies. And when Chad reads the mustard bottle. That’s right. The bottle says “delightfully spicy”. But …

Carpool Cookies

Yesterday morning I grabbed my nice hot cup of coffee and my little boy and I got in the car to head to school. I drive him in the mornings and for a few minutes it is our peaceful little bit of time together. I always listen to the radio while we make our way …

Don’t “pop” these into the oven

There are certain words and phrases that drive me completely crazy. I spend a lot of time reading recipes and articles and food blogs, and am always looking for new things to try in the kitchen. I like to read about what has worked for other cooks in their home kitchens and what new tricks …

It’s Sticky Chicken

If I ever ask my children what they want for dinner, I get a handful of standard answers: pizza, tacos, cheeseburgers, or, “Hey, we could go to the China Buffet. We haven’t been out to eat in awhile and it’s pretty cheap.” “Cheap” is a relative term when you’re 11. I would love to go …

The Old Broke Standby

Macaroni and cheese out of the box was a major staple of my youth. It’s cheap and pretty filling and you can get two boxes for a dollar. Add in a can of tuna, some cream of whatever soup, a little milk and melt some American cheese on top and you have the old broke …

Mint Chocolate Monsters

We were fortunate enough to grow up in a neighborhood where Halloween was still the coolest holiday. Because of that I adore Halloween and everything that comes with it. My mom always made our costumes– my brothers, sisters, and I have been everything from a bag of jelly beans to hellraiser, from humpty dumpty to kitty cats …

It’s Finally Feeling Like Fall!

No doubt about it, fall is my favorite time of the year. The weather is absolutely perfect- crisp and cool in the morning, sunny and bright all day. The air smells different in the fall and I want to be outside ALL THE TIME- not like in the oppressive heat of the summer when just …

Penne with Grilled Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Penne with Grilled Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is a 30 minute meal that rings in at fewer than 500 calories per serving!  This is an OLD post. Like yes – Old with a capital “O”. Blast from the past here circa September 2011, and was one of the very first recipes I shared on Sugar …

Not Cookout Cookies

  While I was trying desperately to come up with SOMETHING to bring to the cookout with my boyfriend’s family over the weekend, I remembered that these cookies have a tendency to win over crowds. So I made some and brought them too. Except I forgot that these are NOT cookout cookies. They are full …