STRAWBERRY, LIME, CUCUMBER AND MINT INFUSED WATER

There is something about warmer weather that makes me want to drink all the flavored beverages ever. Somehow, it seems like plain ole water just doesn’t do the trick when it’s 75 degrees like it did when it was blizzarding back in January. If I’m being totally honest, what I really want is a really […]

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER HEAVEN (EASY NO-BAKE DESSERT)

This easy no bake dessert features layers of crispy cornflakes and peanut butter, sweetened cream cheese, and dark chocolate pudding, topped with fluffy whipped cream. It really is a slice of heaven. If you look through my recipe index, it’s pretty clear that I’m not a big dessert person. When it comes to food vices, […]

GARLICKY KALE SALAD WITH CRISPY CHICKPEAS

Sometimes a girl just needs a hearty kale salad. There’s no explaining why; she just does. So move out of the way and give her that kale salad. She deserves it. That and the chocolate. Give her all of the chocolate. Since my first few experiences with kale, wherein I couldn’t figure out how to […]

HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA

Hello and Happy New Year to YOU! I’m crazy excited about all that 2017 has in store…most notably meeting this precious baby girl in April! While I’ve been super grateful for maternity jeans during the holidays {hello stretchy waist, I love you}, I’m vey ready to take a chill pill on the sugar and get […]

Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

Of all the quick breads we had growing up, this beautifully glazed berry-studded loaf is the best! The lemon glaze adds a lustrous finish and locks in moisture. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota   Ingredients 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking […]

TIRAMISU CHEESECAKE

This Tiramisu Cheesecake is almost completely no bake, super easy to make and tastes just like tiramisu! The combination of espresso, Kahlua and mascarpone cheese is to die for! So you may or may not have noticed that I love my tiramisu. I have a recipe for traditional tiramisu, tiramisu cupcakes, a brookie tiramisu, a […]

ONE-POT CREAMY PUMPKIN PASTA

I first posted this pumpkin pasta recipe just about two years ago, on September 9, 2014. On its (almost) two-year-anniversary, I thought I’d share it again! It’s been a huge favorite of readers (and us!) ever since I shared it. I had to curtail dairy shortly after creating this recipe, so about a year ago, […]

Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas

Crispy quesadillas filled with beans, sautéed onions, bell pepper, avocado and lots of cheese. These avocado black bean quesadillas are filling and make a great vegetarian meal too! Happy New Year! It’s been a great year in food and I want to thank every single one of you for supporting this small blog which has […]

CHOCOLATE-DIPPED MOCHA ICED COFFEE POPSICLES

Ultra creamy popsicles using International Delight Iced Coffee for a refreshing treat! At any given time of the day, you’ll find me with an iced coffee in my hand. Especially during the Summer. It’s so refreshing on a hot day! Hot coffee and I aren’t friends, I never, ever drink it. My favorite way to […]