Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

September → Apples → Caramel Apples → Salted Caramel → Ice Cream → Pie → I Hate Sharing Dessert → Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies. And there you have it—a glimpse into the thought process behind this recipe. The critical link in the above chain is “I Hate Sharing Dessert,” which is what inspired me […]

HEARTY WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup, brimming with seasonal root vegetables, makes a filling vegan meal for the cooler weather. The pearl barley adds a creaminess & richness to the broth without the use of dairy. I’ve never been very fond of vegetable soup, usually finding it thin and insipid. However, add a little barley to the […]

LEMON CUPCAKES WITH FRESH BLUEBERRY BUTTERCREAM

These Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Blueberry Buttercream are a MUST bake this Summer! I wrote a Summer Baking Bucket list waaaaay back in June and I’m finally starting to check some things off! What can I say…? With distractions like beach weekends, best friend reunions, birthday parties, ice cold beers and baseball games, it’s easy […]

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

This trifle was sooo good. Perfect for an Easter or spring dessert. Strawberry Shortcake TrifleINGREDIENTS: 1 angel food cake ( store bought less than one pound), cubed or torn 1 package sugar-free strawberry jello 2 c. boiling water 16 oz. package frozen strawberries 2 packages sugar-free vanilla instant pudding 3 c. skim milk 8 oz. […]

Burst Tomato and Zucchini Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

We are living in the deep of winter. Deep, dark, frozen winter. We’re talking multiples of ten below zero where your hands get frostbite within like two seconds of being exposed to the air. Why/how/why? This is exactly why I am channeling the warm vibes by bringing avocado, zucchini, and tomatoes into my life in […]

Roasted Root Vegetables with Tomatoes and Kale

Spring has arrived! Though it’s still cold in many parts of the country. Enough time perhaps to sneak in one more winter recipe? If you still have root vegetables in your fridge looking for a perfect recipe before the spring weather catches up with the calendar, try this one. It’s a ragout of sorts, roasted […]

Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad Recipe

Looking for a lower-carb option for your beloved potato salad?  This Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad recipe is for you! Raise your hand if you love potato salad! Mmmmm, hmmmmm … I’m right there with all of you who shot your hand straight up as fast as it would possibly move. Now … raise your hand […]

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

I could not resist to share this divine recipe from the 150 Best Cupcake Recipes cookbook. These precious miniature cheesecakes are not only cute, but they’re also amazingly tasty! Try this Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake recipe this weekend. Your whole family will love it! Lemon Cheesecake CupcakesINGREDIENTS: For the filling you will need: 1⁄4 cup, 60 […]

Hot Chocolate Cake

Have you ever wanted to EAT hot chocolate? And I’m not talking about scooping powdered hot cocoa mix into your mouth.. that’s weird.. I hope you’ve never done that. I’m talking about infusing the flavor of hot chocolate into everything, because why shouldn’t we have our hot chocolate and be able to eat it too? […]