Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge

Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge
Let's usher December in with a treat that's common this time of year....fudge.  With the conventional fudge recipes being over the top sweet, I never liked it much.  Anyone else feel that way?  This is a milder sweet fudge with incredible flavor without being grossly sweet.  It's made with great stuff and in only a few minutes.  Chocolate Pistachio & ... Read More

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies are a dairy, grain and sugar free kid friendly nutritious snack that you can eat for breakfast, or any other time of day for that matter. It's February.  You know what that means? It means it's time to celebrate because half of winter is behind us, the darkest month of the year is over and days ... Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds
Wind gusts of 70-80 miles an hour hit our city last Tuesday and the whole city went black.  Trees uprooted everywhere, falling on power lines leaving many homes without power.  Slowly we are regaining electricity, neighborhood by neighborhood.  But many, including our kids and their families still have homes that are dark and too cold for living in.  Our power ... Read More

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins
This was another favorite at the last cooking class.  I served them with Cozy Day Lentil Soup before we dined on assorted holiday pies made with healthy ingredients.  Seemed to me everyone waddled out of here after consuming a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Frequently on cold fall and winter nights a hearty soup and some sort ... Read More

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad
New England is gorgeous this time of year. We were there to celebrate my widowed little sisters (a small - but mighty woman she is) marriage who reunited with her college sweetheart. She had big bro walk her down the aisle. Pretty bride, huh? The wedding took place in Stowe, VT. An intimate group of their family and fans gathered ... Read More

Almond Flax Granola : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Almond Flax Granola Gluten and Refined Sugar Free
Homemade Almond Milk is so much better than the store-bought variety - but what to do with the leftover almond pulp? Daydreams of making granola with the pulp were swirling in my mind and I finally had the perfect opportunity on a blustery spring Saturday, sometime back in early April.  This Almond Flax Granola is nutritionally dense, including chia and flax seeds and it's gluten ... Read More

Calling All Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate cookies

It’s in my DNA to love chocolate.  My parents owned a wholesale candy company, so chocolate was a staple in our home.  We always had a stash of Hershey’s thick milk chocolate almond bars socked away. I’ve moved on to more sophisticated flavors which include a regular dose of dark chocolate.  What a revelation when I learned that this creamy … Read More

DIY Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade Almond milk has much more flavor and body than store bought and it’s really easy to make.  Stay tuned for a Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Pie recipe with this as an ingredient.  I thought it would be helpful to post this recipe as well.  On one of our visits to Nashville, daughter #1 taught me how to make this.  We all loved … Read More

Asian Kale Slaw

Asian Kale Slaw

Home is a fun place to be. Especially after returning from vacation. The first weekend back we were eager to tackle projects we had been mulling over while away. Jack has been busy in his workshop building beautiful table and chair sets for grand kids. Don’t you love how he stained them in 2 shades? They are really going to … Read More