Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Our annual Cannon Beach family vacation where memories were made is now behind us.  We got to spend a lot of time with those grands that are growing up too quickly.  Such treasured times.  I hated for it to end. We took early morning walks on the beach. One afternoon when the sun came out, we ventured to Hug Point, ... Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes
These cute little characters are staying with us for only a bit longer before they head back to their newly remodeled home, so I'm making memories while I can with them. And breakfast together on my days off are such a treat! These gluten and dairy free pumpkin cinnamon pancakes are made with our homemade puree but canned pumpkin works ... Read More

Fun Pie Pops

Fun Pie Pops
A new tradition was born this fall as our oldest grandson started first grade along with his little sister and BFF cousin who started preschool.  I couldn't help myself.  I had to make something to celebrate so these Fun Pie Pops for back to school were produced, without much fuss. If you know how to make a pie crust, these ... Read More

Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free

Chocoate Chip Almond Drop Cookies
Rarely does healthy and quick come together in one recipe, but I can assure you they do in this Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookie recipe. We took a road trip with the grands and their mommy a few weeks back. I packed a bunch of great travel food including these flour and refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely ... Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Fusilli with Tofu and Greens

Fussilli and tofu bowl with kale

We’ve been gallivanting around the country, snuggling with out-of-town grand kids.  Portland was our first stop. Once plowing and planting begin,. we stay close to home.  Besides, summertime in our hometown is the most beautiful time of year. After we enjoyed sometime with this lively crew, we headed to Nashville to visit our daughter and her family. One night after … 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

Stellar Smoothies

Stellar Smoothies

Two quick smoothies you’re going to love!  Enjoy them with a Blueberry Teff Muffin or Carrot Oatmeal Muffin for a quick, filling breakfast that gives energy. A shout out to Costco where I picked up smoothie ingredients. Their Power Greens, So Delicious coconut milk and the organic frozen berries make whipping up delicious morning smoothies so convenient! Both of these smoothie recipes have … Read More

Grow A Garden In Your Kitchen

Micro Greens

Don’t let the smallness of these greens fool you into thinking they have little to offer.  These nutrient dense micro greens easily thrive on your kitchen windowsill in the middle of winter.  They deliver cancer fighting nutrients, fresh crunch and flavor that’s often lacking in grocery store produce. They are inexpensive, take no time to plant and nurture, and are ready … Read More

Zucchini Almond Muffins : Gluten & Dairy Free

Zucchini Almond Muffins

In the midst of preserving the harvest, putting up Garlic Chili Pickled Green Beans and making homemade sauerkraut with these humongous garden fresh cabbages…. our Portland kiddo’s with their fun little guy Gideon along with his little sister, (whose name I cannot disclose because she’s still a bun in the oven) paid us a visit. We had so much fun … Read More