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

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
There is an unmistakable nip in the air.  Our winter squash and pumpkin plants are all retired for the season.  We planted sugar pumpkins for the first time and what a harvest we raked in!  I'll be making pumpkin puree in quantity for our freezer, but we had to try those cute round gems out for flavor so I made ... 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

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Mornings around our house can be so hectic!  Every minute counts.  Make ahead breakfast options rich in nutrients, full of good fiber, protein, and low in sugar are my favorite go to’s. These muffins are all that and they freeze well too!  A creamy green smoothie is a great companion. Together, they give me energy through to lunch time. Teff … 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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am experimenting with gluten-free baking. Why? There is an increasing number of friends and family choosing (for health reasons) to go gluten-free. And while I love my crusty homemade artisan bread, I can’t deny how lethargic I feel when I eat more than a modest amount. There is something to this gluten-free business but if one isn’t careful, it’s … Read More

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These family friendly tasty bars are quite the treat for the lunchbox, after school snacks, or just to take along while out and about.  I tucked some in my hubby’s lunch to enjoy while out on a fishing excursion with a friend. This recipe makes 24 large bars, enough to munch on fresh out of the oven once cooled, then freeze … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

It was a drizzly February day, the perfect weather for great aroma’s to fill the house.  Good thing we have grandchildren in town to share these homemade cookies with!  They were quickly assembled and made with coconut oil, coconut sugar and maple syrup.  The whole wheat pastry flour was ground fresh (from white wheat) in our NutriMill grain mill. Peanut … Read More