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

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
This creamy Maple Mustard Vinaigrette takes literally 5 minutes to make.  It's a delicious all-purpose salad dressing, but we especially love it over greens with sliced Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets, goat cheese and roasted walnuts.  If you don't have pickled beets, try these Maple Roasted Beets over greens instead.  Sometimes I throw in sliced red onions too. Why didn't I start making ... 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

Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Pie : Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar Free

Cooking Class: Holiday Pies

Pumpkin Pie is a favorite around here.  This is an old family recipe make over that I paired with an awesome roll out gluten free crust made with pecans.  It surprised me by rolling out smooth and held together really well in the process. We are excited to be guests this year joining wonderful friends and family for Thanksgiving and … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Apple Plum Crisps : Refined Sugar Free

Apple Plum Crisps

Twelve Apple Plum Crisps in the freezer are a new addition to our freeze ahead dessert repertoire.  I love the combination of apples and plums for the rich color plums bring to the table (so to speak).  Not having the time this fall to put complete pies up as usual, I opted for the simpler application of fruit crisps, making … Read More

Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams and Carrots

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Carrots

A new grand-daughter is expected any day now.  Very soon we will get a call alerting us that the birthing process has begun.  I am silly with excitement about another grand-daughter joining the clan!  Then in late October she will get another she cousin. So exciting! Until I get that phone call, I’m busy trying to fill our pantry and … 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

Almond Biscotti and Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Almond Biscotti and Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Two very delicious, yet very different biscotti’s here.  Both made with alternative sweeteners (no refined white sugar) made with healthy fats and some whole grain flours.  Considering you may want to give a gift of a variety of biscotti, I’m offering 3 distinctly different flavors including my previous post,  Double Dark Chocolate with Ginger Biscotti. To make it a “wrap”, include a gift card to a … Read More