Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

 Like most of you, we enjoyed a relaxing 4th of July morning, beginning with a 2 mile fun, followed by homemade blueberry pancakes, and a 3 hour experience at our garden, harvesting veggies and picking bugs off the brassicas (ok maybe the garden part was a little more unique).  Once we returned home, I finished whipping up this […]

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

  Sometimes, you just need a little ice cream.  I had a fairly severe dairy allergy growing up…not swelling airways severe, but unpleasant congestion and runny nose. And yes, this was before allergies were “in” or talked about. I would tell teachers or lunch-ladies I was allergic to dairy and receive nothing but blank stares. Just […]

Double-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Double-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

While yet another Christmas has come and gone, the holiday festivities will no doubt linger for the next few weeks. Holiday work parties, friends visiting from out of town, family squeezing in one last get together, and of course New Years, all before we see an end to the euphoria of snow-bells, sleigh bells, and […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

As soon as the weather gets chilly and the pumpkins start popping up everywhere I turn, I get excited to make one thing: Pumpkin Bread.  I’ve been making pumpkin bread every year since I was in High School. I used to use my Grandma Craigie’s recipe, and then over the years modified that recipe to make it healthier.  […]

Easy Apple Pie Filling

Easy Apple Pie Filling

Pumpkins, apples, squashes, and harvest.  Nothing like celebrating nature’s gifts of fall.  Andy and I took a trip to Pheasantview Family Farm  where each weekend in October they open up their home-farm for people to come and pick pumpkins, take a hay ride, play with the animals, and enjoy the kiss of fall color along the wooded […]

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Clusters

I have been dying to share this recipe and have finally gotten around to posting it!  I love desserts that offer a Hodge-podge of ingredients capped off with a chewy texture…and of course some chocolate never hurts!  Of course I’m not just talking about any old conglomerate of ingredients…we’re talking the good stuff, loaded with […]

Mint Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Mint Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

This is one of our new favorite recipes! It took a few attempts to perfect but by now I’ve had plenty of practice making them. My husband requests these weekly…no, really, he’s getting quite spoiled. The brownies are not only gluten-free, but also grain free.  They are made with real, simple ingredients, and the secret […]