Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Nick loves pumpkin everything. So, pumpkin everything it is! Have you ever baked pumpkin pie pumpkins at home before? The effort is well worth it and my blog How to Make Pumpkin at Home for All Your Fall Favorites (Starting with Pumpkin Seeds) will get your pumpkin roasted and your pumpkin seeds toasted. Now for the…

Almond Flour Almond Butter Pancakes and Blueberry Syrup/ “PB”&J Pancakes

I’ve wanted to find the perfect combination for gluten-free pancakes for years, and I finally did! These almond flour pancakes have almond butter in them, too, reminding your taste buds of the nostalgic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s hard to create similar consistency and familiarity when you aren’t using conventional ingredients but I nailed…

Baked Peaches with Walnuts and Raspberry Sauce

Believe it or not, cooking and working on my books on the road is much easier than you may think. Without “my” kitchen, and “my” typical surroundings, I have to make new things, and create from whatever is available to me. This sparks so many new ideas, and I love what I’ve come up with…

Sweet Purple Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes and I like that there are so many things you can do with them. Roasted sweet potato fries are a staple in my weekly kitchen. Also, have you ever tried a sweet potato chunk raw? Because you should. They’re delicious. Purple sweet potatoes are gorg! Have you had them? I made…

Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

I wish I had more time. There are so many things I want to make, and so many combinations I want to try. Breakfast cookies are no exception. Oats, honey, chia seeds, and either applesauce or mashed banana are the set ingredients for these yummy, healthy bites. This time I added fresh strawberries and blueberries,…

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love! Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too. And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only 3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice…

Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did! While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s. He prefers almond butter, so that’s what…

How To In the Kitchen: Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is such a staple in my household, and I always need it on hand. I love to make big batches of it, and then freeze in small batches. Here’s how. Remember, my batch is huge, so I will give you a nightly recipe, too. Roasted Garlic (Bulk): 3 lbs garlic, deskinned and, ends cut off…

I Miss you Gram, but my Newest Book, it’s for you

At the end of last year when my Gram passed, I had just released my very first book.  I was never able to share it with her but she knew it was in the works. And she loved it, the idea of it, and knowing how happy I’d be writing it. I was one of…

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

It’s late on a Saturday and I haven’t even thought of dinner yet. Yup, it’s one of those days. I knew I wanted something with lots of vegetables and I knew I wanted something easy but delicious. Sweet Potato Hash was it. My hubby chopped everything, I cooked it all off, and dinner was done….