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…

Hurricane Irma: I Evacuated and This is What it was Really Like

After the disaster that was Harvey, when my husband told me they were gathering donations to send to Houston, I was all about it. I quickly grabbed shoes, socks, and clothes to give (as he didn’t have a full list of what could be donated..ugh, men!) When I talked to my BFF and she said,…

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…

Inspiration: Finding Old ‘Blogs’ From Before I was a Blogger

“As I’m sitting down Saturday early evening to write up a new recipe I created, I turned on a documentary to listen to. All the sudden a flash of “Yan Can Cook” is shown along with Julia Child and Emeril Lagasse. I think to myself, huh, I was just remembering old school cooking shows last…

Broccoli with Sesame Dressing

I love broccoli, but I know not everyone does (my husband included.) So, broccoli gets a makeover every time I make it. Sometimes it’s oven-roasted with lemon and spices, and other times, topped with cheese and pepper. This time, it got a little Chinese spin with take out flavor and toasted sesame seeds to finish….

Don’t Forget To Follow Your Dreams

Remember when you were little and all around you, you were told you could be whatever you wanted to be? Well, let me tell you something. You still can. I’m not saying it’s easy and I’m not saying to go spend every last dollar you have, but please, don’t forget to get out there and…

Sauteed, and Sliced Zucchini, Onion, and Mushroom

Are there any foods you like the smell of, but not the taste? This was me, and mushrooms. My Mom loved them, and sauteed them often, but as much as I liked the smell, I never wanted to eat them. Then came this dish. This side dish was made for me by a friend, and…

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,…

Self-Care for Positivity

As an immensely emotional girl, there are times when I’m on the verge of tears, all day. Not everyday, but some days. Whether it’s timing related, situational, or something else, we all have those days sometimes. So what do you do? How do you get out of it? How do you overcome? I’ll tell you….

The Power of Thoughts: Fact Versus Truth

Our thoughts have got to be the strongest force in the world, no? You can decide to have a good day, and have one. And if you don’t decide to have a good day, then you probably won’t. Do you know what I mean, though? It isn’t what happens to us but rather how we…

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…