Dessert

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

The holidays are upon us. How did that happen so fast? If you’re like me and am not quite ready yet, maybe this Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble will help you get in the spirit. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged…

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffin Pies {Recipe ReDux}

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffin Pies {Recipe ReDux}

When life doesn’t go as planned… Sometimes, things just don’t happen like you expected them to. Like that time some friends, my husband, and I ducked into a cafe in the middle of a snowstorm in Ankara, Turkey. It was…

Nonna’s Pastiera Recipe

Nonna’s Pastiera Recipe

In America we serve turkey on Thanksgiving. In Naples, they wouldn’t think of serving Easter dinner without Pastiera. Legend has it that this soft and sweet Easter ricotta pie even made the “Queen who never smiles” (Queen Maria Theresa of Austria) light…

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

What goes best with chocolate? PEANUT BUTTER!!!! This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make something healthy with our favorite chocolate match, and well…chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask me.…

Buckwheat Pie Crust

Buckwheat Pie Crust

What the heck is Buckwheat? Fun Fact: Buckwheat is actually a seed, not a grain. It’s used like a wheat, but isn’t even related to wheat and isn’t a grass. It’s a pseudocereal. Apparently, it was first cultivated in the Balkans…

Jack Daniel’s Fruit Salad {Recipe ReDux}

Jack Daniel’s Fruit Salad {Recipe ReDux}

It feels good to be home, even if it’s for a short time. Colorado Springs will always hold a piece of my heart. Things are a little hectic as we make our way across the country to visit family and…

Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark Chocolate Bark

I absolutely HATE wasting food. Seriously. The hubby makes fun of me because I will make really weird leftover combinations to use up the food we already have. Spaghetti pie? Tostada with any mixture of veggies that are starting to…

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein,…

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

I picked two strawberries from the garden a few days ago, and the market is overflowing with first berries of the season…Summer is finally here!  Woohoo!  I love summers because they normally mean lots of hikes with the dog, working…

Whole Wheat English Breakfast Tea Shortbread {Recipe ReDux}

Whole Wheat English Breakfast Tea Shortbread {Recipe ReDux}

When I saw this month’s Recipe ReDux’s theme was “cooking with tea”, I was stumped.  I had never even thought about cooking with tea, much less tried it before.  Tea to me was something to be drank, not eaten. So…