Dessert

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Skewers

This month, the Recipe Redux is turning 6, and we are celebrating with cake and small bite desserts! I made these mini chocolate covered strawberry banana skewers which are quite easy to make, not so bad for you, and can feed a crowd. I think they’d even make a 4th of July spread extra festive! Mini …

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 us to make a healthy holiday dessert, and this one fits the bill. There are …

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 cold, windy, snowy, and the street was deserted. We just wanted a place to warm …

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 up like the sun when she bit into a forkful of la pastiera napoletana. It …

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. This chocolate chip banana nut cookie recipe is the perfect combination of peanut butter chocolaty-ness, …

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 in 4000 B.C. I see it everywhere here in Slovenia…”ajdova” everything–ajdova moka (flour), ajdova torta …

Jack Daniel’s Fruit Salad {Recipe ReDux}

Jack Daniel's Fruit Salad. Fresh fruit, honey, and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey makes this a special, healthy treat. Use whatever blend of fruit you like.

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 drop off the dog before we head to Slovenia. Which is why I was happy …

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 go bad? I get it from my dad…”Don’t you dare throw that away! People in …

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, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery smoothie! Kefir is kind of a cross between …

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 out, and just enjoying being outside.   Things are a little crazy here in Monterey. …