cold brew smoothie

Almond Butter Cold Brew Smoothie

A cold brew smoothie to start your day is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix. My morning routine starts with a piping hot cup of strong coffee with lots of milk. But if you remember from July, I have kind of been on a cold brew kick. It’s been so hot and humid [...]

strawberry salsa

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

This easy strawberry salsa recipe makes the perfect addition to your chip and dip table. Picture this. You are tasked with bringing an appetizer to a potluck or backyard barbecue. You pick up a bag of chips and salsa, because who doesn’t like chips and salsa? That’s the problem. Everyone loves chips and salsa, so [...]

pistachio butter

Vanilla Honey Pistachio Butter

Homemade pistachio butter is the perfect alternative to almond or peanut, and will quickly become a favorite. Nuts are a favorite food of mine. I like them in anything from salads to desserts to snacks. At any given time, I have at least four different kinds of nuts in my pantry. And usually as many [...]

coconut chocolate chip cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut chocolate chip cookies are a healthy alternative to traditional and are certain to satisfy a sweet tooth. The world needs a lot of things, but does it need another chocolate chip cookie recipe? Probably not. But I’m going to share this one with you anyway. It’s not your usual caramelized chocolate chip cookie made [...]

asparagus puff pastry

Asparagus Puff Pastry Wraps with Hot Honey

An easy asparagus puff pastry appetizer that everyone will be reaching for seconds. I love spring. The weather starts to get warmer after a long winter. But also because it’s the beginning of produce season. Some of my favorites are happening right now. Strawberries. Rhubarb. Fresh herbs. And one of my favorite veggies: Asparagus. You [...]

everything bagel crackers

Gluten-Free Everything Bagel Crackers

Easy gluten-free everything bagel crackers made with a combination of seeds are a healthy snack to get you through your day. I love nuts and seeds, and also crackers. I eat some type of cracker multiple times a week, usually with cheese, but sometimes with hummus, peanut butter, or pesto. It depends on what I [...]

jalapeno potatoes

Jalapeno Potatoes

Jalapeno potatoes au gratin? Yes, please! After not having traveled anywhere for two years, my husband and I have started traveling again. We have a couple of pretty big trips planned but started with a small trip last weekend. I’ll spare you the details, but what started off pretty rough ended with an amazing breakfast [...]

grain free granola recipe

Grain Free Granola with Blueberries and Coconut

An easy grain-free granola recipe that is perfect for anyone following a gluten-free diet plan. I am definitely not gluten-free. I eat plenty of bread, have a strict dessert-first motto, and even eat pasta on occasion. That said, I also eat a lot of gluten-free things. Sometimes because I’m always experimenting with the latest food [...]

brown rice arancini

Cheddar Brown Rice Arancini

This brown rice arancini is the perfect way to use up leftover rice for a quick appetizer or light meal. I cook for two and test a lot of recipes. This means I end up with a lot of leftovers. Especially grains like brown rice. Brown rice is healthy and goes with a lot of [...]