Super Simple Baking For Kids: A Review

My seven-year-old, Ellie, was lucky enough to be gifted Super Simple Baking For Kids by Charity Mathews for Christmas (thank you Aunt Ali!). Naturally, we had to try it out this week. First, we skimmed the recipes. She initially wanted to try the “big pretzel.” However, after looking at...

Holiday Cocktails on my top 5 list for New Year’s

New Year’s is coming and we all know that means one more round of holiday cocktails. If you are like me, New Year’s Eve is a favorite holiday. I love this holiday for its simplicity — no gifts, no feasts, no wild traditions, just good snacks, good friends and,...

Gluten-free cinnamon scones

It’s rare that I come up with a recipe in the pastry or bread category that comes out perfect the first time. Now, this is a pretty basic gluten-free cinnamon scones recipe, but I altered the ratios of butter, cream and yogurt and played with the spices and extracts...

Spirulina smoothie with mango and grassfed whey

This spirulina smoothie is a trick I have for getting back on track after a day of over-indulging. Today, we are craving something extra healthy since we’ve just indulged to the max with holiday treats. Cookies, cakes, salty ham, and all the other rich foods we’ve been eating this...

Vodka herb-infused cocktail: Thyme n’ Lime

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused vodka for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that lives in my garden. Herbs are so fun to use in different ways, and if you have a garden you know you can really have a lot of them! I...

Sidecar cocktail with pomegranate

Occasionally a brand contacts me with a product so good, I can’t help but to write about it. This is one off those occasions, and this pomegranate sidecar wouldn’t have been as great as it was without Molassity’s pomegranate molasses. The molasses added flavor, tartness, color, and depth to...

Eggnog blueberry muffins

These grain-free, gluten-free muffins are not free of flavor! The eggnog makes them the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. ...

Easy Holiday Pork Tenderloin

A split second decision turned this mundane meal into a holiday masterpiece -- the simple addition of cranberries created this easy holiday pork tenderloin. ...

Grain-free ginger Christmas cookie recipe

Some Christmas cookies are just regular cookies with Christmas decorations on them — like sugar cookies with red and green frosting. They look like Christmas, but they don’t taste like Christmas. I like a Christmas cookie to TASTE like Christmas. And nothing fits that bill like a gingerbread cookie...

Chicken chili — an easy one-pot dinner

This chicken recipe was borne out of the need for an easy, fast dinner that also packed nutrition and flavor. The kids have had ear infections and I’ve been down with terrible allergy symptoms so we needed something requiring minimal work and even less cleanup, but it also needed...

Healthy hot chocolate

Healthy hot chocolate for those days when another k cup just won't do. ...