As the holidays roll around, I start baking up a storm. One of the classic flavors of the winter holidays is peppermint (Mentha piperita) . The peppermint used in baking is usually an extract rather than the leaves themselves. You can purchase peppermint extract at any grocery store but if you have a pot-o-mint in your garden like I do, it’s easy to make your own peppermint extract....more
Healthier snacking is pretty much my blogging mission. Halloween is just an excuse to make healthy snacks in the shape of pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and snacks within the orange and chocolate color scheme (yes chocolate is a color). An excuse to make snacks that aren't worth their weight in sugar, are fun, festive, and quite possibly fruity.