Vegan Coconut Date Fudgy Pops

Yields:  about 2.5 cups                   Prep Time:  5 minutes       Total Time:  4 hour (includes freezing time) *dates are best soaked overnight...more

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

I love anything pumpkin. In fact, in the fall I usually go on pumpkin overload and then once the season is over I don’t usually seek out pumpkin stuff until the next season. It just seems more of a fall food than spring or summer. But I came across this protein pumpkin muffin recipe that I just had to try....more

Peanuts + Candy Corn = Yum!


Irresistible Shrimp and Grits

 Shrimp and Grits is a classic southern dish that can be enjoyed at brunch or dinner. It is super simple to make and packs a lot of delicious flavors. As the saying goes, “bacon makes everything better”, this recipe uses the bacon drippings to cook the shrimp! The addition of parsley, garlic, jalapeno, and lemon brightens up the entire dish.  ...more

Expanding My Palate with Choosing Raw (+ a recipe!)

I have followed Gena Hamshaw through her blog Choosing Raw and admired her work for many years.  Needless to say, I was elated when I heard she would be publishing her first cookbook, released in 2014.  It was an easy pick for this year's "Project Cookbook in a Year"....more

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Sometimes simple is best! This tomato salad is such an easy dish to prepare and is one of my favorites. Using fresh, homegrown tomatoes or those you pick up from the local farmers market really makes this dish stand out. Fresh, ripe tomatoes have a natural beauty and a sweet, tangy flavor that cannot compare to those you find at the grocery store....more

8 Literary-Inspired Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream is the perfect summer treat. But what can make it even more special is being able to read a favorite book, and treat yourself (or your kids) to the character's favorite ice cream afterwards. Some of these are kid friendly, and some are just for you! Here are eight ice creams inspired by our favorite books for National Ice Cream Day (July 19th). ...more

Sautéed Jicama and Carrots

Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is not a vegetable I would have thought to try but I am glad I did. It is referred to ad a Mexican Turnip, Mexican Yam or even Mexican potato....more

Herbed Baked Salmon