Recipe for a New Year

Ingredients:Sunshine to brighten your dayRain to make your garden growBooks to feed your soulFriends to care for your heartLove to tie it all togetherDirections:Enjoy the sunshine, revel in the glow, and play outside.Watch the rain fall and enjoy the greening of the earth.Read to learn, read for pleasure, just read. Call a friend, write a note, hug a pal....more

Easy Veggie Quinoa Recipe - Gluten Free and Top8 Free

This recipe makes enough for 6-8 servings. I make it for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch, breakfast, or a healthy snack. I place the leftovers inside the resealable plastic bag that I used to coat the veggies with oil to minimize waste and to avoid cleaning a container later. -1 red pepper, washed and sliced-1 yellow pepper, washed and sliced-1 sweet onion, sliced...more

Dinner Tonight: Grilled Salmon with Fennel and Cannellini Mash

This impressive salmon dish with a fennel and white bean mash ticks all the boxes. Quick and easy, affordable, nutritious and suitable to most diets, but most of all, delicious, and just a bit different....more

Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Scones

Meyer Lemon Mascarpone SconesLight and Fluffy Scones, Enriched with Creamy Mascarpone cheese and spiked with Bright Meyer Lemon.This can be a tough time of year for a desserts blogger....more
Pretty, pretty pictures. And I love scones.more

Stuffed Cabbage, If You Can

A couple of years ago, my mom asked my Grammie for a recipe. Cooking wasn't Gram's best thing, but she had a knack for those home-cooked comfort foods. The stick to your ribs, good old fashioned, midwestern style food that try as you might, you can never quite replicate, probably because you're not using enough butter.   So anyways, Mom was feeling nostalgic for Grammie's stuffed cabbage (also, Costco had a deal on cabbage), and she emailed, asking for her recipe. This bit of brilliance is what she got back:   ...more

Berry Chocolate Streusel Bars

Berry Chocolate Streusel BarsDense and Fudgy Chocolate Crust is topped with a Tangy Yogurt Custard, Studded with Juicy Berries and Sprinkled with a Deep, Dark, Chocolate Streusel Topping.  Garnish with Fresh Berries for a Gorgeous Dessert.Mystery Dish!  Mystery Dish!...more

Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Lemon Yogurt Glaze

Bake up these Gingerbread Donuts for a special breakfast treat! The tangy lemon yogurt glaze is a great complement to all the ginger and warm spice, and the whole wheat adds a subtle nuttiness. Did you guys see the post I contributed to KitchenAid earlier this week?  All those yummy cupcakes? ...more
gorgeous photos!more

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha CookiesThese Soft & Chewy Cookies balance the Rich, Deep flavors of Chocolate and Coffee with a Cool hit of Icy Peppermint!Om...more

Spaghetti Squash - Enchilada Style!

Healthy alternative to your standard Enchilada Casserole! Use spaghetti squash!You can still enjoy the great taste of this comfort food, but eliminate the tortillas! The first time I made it I added a top and bottom layer of corn tortillas to ease the kids into my new recipe, but you really don't need to add any at all.  I felt completely satisfied after I ate and didn't feel stuffed or bloated at all.  And best of all, the whole family loved it!...more