Orange & Cardamom Bites

 Well its that time of year again.  Spring has sprung! Or at least that's what I've been told.  Here in Pennsylvania, its been sunny and beautiful one day and a snow blizzard the next.  Its actually the kind of weather I would expect from my home state of South Dakota, which by the way, has had unseasonably warm weather so far this spring. more>>...more

Creamy Avocado Pudding

If there is one thing you need to know about me its that I LOVE chocolate.  I love it in any way, shape or form, anytime of the day.  My husband, Cliff, absolutely hates to go grocery shopping with me because I will spend FOREVER mulling over the different kinds of chocolate bars, unable to decide which one will be coming home with me. more>>...more

2-Serving Paleo Chocolate Mousse

 This mousse is smooth and creamy and ultra rich. The chocolate flavor is intense–for serious chocolate lovers only....more

Charred Cauliflower with Chermoula

I always crave vegetables or a big plate of greens/salad with dinner.  A meal is not a meal without some sort of vegetable on my plate.  This is a simple little side dish with lots of good flavor -- Charred Cauliflower with Chermoula (topped with toasted almonds)....more

Red Quinoa and Pineapple in a Peanut Sauce

Lack of posting again on my part, I know I'm so totally guilty. See the thing is, is that I've been working on a new project called Mainely Maven. I love this blog, don't get me wrong. Yet I really find that I've limited myself extensively in having such a narrow focus. There are so many things I'd love to blog about, but in this particular one all I can do is talk books and cooking…...more

Apple Butter Cereal

This post originally appeared on cold cereal just doesn’t cut it, especially when I’m craving something warm. Apple Butter Cereal warms me right up, and is a healthier way to satisfy any sugar cravings I might be having. To make it you need crunchy flax cereal, 1 cup skim milk, brown sugar, chopped walnuts, and apple butter....more

Popcorn Reinvented 10 ways

Love popcorn but bored of the classic butter topping? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Try some of these combos for an exciting new flavour.Toss hot popcorn in salt, plus:...more