Cashew Butter and Quinoa Crunch Candy Bar

The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk can make it hard to stick to any healthy eating resolutions. I mean Halloween is right around the corner and it’s all about CANDY, CANDY, CANDY! From entire supermarket aisles to office reception desks, the sweet stuff is everywhere!

The Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It’s October! It may not be the nice October that I am used to but… ITS FREAKING OCTOBER! You know what that means, the start of the baking season. Even better? Cooler weather! Well kind of. It rained the past two days and do you know the first thing I did when I saw raindrops…

Salted Caramel Autumn Brittle

Ahh fall, oh how I love thee. When you feel that crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has an upside to it, but autumn? It has a particular beauty to it that everyone can relate to. Fall has a unique ability to turn the world…

Banana Walnut Bread

I know it has been a while since I last blogged. As you all know, I have been in the process of moving and everything is happening all at once. With no kitchen, it has been quite difficult to make anything let alone have my own vent/counseling session in my kitchen after everything that has…

Whole Wheat Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies

I know, I know, 100% whole wheat cookies? How good could they be? Well believe it or not, these are really tasty. In fact, the cookies were so good that my husband and I finished all 3 dozen cookies in one week. Please don’t judge us… But they were so delicious, we couldn’t stop! Anyway,…

Corn Chowder and Cheddar Biscuits

Fall has officially found its way to Virginia and it is making itself very welcome. Fall can stay however long it wants but I know selfish winter will be shoving its way in before we get to enjoy our pumpkin spice lattes from our local Starbucks. Winter just can’t let fall have all the fun…

Rosemary and Kalamata Olive Artesian Bread

This rosemary and kalamata olive bread is authentically delicious! Whether you mix the bread in a bread machine or by hand, this is a fabulous bread for any olive-lover. Serve this bread with balsamic flecked olive oil rather than butter and make tribute to the Mediterranean diet. Trust me you will love it and I promise…

Brie-Stuffed Dates

These dates are perfect as a finger-food appetizer, tapas cheese course or even dessert. These dates are a wonderful fall treat and pair very well with a nice glass of merlot. Perfect for those holiday parties! Which by the way are right around the corner. These little treats are so easy to make and takes only…

French Macarons

French Macarons are small bite sized cookies. These lovely, light little French almond meringue cookies are just begging to be filled with your favorite filling and made into sandwiches for a delightful treat. They first have a crunch in your mouth, then leading into a soft texture as you bite into the filling. This cookie…

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

So, are you planning a tea party or a ladies brunch? Make these scones! In one word I would describe these scones as “lovely”. In more words, they are sweet, flaky and elegant. These blueberry and lavender scones are beautiful to look at and delightful to eat. The sweet, tart blueberries pair pleasantly with the floral…

Honey Lavender and Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lavender? Rosemary? Honey? Wow, let me just tell you that these cookies are full of flavor. These, melt in your mouth, shortbread cookies are addicting. I never knew I would love them so much! Seriously, these cookies will continue to delight you, even as you find yourself eating the entire batch by yourself. I’m not…

Homemade Pizza and Marinera Sauce

I don’t know what is worse, canned pasta sauce or a frozen pizza. Never mind, both are equally horrible. To anyone that loves frozen pizzas, I apologize, but I don’t care what DiGiorno advertises, it still tastes like a frozen pizza! I know, I know, you can always order delivery. But, NO! Don’t fall into…