Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza with Hashbrown Crust

I'll take savory over sweet any day for any meal, which is a little strange since I've always had a sweet tooth in the past. But something's changed over the years, and I'd choose to eat anything to do with cheese/bacon rather than a muffin, without a second thought. I had the idea for this breakfast pizza during the cauliflower pizza ... Read More

Gooey Cranberry Orange Skillet Cookie

It's the perfect time of year for all things gooey and decadent. I've been testing out lots of deliciously sweet things lately, and my friends and family are loving the recipe testing right now! The recipe for this Gooey Cranberry Orange Skillet Cookie started off with white chocolate chunks. But after doing some testing, I found that chocolate chips were preferred ... Read More

DIY Homemade Deodorant

This recipe has changed my life. I’m sure you’ve heard something like that before, but it’s true and it could change yours as well. I have tried so many different deodorants from the commercial ones containing aluminum to almost every natural brand that exists. Each one worked, sort of, to one degree (no pun intended) or another for awhile. I was never happy with what I was using until I found this recipe on Crunchy Betty’s site.

Spinach Salad with Honeycrisp Apples, Pomegranates, and Candied Nuts

Pomegranates have been making their appearance again, and they're always a favorite in our house for fall/winter salads. It doesn't matter what the season is, we love having a giant salad for dinner at least once a week. And since I've just used up the last of my garden tomatoes, (except for a few precious packages of fresh tomato sauce ... Read More

Apple Pie Skillet Cake

This time of year is perfection with the last of of season ripe tomatoes, and the fall fruit in full swing! I like having vine-ripened tomatoes and apples in the same week - it gives you the sense of having your cake and eating it too. (Although I'll have to say, I'm definitely hoarding the last of my garden tomatoes.) And...speaking ... Read More

Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park

There are certain experiences in life that stand out in vivid memory, and the day we hiked Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park was just such a day. Everything lined up perfectly with amazing weather, great food, awesome company, and scenery that just wouldn't quit. We started the day early with coffee and breakfast while watching and listening to the ... Read More

Balsamic Roasted Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

I'm a huge fan of easy dinners, and if they come together in just 1 pan/pot that's all the better for the dishwasher, (aka... me). Sheet pan dinners are relatively new in our house, but it only took the first meal to know that this concept of baking everything on a cookie sheet is going to be happening a lot! ... Read More

Grain Free Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are a longstanding Thanksgiving breakfast tradition in my family. When I was younger, we ate a normal breakfast just like any other day, skipped lunch, and then had an early turkey dinner. But what always ended up happening, is that everyone wanted to try at least a few bites of each dessert, but nobody ever saved enough ... Read More

A Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu

It was only a couple of years ago that the thought of trying to make a holiday meal that was gluten free and mostly Paleo seemed like the impossible to me. But as we all know, where there's a will, there's always a way. While it's taken me a few years to develop new recipes for some family favorites, it's ... Read More