10 Intentional Habits for the New Year

Every year I like to write a New Year's resolution post, but I really don't like the term 'resolution'. Maybe it's just because it no longer has the best connotation with everyone 'resolution-ing' to then promptly fall off the wagon, (myself included). So this year I'm writing out my intentions for habits I've been working on for years, and will ... Read More

Death by Chocolate

My recipe for Death by Chocolate comes from my husband's family, and it truly lives up to it's name. I've taken the liberty to change the recipe around to make for a healthier chocolate indulgence. Strangely enough, my healthier version turned out even more rich and decadent than the original. This is mostly because my chocolate cake recipe is a ... Read More

Pomegranate Glazed Moroccan Inspired Meatballs

Sometimes my recipes come about in the weirdest of ways. This one happened mostly because I had a case of pomegranates on hand, and I wanted to do something savory with them besides another salad. But I've also been trying to branch out with the spices I use. And so between the tin of Moroccan Harissa I still hadn't opened, ... Read More

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling

This recipe started off as the vaguest of ideas. I was actually procrastinating the task at hand and thinking about food, (what else is new?) when I had this thought, 'wouldn't it be nice if the whole house could smell like apple pie, without actually making apple pie'. That was really all it took to spark an idea, and from ... Read More

Day 4 Waterfalls Galore in Iceland

So far in our Iceland chronicles, (Days 1 & 2 Landmannalaugar and Day 3 Porsmork) the theme was non-stop sight seeing, and taking photos around the clock. Today with Day 4 Waterfalls Galore, the theme continues! We left off on day 3 photographing the aurora and then Seljalandsfoss by night, and we're starting in the same place the next morning. ... Read More

Roasted Garlic Butternut Hummus

I love making hummus out of ingredients that are beyond the ordinary. I know it's technically not hummus if there's no chickpeas in it. But for those of us that can't have beans, those types of technicalities don't matter all that much. I figure if it tastes like hummus, and has a hummus texture, that's good enough for me! So ... Read More

Grain Free Cookie Dough Brownies

This is a version of an old recipe of mine I brought out of my 'retired recipes pile' and gave a good makeover! I heard that phrase to 'bring a recipe out of retirement' from a friend a few weeks ago, and just had to borrow it. I know it's a common story now that more and more information becomes ... Read More