Rosemary Sea Salt Roasted Almonds

These rosemary almonds started off as just something I was making for my Easy Cheese Board Date for 2. But they quickly took on a life of their own, so I made some space in the recipe calendar, so they could be their own recipe. Part of my job as a recipe developer is to make sure everything tastes the ... Read More

Easy Cheese Board Date for 2

A couple weeks ago I put together a list of our 15 Easy and Affordable Date Night Ideas. One of our favorite go-to's from that list is #7 the cheese party, which can either be for 2, or also for epic entertaining. We average a cheese party date every couple of months, and it simply never gets old. They're so easy ... 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

Crockpot Applesauce

Ever since I started making applesauce in the crockpot, I've never looked back. It's so easy to put together, and it cooks while I sleep! Waking up to fresh applesauce for breakfast is also totally great. The whole house smells amazing, and applesauce tastes so good warm or even hot, (which was a new concept for me). If you've never ... Read More

Ginger Peach Green Smoothie

I can't decide if I like this smoothie better with peaches or nectarines - they're both so good! If peaches aren't stellar in your area, I'd go with nectarines because they're more reliable than peaches for flavor. We've been lucky enough to get some good peaches this year and I've been going overboard with peach everything! I love it when ... Read More

Easy Gluten Free Summer Cheese Board

I love putting together cheese boards/antipasto platters because there's nothing more fun than entertaining with snacks. We often make The Best Chicken Caesar Salad for at home date nights. But sometimes we put together a simple cheese board, and snack away as dinner. The main idea is to have a few varied flavors so you can make different combinations between ... Read More

Creamy Coconut Lime Chia Pudding

This coconut lime combination has become one of our favorites. It's one of those combinations you don't expect to fall head over heels for when you're a 'dyed in the wool' chocoholic, but what can you do!?! It all started with my Coconut Lime Ice Cream which has become Tyler's most requested dessert. And from there I started using the ... Read More

Rainbow Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Mango Sauce

It might still be pretty cold around here, winter temperature are hanging on with hail one minute, and pouring rain the next. But the grass is slowly turning green, the trees are budding, and I'm in full force Spring mode! I'm so predictable because I do this every year, I jump in full speed ahead into all the nice new ... Read More

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Who doesn't need all the comforting flavors of carrot cake wrapped up into a healthy snack!?! It's clearly no secret around here that we love energy bites. They're so easy to make, and they're absolutely invaluable for keeping me on track for healthy eating. It seems like more often than not I'm in need of a quick snack, and these ... Read More