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

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

Pina Colada Green Smoothie

I have a history of coming up with a new green smoothie recipe, and then I drink it on repeat for months on end! The only thing I do try and vary is the type of greens I use in my smoothie. This way you don't overdose on one particular green, and you rotate through the different nutrients. Last winter ... Read More

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Streusel Bars

I had a request for these earlier this year, but since it was March and I was heading into spring recipes, I had to make a note of it for later. Luckily it's finally cranberry season so I can make this idea a reality. Cranberry orange is such a great combination, and turning it into streusel bars is the best ... Read More

Easy Breakfast Potatoes O’Brien

I never even knew about Potatoes O'Brien until I tried them at my mother-in-law's house. I was crazy about the flavors from the first bite. I've often made my breakfast potatoes with green onions added in. But there's just something extra good about the flavor the bell pepper adds. Traditionally there's both red and green bell peppers in these breakfast ... 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

Easy Blender Fire Roasted Salsa

There's a local Mexican restaurant we've been going to for more years than I can remember, and they have the best salsa. I've always wondered what makes it so rich in flavor, but I'd never really attempted to figure it out before. I've always made a blender salsa year round when tomatoes aren't in season with fire roasted canned tomatoes. ... Read More

Creamy Coconut Banana Nice Cream

This summer has been one of salads, ice cream, and of course lots of watermelon! It's been unusually hot here, so all things cold are in order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thank goodness for nice creams to keep me eating frosty treats without having to worry about eating too much sugar. Nice cream is a relatively new term that ... Read More

No Bake Caramel Blackberry Cheesecake

No bake cheesecakes are such an awesome dessert, especially for summertime. They're one of my favorite things to bring along to family dinners, potlucks, or pretty much any type of celebration! And since I've had so many requests for a dairy free cheesecake, I decided it was time to get serious about developing one. This cheesecake is not only decadent, ... Read More