Zucchini Spice Loaf

One of the blogs I follow is nancycreative.com. Her quick bread recipes are amazing and easy to adapt to my baking style. If you get a chance, click on over to her site, it’s crisp and fresh and I think you’ll enjoy her recipes. This quick bread recipe is one of my favorites. The sweet-spicy…

Breaded Chicken in Marinara Sauce

Chicken Parmigiana is a traditional and authentic Italian dish. Tender breaded breasts of chicken covered with a rich marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese and topped with grated fresh Parmesan cheese. This recipe has been passed down through my family for generations. The combination of flavors from fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and…

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

I love Fall and who doesn’t… the crisp chill in the air, the lightly falling rain and the beautiful colors from the leaves on the trees. It’s my favorite time of year. All the different apples are in season and squash is abundant everywhere. And the holidays are around the corner. Hence this warm, creamy…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are so moist and chocolaty delicious, they deserve a little story and a glass of milk or hot chocolate to go with them. Story time… I teach a Sunday school class of 11 year-olds. The class meets around lunch time, so I bring treats. Okay, truth be told, between these children and my…

German Chocolate Brownie

November is a special month for my husband and I. It’s a month of celebration… our anniversary and my husband’s birthday. It’s a month of special treats for both of us. One of my husband’s favorite desserts is German Chocolate Cake. A few years back I went on line in search of the perfect, healthy…

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

It seems like pumpkin is everywhere…cookies, cakes, pies, breads, cereals, chips, salsa, soups, pasta and the list goes on. If you can put pumpkin in it, it (whatever that may be) is being created. That being said, who doesn’t love pumpkin? It’s a holiday favorite and rightfully so. I love pumpkin, especially seasoned, ever so…

Banana Zucchini Loaf

I love to share. When making quick breads it’s so easy to do. That’s why I always use 4 small loaf pans. There is usually 2 or 3 left over to share with friends and family. This recipe is ideal for that forgotten banana and the abundance of zucchini from your garden. Who doesn’t love…

Gourmet Pecan Caramel Corn

Harry and David call this sweet and crunchy treat “Moose Munch.” If I could get them to share their name that would be awesome… it’s so cute. I love it… almost as much as I love this recipe. The aroma of sweetly caramelized pecans with honey and vanilla make this treat addictively delicious and will…

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

You know Fall is here when the warm and delicious aroma of pumpkin and molasses and spices (like ginger and cloves) fills the air of every bakers kitchen. These little gems of a muffin are lightly seasoned with pungent, spicy ginger. They are soft and moist with every bite. Mmmm, how I love the taste…

Sweet Golden Corn Bread

Sweet Golden Corn Bread This basic recipe for cornbread is so easy and forgiving that you’ll be asking for seconds. Not only is it gluten and dairy free it’s sweet, golden  and simply delicious. Added to a bowl of my Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chili and well… you’ve got a good old fashion, warm, comforting country meal….

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chili

Fall is in full swing and winter is around the corner. It’s CHILI time! Time to get fired up. Whether you like a little heat or a full blaze, you can make this chili recipe your own creation. Warm and tender, sweet and spicy, every bite is mouthwatering good. My husband’s version of this recipe is…

Chewy Molasses Cookies

These cookies are an old fashioned classic and holiday favorite. Slightly crisp around the edges and chewy in the center, they have the magical ability to stay fresh for days. Perfectly spiced with cinnamon and ginger and full of the sweet and sassy taste of molasses and to top it off they are lightly sprinkled with sugar….

Blackberry Banana Loaf

Indulge your craving for sweet and moist banana bread only this time with an added treat of juicy blackberries.

Tequila Lime Tilapia and Shrimp

Who doesn’t love an easy, healthy one dish meal? Try some moist succulent Tilapia and Shrimp set on a bed of brown rice and spinach, topped with tequila lime seasoning and cilantro.  In this recipe the Tilapia and Shrimp are frozen and from Costco. The seasonings are from Whole Foods – Tequila Lime and Chimichurri…

Roasted Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds

Oh  My Goodness – these are so yummy and so simple! Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, agave and a healthy oil…that’s it! A healthy delicious snack full of protein. Add to any salad and enjoy!  Roasted Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds 3 cups Pumpkin seeds (I use green pumpkin seeds or pepitas) 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds 2…

Cranberry Pecan Biscotti

Who doesn’t love Biscotti!  The crumbly texture makes this cookie an ideal candidate for dunking into a hot beverage.  With tart cranberries and rich pecans in a sticky dough, this recipe produces crunchy cookies. The flavor of these twice-baked Italian cookies deepens over time, so make enough to last a few days.  Enjoy!

Cocoa Applesauce Loaf

I stumbled across this recipe, by Bethenny Frankel, when I first discovered I was gluten intolerant. Since the recipe wasn’t gluten free I did a little tweaking and voila, gluten free and delicious. With a rich flavor, moist texture, a pinch of spicy sweet cinnamon and dark chocolate glaze, this little treat, is simply decadent!

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Loaf

The joys of quick breads (loafs).  Quick breads are usually a sweet bread and one of my favorite’s in baking. Quick bread’s are easy, rather “quick” to prepare and delicious treats to share. I like to use four little loaf pans. That’s why I refer to this tasty little bread as a “loaf.” This warm and comforting banana loaf just got bumped…

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

If you like lemon this little sweet bread will be hard to resist. The zucchini gives it a rich moist texture and the lemon, well, the lemon is a delight. The glaze adds just a hint of sweetness and a nice lemon flavor.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our dog, JoJo, loves it when I bake him treats. His favorite treat is chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips, of course. When I bake everything is gluten & dairy free and processed sugar free. So it’s healthy for him. The other night I didn’t have any cookies for him.  After dinner JoJo  jumped…