Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a buttery cookie classic and perfect for the holidays. These buttery little gems are the ultimate for making cutout cookies in all kinds of shapes. They make the ideal holiday cookie when festively decorated with icing. Get out your measuring cups, mixing bowls, cookie cutters, and baking trays and get started on your own batch…

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are cute and addictively tasty. These little creations are just so adorable!  You’ll be questioning whether you’ll want to eat them or hang them on the tree. Either way this recipe is a delicious holiday treat.     Christmas Gingerbread Cookies adapted from Martha Stewart 2 cups blanched almond flour 1 cup brown rice flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon…

Holiday Smoothie

Smoothies…all in one fruit and veggies, I’m in! I love smoothies, making them and drinking them. I guess it’s my creative side emerging, when I think of all the different delicious combinations that can be made. Quick, easy, healthy and so refreshing. A few years back, I use to be a manager for a Zuka…

Pumpkin Biscotti

  Yep more Pumpkin…and this one is “dunkin good.” Why not more pumpkin…it’s the season. This pumpkin biscotti is healthy, crisp and just yummy. After researching for the perfect recipe, I stumbled across this one from “Plated with Style.” The original recipe is Paleo, but I did a little tweaking and came up with my…

Maple-Pecan-Ginger Pumpkin Pie…perfect and easy!

Every so often when I ask my husband what he wants for desert he’ll say Pumpkin Pie. Actually I know he’s thinking of a Marie Calendar’s Razzleberry Pie. It’s his favorite. One day I’ll recreate a healthy version. But for now it’s Pumpkin Season. Pumpkin is not only for Thanksgiving, but it’s refreshing and healthy…

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Tis’  the season for Pumpkin!  If you like pumpkin pie, this cookie will be on your baking list. These little cookies are easy, moist and surprisingly light. The sweet but spicy, pungent flavor of cinnamon and ginger will tantalize your taste buds and have you reaching for seconds or thirds. It’s the Holidays…invite some friends…

Scrumptious Pumpkin Doggie Cookies

Dogs like treats, I like dogs… hence I make dog treats. Not any treats (cookies), but healthy ones. My dog JoJo, loves these cookies. When he hears the word cookie, his ears perk up and he’s at my feet – waiting patiently, of course, for his tasty little treat. If you have a dog you will love…

Apple Zucchini Loaf

Apple-Zucchini Loaf This apple-zucchini loaf is the perfect, delicate combination of a healthy sweet loaf. For added texture and crunch add some of your favorite nuts… be sure they’re roasted. I promise your house will permeate with the aroma of an apple – cinnamon heaven. Don’t forget to share… this loaf is a favorite. Apple-Zucchini Loaf Adapted…

No-Bake Apple Pecan Tart

This recipe was given to me by a nutritionist at “New Seasons Market.” When I was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance I met with her to learn about the gluten-free foods New Seasons offered. She gave me a packet of information and this recipe was in the packet. I felt like I had opened a box…

Apple Butter

One of the many joys of Fall is fresh apples. Right off the tree, crisp and juicy. When we lived in northern California, I used to work at one of the apple farms in Apple Hill. We would sample all the different apples and fresh hot cider. Each apple had its own unique texture and…

Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Oh my gosh… this is delicious. I mean, mouth watering, I can’t wait to have another bite, delicious. Have you ever tasted anything, that’s not a dessert, but has you dreaming about another sweet and savory bite? This Italian dish of turkey meat balls, spaghetti squash and chickpea noodles is all that and more. I’m…

Almond Butter Crispy Treats

Confession time… as a mom I use to make the traditional rice crispy treats for my kids all the time. It was simple to make, fun and yummy. My kids and I loved the gooey cream from the melted marshmallows. It was like camping and roasting marshmallows, only over the stove. Which we did on occasion… shhh…