Carrot Cake Muffins

Yum The taste of traditional carrot cake in a muffin!  Brilliant if you ask me because carrot cakes can be a whole lot of work. These carrot cake muffins have been healthified by reducing the sugar and flour and increasing the carrots and raisins. You can make them in a variety of ways, depending on what […]

Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mini Muffins

These peanut butter and chocolate muffins are gluten, grain, dairy, soy free and are STILL amazing These are quite frankly some of the best muffins I’ve ever had. No, seriously.  They are. Let me tell you why…. First of all, these muffins are: grain free dairy free oil free refined sugar free Secondly, they are […]

Strawberry & Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

Yum Have I ever told you how head over heels, truly in love I am with my homemade granola?  I really am.  I eat it almost every morning.  I just can’t get enough of it.   I’m not sure if I like it better with just plain milk or yogurt. If I said milk then our post […]

10 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Do you have a cast iron skillet?   It is the single most used pan in my house (as if you couldn’t tell by all my recipes!) I have been scouring the internet lately looking for some cast iron skillet recipes and came across so many great food blogs that I not only wanted to share […]

Egg, Roasted Asparagus, Bacon & Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

My husband and I went to a local cooking class for Valentine’s Day.  It was more of a demonstration than an actual hands on kind of thing.  The chef’s name was Mary and to say she is a phenomenal cook is an understatement.  She is well known in our area and does tons of cooking […]

Super Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yum I was introduced to steel cut oats by my Dad.  He had a heart attack (one of many) when I was 18 and he was a very young 42.  It was a day that has been burned into my memory forever, as I was home alone with him when it happened. How does someone (younger […]

How to Bake Bacon Baby!

We avoid processed and cured meats 99% of the time due to the nitrates and nitrites in them.   Every once in a blue moon I will make some bacon for breakfast on Sundays.  I’m lucky in that only 2 out of the 4 of us like anyway.  But when I do make it, I like […]

Zucchini Walnut Apple Bread

Yum I’ve tried a lot of zucchini breads and I’ve made a lot of zucchini breads, but this one was different.   For starters it is extremely moist and there are just the right amount of walnuts.  You get one in every bite.   The whole wheat flour adds a lot of depthness or weight to the […]

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

 Irresistible pumpkin donut holes with a PERFECT blend of spices …  pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves and allspice all baked in a bite sized donut hole and then rolled in sugar and cinnamon! I really don’t care how strong willed you are … you CAN NOT tell me when the fall hits you don’t get cravings for […]

Buttermilk Banana Bread

Yum As usual Mel over at www.Melskitchencafe.com didn’t let me down.  I tried her Buttermilk Banana Bread recipe and it has now surpassed my tried and true banana bread recipe. This bread has an almost pound cake texture to it.  It holds together like a pound cake would and that’s from the added butter in the […]

Lemon Poppy Muffins

Yum I just love lemon.  I love the smell of it, the taste of it.  It’s so light and so refreshing and lemon poppy muffins are my daughter’s favorite muffin! When it comes to eating an unprocessed diet, I’ve found muffins are one of the trickiest to work with.  I had several lemon poppy muffin recipes […]

Blueberry Muffins

Yum Who says blueberry muffins have to be on the naughty list?  Not me! These muffins are bursting with fresh blueberries, not those little round pea like things you have to rinse in the tin can.  My blueberries have been huge this summer too, like nickel size huge!   And they were sooooo good in my […]