Hello, Lover!

RED VELVET WAFFLES Cream Cheese Whipped Cream “Frosting” Valentine’s Breakfast for a special someone?  Perfect.  Lazy Sunday morning for those you love all year?  Amazing gesture! These are gorgeous and have the familiar red velvet flavor that’s coveted.  A hint of cocoa, slightly sweet…and a fun deep red that makes them seem more work than…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

Just one Oatmeal Cookie…no flour!

“JUST ONE” OATMEAL COOKIE Snack attack?  Urgent Sweet tooth?  Need a quick cup-of-coffee-partner?  Whatever the need or whenever it rises here’s a fast treat that won’t have you battling a full cookie jar!   If oatmeal isn’t your thing, you’ll find my “Just One” Peanut Butter Cookie HERE!  (And if you want a larger batch…ingredient…

How I do love you…!

QUINOA PUDDING Well, well!  I’ve been thinking about trying to do this for a long time and have found a new favorite!  Made with quinoa, this dish has a nuttiness and a little more “chew” than traditional rice pudding where the rice gets very soft.   I’ve given a simple vanilla recipe here, but made…

Spice-spice, baby!

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE There are few spice blends that I use more than Pumpkin Pie. It’s so good in everything – from my Pumpkin Protein Shake, to Greek-style yogurt, cheesecake, quick breads, spice cookies, sprinkled on oatmeal…the list goes on and on. The one that you can buy is good in a pinch…but nothing beats the…

If you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WOW.  This is one rich pie.  I made it into a PIE once, actually…since then I freeze it in slightly rounded 1/4 cup portions and stick it away for a frozen nap. (Out of sight, out of mind……  oh, who am I kidding?  I know it’s there, but it’s harder to binge…

Gotta Crunch?!

PUMPKIN-CRUNCH GRANOLA When I get to eat a sweet and satisfy a crunch with good-for-me complex carbs – that’s a good day!  This mix is everything you love a granola to be.  Slightly sweet, spicy, nutty, crunchy, nice-sized chunks, and lots of oats.   Oh, and it makes your house smell like Pumpkin Pie.  There’s…

Summer’s coming…thank goodness!

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB SAUCE If you are blessed with your own – or a neighbor’s! – rhubarb plant you’ll need something to do with it.   How ’bout this ruby deliciousness?! Tart-sweet, spiced, and vanilla scented – perfect to stir into some plain yogurt or ricotta, over an Oatmeal-Cottage Cheese Pancake, inside a Crepe, or blended into…

Might not be pretty…but it IS pretty good!

OLD-FASHIONED GLAZED MEATLOAF (First…let me apologize for the hunk ‘o meatloaf-on-a-plate.  Good grief.   I had served dinner to Hon and he ooed and awed over it so I then felt like I should have taken a photo so I could post the recipe.  That was all that was left.   Don’t worry.  It’s really,…

Are these YOUR favorite?

SUGAR FREE “CADBURY” EGGS  I have to say, they aren’t MY fave.  I prefer a caramel-chocolate-nutty-coconut thingy instead of the super-sweet-make-your-teeth-ache candies.  But a friend requested these and here they are! Kind of hard to work with, as the ooey-gooey filling (which makes them so yummy to folks!) is soft and hard to mold.  A…

Blast from the past…with a new twist

BROCCOLI-QUINOA CASSEROLE  You remember this dish… from every church pot luck, community cookbook, and Gramma’s table.  Yes, THAT broccoli-rice casserole.  Bubbly, cheesy, rich, and so very good.  Old-fashioned comfort food, personified. Since I love using quinoa in everything calling for rice (less starchy, more protein) I thought I’d give it a try in this one….

Get your caramel on.

CARAMEL LAYER COOKIE BARS No such thing as too many cookies…so here ya’ go. These were created to use with Cinnamon Bliss…one of my favorite things on earth.  You can find it in this link at Amazon.com and a little goes a long way, so the jug will last awhile.  If you can’t find it…