The other day a friend commented to me, “You should make a healthier eggnog recipe. The stuff available in the market is so full of toxic junk.” I pointed her to the healthier, Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Eggnog recipe I posted during the summer earlier this year.
Just in case you also forgot the recipe was there, I figured I’d mention it again.… Continue reading
My 6-year-old planned an entire St. Lucia Day Celebration for us. The only thing I had to do was to come up with and help bake a recipe for St. Lucia buns. Coming up with a recipe we could actually eat ended up being more difficult than I thought it would be, as none of the recipes I found online were quite right for one reason or another – they either had grains or dairy or guar gum or other things we try to avoid.… Continue reading
When it’s cold and snowy outside, as it is today, I find myself desiring hot drinks. While I typically drink plain hot herbal tea, I sometimes mix it up with other things. Today, I wanted a Hot Spiced Chai.
The warming spices were perfect on a cold, blustery day, heating me up from the inside out. The richness of the cream made the drink feel like a special treat. … Continue reading
Pumpkin custard is one of our favorite fall desserts. While I typically make my pumpkin custard with honey, I recently decided to substitute maple syrup instead. This added a distinctive maple taste, and we all enjoyed it.
However, no one in our house could decide which they liked better, the maple or the honey-sweetened version of this recipe. So, in the future, we may have to do a side by side taste test (that sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon!).… Continue reading
The other day I was talking with a friend who lives in Southern California. When I said something about all of the baking with pumpkin we’ve been doing, she responded, “It’s still 90-degrees here. It’s too hot to bake. Can you make up a recipe for pumpkin ice cream?”
So today we hit a high of 72 and I decided it was time to experiment.… Continue reading
I was thinking about something special to go along with our roasted chicken for dinner the other night, when something else entirely unrelated brought rosemary to mind. I love the smell of rosemary, and was struck by the idea of making Rosemary Sea Salt Biscuits.
Unfortunately, time got away from me and I was unable to make the biscuits that night.… Continue reading
We eat a lot of trail mix in our house. The simple combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit is easy to grab when we need a quick snack, and is perfect to bring as a snack when we’re on the go. We simply grab the jar out of our refrigerator, toss it into the backpack, and we’re off.
Our latest favorite trail mix blend is super simple, but wonderfully delicious (and addictive!).… Continue reading
Whenever I cut open a fresh winter squash (pumpkin, butternut, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and so on), the first thing I do is scoop out all of the seeds.
Did you know that with just a little bit of extra effort, you can roast those seeds and make a delicious, nutritious snack? Next time, instead of scooping those seeds into your compost or garbage, scoop them onto a baking sheet instead.… Continue reading
We have bag of plums, which were available unusually late in the season at our local farmer’s market last week. While we enjoyed many of them straight out of the bag, I decided to make something special with the rest.
I came across this recipe for a Spiced Plum Cake at Gutsy By Nature months ago, and haven’t yet taken the time to make it.… Continue reading