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Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Have you met Goji? He is our first puppy—a Cockapoo who we brought into our family at 8-weeks old.   We named him Goji because he is red like Goji Berries. To be honest, we were not ready for a puppy when we got him. Many people told us that a puppy was like...

PB & J Smoothie

PB & J Smoothie

I really love the ease of starting my day with a smoothie. But for a smoothie to be filling enough for me to call it a meal, it needs to have ample protein, fat, and fiber. This smoothie checks off all those boxes, which is why it is my summertime breakfast favorite!...

Dandelion Latte

Dandelion Latte

Turmeric, ginger, burdock, yucca, kudzu—there are so many medicinal roots that I love. But my favorite of all of them is dandelion root. And if you are wondering about the relationship between dandelion root and the yellow flower often hailed as the peskiest of lawn...

After School Lemonade

After School Lemonade

Our daughter has been BIG into lemonade this summer! At least once a week when she has a friend over after school, she asks if I can make them lemonade to cool down. It is mid-September and still in the mid-90’s—and you will not hear me complaining! Lemons are...

Savory Herb Roasted Carrots

Savory Herb Roasted Carrots

I love the late summer harvesting of carrots! This is the first summer that we didn't have a garden (we got too busy moving back home after our remodel to plant in time!) but we have been buying bunches of carrots at the Farmers Market and Whole Foods for most of the...

Mia’s Epically Epic Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mia’s Epically Epic Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you've hung out at my house this spring or summer, chances are you've had some version of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Some recipes we nail on the first or second try....others take a half dozen (or more) attempts until we agree we've achieved perfection....

Very Berry Extraordinary Crisp

Very Berry Extraordinary Crisp

This past winter, I had the pleasure of tasting several of my friend Magdalena’s recipes, as she was putting the final touches on her beautiful cookbook, Cooking for Hormone Balance. One evening, she served her “Dinner-Stealing Cobbler” (pg. 346) for dessert and it...

Iced Tea with Fresh Mint

Iced Tea with Fresh Mint

For many years when I taught cooking classes, I would teach a class each summer called "Fresh From the Herb Garden" and this was the beverage we'd make — and it was always a crowd pleaser 🙂 The flavor of the fresh mint combined with decaf black or green tea makes...

Summer Jicama Salad with Mango, Avocado & Cilantro

Summer Jicama Salad with Mango, Avocado & Cilantro

Have you ever eaten jicama? It is a large round Mexican tuber with a bark-like skin on the outside. Although it doesn't look like much from its exterior, below the skin jicama is a white vegetable that is mild, juicy, and crunchy. When our kids were hesitant, Debbie...

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween – Ghostly Cookies

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween – Ghostly Cookies

I like to create a new Halloween recipe for our blog each year. This year I wanted to come up with a new cookie...a ghost or maybe a mummy...and immediately one of my favorite simple meringue recipes came to mind and I wondered if I could tweak it to add a Halloween...

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