PB&B (Peanut Butter & Berry) Bites ~ Recipe ReDux

Whether you pack your lunch in a bento box, a brown bag or a retro cartoon character lunch box, don’t forget the bars and bites. Small squares can pack nutrition into a sweet or savory taste.  Recipe ReDux challenge accepted. In the morning, simplicity is key. Unless preparations begin the night before, lunch and corresponding … Continue reading

Spiced Rum Summer Fruit Parfait ~ Recipe ReDux

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme was to get in the spirit and share a healthy way to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts or other alcohols. Summer’s cool, creamy and fruity desserts are a fun place to stir in this little surprise! This tiramisu-inspired recipe features vanilla wafers that absorb the rum and spice flavor … Continue reading

Fruit-fetti Cupcake with Rainbow Chip Swiss Buttercream ~ Recipe ReDux

Oh yeeaaaah! This month’s Recipe ReDux was a Cupcake Conundrum. We are definitely pro-cupcakes around here. While I have my standard go-to recipes, this challenge inspired a new redux-ed cupcake creation. During my brainstorms, I turned to my culinary counterpart—the individual responsible for eating most of what I make—my boyfriend. Meet Peter. His FAVORITE cupcake … Continue reading

Jury Duty Snacks

Several weeks ago, that dreaded letter showed up on my desk… “JURY SUMMONS ENCLOSED.” Great. I know, I know— it is the most valuable service that I can perform in support of our democratic Government (as I am reminded on the jury duty website). To be honest, my issue isn’t jury duty itself, it’s not … Continue reading