Foodie Gifts! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin Jars ~ Recipe ReDux

I love baking and sharing baked goods with others, especially around the holidays. Last holiday season, I made Vanilla Scented Sugar for my loved ones. This year it will be homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins! For this month’s Recipe ReDux theme of merry mixes, I shrunk and adapted a fabulous muffin recipe into a sweet … Continue reading

Coast-to-Coast Sweetpotato Applesauce ~ Recipe ReDux Sponsored Recipe Contest

I received free samples of California sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I’ve spent the week getting to know California sweetpotatoes; not to … Continue reading

Arugula Sunflower Pesto ~ Recipe ReDux

Happy first day of Summer! The return of this beautiful season brings just the beginning of incredibly fresh and local produce. While I’m only getting small clippings of basil from my garden so far, I’ve been lucky enough to receive some of the overflow from a friend’s CSA (what is a CSA?). I even got … Continue reading

Getting creative with cranberries – {Recipe} Cranberry Mushroom Quinoa

If you know me, or come over to my house at Thanksgiving, you know that I LOVE Jellied Cranberry Sauce—seriously—love. While that is a Thanksgiving staple at my house, cranberries are a great fruit year-round for their delicious flavor and impressive health benefits. Why are they so healthy? First of all, they’re a fruit and … Continue reading

Kitchen Sink Scramble ~ Recipe ReDux

With the arrival of Spring, all those adorable brunch occasions start to arise. While I love brunch, I don’t love how many of the dishes are a bit carb- and sugar-centric. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy these foods (in moderation), but with an abundance of pancakes, waffles, French toast, muffins, pastries and more, … Continue reading