Hint o’ Mint Cookies

I love Thin Mints, and by “love” I mean I could easily plow through an entire sleeve of them in one sitting. Like many other cookie-craving Americans, I’d “help” out our local Girl Scouts by handing over enough dough for several boxes (so I could freeze them and enjoy them at will, naturally, or *cough* [...]

Hint o’ Mint Cookies2018-06-04T02:29:46+00:00

Manchego Cheese Cups with Chunky Chicken Salad

If you love cheese and cool, fresh chicken salad, you’re in for a treat with this recipe – my favorite light and fresh lunch item, especially when the temperatures start to climb (it’s also a great accompaniment to a bowl of tomato soup, though, so it’s good any time). The “cups” are formed by cheese [...]

Manchego Cheese Cups with Chunky Chicken Salad2018-05-07T03:01:40+00:00

Chocolate-Banana ‘Twice as Nice Cream’

Ice cream is made for summer, but if you’re allergic to dairy (or trying to watch your weight – who isn’t?), it can be recipe for disaster. Take heart, though, you can still have your treat and eat it, too! The magic of this Twice as Nice Cream lies in its simplicity. All that’s needed [...]

Chocolate-Banana ‘Twice as Nice Cream’2018-06-04T02:29:46+00:00

Mushroom Medley Soup

When winter’s chill-you-to-the-bone temperatures take hold, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot and savory soup to warm the soul. When I was a kid, a piping cup of soup and a gooey grilled cheese sandwich was my mom’s go-to meal for me and my sisters when we stomped off our snowy boots and peeled [...]

Mushroom Medley Soup2018-06-04T02:29:46+00:00

Gluten-Free Hint o’ Mint Cookies

Gluten-Free Hint o’ Mint Cookies [recipe]Gluten-Free Hint o’ Mint Cookies - - Almond flour ((not almond meal)), coconut flour, cacao powder, Sea salt ((fine grain)), Baking soda, butter ((organic from pasture-raised cows)), raw local honey, pure peppermint extract ((according to taste brand potency), plus another ½ to ¾ tsp. peppermint extract for chocolate coating), pure [...]

Gluten-Free Hint o’ Mint Cookies2017-11-04T02:46:45+00:00

Roasted Garlic- and Romano- stuffed Artichokes

Roasted Garlic- and Romano-stuffed Artichokes   If you’ve never cooked up an artichoke, don’t be scared off by its prickly, perplexing exterior. Let me tell you, it takes very little effort to turn this layered veggie into an absolutely delicious appetizer or side dish. My favorite way to prepare it is also one of the [...]

Roasted Garlic- and Romano- stuffed Artichokes2017-11-03T03:36:09+00:00

Sweet Potato-Apple Casserole with Whiskey-Glazed Pecans

Sweet Potato-Apple Casserole with Whiskey-Glazed Pecans   This dish is probably the most popular I’ve ever made (and it's not just for Thanksgiving); it’s inspired by Food Network chef Guy Fieri’s version – only mine replaces the highly-processed agave nectar with local raw honey. I also use ultra-tart organic Granny Smith apples (and double the quantity) [...]

Sweet Potato-Apple Casserole with Whiskey-Glazed Pecans2017-11-03T03:06:36+00:00

Hawaii 5-OOOH! One Tasty Tropical Drink

Hawaii 5-OOOH! One Tasty Tropical Drink   A Hawaiian getaway sounds like perfection, but we all don’t have the luxury of being jetted across the Atlantic on a whim to the land of leis, grass skirts and scintillating surf. With the help of my hubby, who happened to bartend at a beach club during his [...]

Hawaii 5-OOOH! One Tasty Tropical Drink2017-10-31T02:04:44+00:00