This is a great spice cookie that we usually enjoy during the winter holidays (autumn to Christmas). I found some nice looking persimmons while grocery shopping last week and since they are not grown in North America and rarely imported here during the warmer months, I thought I’d grab some and make these cookies one [...]
Valentine’s Day has just passed and our girls are already talking about Easter, specifically the candy. I have to admit that I’m starting to think about it too. Partly because the weather should be warmer by then, and part because of our family traditions. We had a day off together today so we thought we’d [...]
My first attempt at making stuffed mushrooms worked out so well, that I’m craving them again today. Since I don’t have all of the ingredients available, maybe just posting my recipe will satisfy my cravings. The filling for the mushrooms also makes a good dip either hot or cold.
Forget takeout and delivery. Pizza made with dough from scratch just can’t be beat. Top that off with it’s absolute ease to make and you’ll never pick up the phone to order again. Our ‘pizza nights’ usually coincide with our family nights. Everyone picks their toppings and I get to work making this dough.
Today is ‘Carrot Cake Day’. For real. I’m not making this up. Since carrot cake is in the top three of my favorite desserts, I really can’t let this special day go by unnoticed. Growing up, I loved my mom’s carrot cake. I’m pretty sure the initial attraction was the cream cheese icing. Whoever invented [...]
Our whole family has a cold right now. Some are worse than others, but we all pretty much have a sore throat and are stuffed up. Today I took my homemade chicken noodle soup recipe and ramped it up a bit to add a few things I thought would help relieve some of our symptoms. [...]
This past weekend I realized that in the last 25 days of juicing, I’ve started to favourite one of the green juices I was making over the others. I’m not a fan of the green juices (containing mostly green and green-leafed vegetables and herbs), but this one isn’t so bad. This juice is great to [...]
I’ve been trying to create a good morning juice recipe for after these 30 days are done as I still want to maintain some juicing during my day to pack in as many vitamins as I can. A few days ago, I threw this one together and I have been using it every morning since. [...]
Since I am on juice for the next 13 days, I thought it would be a challenge to bake something, mostly from scratch using a sauce that had no added salt or sugar. I juiced two tomatoes to create a base for my sauce and got to work pulling this out of thin air. I [...]
Now that I am getting good at making juice, I’ve started to try out my own concoctions once a day. Today it was my own version of a V8 without any added sugars or salt. Now I’m not sure if my taste buds have just gotten used the taste of vegetables, but I really liked [...]
This white chocolate candy cane fudge recipe was a hit at our Christmas party last year. It’s easy to make and a fun addition to your dessert tray. If you’ve learned anything about me over the last few months, it’s that I like to take leftovers or ‘extras’ and turn them into fudge, so this [...]