Dairy Free

Personal Blueberry Cheesecakes

+ VEGAN option! This recipe is an oldie that I’ve revamped a bit. My mom made a version of this no-bake blueberry cheesecake when I was growing up. As it’s served cold, it was always refreshing and was an, “easy to put together” summer dessert. Traditionally prepared in an 8×8 […]

Vegan Strawberry Guava Macarons

“That was heavenly” – Sarah, neighbor and resident macaron tester. “Grhmmmmp, Ohummmmm, Yuuuuuuuuuum.” – Daughter and macaron critic. More and more, I find myself in situations where I wish I had a quality vegan dessert recipe up my sleeve. Whether it’s staff appreciation, book club, or a neighborhood gathering, I’m […]

Spiced Apple Butter

If you have the opportunity to pick apples out at an orchard, or even better, from your backyard; this recipe for spiced apple butter is a “must have.” PSA: Apple butter is not butter. It’s apples and spices cooked down to the point of being so thick, it spreads on […]

Color Technique: Macarons

Holidays, birthdays, and other celebrations are times when you want your food to be as festive as the day. Sometimes that means making a traditional food. Other times, that means taking a food you love and dressing it up for the occasion! Our Independence Day celebrations looked a little different […]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I know my blog and social media feeds are a bit sugar heavy, but I do actually make and eat lots of veggies. This particular recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Wahl’s protocol friendly, and whole 30 friendly. Brussels sprouts were practically a four letter word when I was growing […]

PBJ Smoothie

Can a smoothie impersonate a fruity milkshake? Yup. And it can do it without added sugars or processed ingredients. Don’t tell the kids. The dates sweeten the smoothie as well as add additional fiber. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as fiber and are rich in […]