Category Archives: Recipes

Dark Chocolate Nut & Berry Bark

Nut & Berry Dark Chocolate Bark

  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to prepare a sweet treat that would have some healthy benefits too. This Dark Chocolate Nut & Berry Bark is not only delicious, but has nutritioius berries and nuts for a healthier box of chocolates. I plan on putting this in baggies for Oliver’s preschool teachers for […]

Animal Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Cheese crackers have been a permanent fixture in my grocery cart ever since Oliver started eating solid foods.  He is a cheese cracker fanatic and I hate to admit it, but he snacks on them more than I would like. Even with getting organic, healthier brands, there’s still a few ingredients I’m left wondering about. […]

Cookie Decorating Party

cookie decorating party

It’s that time of year, where making copious amounts of cookies in one day is the norm.  So why not turn it into a Cookie Decorating Party! Over the weekend my best friend came into town and we prepped before the party by baking dozens and dozens of her family’s famous sugar cut-out cookies. The […]

Zushi

zushi

  A while back I was invited to a pre-opening party for Whole Foods. We were treated to food and awesome swag. Some food demonstrations took place and zushi, was one of them. I fell in love with the idea and couldn’t wait to make them at home with Oliver. These come together easy and […]

Chocolate Banana Pie Pops

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If you’re in the midst of baking pies this year like me, you are going to need a reason to use up all of that excess pie dough.  I have the best solution for that…pie pops! These Chocolate Banana Pie Pops are super easy to make and the filling options are endless, but can I […]

Apple Spice Granola

apple-spice-granola

The morning’s are getting cold and crisp here in Arizona and just screaming for warm cozy pajamas and wholesome spiced breakfast ideas to start the day.  Granola is a staple in our household. I’m constantly trying to find new ways to make different batches with flavors we love most.  Sometimes I’ll use it as a […]

Harvest Snack Mix

Harvest Trail Mix 1

This Harvest Snack Mix is the perfect mix of salty and sweet. If you can get your hands on the last bags of candy corn pumpkins, you won’t regret it. But If all you can find is candy corn, that will work just the same – minus the extra cute factor. I made this as […]

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

semi homemade pumpkin ice cream

It has been a while since I’ve made truly homemade ice cream. One that forces me to dust off my ice cream maker and get to work. What I love about this semi-homemade pumpkin ice cream is that it slowly eases me back into making ice cream from scratch. Not to mention I can make […]

Grilled Cheese Sliders

grilled cheese sliders

It’s starting to get a chill outside that is undeniably Fall, bordering Winter. I can’t help going straight to comfort food this time of year. And now that my picky-eating-toddler is now trying new things, willingly(!!) I’m having more fun being more creative with what I put on the table. Like these warm cheesy grilled […]

Spooky Spaghetti

spooky spaghetti

Watching my toddler get excited for holidays as each year passes makes getting ready for them even more enjoyable. It gives me the excuse to be a kid again and play with my food. I’ve seen dyed pasta before, some made into rainbow pasta, I’ve even seen it dyed black, for an even spookier spaghetti. […]