Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Go Nuts Granola Bars

Go Nuts Bars from Eliot's Eats

These bars are colorful and full of good-for-you ingredients like goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut oil, honey, almonds, pistachios, etc. . . . → Read More: Go Nuts Granola Bars

Orange-Hemp Cookies for #FreshTastyValentines

Check out these delicious and healthy cookies for #FreshTastyValentines. Hemp hearts, coconut oil, whole wheat flour and orange zest are the secret ingredients. . . . → Read More: Orange-Hemp Cookies for #FreshTastyValentines

Company’s Coming Granola

The house will be full this Thanksgiving. Time to make granola for an easy breakfast before we stuff our ourselves. . . . → Read More: Company’s Coming Granola

Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

Today is a twofer: These pumpkin muffins and a recipe for a spicy chai mix. . . . → Read More: Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

For September C.L.U.E., we were tasked to find a recipe using apples or pears. Here’s a keeper of a vegan recipe from Heather at girlichef. . . . → Read More: Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

I was making some bread this past weekend that called for a variety of seeds.  As I was cleaning out the freezer to see what seeds I had on hand, I found a package of hulled hemp seeds.   I made the bread with all the seeds I had on hand and then I flipped . . . → Read More: Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

These brownies could easily be made gluten-free. They also have the alternative title of the Matthew McConaughey “Awright, awright, awright” Brownies. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

I replaced the traditional ingredient of butter in a classic lemon pound cake recipe from Gourmet. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Caveman Fudge

Yes, you read the title correctly. Have I peaked your interest? Want to know what the heck is Caveman Fudge. Keep reading… . . . → Read More: Caveman Fudge

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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