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

Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

Another apple recipe today as I work down that peck of apples. Here is a great cookie with all the flavors of fall. . . . → Read More: Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

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

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)

Peach “Sleep Over” Oatmeal

Let this set in the fridge over night to “sleep over.” You will have a perfect summer breakfast in a jar (made even better by using summer’s ripest peaches). . . . → Read More: Peach “Sleep Over” Oatmeal

Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

Making over a sour cream-bran muffin recipe into a yogurt-flax muffin. Take a basket of these to your next party as a hostess gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

Apple Cardamom Honey Crisp (that really became Apple-Pear Cardamom Honey Crisp). . . . → Read More: Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

Tropical Oatmeal Cookies (Made with Coconut Oil)

I was making granola yesterday and wanted to try a cookie based on my favorite granola as well. Here is a healthier (I hope) and tasty oatmeal cookie. . . . → Read More: Tropical Oatmeal Cookies (Made with Coconut Oil)

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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