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S’mores Mocha Recipe

2-oz espresso
1 packet milk chocolate hot chocolate OR 1 tbs Fudge topping
1/4 cup mini marshmallows OR 1 TBS marshmallow crème
8-oz hot or steamed milk
1 graham cracker crumbled

Caramelized Cabbage With Zucchini and Bowtie Pasta

Zucchini is a wonder food and so versatile. It has abundant levels of manganese and vitamin C, both of which help to keep the heart strong. Today we have a great recipe that we make in our own kitchen with our garden fresh zucchini every summer.  We really liked the texture of squash spirals.  The center of the zucchini is removed, and that is the part that can get a little squishy… Read More »Caramelized Cabbage With Zucchini and Bowtie Pasta

Healthy Hawaiian Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl Recipe

7 Smoothie Bowls You Need To Try

Smoothie Bowls Are Everything You Wanted, But Didn’t Know It! In our Smoothie Series, we have been having a lot of fun sharing healthy smoothie recipes.  But did you know that Smoothie Bowls are the newest way to enjoy a quick meal with some creative ingredients that boost your energy, help your immunity, and keep you going strong all day! Smoothie bowls are thick smoothies that you top with your… Read More »7 Smoothie Bowls You Need To Try

Savoury Muffins with Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

6 Melt In Your Mouth Recipes For Breads, Muffins, and Sweet Treats

Calling all bakers and Sweet Tooths! Yes, I’m talking to YOU! We love making fresh breads, muffins, and homemade treats in our kitchen.  I love the way the whole house smells delicious! This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee to your purchase. What is [Term], and Why Does it Matter? Some readers may have no idea what it is you’re explaining… Read More »6 Melt In Your Mouth Recipes For Breads, Muffins, and Sweet Treats

10 Quiche Recipes That Will Change Your Mind About Quiche!

10 Quiche Recipes That Will Change Your Mind About Quiche!

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Quiche is one of the first vegetarian recipes that I learned how to make.  I was so nervous learning how to make quiche because it looked so fancy! Want to know my recipe for success? Full disclosure: I haven’t quite perfected it, but if you’d seen me when I started learning how to cook you’d agree that I’ve… Read More »10 Quiche Recipes That Will Change Your Mind About Quiche!

peanut butter granola

10 Healthy Make Ahead Recipes For Breakfast

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could relax in the morning instead of rushing to make a healthy breakfast? Well, now you can! We gathered 10 healthy make-ahead recipes you can put together for an easy start to your day.  C’mon friend, it’s time to rethink your busy morning! We gathered 10 of our favorite Make-Ahead Breakfast recipes! We know that your time is valuable, so we gathered 10 mouth-watering… Read More »10 Healthy Make Ahead Recipes For Breakfast

vegetarian biscuit and gravy recipe

Southern Vegetarian: My Grandmother’s Biscuit and Gravy Recipe Revisited

True or false: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I think it’s the best way to kick off the weekend.  But I don’t always have time for a big breakfast during the workweek.  That’s why I like to take my time on Saturday mornings, before the Farmer’s Market to make a big batch of Biscuits and Gravy. Click HERE to go to the recipe   Why Biscuits… Read More »Southern Vegetarian: My Grandmother’s Biscuit and Gravy Recipe Revisited

5 Apple Pie Recipes

5 Apple Pies That Are Perfect For Your Picnic

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Ready to get outside and enjoy picnics and family gatherings?  We gathered 5 amazing apple pie recipes that will delight your friends and family at your next picnic! 5 Picture Perfect Pies For Your Picnic We rounded up 5 picture-perfect pies for your picnic. I know most of us are ready to get out of the house and… Read More »5 Apple Pies That Are Perfect For Your Picnic

French Onion Soup Gratiné Recipe

French Onion Soup Gratiné Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! French Onion Soup Gratiné! This is one of the most requested recipes from our friends and family. Our French Onion Soup is creamy and topped with layers of crispy cheese! It’s the first thing we crave with the weather starts to cool off and we want to fill our house with the comforting scents of home cooking. … Read More »French Onion Soup Gratiné Recipe

What to do with leftovers

Best Leftover Makeover Recipes

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet It seems like no matter if I’m cooking for 2 or 20, we always have leftovers in the refrigerator. But what’s the best way to use up leftovers?  Make something completely new! People throw-away so much food! Sometimes they make too much, don’t like how it turned out, or just don’t like leftovers. If you are like me… Read More »Best Leftover Makeover Recipes

Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp

We are getting wicked in the kitchen today with our Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp recipe! This zesty recipe can be kicked up for more heat or toned down for a satisfying savory flavor.  Served over white rice, salad, or wrapped up in a fluffy tortilla, these buttery shrimp have just the right heat, smoke, and lemony tang to make your mouth happy! Recipe Please! This is one of our favorite… Read More »Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp

10 Power Packed Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies For Health! We have another great set of power-packed smoothies that are full of healthy and delicious ingredients that feed your body vitamins, probiotics, and energy-building ingredients. Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Image Credit: milkandpop.com What is [Term], and Why Does it Matter? Some readers may have no idea what it is you’re explaining how to do. Obviously, if what you’re writing… Read More »10 Power Packed Smoothie Recipes

raspberry cheesecake smoothie

10 Tasty Spring Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies have been around for a long time.  But we have seen a great trend towards making them healthier and serve multiple purposes to improve heath. After writing our Air Fryer Snacks post, I realized that we had to do some smoothie posts for those of you who have a new blender or looking to improve your health with a simple daily treat. Using our Vitamix saves me so much… Read More »10 Tasty Spring Smoothie Recipes

Best Vegetarian Passover Recipes For Your Family Seder

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Passover begins March 27th at Sunset and ends April 4th.  That means many Jewish families, like mine, are busy collecting recipes, cleaning out our pantries, and cooking ahead for the big holiday week. For Vegetarians, this can be a complex holiday, and it stirs up a lot of crazy conversations around the seder table.  We collected our favorite… Read More »Best Vegetarian Passover Recipes For Your Family Seder

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10 Delectable Pie Recipes To Make Ahead For Pi Day

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Pi Day = Pie Day! Y’all, I openly admit, I love goofy holidays.  And Pi Day has been a family tradition since I married my nerdy husband.  I love fun days where you can dress up, decorate, make fun food, and change up your routine.  and Pi day means we try to find as many ways to eat… Read More »10 Delectable Pie Recipes To Make Ahead For Pi Day

Leprechaun Hat Cookies

Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet I love St. Patrick’s Day! We collected some of our favorite St. Patrick’s day recipes for treats for all ages. From cookies to coffee, we have a little treat for everyone to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What is St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture that takes place on March 17th. … Read More »Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

15 Adult Mocktails Perfect for making CBD cocktails

Adult Mocktail Recipes Perfect For Making CBD Cocktails

We love making CBD Cocktails. For my friends and family who choose a sober lifestyle, we always have something special to serve them.  For those of you who want to add CBD for a different kind of effect instead of alcohol, have CBD tinctures and water-soluble CBD drop suggestions to share with you at the bottom! This post contains affiliate links that help bloggers like myself to earn a living… Read More »Adult Mocktail Recipes Perfect For Making CBD Cocktails

Antique Tips

Farmhouse Antique Shopping Tips

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet I always loved going to my family’s old farmhouses in rural Tennessee and looking around at the things they had collected through the years. I dreamed one day of having my own farmhouse filled with my own collection of treasures. I love going antique shopping and finding the perfect thing to add to my collection.  But as a… Read More »Farmhouse Antique Shopping Tips

11 Delicious Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Have you heard of Hot Cocoa Bombs? WOW!! If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve likely seen the explosion of Hot Cocoa bombs filled with sparkly goodness.  Today we collected our favorite hot chocolate bomb recipes and packaged them up for you! These are easy fun activities to do while the weather is chilly and we are… Read More »11 Delicious Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes

Boozy Coffee and Caramel Sauce

Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Sometimes you want something sweet… AND something sassy.  Our Boozy Coffee Caramel Sauce Recipe meets that challenge! When our friends at Cask & Kettle challenged US to create a whole new recipe with some of their alcoholic hot cocktail pods, we dove right in! After some serious taste testing, we came up with a few boozy recipes that went beyond the… Read More »Boozy Coffee and Caramel Sauce

Best Caramel Sauce Recipe

The Best Homemade Caramel Sauce

Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! If you are looking for an easy Caramel sauce recipe, look no further.  I love this caramel sauce because it takes just a few minutes, a few ingredients AND I can turn them into easy & affordable gifts. Who doesn’t love that?? What’s even better, is you can customize this recipe to make it thinner or thicker just by swapping out… Read More »The Best Homemade Caramel Sauce

Emergency Food Prep Tips

What You Need To Stock Up On For Emergencies If 2020 has taught us nothing, it was that crazy things can and often WILL happen and we should all be prepared. From storms, Covid-19, and economic closings, to illnesses and earthquakes we need to be prepared to stay home safely and care for our families. A couple of years ago, while we were living in Seattle, we met some of… Read More »Emergency Food Prep Tips

Tipsy Apple Compote

Tipsy Apple Compote Recipe Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! What’s better than sweet and tart apple compote? How about making them boozy? Our friends at Cask & Kettle challenged us to come up with some new recipes for their hot cocktail pods and we took that challenge and ran with it. Well, actually it was more like sitting in my kitchen, drinking hot cocktails and having… Read More »Tipsy Apple Compote

Caramel Apple Cider Slushies

Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Fall recipes are some of my favorite because they are filled with apples, comfort food, and unique flavors. Our Caramel Apple Cider Slushies are simple, delicious, and brighten up fall afternoons. In the fall, we have a huge bounty of apples that we make different recipes with.  But most importantly we have an abundance of applesauce and cider that makes us… Read More »Caramel Apple Cider Slushies

vegan enchiladas

Time Saving Vegan Enchiladas

Simple Vegan Enchiladas Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Enchiladas! It’s one of our favorite Mexican food dishes, and we love how versatile it can be. The creamy and cheesy filling of this delicious preparation is so addictive that you just can’t stop at one. We love enchiladas any time of day or night. I’ve been known to even have them for breakfast! Yes, with fried eggs,… Read More »Time Saving Vegan Enchiladas

Lobster Mushroom Mac N Cheese

Want a new twist on Mac N Cheese? Have you heard of lobster mushrooms? We discovered how cool these tasty mushrooms can be for a fun vegetarian twist on Lobster Mac! Lobster Mushroom Mac N Cheese Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! I love lobster Mac N Cheese. But sometimes I want something a little different. My daughter, Sara, discovered Lobster mushrooms and we loved the idea… Read More »Lobster Mushroom Mac N Cheese

Homemade Vanilla Applesauce

Easy Homemade Vanilla Applesauce Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! With just 6 delicious ingredients, our Vanilla applesauce can be made in both a slow cooker or stovetop and ready for your family to enjoy anytime! Delicious Family Traditions We have a family tradition of going apple picking every fall. Then I make a big batch of vanilla apple sauce and send it home with all of… Read More »Homemade Vanilla Applesauce

Mushroom Seitan Stroganoff

Mushroom & Seitan Stroganoff Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Now that the weather is cooling off, it’s time to pull out some of those hearty recipes like our Mushroom & Seitan Stroganoff.  It’s a hearty dish that warms you up and is cozy comfort food. What is stroganoff? Traditionally, stroganoff or “stroganov” is a Russian dish that is traditionally made with beef.  It was conceived as… Read More »Mushroom Seitan Stroganoff

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hey Latte Lovers!  We know you have been waiting for fall to come so you can break out the mugs and try some new latte recipes. I know it’s fall when everything become seasoned with pumpkin spices and seasonal drinks like our Canadian Spice latte and our other delicious latte recipes Pumpkin Spice Latte Pumpkin Spice Latte Season is here! This week we share one of my FAVORITE drinks, Pumpkin… Read More »Pumpkin Spice Latte

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce My garden is still bursting with tomatoes, and I’ve made so much gazpacho, salsa, and bruschetta! But I still have a ton of tomatoes turning ripe each morning.  Now is the best time to start preserving those gorgeous tomatoes for wintertime use. How To Make Tomato Sauce From Scratch A basic tomato sauce is very easy to make, but it can take some time and effort. That’s… Read More »Basic Tomato Sauce

How To Sterilize Canning Jars

When you are learning how to do home canning, you’ll hear over and over how important sterilized jars are. That’s because they are what’s going to keep your food from going bad. However, you don’t need to sterilize your jars if you are going to water bath canning for longer than 10 minutes. So if your recipe calls for processing for longer than 10 minutes you are good to wash… Read More »How To Sterilize Canning Jars

Lemony Peach Baby Bellini

This week we have something special for you.  It’s a new mocktail recipe AND and new product review! We share our Lemony Peach Baby Bellini recipe that’s perfect for baby showers, garden parties, and relaxing with the ladies at your next get-together. With our without the CBD, this is a sweet tart cocktail that’s sure to delight. We have been busy this summer coming up with new recipes to share,… Read More »Lemony Peach Baby Bellini

Peach Puree

Homemade Peach Sauce

Hey everyone!  I have a quick recipe for you and it’s going to be used in a couple upcoming recipes.  Our homemade peace sauce recipe is so easy that you’ll be making peach tea or Bellinis for brunch for your friends and family all the time! Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. When I was little, I used to go picking with my family and all summer my Gram… Read More »Homemade Peach Sauce

Iced Blended Green Tea Latte

Peppermint Matcha Iced Latte I love Green Tea lattes. In fact, a blended peppermint matcha latte is my go-to summer drink.  There is something about the cool mint and the crisp green tea that makes everything a little more chill. Hey everyone, we have another fun recipe for you and it is inspired from my love of Starbucks. My friends and family know how much I love Starbucks and I’ve… Read More »Iced Blended Green Tea Latte

How To Make Artisan Stamped Vanilla Almond Cookies

These slightly sweet Vanilla Almond cookies are perfect for cool Autumn mornings, baking a treat for a friend, or teatime in the garden. We stamped ours with the new floral rolling pin by Embossed! How To Make Artisan Stamped Vanilla Almond Cookies Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! It’s been a wild year, why not settle down with something sweet and soothing? When I was little, I… Read More »How To Make Artisan Stamped Vanilla Almond Cookies

Whipped Ricotta Spread

Whipped Ricotta Spread Whipped Ricotta is one of our base recipes and from there we use it in so many different ways.  But the basic way is a simple dish that we use for a nice spread over crostini to make a quick appetizer or a dip for veggies. It’s so easy and fun to add different toppings, that we use this recipe all year long. From using it to top… Read More »Whipped Ricotta Spread

Grilled Coconut Shrimp with Shishito Peppers

Grilled Coconut Shrimp with Shishito Peppers Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Summertime is grillin time! Check out our Grilled Coconut Shrimp with Shishito Peppers Recipe! I love to grill. In fact we have two grills!  We have a smoker grill and a flame grill because each has a different purpose. And for this recipe, I was excited to get some charring done on the flame grill.… Read More »Grilled Coconut Shrimp with Shishito Peppers

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe

When I think of the flavors of fall, I think of apples, pumpkin spice, and warm savory flavors. That’s why I love these pumpkin spice cupcakes, because you can customize them to suit your taste buds!   Click to go to the recipe   Pumpkin spice and fall just go together! This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee to your purchase.… Read More »Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe

Strawberry Vanilla Lemonade Concentrate Recipe

This summer I’ve been working on canning a lot of the fruits and veggies in my garden. Strawberries are one of my favorite things to can and this recipe brings the taste of fresh strawberries and lemonade together with the soothing blend of vanilla. I’ve been adding vanilla beans or extract to my lemonade for years, it adds a unique mouth comfort to the tangy juice. This is one of… Read More »Strawberry Vanilla Lemonade Concentrate Recipe

cbd tea latte

Vanilla CBD Rooibos Tea Latte

Vanilla CBD Rooibos Tea Latte Today we have a great CBD recipe. Our Vanilla CBD Rooibos Tea Latte is so good and a gentle way practice some self-care. I love starting my day off knowing that I can do something simple to control how I feel, improve my health, and give myself a little self-care each morning. You can even incorporate a few minutes of mindfulness while you wait for… Read More »Vanilla CBD Rooibos Tea Latte

Blueberry Lemon Jam

Sweet tender blueberries, tart fresh lemons. This is my favorite combination of sweet and tart. That’s why we decided to can a few jars of blueberry lemon jam and share that recipe with you. July is the best time of year to find fresh blueberries, strawberries, and tart cherries for canning. But year-round you can usually find blueberries in the grocery store. So this is a recipe you can make… Read More »Blueberry Lemon Jam

Spicy Sweet Latte

INGREDIENTS
2 shot(s) espresso
1 pump  peppermint syrup
2 pumps White Chocolate Syrup
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ancho, chipotle or cayenne pepper
Fill with  8 oz steamed milk

Vegetarian Tofu Picadillo Recipe

With just a few staple ingredients, tonight you can warm up with this classic Latin dish, made vegetarian! Picadillo uses easy ingredients and doesn’t require a lot of skill. You can make this dish vegan, gluten-free, mild or spicy!   Click to go to the recipe   Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy! This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee to your purchase.… Read More »Vegetarian Tofu Picadillo Recipe

tom kha soup

Vegetarian Tom Kha Soup with Tofu

2020 has started out to be a stressful year already! So we are cooking up some comforting vegetarian Tom Kha soup to fill your bellies and hopefully soothe your worried minds. Tom Kha is an easy, dairy-free Thai soup made with coconut milk, veggies, and tofu. Our recipe is vegan and can be gluten-free, and can be easily swapped with ingredients you have in your pantry and refrigerator. We have… Read More »Vegetarian Tom Kha Soup with Tofu

Strawberry Lemon CBD Cocktails

Strawberry Lemon CBD Cocktails

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Spring feels like the best time for strawberries and patio parties. So we created a sweet treat blending together our favorite CBD and cocktail recipes for your brunch guests! Click to go to the recipe This post contains affiliate links that help bloggers like myself to earn a living without costing you a penny. Support your favorite bloggers… Read More »Strawberry Lemon CBD Cocktails

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with CBD Infused Chocolate

How To Make CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats. I make them for all of the holidays and occasionally, I make grown-up versions.  I hope you’ll like our CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries.  They are too good to share with the kids! It’s easy to make CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries. We recommend making this recipe with any CBD tincture. Each provides a twist on… Read More »Chocolate Covered Strawberries with CBD Infused Chocolate

Fig and Lemon Moscow Mule Recipe

The weather is warming up and it’s time to start planning those patio party treats.  Today we have a delicious fig and lemon moscow mule recipe for you and we know you’ll love the zing that makes your mouth sing!   Click to go to the recipe   Who is ready for sandal weather? This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee… Read More »Fig and Lemon Moscow Mule Recipe

How To Make CBD Coffee At Home

Did you know that making CBD coffee at home is easy and can improve your relationship with coffee? We share how we make CBD Coffee and some fun variations. I love coffee, but I don’t love caffeine. Like many other people, I have issues with caffeine and I almost cut out coffee all together. But from time to time, I want it and thanks to CBD, known as cannabidiol, I… Read More »How To Make CBD Coffee At Home

Easy Homemade Paneer Makhani

Friends and family are always asking for my vegetarian recipes. This is one of those favorite recipes that we have enjoyed. It’s not hard to find great vegetarian recipes that don’t require a lot of time and effort. Our Paneer Makhani recipe isn’t difficult, and easy to make your own. This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee to your purchase. Click to go… Read More »Easy Homemade Paneer Makhani

Zesty Caramelized Carrots – Sweet and Spicy Recipe

“I hate cooked carrots!” That’s what I hear many people say before trying my Sweet & Spicy caramelized carrots. After that my friends and family have all asked me for the recipe or to make them for another dinner we have together.  The problem that most people have with cooked carrots is that they have had them boiled or not seasoned very well.  But carrots can be very versatile.  What… Read More »Zesty Caramelized Carrots – Sweet and Spicy Recipe

How to make an AMAZING Tofurkey Roast Your Family Will Ask For Again

Tofurkey is so versatile and easy to make. We share how to make your amazing roast and our  Cherry Balsamic Tofurkey Recipe will wow you! Each year I spend a great amount of time looking for new recipes and just as much time trying them and writing new ones. Our Cherry Balsamic Tofurkey Recipe is a fan favorite and it has even won awards! So, those of you who know… Read More »How to make an AMAZING Tofurkey Roast Your Family Will Ask For Again

How to Make Your Own CBD-infused Honey

How to Make Your Own CBD-infused Honey

CBD-Infused honey is one of the hottest trending items in the world of CBD.  It’s a sweet way to meet your wellness needs and it’s as easy as dipping in a spoon!  I’ve tried a few great CBD Honeys, and they come in fun flavors.  But did you know that you can make your own CBD-Infused honey in a few easy steps? These make a great gift and we love… Read More »How to Make Your Own CBD-infused Honey

5 Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Instant Pot Newbies

Oh my goodness, my friend Tody from Our Bun, Brandi’s Oven just told me that she doesn’t have an Instant Pot because she was scared of them! Well Tory, I know you personally and your amazing family and I know for sure after the incredible battle your family has survived to become a family of 4, you can do hard things.  Cooking with an Instant Pot isn’t one of them.… Read More »5 Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Instant Pot Newbies

Butternut Squash Enchilada Recipe

Spiced Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Vegetarian Made Easy! Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Creamy,spiced, with just a subtle hint of cinnamon.  Our butternut squash enchiladas are out of this world! I first started making this dish a few years ago. My family loves butternut squash and we wanted to do something unique with it. Inspired by the local Indian restaurant, we wanted to bring in the sweet and savory flavors of… Read More »Spiced Butternut Squash Enchiladas

10 Recipes To Wow Holiday Guests

It’s Holiday Party Time! Hey Everyone! It’s time for holiday parties and swanky galas! We have a few of our favorite holiday party recipes guaranteed to wow your guests and make your parties the best in town. Every year I scour through the recipes blogs, magazines, cookbooks, and look at the backs of boxes to find the best recipes for all of my holiday cooking. Each Sunday Dinner in November,… Read More »10 Recipes To Wow Holiday Guests

Latte of the Week: London Fog

It has been raining and snowing for months. In fact this has been one of the wettest and snowiest winters on record in the Seattle area.  And I am done with it!
This week’s Latte is in honor of another cold damp yet wonderful place to visit – London!

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Cannabis Kitchen: Ways To Make Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis Edibles – Too Easy Not To Make At Home Mmm… edibles.  Happy Cannabis goodness is easy to make at home when you understand the process. Hey everybody!  I have a fun new guest blog post from the people over at Industrial Hemp Farms. They are teaching us everything we need to know to go from bud to brownies. Fair warning: This is only for adults.  And we are working… Read More »Cannabis Kitchen: Ways To Make Cannabis Edibles

Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe Click HERE to go to the recipe Banana bread is a house staple in our kitchen. We have been using the same easy moist banana bread recipe since my boys were toddlers. Today my oldest turned 29! I love making sweet breads, using up ingredients that might be almost over-ripened.  I hate throwing out food.  Bananas have a weird shelf life. It seems like they… Read More »Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Crocktober: Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Crocktober! I love this silly word.  But even more, I love that it inspires me to write more recipes to share with all of you.  Like our Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili recipe! This week’s recipe is one of our house favorites. I love to take all of the leftover veggies out of our… Read More »Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Holiday CBD Cranberry Relish Recipe

Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on reddit I LOVE homemade cranberry relish with my holiday meals. It’s that perfect sweet and tart combination that breaks up the meal.  Yummm! I am also one of those crazy people who loves canned cranberry sauce. It’s soo good.  But this recipe is even… Read More »Holiday CBD Cranberry Relish Recipe

Flavored Teas

  Looking for a quick summer tea recipe to stay hydrated? We have a few fruity ideas for you. Make them and forget them!  Fruit teas are also a great activity to do with the kids. (This post includes affiliate links. Should you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.) I love making sun tea when the… Read More »Flavored Teas

Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish Recipe

Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish Like what you see?  Share it with your friends! Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on reddit Growing up, my Gram would spend the summer canning things from the garden so we would have plenty stored up for winter.  In the South, corn relish and pickled veggies are a pantry staple! This year our garden… Read More »Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish Recipe

Apple Vanilla Hibiscus Tea

The weather here in the PNW has been crazy this week. So I wanted something sweet and unique.  Have you tried Hibiscus tea? Well this is a sweet vanilla twist with just a hint of apple that brings out the floral notes in the tea along with that ruby red color.

Sweet Thai Chili and Garlic sauce recipe

Thai Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Thai Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe Hey everyone, life is starting to settle down for us here at the new house.  I love how it is really coming together. Even though I feel like there is still so much to do! But I’ve found myself in the kitchen, reaching back to to my roots and pulling out some of my old recipes and enjoying the feel of bringing new… Read More »Thai Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Thai Iced Tea

5 cups water

6 bags black tea or red Thai tea, or 1 1/2 tablespoons loose tea – you want to use a good quality tea for the best flavor.   Try Ceylon, Assam or Keemun.
2 star anise –  you can add more or less to taste.  These are very strong if you buy them fresh. So go slow.
3 whole cloves – same with the cloves.  I am not a huge fan of cloves, so I usually go light here.
2 teaspoons vanilla – Have a vanilla bean pod you want to use? Scrape it down and use it here.
2 tablespoons sugar – This drink is very sweet even without the sugar. So I suggest adding this to taste later.
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk – Go vegan by replacing the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk with cream of coconut and coconut milk. 

Summer Pescatarian Recipe

Not So Boring Stuffed Poblano Peppers with a healthy citrus CBD salad

Filling and healthy, our Not So Boring Stuffed Poblano Peppers with a healthy citrus CBD salad are the perfect way to fill up without the extra fat. (This post includes affiliate links. Should you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.) For many years I really hated peppers.  I’d only had them diced up in meatloaf, cold… Read More »Not So Boring Stuffed Poblano Peppers with a healthy citrus CBD salad

5 Fabulous Recipes Using Fresh Ricotta

Today’s post is a bit short but full of great recipes that we hope you will enjoy. I collected 5 fabulous recipes with fresh ricotta from some of my favorite food bloggers around the internet. I love making homemade ricotta. It is easy, uses simple ingredients, and doesn’t take much time or effort.  Better than store-bought, you can make a large batch of ricotta and use it for several recipes… Read More »5 Fabulous Recipes Using Fresh Ricotta

gluten free breakfast recipes

Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is one of those meals that I could eat any time of day.  I HATE mornings, so when I have to get up early I want food that is simple, hot, and doesn’t make too much of a mess.
These three recipes made in cupcake tins are perfect for making ahead of time and popping in the microwave on the way to the airport.

Lemon Strawberry White Tea

The sun keeps poking through the clouds. Which is just what I need to liven up my garden and make some fresh fruit tea. I had some strawberries that needed to be used and it pairs perfectly with a light white tea. I also wanted a light lemon flavor so I tossed in a few lemon slices and it came out perfectly. Making tea is so easy. I love how… Read More »Lemon Strawberry White Tea

moscow mule

5 Tantalizing New Moscow Mule Recipes To Add Wow Your Spring Parties

  The Moscow Mule is super popular and fun to drink in those chilly copper mugs. We fell in love with handmade moscow mule cups after talking with our friends at MoscowMuled.com about their gorgeous mugs and why they are different from some of the others out there. After getting our own pair of mugs from Moscow Muled ( Thanks guys!) we set off exploring how we could come up… Read More »5 Tantalizing New Moscow Mule Recipes To Add Wow Your Spring Parties

5 Foods That Fight Anxiety

  There is no easy cure. There is no simple plan.  Living with Anxiety is difficult. But there are foods that help fight anxiety! Living with Anxiety is like living with a weird cat, sometimes you think you have it all figured out. You have your triggers figured out, you have a routine, and then you start to get relaxed and comfortable. Then, out of nowhere, it creeps up on… Read More »5 Foods That Fight Anxiety

Quick Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

There are so many ways you can twist up tuna salad.  But I really wanted to drop the mayo today and add in something with a little more flavor.  So I grabbed a nice ripe avocado and diced it up. 
I threw in some spices and toasted some fresh whole grain bread and before I knew it, lunch was ready and I actually had time to eat it!

Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

Dinner is my favorite time to create.  I put on some music, sip a little wine, and let the aromas of the kitchen come to life.  But sometimes I don’t feel like spending an hour or more in the kitchen and something quick fits much better. So something as simple as a burger can become even better with some time and effort. One night I felt creative, looking through the… Read More »Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

6 Essential CBD Infused Cocktails

Everyone is talking about the incredible healing power of CBD oil. We have 6 delicious recipes infused with CBD to heal your body and soothe your soul. The holidays are here, and it’s time to relax with friends and family. Be the hit of the night with these yummy fun drinks. CBD infused cocktails are popping up all over the country in speakeasies and trendy pubs.  Now we are sharing… Read More »6 Essential CBD Infused Cocktails

Piquant Post Chermola salmon recipe

Chermoula Salmon Recipe

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet This delightful salmon recipe teaches the technique of pan-basting for faster cooking and achieving a crispy layer on juicy fish. Serve over a bed of lightly dressed mixed greens or grains with plenty of lemon on the side for an easy but flavorful meal. Click HERE to go to the recipe (This post includes affiliate links. Should you… Read More »Chermoula Salmon Recipe

Kitchen Tricks – Lemons and Avocados

I always have lemons in my kitchen.  I use them in everything from my morning seltzer water to cleaning. 
Did you know that lemons are high in potassium? You need potassium for clear thinking, balancing your blood pressure, and works with sodium to temper your body’s water balance.

Healthy Fruit Waters

Sparkling Fruit Waters

Making sparkling fruit waters are as easy as finding a good combo of fruits and even herbs, adding them to an ice filled glass and fill with seltzer water ( fizzy water)  and enjoying that you are getting your daily water intake.

Caribbean Dream Latte

INGREDIENTS
2 shot(s) espresso
1 pump  peppermint syrup
2 pumps White Chocolate Syrup
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ancho, chipotle or cayenne pepper
Fill with  8 oz steamed milk
PREPARATION
1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup.
2. Stir and set aside.
3. Steam milk in pitcher.
4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup

Feel Better Mocha Vanilla Chocolate Cups

Fighting Lyme Disease is hard. You have both physical pain and a lot of muscle weakness to deal with. So it is easy to gain weight and harder to lose it.  I’ve been working with a great physical therapist since my surgery in December. But it’s clear that I have a long road to go.