It feels like eons ago when I made my first batch of elderberry syrup. I made it, LOVED it, and loved how it helped to keep my family healthy despite my mother-in-law catching and bringing “the crud” at her 50th high school reunion to our house even more. You guys loved it too, but IClick to Continue »
Who knew that when I wrote a post asking if you started your day off with a hot cup of plastic, that the world of coffee-loving foodies would be turned upside down. Back then, I was just starting this real food adventure and was shocked to find seriously unhealthy ingredients in something as innocent asClick to Continue »
Pop quiz – Name the two most popular ingredients for fall recipes. So easy, right? Pumpkin (duh) and apple. I usually kick off the season with all of our favorite apple recipes – like Apple Pie Cookie Bites, Apple Ring Pancakes, and Apple Crumble Ice Cream – biding my time until the cooler weather arrives and I’m in theClick to Continue »
Can we talk about donuts for a second? I love donuts. I love the taste, how they melt in your mouth and no matter what mood you may be in, there’s always a donut to match. But because they’re not exactly on the “healthy” side of the scale, we don’t eat them. In fact, theClick to Continue »
My love for cranberries extends far beyond the sauce (or chutney or jello mold, depending on where you’re from) you typically find on Thanksgiving tables. I love them in scones, in salads and homemade trail mix. I love them in granola bars, in biscotti and even in potpourri! I’ve been known to buy a bag orClick to Continue »
I love the way the holidays smell. Cinnamon, orange, spice… the combination is nearly intoxicating and I love it! I remember as a kid, my mom putting dry pieces of potpourri in a container, lighting a candle underneath and then the whole house smelling delicious.
Ah… September. The month when summer heat meets autumn cool. Zucchini mingle with squash, tomatoes hang out with apples. I think September is one of my favorite months really. Soup for dinner isn’t out of the question, but neither is corn on the cob fresh off the grill.