Homemade for the Holidays

Some of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift. When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates … Continue reading Homemade for the Holidays

Quinoa Porridge

When I was a kid my staple weekend winter morning breakfast was a big bowl of cream of wheat.  Since taking grains out of my diet, nothing I’ve made has been a true substitute for the rich warm heartiness of a bowl of hot cereal.  So, I decided to compromise.  I wouldn’t go back to … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge

Ambrosia

I was in the mood for a little taste of childhood last night.  One of the special treats my mother used to make was a fruit salad called Ambrosia.  This is a recipe that has many different incarnations and nearly everyone has their own special version.  My mother’s went something like this: Ingredients: 1 can … Continue reading Ambrosia

Pumpkin Mini Muffins

There is no doubt that pumpkins are officially in season!  Everywhere you look – pumpkin coffee, pumpkin breads and muffins, pumpkin pies, even pumpkin beer.  And because these deliciously flavored goodies are only available in the fall, it makes indulging in the seasonal flavor that much more tempting. Below is a yummy recipe for pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin Mini Muffins