Simple, Warm Winter Salad


With all this heavy holiday eating, I’ve been feeling like I need to find some new vegetarian recipes to round out our diets. My goal in the coming weeks is to try one new vegetarian recipe each week. First up? A warm, simple salad that’s easy to make, and nice and warm for the coming cold. […]

Don’t Have Time to Bake It? Fake It!


I am guilty of spending hours pouring over websites and magazines, stockpiling ideas that I love and plan on trying. I get so into it that I manage to get myself into a bit of a tizzied panic. Who the heck am I kidding? I barely have time to dry my hair in the morning, […]

Creamy Tofu Sauce


This recipe has been passed down from friend to friend via numerous photocopies and, supposedly, the original version came from a vegetarian restaurant based in redondo beach. It goes great on almost anything: salads, burritos, rice bowls, or just as a dip for vegetables or chips. When I’m feeling like eating an all-vegetarian meal, I will make some to […]

Marshmallow Apple Popcorn Balls

Homemade Golden Caramel Popcorn

Popcorn balls are a bit of a weakness for me, but they are not exactly on any nutritionist’s list of healthful snacks and marshmallows usually contain corn syrup, a culinary enemy. Since I am into sharing my apple recipe success stories this month, I thought I would share one that was an absolute fan favorite: […]

Baked Cinnamon Apple


Nothing says Thanksgiving like the sinfully delicious and simple flavors of apple and cinnamon. I am currently in the throes of putting all those freshly picked apples to good use before the snow descends upon New England and we replace our pole pickers with snow shovels. This year, I have been having a great time playing […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies


After watching the delectably enticing Food Network the other night, I suddenly got a craving for some oatmeal cookies. I decided to go ahead and make a batch – and then eat 5 cookies all at once. Oops. Well, I don’t regret it, and you won’t either! I loosely followed this recipe from Betty Crocker […]

No-Bake Baby Bullet Cheesecake

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

As is the case with many New Englanders, fall is my favorite season! The cool and crisp nights, the colorful and crunchy leaves, the hay bales and scarecrows, the costumes and hayrides, and, most of all, the pumpkins and apples are just a slice of heaven here on Earth. The sights, the smells, and the […]

Fruit and Nut Bars


These quick and easy to make fruit and nut bars are an excellent homemade treat you can take on hikes or enjoy as a mid-morning snack before lunch. They’re excellent as a snack in your kids’ lunchboxes, too! We picked up a few cups of our favorite dried fruits and nuts, and used dates as […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning


Last Christmas, I wanted to gift something that was homemade, useful and affordable and thought of making a spice blend – but which to choose? I started to think about what spices my family loves to buy and came up with the perfect idea: taco seasoning! So here is a mix that I tried and […]

Homemade Turkey Burgers


I’ve never made turkey burgers before, I usually just buy frozen. So when my dad invited us over for a barbecue, I decided to give it a try. My sister was visiting from out of town and she tries to eat only organic meat, so when we were wandering around whole foods we decided to […]