Beet Pastry Dough

“How do you get the party started? With a fat beet.”  (insert your laughter here) Ahhh beets! Who isn’t in love with this nutritious veggie? To be honest I rarely buy beets. Why? Because I don’t know what the heck to do with them! I happened to have some just sitting in my fridge for…

Valentine Mini Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is approaching soon and usually over the years I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day kinda like this… OR.. However this year I am in a much more festive mood, so I decided to get a head start on my holiday baking and bake some Valentine’s Day sugar cookies for my son and family. WHAT YOU NEED:…

Thanksgiving Desserts: Banana Pudding

  Yes…another Thanksgiving post. I was born and raised in the South and in the South we love banana pudding! I mainly make this around my dad’s birthday because it’s his absolute favorite dessert, however I am making it this Thanksgiving as well. Some people make this from scratch and some use Jell-O Instant Pudding. …

Homemade Herb Bread

I love making my own bread mainly because it tastes so much better than store-bought.  I like fresh bread to go with my soups and stews that I cook around this time of year.  I believe most people do not make their own bread because they assume its difficult and time consuming. I am here to show…

KitchenAid Apple Challenge

If you have been following KitchenAid on their Instagram account you would know they currently have an Apple Challenge going on.  The challenge is for home cooks to make their most creative dish using, you guessed it….apples! I like them a lot thanks for asking.  I have no idea what to call my dish but…

Vegan Red Velvet Meringue Kisses

A fun, easy-bake treat and basically this is the same process I used when I posted my Vegan Meringue blog post. Preheat your oven to 200F degrees. Take a can of beans (seriously any beans) and whip the juice in your mixer until they form stiff peaks. Add your desired sugar while mixing.  I used…

Glazed Poppy Seed Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Another sweet treat for my vegans and any one who loves a good cinnamon roll! INGREDIENTS 1 packet instant yeast 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used Almond Breeze “Hint of Honey Vanilla”) 1 can of Poppy Seed pastry filling 1/2 cup vegan butter, divided 1/4 tsp salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon…

Homemade Spinach & Basil Pesto Sauce and Veggie Pizza

Never buy store bought pesto again! Pesto sauce is so easy to make! Yes way! I always make my own, but always add spinach to the recipe (rich in antioxidants, spinach is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium). All you need are…

Cherry Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Tomorrow my parents will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. That’s a great reason to celebrate right? At the last minute I decided to bake a cake for them. A basic red velvet cake recipe but with a homemade Cherry Vanilla Bean Buttercream frosting.  I was going to do a basic buttercream recipe because this…

Coconut Chips

I LOVE fresh food and fruits! It’s actually my dream to have my own garden flourishing with various fruits and veggies. Trust me I have a whole folder on my Mac dedicated with notes and helpful hints for gardening.  So when we move back into our house after renovations I will be growing my own…