Flashback Fridays: Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread

Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread with Marshmallow Glaze. Yep you read that right! Actually this was just something I did out of boredom to test but it came out really yummy! It’s just a basic recipe for banana bread with marshmallows and added unsweetened cocoa with the flour mixture. For the glaze I just added a…

Blackberry Jam

  Do you know what today is? Yep. Flashback Friday to be exact!  This post is from about a year ago and wanted to repost. The blackberries in this recipe can be substituted with any fruit or vegetable. All you need are (2 cups) blackberries, (1 cup) white sugar, (2 teaspoons) cornstarch, and (1-2 tablespoon) ground…

Carrot Taco Shells

I am always looking for new and creative ways to make healthier meals.  Usually every Tuesday on social media you may notice a popular hashtag #TacoTuesdays in which people find unique and creative ways to make and eat tacos. I thought I would test out a recipe to make carrot taco shells. There are not…

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:…

Merry Christmas!

Today is Christmas!   Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones!  Be thankful for what you have instead of complaining about what you don’t. Some of you may not know I spent my last Christmas in a hotel due to our house catching on fire (read and see pictures HERE).  It…

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. …

DIY Project: Making Your Own Colored Sanding Sugar

This is probably one of the most undemanding and yet fun things to do! Making colored sanding sugar is great for that extra kick when decorating your baked goods such as cakes and cupcakes. Let’s get started shall we! HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED: sugar (I used pure cane) gel food coloring plastic heavy duty zip…

Beet Soup

Yep, you read that right beet soup. Doesn’t it sound delicious? Don’t knock it until you try it!  This was actually a test recipe.  As you know I love to cook meatless meals and of course I wanted to try something meatless and healthy.  Since Fall season is approaching I decided to go the soup…

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…