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…

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:…

Seared Scallops with Asparagus and Spinach Purée

As I am trying to eat more healthy and clean I love coming up with new, easy and delicious recipes! I wanted to cook some scallops because truth be told I have never cooked them before. And after this I probably never will again they were $20 a pound at my grocery store! Yep my exact…

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…

Creamy Avocado Hummus

hum·mus a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon, and garlic, made originally in the Middle East. Difficulty Level: Ingredients Needed: 1 can of chickpeas (Garbanzos beans)  3 ripe small avocados 1 clove garlic  1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon tahini salt & pepper lemon or…

Lychee Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis

Panna = Cream Cotta = Cooked COOKED CREAM! Got it? You learn something new everyday! Shopping at my favorite specialty grocery store I came across batches of lychees.  I was intrigued because I have never tried a lychee before so I grabbed a bunch since they were about $1.50 a pound. The texture, once you…

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…

Cranberry Almond Florentines

Guess what today is? It’s another day for a scrumptious and effortless recipe! This is a very quick and simple yet yummy treat. I want to call them trail mix cookies because you basically can add any nut, candy and dried fruit mixture to this recipe.  I just decided to use what was on hand…

Gelatin Jello Shooters

Hi everyone! Sorry for the time lapse in-between blog posts I have been very busy the past few weeks.  I wanted to share this little experiment I tried last night to make homemade Jello shooters but a more embellished version.  So I’m assuming everyone loves Jello or Jello shooters right? Hmm ok well I actually…

On Sundays We Bundt!

Just a lazy Sunday and we are putting up the tree.  I wanted to make something fairly easy so I adapted this original recipe from Bundt Queen herself Kiss My Bundt which this was originally a red velvet recipe but of course I forgot to add the red food coloring! Red velvet bundt 1 1/4 cups…