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Dark Chocolate Strawberries – Coating Recipe and Tips for Dipping Strawberries

Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruits dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. With Christmas right around the corner, what could be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries that you …

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Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I used tart Granny Smith apples. Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved. I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I …

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bar

These strawberry oatmeal bars have a luscious fresh strawberry center that sits on a whole wheat pastry flour base and is topped with a buttery streusel crumble.  They are the perfect way to make use of fresh strawberries that are so plentiful right now. Every year, about this time, I come back from the Farmer’s …

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Food Art Photos – Interesting Food Carving Gallery and Info

Carving of vegetables and fruits into sculptures has been practiced for many years. Some think it even dates back to early Chinese dynasties. These food art photos show just how delicate the pieces can be. Food art is the process in which beautiful models such as animals, Birds, Statues, Faces and other themes, are created …

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Hasselback Baked Apples – Tasty Gluten Free Sliced Apples Recipe

These hasselback baked apples are a fun take on the traditional baked apple recipe. Instead of hollowing out the apple and adding a filling, the apple is thinly  sliced and then drizzled with a delicious buttery brown sugar topping. A crunchy gluten free flour and oat topping completes this delicious dessert recipe. When you are …

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Apple Recipes – My Favorite Way to Bring Fall Apples to the Dinner Table

This collection of apple recipes will make great use of the plentiful harvest of this popular fruit. Fall is the time of the year when the choice of fruit and vegetables is not as wide as it is earlier in the year. Some fruits come into their own in Autumn. Apples are one of those. …

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Apple Crumble Baked Apples – A Healthy Alternative

This delicious recipe for apple crumble baked apples gives us the best of both desserts – apple crumble and baked apples.   T’is the season for all things yummy.  Unfortunately, that might mean t’is the season for extra pounds too!  This yummy dessert has the delicious taste of apple crumble pie with a few slimming tricks …

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Popsicle Recipes – Over 25 Home Made Icy Pop Ideas

Frozen icy pops are a fun and refreshing sweet treat to enjoy during the hot summer months.  They are very easy to make and the sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients that you can use.  These home made Popsicle Recipes show that it’s easy to be cool in a tasty way. They are …

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Blueberry Granola Bars – A Dairy Free Breakfast Treat

 These Blueberry Granola Bars are just full of flavor and the perfect choice for those grab and go busy mornings. Americans love granola bars. They are used as a post workout snack, a quick breakfast, or a healthy dessert. Granola bars even have their own national day, celebrated on January 21 – National Granola Bar …

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Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

Following a paleo diet is easy if you have the right products on hand. I’ve found 12 delicious ways to use hazelnut butter. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella. But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet? …

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Slow Cooker Spiced Wine with Oranges and Cranberries

This recipe for slow cooker spiced wine with oranges and cranberries is the perfect way to ring in the New Year at our house. It is a great addition to my collection of party time crock pot recipes. It’s time to bring out the big guns for your New Year’s party.  And by big guns, …

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Cinnamon Apples and Pear Salad – Super Easy Fall Side Dishes

Looking for side dish to add to your fall lineup? Try these cinnamon apples and a pear salad. They are easy to make, super tasty and combine will with a pear salad. ‘Tis the season for easy meals in my house. I adore this time of the year, but it’s a busy one for sure. …

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Today’s Kitchen Tip – How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw

Today’s kitchen tip shows how to hull your strawberries with a drinking straw to save the waste that comes with cutting the top off, or the time that it takes to use a knife to hull each one properly. Hull Strawberries with a Straw to save waste. Our family eats strawberries year round.  They are …

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Celebrate the 4th of July with a Patriotic Fruit Flag

Impress your Friends with a Patriotic Fruit Flag. We had friends over for brunch on Sunday, and I wanted to add a festive patriotic accent to our table since the holiday is just a week away. I wanted something that we would eat (I hate wasting food on craft projects unless I plan to serve …

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Japanese Fruit Plate – Healthy Gluten Free Dessert

We had an Asian dinner party recently, and I wanted to end the meal with something light that would finish off the exotic Asian flavors in clean manner. But I still wanted my guests to think of this as a lovely dessert.   I came up with this Japanese fruit plate and they loved it! This …

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Water Bath for Vegetables & Fruit – Is it Necessary?

If you grow vegetables in your garden, it’s probably second nature to give them a wash when you bring them inside. After all, they are growing in the dirt and those that grow on vines often have dust and other particles on them. But what about the fruit and veggies that you purchase in a …

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Favorite Strawberry Recipes – Spring time Desserts

It will soon be time for the abundance of fresh strawberries to start appearing at the farmer’s market. Well, maybe not soon, with the winter we have had but I have a bad case of spring fever. When strawberries are available,  I always buy them in bulk and they last well just for eating, but …

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