I've been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days, so with all that free time, I've cooked up quite a few recipes I'm excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I'm sharing homemade hummus! I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots. It's a great healthy snack and a tasty addition to a salad! There are all different … [Read more...] about Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
The frost is almost upon us! That means it's time to harvest the herbs!I work at The Celtic Cup Coffee House in the small town of Tullahoma, Tennessee. I don't have my own herb garden, but The Celtic Cup does. I love getting to use the fresh herbs when I bake quiches, casseroles, and savory scones.Today I harvested all the basil for the winter months. If you've … [Read more...] about Parmesan Baked Tomatoes
This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself. First of all, I really like eating healthy. I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good. Second, I REALLY love chocolate. Especially DARK chocolate. Almost anything with chocolate in it is irresistible to me. I think most of my teeth are … [Read more...] about Vegan Dark Chocolate
I haven't ever made a cheese ball before now. Sigh. I know - crazy huh? I had company coming and thought some cheese and crackers would be nice upon their arrival since it was too late for lunch and too early for dinner. When I stopped by the cheese ball counter at my local grocery store there was one. One cheese ball. Take it or leave it. Cheddar. I picked it up and on … [Read more...] about Homemade Cheese Balls with Crushed Pecans
For five years the Chief and I lived in a rural and agricultural area of California. We lived in a small town of Kerman about 25 miles outside of Fresno. The town is surrounded by vineyards and almond orchards. Neither the Chief nor I knew much about how almonds were grown until we lived there but we quickly discovered the United States is the largest producer of almonds in … [Read more...] about Almonds, Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut
Why in the world would anyone make homemade crackers?I'm bored. No. Absolutely no. I am never bored.I'm curious. Maybe.It's snowing and I just made Chili Soup and I have no soup crackers. Bingo! I didn't want to drive 10 miles on this road to get "crackers." Here is what I learned -- crackers are insanely easy to make AND they taste so much better than … [Read more...] about DIY Crackers
I tasted spicy pretzels for the first time at a party last week. I popped one in my mouth, then another, and another. I couldn't stop. I'm embarrassed because I ate a handful before I could even say "who made these?!"I never found out who made them for the party but Google helped me with dozens of recipe. Some were "marinate only" and others "sprinkle and bake." I … [Read more...] about Spicy Party Pretzels
Jet-Puffed JUMBO Peppermint Mallows are back! Why is this important to you? Because if you want to be the hit of the Christmas goodie parade you are going to want to use these super-charged, JUMBO peppermint-infused marshmallows to make some awesome Peppermint Patties!In December 2011 I stumbled upon these mallows while shopping for groceries that really mattered - like … [Read more...] about Peppermint Patties
I do realize refrigerators all over this country are stuffed full of Thanksgiving leftovers. But truthfully, the turkey is cold, the gravy has jellied and the pumpkin pie is gone. To me that means one thing -- Christmas! Brunch, luncheons, parties, Christmas eve, Christmas dinner and New Year's eve ... it will all start tumbling upon me as early this next week. Thanksgiving … [Read more...] about Sweet and Salty Christmas Treats
If you have followed this blog very long you will know that I am a BIG fan of Community Bible Study. Their website tells us "Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study for the community. We offer a wide range of courses in classes throughout the United States and welcome people from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge. Since 1975, Community Bible … [Read more...] about Sausage Pinwheels for Community Bible Study
Got 30 minutes? Wanna have some fun? Then you can make these crazy dipped pretzels! Gather the kids and make this a family time. I gathered my sous-chef dish-washing mom and we had a blast. Mixing white almond bark and white chocolate semi-sweet chips makes for a rich candy coat. We did the same with the chocolate. Dip, swirl, sprinkle. Dip, swirl, sprinkle. We spread … [Read more...] about Dipped Pretzel Rods & A Cookbook Giveaway!
Walk Through The Bible In One Year Week 21 reading plan Job 14 through Job 42 Click on the colored link to read each day's scripture. Monday Job 14-18, Tuesday Job 19-22, Wednesday Job 23-28, Thursday Job 29-32, Friday Job 33-36, Saturday Job 37-39, Sunday Job 40-42Experiencing the Bible come alive is such a joy this year. If you are reading along with me then … [Read more...] about All Hail to the Kale Chip!