This year, my goal is to make all my holiday cookies gluten free, healthier in some way and completely delicious. What can I say, I like a challenge…but to be truthful, it’s not been as challenging as I expected. My verdict: wheat flour is overrated. So far, I’m loving the cookies I’ve come up with! . . . → read on: Old-Fashioned Soft Almond Christmas Cookies (Gluten Free)
A strange things happens to me every December: when the weather’s starting to get seriously frosty and there aren’t enough shopping days left till Christmas, my idea of the most festive, holiday-riffic treat possible is ice cream. I don’t care that it’s cold. I want you to put on a sweater, pull up to the . . . → read on: Dark Chocolate, Cranberry and Pecan Frozen Yogurt (aka Dickens’ Ice Cream)
I love frozen treats during the holidays. Now, I know not everyone wants to sit down with a frosty bowl in hand on Christmas Eve, but how about a glass of your favorite holiday sumpin-sumpin spruced up with a few cubes of sweet, zingy cranberry orange sorbet? As long as your sumpin-sumpin of choice isn’t . . . → read on: Cranberry Orange Sorbet Cubes
Holiday cookie season is here! And I’m even more stoked than usual. To me, the true meaning of Christmas is making cookies for others and eating half of them myself, and this year I’m starting with these crunchy, fruity granola bars. Not cookies, but so delicious they might as well be!
That cranberry trail mix…I’ve . . . → read on: Crunchy Cranberry Almond Granola Bars
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But here’s the part I didn’t know, and you might not know either: Zazzle has a . . . → read on: Gift Some Healthy Foodie Love with Zazzle’s iPhone 6 Cases
This is my idea of a perfect holiday salad. Crisp pears, roasted cherries, radicchio (wow, I spelled it right!) and toasted pecans, all working in harmony with blue cheese, one of my all-time favorite flavor divas. It’s a feasting salad if there ever was one, a real celebration of food and flavor and the good . . . → read on: Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Roasted Cherries, Radicchio and Pecans
I love apple pie, especially for Thanksgiving. And if this isn’t your first time here, you know I also love sticking anything and everything in egg roll wrappers. So this year I’m combining the two. These cute apple hand pies have a crisp egg roll crust, they’re honey sweetened, and have a handful of jazzy . . . → read on: Apple Cranberry Honey Hand Pies
It’s Thanksgiving – yay! – and when it’s time to break out the pear crisp or pumpkin cake or apple cranberry hand pies (ahem), I need some nice scoops of vanilla ice cream to go with. Vanilla ice cream makes the difference between a good dessert and a great dessert, and I want everyone . . . → read on: Honeyed Frozen Greek Yogurt
Samosas are an awesome Indian pocket pastry shaped like a triangle – and here’s how you can fold any filling up samosa style with regular old egg roll wrappers! Of course they’re amazing with Indian fillings, but you can put anything you like in them – anything you want baked into a crisp, cute triangle . . . → read on: How to Wrap Anything Samosa-Style with Egg Roll Wrappers
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