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No-Bake Butter Pecan Bars, Vegan and Paleo

No-Bake Butternut Bars

Despite our warm weather the leaves are beginning to turn and the pro-and-anti Pumpkin Spice Latte factions are creating almost as much controversy as the election. In other words it feels like fall, and it is time to eat all the winter squash! Pumpkin is great (I am in the pro-PSL camp) but butternut squash […]

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Blueberry Cream Bars

Blueberry Cream Bars

It has been a while since my last post, and I greatly appreciate the notes from people inquiring about how I am doing, what has been cooking, and life in general–so nice to know that I am not posting into the void!  A number of things have been keeping me away from the blog–work, family, […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Thai Iced Tea Pops

Thai Iced Tea Pops

Have you ever had Thai Iced Tea in a restaurant?  I generally avoid sweet teas at all cost, but there is something about that multi-toned, creamy-sweet tea drink that I love.  The restaurant version is typically made with sweetened condensed milk and is pretty loaded with sugar, so it is more like a dessert than […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Homemade condiments might seem like a hassle, but because they store well when refrigerated, things like homemade mustard and ketchup are really great kitchen projects.  You control all of the ingredients and the flavors are really superior to most things you can buy from a store.  Making homemade mustard is really easy and the only […]

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