Healthy Recipes


Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter
Protein Bars

When we were recently on our vacation in Florida, we spent A LOT of time at various theme parks like the Walt Disney World parks and Universal Studios. In addition to not wanting to spend exorbitant amounts of money on food, we were also wanting to eat well while on [...]

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

So, let’s talk about salads. I really enjoy them. Or, at least, I think I do. I want to. But I get bored of them so quickly. Maybe that’s a me issue. Or, maybe it’s a salad issue. I vote salad issue. I’m sure [...]

How to Make Granola

How To Make Granola

So I have now been sitting at my computer for a good hour or so. Trying to figure out what to write about this delicious granola recipe I put together this week. And.... nothing. Writer's block. Blogger's block. Block. Arg. Funny thing is that I really want to talk about this recipe. It's amazing. It


Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Protein Shake

I don't know about you, but I have never been one for protein shakes.  It always seemed to me they were intentionally bad for some reason. I can even remember trying Dustin's shakes on occasion and thinking, "Who would want to drink this?" Now that I understand the reason for having a high protein breakfast [...]


How to Grill Corn

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I'm very thankful to say ours went very well.  This was our first chance to host Thanksgiving Dinner in our new home so we have been looking forward to it for quite some time.  Plus -- you know...all the tasty food is nothing short of greatness! was [...]

pumpkin puree

How to Roast a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Puree

Ever tried making your own pumpkin puree? Homemade pumpkin puree is really quite simple to do and is absolutely delicious in... pumpkin spice muffins (post coming soon!) pumpkin bread pumpkin pancakes pumpkin cookies pumpkin cheesecake pumpkin soup pumpkin frozen yogurt pumpkin butter and oh so many other tasty treats. Pumpkin!!  Sorry, I got a little [...]


Cinnamon Apples

Today's lesson: When life gives you apples, make Cinnamon Apples! As part of my Personal Chef business, I also offer cooking demos for local businesses.  Last weekend, I baked my Soft Ginger Cookies for a Fall Fair at Falcon Pointe in one of their model homes.   While I was there, I met a friendly [...]


How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves peanut butter. I like Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. You can imagine we go through quite a lot of peanut butter.  And bananas.  And shakes. So, as the [...]

Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles

We made pickles! Dustin and I have been talking about making pickles for what seems like forever. You would not believe how easy it is, either. After making Fresh Peach Jam this summer, I thought pickles would be similar in the amount of work. Truth is -- pickles are even easier. Basically: Cut, Pour and [...]


Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I'm all alone in my household of four. No one else enjoys cucumbers.  Or cherry tomatoes. No one, but me. Sniff. Sometimes, I just have to celebrate my cucumber-and-cherry-tomato-loving-ways. And sneak in things like this Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad. Even if I'm the only one who eats it, it's still darn tasty. So there. [...]

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