Grilled (or Baked) Blooming Apples

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! These blooming apples are so good, I just want to shout it from the mountain tops! You have to try these. It’s kind of like eating apple pie, but without all the work (and without the crust). Add a little vanilla ice cream, and you have […]

Grilled (or Baked) Blooming Apples

Homemade Granola

When my school has inservice days, we do a breakfast potluck. I usually bring fruit, but I knew others would bring fruit, and I wanted to do something different for a change. I’m dairy free because I’m nursing Eleanor who has a milk protein allergy, so that really narrowed things down. I also wanted something […]

Homemade Granola

Turkey Bacon Chili

This winter I have been obsessed with chili.  So much so, in fact, that I requested it as my birthday meal from Tim.  There are about as many ways to make chili as there are people out there who eat chili. I don’t think I’ve ever made it the same way twice.  This year, I’ve […]

Turkey Bacon Chili

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Many people love pumpkin recipes in the fall, but I prefer not to discriminate against pumpkin’s delicious offerings, opting to enjoy them any time.  Sure, pumpkins themselves aren’t in season right now, but pumpkin puree is available year-round, and it’s not like I cook my own pumpkins for recipes anyway.  So although it’s January, give […]

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Once it starts to turn cool and fall makes its appearance, pumpkin begins calling to me.  For about three or four years now, I have been making these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that, for me, are synonymous with the beginning of fall.  They are so soft and cakey, a little cinnamonny, and of course there’s […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grilled Peaches With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Grilled peaches.  Seems weird, I know.  I started this last year because I had some peaches to use up and we had the grill out.  I remembered an old episode of Rachael Ray where she grilled stone fruit for dessert on her indoor grill, so I thought, “What the heck?  Throw a little brown sugar […]

Grilled Peaches With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are amazing.  In fact, they are so delicious, I think you could almost call them cupcakes.  I know muffins are for breakfast, but I have no shame in admitting I’ve eaten them for dessert.  The bananas and chocolate go so well together and the cinnamon and nutmeg add a bit of warmth.  My […]