Spiced Persimmon Sparkler is a cinnamony champagne cocktail with a fruity persimmon puree.

Spicy Persimmon Sparkler

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Drizly. All text and opinions are my own. Have you ever run out of booze when you’re hosting a party? It’s a real bummer when the host has to leave to make a beer (or wine or alcohol) run. Luckily…
A recipe for applesauce that is so easy, you don't even need to peel the apples! Just chop and throw them in the slow cooker. This is the best recipe for busy moms or just busy people.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

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I received a apples from Stemilt Growers as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I grew up in New York, which is known for its apples. Macintosh apples were so plentiful in the fall that we had them every day for…
I’m not a fan of super sweet salad dressings but I like this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette. The maple syrup adds just a little bit of sweetness. Not sugary sweet just natural pumpkin sweet. It’s a great balance between sweet and savory.

Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

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I received a blender as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I used got to use my brand new Vitamix Pro 750 blender for this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette recipe. I was giddy. My husband thinks I’m nuts and all my friends…
Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing

Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing

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Does anybody get Cook’s Country magazine? I found a fish recipe that I believe is very similar to this Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing recipe in a recent issue. I say, ‘I believe’ because I accidentally threw out the…
Chicken Noodle Soup with Penne Pasta and Spinach plus a Le Creuset + Simply Organics GIVEAWAY!

Chicken Noodle Soup with Penne Pasta and Spinach

Since it’s soup season, the first thing I made was this very easy to make Chicken Noodle Soup with Penne Pasta and Spinach. Dutch ovens like mine are perfect for slow cooking but they can just as easily be used for a quick and easy soup.…
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are totally vegan. They're also made with pantry staples so you can make them at any time without needing to run to the store.

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve never been one for chocolate but during my pregnancy it was a huge craving of mine. My mom made these cookies quite a few times for me when I was pregnant. I ate so many that it’s a little embarrassing. I can’t wait to bake these…
Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I'm looking forward to changing the recipe and making compliant soon. I came up with this recipe when I was pregnant. I was craving sweets and fruit. I kept coming up with different ways…
Minty Green Smoothie

Minty Green Smoothie

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I love healthy smoothies but sometimes they can taste a little too ‘healthy.’ I want a smoothie that tastes good and is good for you. That’s the bar that I always set for smoothies. I won’t post one unless I can do both just like this…
Gooey Apple Sheet Cake

Gooey Apple Sheet Cake

Years ago when I first started to learn how to cook; I made a gooey cake from a Paula Dean recipe. This was so long ago that Paula Dean had just started her cooking show, facebook wasn’t a household name and iphone’s hadn’t been invented…
Scrambled Eggs. A no-fail recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs.

The Basics | Simple Scrambled Eggs

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I’ve been trying to teach my niece how to cook. We have a lot of fun cooking together and she’s getting to that age where she could actually take more of a role in the kitchen beyond prep work. I’m trying to show her recipes that are…
Braised Chicken and Leeks

Braised Chicken and Leeks

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I had a bunch of leeks in the fridge that were earmarked for another recipe that just didn’t work out. I wasn’t sure what to do with the leftover leeks so I threw them into the pan and just started winging it and came up with this delicious…
Spinach Salad with Barley with Grapes and Pickled Onions

Spinach Salad with Barley, Grapes and Pickled Red Onions

My husband is typically not a fan of salads. I think it’s a guy thing. I love them and I’ve been looking for ways to make him love them too. I tried to pull together a few things he does love like spinach, grains, and fruit into a salad.…