Blueberries are on sale at our local grocery store so I decided it was the perfect time to try a blueberry muffin recipe my friend Stacy gave me. The original version, which can also be found at AllRecipes.com, called for milk and butter. Of course that doesn’t work for Luke so I substituted almond milk and coconut oil. Even with those changes, they are quite delicious. I made the mistake of using brown sugar in the topping versus white which caused them to flatten a little. I also didn’t use cupcake liners which was a mistake. By the time I got them out of the cupcake pan it’s more of a crumble than a muffin. So steer clear of those errors and your muffins might actually look as good as they taste. Continue reading “Dairy-free Blueberry Muffins”
I visited a friend yesterday and was sent home with two grocery bags full of fresh picked cherries from her mother’s tree. Even after setting some aside to share with friends & family, there was no way Luke and I would be able to eat them all before they went bad. I decided a cherry pie was in order. Continue reading “Life Hack: How to Pit a Cherry”
Warning, if you are trying to diet or cut back on sweets, stop reading this right now. Seriously, stop, because this recipe is so ridiculously easy and delicious you won’t be able to resist making it.
See that beautiful strawberry rhubarb pie picture at the top of this post? I got that from the internet. Mine does not look like that. In fact, it looks more like I threw it on the ground and then put it back in the pan. Don’t believe me? A picture is worth a thousand words and there is a very sad one below. In my defense, it does still taste amazing. It’s a good thing looks aren’t everything.
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Did you know the average family eats the same 7 to 10 meals for dinner? Think about it. You can probably list off the key dishes you ate for dinner as a child. Of course there were always the special meals that appeared on the table here and there, but in general you probably have around 7 to 10 on your list. And who can blame our parents? It’s not as if they had Pinterest, AllRecipes.com, or my all-time-favorite, Plan To Eat, as resources. Continue reading “Thai Noodle Soup”
I wish I could take credit for coming up with recipes on my own but most of what I cook I get from friends or online and then tweak it to meet our dietary restrictions and preferences. I kidnapped this delicious breakfast casserole recipe from my friend Rachel and I really didn’t change much other than adding Manchego cheese and using Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage versus chorizo. And I also added crushed red peppers because I pretty much add that to everything. Some like it hot! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole”
One of the benefits of living on the mainland, and it being winter, is it makes soup that much more enjoyable. There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day. Yesterday was particularly gray outside with gusts of wind and light dusting of snow. In other words, it was the perfect day to try this new cabbage soup. It was delicious! The original recipe can be found at CookingClassy.com, but below is a tweaked version using ground turkey and chicken broth. I also added crushed red peppers to give it a little bit of a kick. I also recommend eating it with sourdough bread. Yum! Continue reading “Cabbage Soup”