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cocoa almond smoothie

cocoa almond smoothie For all those chocolate lovers (like myself) that feel a sense of “chocolate” loss while doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox, this smoothie is for you…errr us! It hit’s the ol’ chocolate craving to a tee and since it’s loaded with all sorts of good fats, can […]

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empanadas!

empanadas! An empanada, according to Wikapedia…is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. So […]

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smokey spice mix

This is a spice blend I came up with many years ago while trying to create a marinade/rub for meats we wanted to grill and then use on top of salads. We use it as a dry rub on steaks, pork, chicken and even on shrimp but also use it as […]

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lemon meringue pie

  lemon meringue pie Here’s the deal with Lemon Meringue Pie…it’s probably our favorite overall! At least as a collective family that is, we all each have our favorite kind, but ALL of us love this one! It’s a classic and we often will have it for breakfast the day […]

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paleo pie crust

paleo pie crust This has literally been a labor of love. I learned how to make pie crust from my mother at a very young age. Every Thanksgiving she made TONS of pie…and given all that she had to get done for the rest of the meal, I remember at […]

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Thai basil pesto

Thai basil…freshly harvested & so aromatic ! Our garden was pretty amazing this year! I say quite often, that nature is so beautiful and this lovely plant is no exception! We decided to plant two different varieties of basil this year…the traditional sweet Italian basil…because, well…it’s sweet Italian basil! Yummmmmm! […]