Spicy Sangria

I picked up our wine club shipment Wednesday & they included sangria recipes.  Our shipment from Kalyra includes a bottle of red, a bottle of white, and a bottle of dessert wine.  Neither of us typically drinks red wine unless it’s turned into sangria (or we’re at a tasting), so we thought it was a … More Spicy Sangria

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread from The Paleo Kitchen

I made this banana bread this morning.  It went together easily & it’s so good that I’ve already eaten half of the loaf.  Now I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out!!!  I’ve been following both of their blogs for awhile & the recipes never seem to disappoint.  Ok, please excuse me while I get another … More Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread from The Paleo Kitchen

Science-y Green Pancakes

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow & instead of adding green food coloring to everything I’ve decided to use science to help out.  According to Sunbutter’s website there may be discoloration when cooking with sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) due to the chlorophyll present.  The chlorophyll acts differently in an acidic environment than an alkaline environment, so recipes … More Science-y Green Pancakes

Mocktail Hour

Well, it’s the end of the week & it’s been a long one…  I’m on Day 11 of my Whole30 & that doesn’t allow for a cocktail, so I’m going to have the next best thing….a MOCKTAIL!!  Muddle up some fruit, throw in some sparkling water, & voila!  I even have a lovely bartender on … More Mocktail Hour

Coconut Flour & Witchcraft: Banana Nut Bread/Muffins

I recently purchased 3 cookbooks by Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut and decided to try out her Boulder Banana Bread Recipe from The Gluten-Free Baking & Desserts Book.  The recipe is also posted on her blog here.  I swear this stuff is held together with witchcraft & love.  I made a double batch if you … More Coconut Flour & Witchcraft: Banana Nut Bread/Muffins

Father McCartney’s Egg Nog (a.k.a. Rocket Fuel Egg Nog)

Today is my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary!!  I thought that, as a tribute, i’d take the opportunity to share an egg nog recipe from the priest that married them.  The nickname is from my sister recently proclaiming that the egg nog is not far from rocket fuel based on the high alcohol content…she’s a propulsion … More Father McCartney’s Egg Nog (a.k.a. Rocket Fuel Egg Nog)

X-mas Candy

I had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday, went to see Wreck-it Ralph (& Paperman!!!) with the ex.  The movie was great & I was happy to see Paperman again.  Brian created much of the technology used to make Paperman, which I got to see at the US premiere & just love, go see it!!!  Then I … More X-mas Candy

Gingersnap Granola

I used to get the gingersnap granola at Whole Foods all the time, but I had to stop when I went gluten-free 😦  Then I found this recipe!!  I have made some slight modifications to the original recipe based on my personal preferences & a recent fondness of chia seeds.  It is not really like … More Gingersnap Granola