Apple Walnut Bread

My baking definitely picks up in the fall. Pumpkin, apples, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are my favorite flavors for baking muffins and bread. This apple walnut bread is not overly sweet so it’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. If you want this to be…

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Since zucchini is abundant throughout the summer (we’re just getting some from our garden), it’s the perfect time to make zucchini bread or muffins. I’ve made my fair share of zucchini bread over the years but when trying to make them “healthier” they always seemed to get a little dry. I decided to make a…

S’more to Love

  By Alexa Nichols A toasted marshmallow on the campfire has always been a summertime favorite of mine. As a child, I loved to smash it between two graham crackers and a square of chocolate. As I have gotten older, I have found that the options are truly endless with what you can pair together…

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

A family favorite at many Memorial Day and 4th of July parties, this dessert is light, delicious, and extremely fast and easy to prepare. There really is no recipe. Use a store-bought angel food cake (tear into pieces), a large box (5.1 ounces) of cook and serve or instant vanilla pudding (prepared as directed with…

Carrot Cake for Breakfast (Yum)!

This vegan carrot “cake” can certainly stand in as a no added sugar dessert but I prefer to have it for breakfast. It’s filled with nutritious ingredients like whole-grain oat flour, raisins, dates and a healthy dose of beta-carotene rich carrots. The “frosting” is simply a blend of dates, cashews and a splash of vanilla….

Chocolate Date-Caramel Cups for Your Special Valentine

“These are delicious. They taste like a bourbon-laced caramel candy. What are they?”, my husband asked. He could not believe the gooey caramel-like filling was pureed dates. Sorry, no bourbon. These little chocolate cups remind me of Turtles, the chocolate, caramel, pecan candy. This is a fabulous recipe from Bon Appetit’s Healthyish. Melted bittersweet chocolate…

Turmeric Tea with Honey and Lemon

January is the perfect month to find a new, warm beverage to sip during those long, cold winter evenings. The after-dinner snack call (or should I say scream) from your pantry and fridge seems to get louder this time of year, making nighttime munchies more difficult to ignore. Sipping on a warm beverage can keep…

Pumpkin Pie Cake

This delicious dessert is exactly how the title describes it. Not quite a pie but not quite a cake. It’s very dense and very moist but with just enough texture to be closer to a cake than a pie. What I find to be quite amazing is that this dessert has NO added sugar. The…

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

If only you could quickly satisfy your craving for homemade cookies without having to take the time to individually scoop out the cookie dough on to the baking pan. Well, you can! This recipe from Eatingwell, allows you to bake one giant chocolate chip cookie in a skillet to serve up 12 wedges of chocolatey…

Pumpkin and Spice Cookies

The warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and molasses are essential in fall baking. These cookies are bursting with fall flavors and they’re soft and moist, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree, raisins, and heart-healthy vegetable oil. Baking with white whole-wheat flour results in a delicate cookie that is filled with the nutritional benefits…

Cinnamon-Spiced Butternut Squash Dessert Muffins

Butternut squash is one of my favorite autumn vegetables. It has a sweetness that is not overbearing and it is extremely versatile. You can add it to meals like soups and casseroles, but it’s also a great ingredient in baked goods! Swap out the pumpkin for butternut squash in most recipes, even pumpkin pie.  You…

Chocolate Cherry Haystacks

Craving something sweet and chocolatey? Look no further! We are closing out our cooking class series with a quick and easy no-bake treat! These Chocolate Cherry Haystacks from Ellie Krieger, RD, require just 3-ingredients and take a total of 20 min. Each yummy morsel is filled with fiber-rich shredded wheat and two anti-inflammatory powerhouses, dried…