Corn Chowder is the perfect cozy, comforting transitional food from Summer to Fall. The bursting sweetness of fresh summer corn in combination with a creamy, rich broth thickened by a roux and spiced with warm spices of nutmeg, cumin and cayenne are a family favorite in our home. Although…with a picky eater in the house,…
Old Fashioned Corn Bread
Cornbread is the perfect transition into the cold season. Sweet, sunny and bright, reminding us of summer days. At the same time, cornbread is cozy and comforting to go along with a steamy bowl of chili or soup. Everyone must have a great cornbread recipe.
Nutritious School Snack Bars
In our house granola bars, fig bars, protein bars all fall under one name: Snack Bars. Ever since the boys started talking they affectionally referred to anything in bar “form” as a snack. Bars are such a great way to pack full of healthy additions like flax, omegas, and protein.
Summer Strawberry Topping
Strawberries are one of those foods that just breathe summer. Whether you prefer them fresh, or preserved, its important to retain that refreshing flavor. Strawberries may seem very plain and ordinary but underneath that juicy goodness is a healthy dose of antioxidants and folic acid. This versatile recipe can easily be used for other berries…
European Crepes aka Blinchiki (GF version also)
The whole house gets filled with a warm sweet-bread-like aroma as fresh crepes are cooked, thin round sheets of goodness slathered with butter. Crepes are heavenly just with a healthy brushing of butter but the most simplest way we enjoyed them growing up was folded into triangles and dipped into homemade jam or preserves.
Quick Potato and Chicken Dauphinoise
Quick, creamy, and fulfilling is a good description of this great one pan dish! We first tried a version of this recipe done by Jamie Oliver and it has been a favorite ever since.
Tres Leches Hot Chocolate (Mayan)
Who doesn’t love a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold day? We do! Over the years we perfected our hot chocolate recipe to be exactly what we wanted; a rich, chocolatey but not too sweet, hot beverage. Most of the packaged varieties just did not have the deep chocolate flavor and were overpowered…
Creamy Pumpkin Rice Pudding (Kasha)
One of my favorite fall flavors from my childhood is pumpkin kasha, as we called it. Back then it was a very basic recipe consisting of a large pumpkin, rice, and milk.
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
The simplest way to make your own pumpkin puree only requires one tough cut in half, then the hard work is done. No peeling and chopping necessary.
Summer Corn Salad
Sweet, juicy, bursting with the flavors of summer, this salad is all of the above and more! The inspiration for this salad came from a trip to our local Trader Joe’s where they were sampling a salad with a similar base.