Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

It’s my belief that anytime bananas reach this level of ripeness, they are automatically nominated for a banana bread baking sesh. AMIRIGHT? I have a plethora of banana bread recipes on this blog yet still felt compelled to create a new iteration of this classic favorite. Since it’s officially AUTUMN this week, I decided to jump on…

Berry Chocolate Pudding Tart

My Memorial Day weekend was filled with bags of clothing and furniture and box cutters. Everyone’s favorite kind of weekend activity : Moving! We didn’t move far but that doesn’t change the fact that we had to move ALL THE THINGS.  My poor 8 1/2 month pregnant body was definitely feeling the burn.  Fortunately, some…

Chocolate Orange Scones

If flavors could get married, I would stand up as a witness to the Chocolate and Orange nuptials. They’re such a classy pair, don’t you think!? One of my favorite resources for flavor pairing is The Flavor Thesaurus. It would make an amazing addition to any kitchen or a gift for the serious cooks in…

Carrot Cake with Maple Date Buttercream

If you look under the “sweets” tab in my recipe page, you won’t find too many decadent or overly indulgent treats. They tend to be easy and natural alternatives to cookies or brownies and raw desserts or fruit-sweetened bars; basically the kind of stuff you would expect from a gluten-free, dairy-free blog. These little cakes…

Maple Orange Almond Cake

  Your weekly dose of yummy, healthy treats is here! When I tasted this cake, the first words out of my mouth were “Oh My God.” It’s delicious and decadent and also incredible user-friendly. I have this thing for simple baking recipes. I don’t like having to be super exact or go out and buy a…

Basil Cream Meatloaf with Balsamic Drizzle

  Is there any possible way to take a good picture of meatloaf? I mean, even on a good day, it still just looks like a brick of smushed food matter. Pictures notwithstanding, this dish is actually really delicious. Using white meat to make meatloaf is a tricky proposition (even trickier than taking its picture) because…

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bars

This is the result of complete recipe improvisation. I was scanning an old bread recipe and didn’t have the necessary ingredients on hand, so I swapped here, added there. The result was pretty incredible. I’m so glad that it was for a client because my husband and I were ready to consume the entire pan….

Two-Bite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen involve making chocolate chip cookies from the Betty Crocker Recipe book. You know, the ones with Crisco shortening, butter, brown sugar AND regular sugar. I made them all the time; they were simple and didn’t require adult supervision. Plus, I could eat all the cookie dough I…

Coffee Almond Bites

I originally named these Almond Ecstasy because Almond Joy is already taken. And to be quite honest, these little guys produce some emotions that go a little bit beyond joy. I mean, they have COFFEE in them for heaven’s sake! These are a nice little treat for coffee time, snack time, movie time, post-workout time. Pretty much anytime….

Rosemary Pecan Cookies

Okay, so I know I’ve been attempting to limit the nut consumption recently, but it’s so dang HARD! One reason is these little pieces of amazing known as Rosemary Pecan Cookies. Good for breakfast, good with coffee, good for an afternoon snack, good for dessert. Just plain goodness. I was recently introduced to these by…