Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal |

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.)Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they will truly … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes |

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Cookies Gluten-Free Recipe |

Have you ever had a healthy cookie?  Not always so good, right?Okay, perhaps it can be good if you're not comparing it to a "regular" cookie.When I make a cookie that's healthier than most, it means I'm adding in some nutrients, not removing all of the ingredients that make a cookie a cookie.  After all, a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake Recipe {Gluten Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake |

If you ever need to make a cake for someone who's gluten-free (or not), this is the one to make.  I promise, you'll be happy you did because everyone will be singing your praises.  (You know I toot my own horn when something is exceptional.)Here's the deal, I have a rule that a recipe I create can only appear on … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Double Roasted Granola Recipe


When we're talking about recipes, let's be honest, the word "pumpkin" doesn't really sound as delicious without the word "spiced" before or after it.In the culinary world, pumpkin is the heart of fall comfort foods.  After all, with its beautiful warm orange color, pumpkin can be rich, creamy and hearty.  Add a … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe |

If I'm creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it's typically this time of the year.That's because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars -- in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration.All of the chocolate bars get … [Read more...]

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups1 Recipe |

I know I've told you this a few times, but this recipe requires that I tell you again . . . food is an art medium.You can create art with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and yes, today -- plums.My idea was to create a simple, delicately flavored dessert that would look much like swirls of paint.Can you … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust |

I know, I know, it's a ridiculously long title -- I just like to let you know what you're getting into.  Beautiful, aromatic, scrumptious peaches were waiting for me at the front door.  They came in a pretty box with a lovely hand written card adorned with a watercolor of peaches.  You might have thought it was my … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe |

There's the best 10-year-old boy ever living in my house. (I'm not biased at all!)  He has Celiac Disease and is therefor gluten-free, so I continue to create as many super delicious gluten-free cookie recipes as possible.Whenever I make cookies, both my kids want to try them (go figure), and it's a huge bummer … [Read more...]

Kona Coffee Kahlúa Brownie Recipe


I've been pouring myself a cup of Mountain Thunder Kona coffee every morning since we returned home from Hawaii.  It's absolutely delicious.Though, I can't just drink it.  I also have to cook and bake with it, because after all, the flavor and fragrance of coffee can take both sweet and savory recipes to another … [Read more...]