Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe -

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely -- warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents' beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect -- except for one thing . . .Circumstances were … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) |

What's the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don't like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   I … [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-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...]

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...]

Lemon-Lavender Frozen Custard Recipe

Lemon-Lavender Frozen Custard Recipe |

This has to be one of the smoothest, creamiest, most lovely and delicious frozen desserts on the planet.  Just sayin'.  (Although, it's possible it's tied with this Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato.  Possible.) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green {Gluten-Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green

I'm really happy to announce that today I had my third recipe published on Mind Body Green!It just happens to be my favorite gluten-free creation of all time.  And that's all I'm going to say.  Journey over to Mind Body Green to read all about it, and get the recipehere. … [Read more...]