Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cacao

Ingredients: 1/3 can organic pumpkin puree 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 T pumpkin pie spice 1/2 T ginger 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 C old fashioned oats 1 C flour 1/3 C oil 1 T maple syrup 1/2 C chocolate chips 1/4 C cacao (optional) 2 T hemp seed How to: In […]

Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

This sauce is very versatile and can easily be eaten as a soup. Ingredients: 1/2 can organic pumpkin puree 1 c vegetable stock 1/2 shallot finely diced 1 T salted butter 1/4 C milk or heavy cream 1/3 C shredded parmigiano cheese 1 T finely chopped parsley How to: In a medium sauce pan over […]

Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Bars

Ingredients: 3 apples peeled and chopped 1/4 C melted salted butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs For the Salted Caramel Bourbon Sauce: 1 T bourbon 1/4 C salted butter Dash of salt 1/3 C brown sugar How to: Make the caramel sauce by melting the butter in […]

Minestrone with heirloom vegetables and red quinoa

Ingredients: (serves 4-6) 3 Large Carrots, Chopped or sliced 1 head garlic (chopped or crushed) 3 Tomatoes diced and seeded 1 container vegetable stock 1 C water 2 large purple potatoes cut into small pieces 1/2 bunch baby kale 1 C red quinoa Olive Oil Rind of parmigiano cheese (don’t leave this out, it makes […]

Spicy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Made with heirloom carrots (although any carrots would work), the deep color of this cake complimented the dense texture and flavor. Ingredients: 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground allspice 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs ¾ cup firmly […]

Savory Dijon Ham and Gruyere Bread Pudding with Rosemary

Ingredients: 3 Eggs 1/2 C Shredded Gruyere  1/2 C Ham Steak chopped 1/2 C light cream or half and half 1 T bold dijon mustard 3 Sprigs Rosemary 4 C cubed day old bread How to: Prepare an oval baker with olive oil or 4 ramekins. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together mustard, eggs […]

Salted Caramel Candy Bar Cookies

They are crispy, salty, buttery and filled with little pockets of caramel and chocolate. Ingredients: 2 C flour 1 C softened salted butter 1 tsp baking soda 1 egg 1 1/2 C brown sugar 1 T milk 2 C chopped candy (Rolo’s and Snickers) Kosher Salt 1/2 C chopped peanuts How to: Combine the softened […]

Super Seed Cookies

Are these the most delicious looking cookies? I know they aren’t beautiful in the “typical” way. They aren’t oozing with chocolate or caramel but they are super crunchy, filled with seeds and plenty of them! After watching 3 episodes of my latest Netflix addiction, I got myself off the couch and decided to whip up […]

French Onion Chicken Noodle Soup

Try this as soon as you have a few hours at home in the kitchen and you will be so pleased with the outcome. One of the best soups for the winter! Ingredients: 1 container good quality chicken stock 1/3 Onion diced very small 3 Carrots, diced very small 3 Stalks Celery, diced very small […]

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

If you can’t find Honey Goat Cheese in your grocery store or gourmet market, try Trader Joes, they usually have some. Ingredients: 1 Butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks Herbed Olive Oil to coat the pan 3 oz Honey Goat Cheese Salt Pepper Balsamic Vinegar Honey How to: In a cast iron skillet, […]