Recipes 2020-04-19T18:37:23+00:00
1208, 2022

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

By | August 12th, 2022|Categories: Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meal, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based/Vegan I’m often asked what I eat for meals throughout the day, and this is the most common breakfast item that hits my belly on a regular basis. It’s a fantastic on-the-go item that I love sticking in my kids’ lunchboxes, and also my favorite pre-workout meal when I’m training for triathlons.  […]

2207, 2022

Peach Cobbler

By | July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Quick and Easy, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan It’s not very often that my non-foodie husband gets excited about food, but this is one of those rare occasions that I see his eyes light up with excitement of the pure mention of this dish. Summer is here, which means peaches are everywhere. Am I the only one who constantly sings the song “Peaches” by the Presidents of the USA from the nineties? Millions of peaches, peaches for me. […]

1507, 2022

Buckeye Brownies

By | July 15th, 2022|Categories: Desserts, Freezer Meal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan The first time I made Buckeyes, I was hooked. My family has always been a bunch of peanut-butter-loving-fanatics, so these little homemade goodies quickly skyrocketed to the top of the list of favorite sweet treats. However; I’m also a sucker for brownies. […]

306, 2022

Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese

By | June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Dairy-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Side Dishes, Vegan|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based/Vegan I have a confession to make… I am a mac ‘n cheese addict. So, when I had to switch over to a plant-based diet for health issues, I had to figure out how to get my mac ‘n cheese fix without buying the frozen prepared nonsense at the store. I’ve never been very impressed with the ones I have tried, so it was time to make it myself. […]

605, 2022

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

By | May 6th, 2022|Categories: Cupcakes, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan Recently, I was asked to make some Gluten-Free Vegan Cupcakes for a child’s birthday party after one of my unsuspecting victims tried my Carrot Cupcakes. These days I tend to shy away from making traditional desserts if I can, but was happy to oblige in contributing a healthier option. While talking to the mom about cupcakes, she asked if I could also make “something chocolate.” I believe that is a possibility. […]

2904, 2022

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

By | April 29th, 2022|Categories: Cookies, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Freezer Meal, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Quick and Easy, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based/Vegan While I was sitting on the couch enjoying my coffee on a Sunday morning, I looked over at the kitchen and spotted them. There they were, bananas that were browning. My husband saw me staring, and asked what I was thinking about. “Those bananas are getting brown! I can making Banana Oatmeal Cookies with them today!!” I exclaimed. He chuckled, and said, “You get wayyyy too excited about food.” I disagree. […]

2204, 2022

White Bean Chili

By | April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Dairy-Free, Freezer Meal, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Soups, Taco Tuesday!, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan/Vegetarian/Plant-Based A friend of mine reached out and asked me if I had a good white chili recipe, and it dawned on me that I had never made it. How is this possible?? Well, it is. I’m glad the fire was lit under my booty with this idea, because this quickly came one of my favorite go-to soups to eat that is packed with fiber, veggies, and nutrients. Hmm, is this another recipe where I can hide some pureed cauliflower to unsuspecting victims? Why yes…yes it is. […]

1204, 2022

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes

By | April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cupcakes, Desserts, Freezer Meal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan With Easter quickly approaching, it’s time to make the Easter Bunny’s favorite cupcakes. What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite cupcakes? Carrot, of course. I should start a joke book. Just kidding, it would be terrible. […]

804, 2022

Lemon Bars

By | April 8th, 2022|Categories: Desserts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Well, I’ve been looking for recipes lately that are different from what usually come out of my kitchen.  As I was flipping through a recipe book at the dinner table, I came across a recipe for lemon bars.  I looked at my husband and asked, “Do you like lemon bars?” and he replied, “I don’t think I’ve ever had them, but I do like lemon flavored stuff, so I probably would like them.”  I nodded.  He’s almost always open to trying something new, especially with food.  After doing some research on different recipes for lemon bars, I combined what other people had recommended and suggested for making the recipes even better, and got to work. […]

2503, 2022

Baked Oatmeal

By | March 25th, 2022|Categories: Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Quick and Easy, Vegan|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based/Vegan While looking for new recipes to play with, this one popped up. Since I’m always up for a healthy breakfast recipe, it seemed like a no-brainer to give this one a shot. Honestly though, that’s my rationalization for almost EVERY recipe I come across. It’s a no-brainer, right? Of course it is. I HAVE to try it. […]

1803, 2022

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

By | March 18th, 2022|Categories: Dairy-Free, Desserts, Freezer Meal, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan/Plant-Based If you’re looking for a way to squeeze more fiber into your family’s diet without them knowing, I’ve got you covered. Over the years, I have heard people talk about brownies made with black beans, but I always cringed at the thought. They can’t possibly taste like fudgy brownies though, right? WRONG. […]

1103, 2022

St. Patty’s Day Cocktails

By | March 11th, 2022|Categories: Beverages|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Since I’m a huge fan of any type of recipes related to holidays, it only makes sense that I got abnormally excited to make these three cocktails when the month of March hit. Irish Cream liquor is so much more versatile than I ever imagined, and I have been throwing it in many recipes whenever given the opportunity. Well, here’s another opportunity knocking. […]

403, 2022

Boston Creme Cheesecake Tarts

By | March 4th, 2022|Categories: Cheesecake, Desserts, Freezer Meal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When it comes to New York style cheesecakes, these little cupcake size guys are more addictive than I’d like to admit. Boston Creme is pretty simple, with a classic vanilla cheesecake topped with vanilla custard and chocolate ganache. […]

2502, 2022

Penne alla Vodka

By | February 25th, 2022|Categories: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Side Dishes, Vegan|0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan/Mediterranean Check out my YouTube Channel! While I was trolling through YouTube watching cooking videos, I came across this recipe on Anne’s Family Recipe channel. She made the traditional sauce that has dairy and gluten, but I realized quickly this was something I could easily replace these ingredients so my gut wouldn’t sucker punch me…in the gut.  […]

1802, 2022

M&M Brownies

By | February 18th, 2022|Categories: Desserts, Freezer Meal, Quick and Easy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Check out my YouTube Channel! One of the things I love experimenting with is using different types of mixes in homemade recipes. They’re partially from scratch since they’re homemade, right?? You’d really be amazed at how easy it is to improvise and use mixes, and this particular recipes is one of the most popular flavors that I make for people.  […]

1102, 2022

Mocha Bulletproof Coffee

By | February 11th, 2022|Categories: Beverages, Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Keto, Low-Carb|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Low-Carb/Keto Check out my YouTube Channel! These days, chewing is overrated. Nobody has time for it. Well, if you love coffee, hate chewing, and are looking for a meal replacement for breakfast, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve heard of Bulletproof Coffee being a fantastic meal replacement that really fuels your brain and body with energy, but I had NO idea how accurate that statement was until I tried it myself. […]

402, 2022

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

By | February 4th, 2022|Categories: Chicken, Freezer Meal, Soups|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Check out my YouTube Channel! Chicken Pot Pie is one of those comfort foods that many people can’t seem to get enough of…including me. Since soup season is here, this is one of my favorite recipes to serve in a soup bowl with a soup spoon. My husband makes fun of me because I’m very particular about eating SOUP with a SOUP SPOON in a SOUP BOWL. I can’t help it, and there is no shame. […]

2801, 2022

Loaded Nachos

By | January 28th, 2022|Categories: Appetizers, Beef and Pork, Quick and Easy, Taco Tuesday!|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Click HERE to watch the video of this recipe on my YouTube Channel! When it comes to nachos, I like for mine to be like my party guests; loaded. I’m kidding…or am I? It seems like any time I get nachos that claim to be “loaded” are quite lacking on the loaded part. Maybe I’m just picky. […]

2101, 2022

Breakfast Scramble

By | January 21st, 2022|Categories: Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole 30|0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Paleo/Keto/Whole30 Check out my YouTube Channel! It can be overwhelming when trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast that won’t have you reaching for a muffin two hours later. This breakfast scramble is packed with protein, veggies, and healthy fats to keep your brain and body moving to keep you satisfied until it’s time for lunch. […]

1401, 2022

Jumbo Piggies with Honey Mustard

By | January 14th, 2022|Categories: Appetizers, Beef and Pork, Quick and Easy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Click HERE to watch the video of this recipe on my YouTube Channel! Pigs ‘n a Blanket are one of my all time favorite appetizers. I mean, who doesn’t naturally gravitate toward these cute little weenies wrapped in dough?? My bestie and I had to be watched as teenagers whenever these were served at any parties. At first, we would work together hoarding them onto our plates. Next thing you know, I’m stealing some off her plate because I finished mine and then she’d stab me with her fork. That is true friendship. […]

401, 2022

Fruit Crumble

By | January 4th, 2022|Categories: Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Comfort Food|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Plant-Based Check out my YouTube Channel! Sometimes it’s hard to find healthy breakfast options that don’t taste like you’re grazing fresh grass, especially if you like something a little on the sweeter side. This is one of my favorite ways to start the day, especially since it’s packed with all kinds of nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats that hold me over for a few hours. Between my 6 year old son, my parents, and me, a batch of this gets polished off within a matter of days.  […]

2312, 2021

Best Ever Waffles with Strawberry Maple Syrup

By | December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Breakfast, Freezer Meal|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Gluten-Free Option Check out my YouTube Channel! If you raise an eyebrow at the title of this entry, you’re not the first…because I did too when I was searching for good waffle recipes to experiment with.   […]

1612, 2021

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

By | December 16th, 2021|Categories: Breakfast, Freezer Meal, Side Dishes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Check out my YouTube Channel! I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with cheddar biscuits. Whenever our family went to Red Lobster for dinner back in the good ole days when I didn’t have to pay for my own food, I wolfed these biscuits down like I hadn’t eaten in three weeks. Let’s be honest though, that’s not a surprise considering I was a food-obsessed teenager with the metabolism of a tri-athlete. Those days are gone, and I’m limited to the amount of biscuits I can eat. […]

912, 2021

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

By | December 9th, 2021|Categories: Cheesecake|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Check out my YouTube Channel! I’ve heard of Dulce de Leche a million times, but never actually used it in a recipe until now. When I was looking at different ideas for cheesecakes, this one popped up. My husband asked, “What is Dulce de Leche?” His question made me realize that I didn’t know exactly what it was, so off to Doctor Google I went. […]