Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Bars (Healthy, gluten-free and vegan)

It’s that time of year when everything is coming up pumpkin!  I couldn’t resist trying out this recipe from Jamie Vespa over at Dishing Out Health.  I only slightly modified it by adding some millet flour to give it more substance and also a little more leavening.  I had an overflow of winter squash and … Read more

Apple Almond Baked Oatmeal

Hello Friends!  Hope this finds you well.  This month I will be sending you recipes that use pantry staples that you may already have, and also allow multiple substitutions in case you don’t.  I chose this recipe because it is kind of comfort food, can be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a dessert, freezes … Read more

Apple Carrot Oat Muffins – Gluten-free

Wow!  October has sure gotten away from me!  Between my husband, my Dad and my g-son, I’ve been a bit of a care-giver and been barely able to keep up wth cooking meals let alone testing recipes and photographing them!  And I had such great plans! Well, today, I am showing you one way you … Read more

No-Bake Energy Snacks (gluten-free)

And along comes fall!  We are actually having some fall-like weather here in southern Arizona so the whole back-to-school vibe is going on!  We are entering the season when Tucson shines!  Cooler, but still warm… Sunny skies, but not blazing!  Time to get outdoors and get back into shape!  I’m commiting to a better workout … Read more

Salt, to Taste… and Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles is easy

Are you confused by the salt to taste, or season to taste, recommendations in recipes? What exactly does that mean? And what if I don’t like much salt and you do?  How do I know what , “to taste” tastes like? If you are like me, I always ignored these recommendations until I learned a … Read more

Salsas and Guacamole!

Here in Tucson, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) in true Mexican style, even though the holiday seems to be an American creation!  There are parties and restaurants have specials and basically, it is an excuse for indulging in Margaritas and Mexican food and all the fun, festive things that brings.  Bright … Read more