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PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I’m always on the lookout for recipes that call for over-ripe bananas and oats.  Somehow I seem to have an excess of both at all times!  These healthy chewy oatmeal bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction contain no flour, oil, or butter!  They are delicious and so satisfying.  The oats and peanut butter give these little … Continue reading

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

We had a cookie exchange with a very special group of ladies this past weekend!  We each brought our cookie plus a “pupu”, the Hawaiian way for saying appetizer 🙂   I went to Annie’s Eats for inspiration, as I always love her recipes!  This one did not disappoint.  I’ve always loved eating stuffed mushrooms, … Continue reading

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

We had a great, relaxing family weekend!  Birthday party, football games, church, and some shopping.  Also, this little guy decided to roll over!  At first I thought it was a fluke that he had turned onto his stomach, but then he did it again the next day…it’s so cute to watch him kicking his legs … Continue reading

Halloween Fun and Pumpkin Brownies!

Halloween Fun and Pumpkin Brownies!

Happy Halloween!!  In honor of sweet treats for Halloween, but also trying to keep things somewhat healthy, I decided to try out these pumpkin brownies using only 2 ingredients…well 3, if you count the Reese’s Pieces, which are an absolute must in my opinion! All you need is a box of brownie mix and a … Continue reading

Adventures in Cheesemaking – Homemade Mozzarella

Adventures in Cheesemaking – Homemade Mozzarella

Ever since I read Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I’ve been dying to make my own mozzarella.  The book chronicles the author’s move to a farm in Virginia with her family, and their attempt to make and grow their own foods, and buy local ingredients for everything else.  They farmed and ate what was in … Continue reading

Homemade Basil Salt

Homemade Basil Salt

I have so much basil in my garden.  This coming from a girl who killed pretty much every plant I ever touched!  My secret…The Grow Box.  It’s essentially a two piece box with water in the bottom compartment and soil/plants in the top.  The water gets wicked upwards by the soil and feeds the plants. … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is my new favorite banana bread recipe!  I know there are a ton of banana bread recipes out there, but this one is my tried and true favorite.  It’s a variation on my mother-in-law’s banana bread, which I’ve always adored.  It’s made a little healthier by the substitution of whole wheat flour for a … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

Fall is upon us!  Well, not technically in Hawaii…but a girl can dream 🙂  That nip in the air, trees changing colors, apple picking, steaming pumpkin lattes!  I love fall. My mom gave me this Belgian waffle maker when we moved to Hawaii.  She’s been collecting gadgets while I’ve been gone, but never uses them. … Continue reading

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

My brother asked me to add some vegan recipes to this blog, so you will probably see some of my experiments with making vegan main dishes soon.  In the meantime, here is a yummy vegan dessert for you, Shaun!  You’ve probably seen recipes on the internet for black bean brownies.  I’ve been a bit of … Continue reading