Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Well it is that time of year for everything to be pumpkin spice. So if you love all things pumpkin this is the recipe for you. This is seriously the easiest and best pumpkin bread ever! It is moist and sweet with just the right amount of spice and chocolate. And you don’t need a…

Indian Lentil Stew

This is a wonderful vegetarian stew full of warm Indian spices that has become one of our family favorites. Feel free to change out the vegetables to whatever you may have in your fridge that you need to use up. Ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil 2 1/2 cups chopped onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 1…

Apple Banana Bread

Recently, we went apple picking and got a bit carried away which has resulted in an over abundance of apples. After making jam, apple pie filling, apple desserts, and just plain eating apples everyday, I still need to find ways to use these guys up! Today I also realized we had 3 very ripe bananas…

Non-Chicken Waldorf Salad

This is like chicken waldorf salad, except it uses chickpeas instead of chicken. As I was making it my husband was getting out a can of tuna and turning up his nose at the thought of replacing chicken with chickpeas. Then he tried a bite and that can of tuna went back in the pantry…

Chicken Noodle Soup in the crockpot

This chicken noodle soup is basically effortless and perfect for a fall weekday dinner. Just toss everything but the noodles in the crockpot in the morning, shred the chicken and add the noodles in the late afternoon and you have a hot hearty delicious dinner that your whole family will love! INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds…

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Here in NH the leaves are changing colors and the temperature is dropping and that means it’s time to start making things with pumpkin! These cookies are pillowy soft with a subtle pumpkin spice flavor and rolled in cinnamon sugar. A perfect snack for a crisp fall afternoon with a cup of apple cider. Ingredients…

Perfect Crusty Bread

I love freshly baked bread. Crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Bread is awesome. But baking bread can seem daunting. All the kneading and rising and damp cloths. Even yeast intimidates me. So I bought a bread machine. And frankly, it is pretty awesome. I add ingredients and…

Creamy Mac and (not) Cheese topped Sriracha Croutons

Ingredients: Sriracha bread cubes (croutons): 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chunky bread cubes 3 Tablespoons Sriracha sauce 1 Tablespoon unsweetened plain almond milk Cheesy non-cheese sauce: 1 Tablespoon plus 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 2 starchy potatoes, such as russets, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups) 3 carrots, cubed (about…

Penne with Broccoli in a Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

As you scroll through the ingredients here you might be wondering where the cream is. Surprise! this is a vegan recipe. The creaminess comes from the soaked cashews that you will blenderize. Fun fact: Cashews are actually the seeds of a cashew apple and the shell of a cashew contains a toxin┬ásimilar to urushiol in…

Vegan Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins

Ingredients 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup plain or vanilla unsweetened almond milk 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) chocolate chips if desired Directions Preheat oven…

Easy Granola

For some reason I always thought making my own granola seem daunting and something only hippy moms did. But it’s so EASY and it tastes amazing! Ingredients 5 cups old-fashioned oats (Not quick cooking oats!) 2 cups (10 ounces) raw almonds, coarsely chopped (I didn’t have enough almonds so I added some chopped hazelnuts and…

Fresh Summer Peach Crisp

Did you know you can pick fresh peaches in NH? I didn’t until last week! Sometimes there is just nothing better than a fresh juicy sweet peach on a hot summer day. And if you find you have extra peaches on hand, I suggest making this delicious peach crisp. Your family will thank you! To…