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 similar 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…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

What could be better than combining my favorite cookie with creamy delicious cheesecake? Hence chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars! Because I was running low on chocolate chips, I used 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips, and while totally delicious, I think the white chocolate chips made the bars too sweet. So…

Garlic Bread Pizza with Crispy Chicken

This is a delicious quick weekday dinner when you have kids that need to be rushed around to various activities. So next time you’re at the grocery store buy a few frozen garlic bread loaves, a bag of frozen crispy chicken tenders, a jar of pizza sauce, and some shredded cheese and you’ll have everything…

The Most Amazing Cookies

My son made chocolate chip cookies at school last week and they used instant vanilla pudding in the batter. I didn’t even know that was a thing! He wanted to make a similar cookie with butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips. So here is our creation. FYI, they are amazing and very sweet. The pudding…

Strawberry Cupcakes

For his birthday, my son asked for cupcakes with strawberry filling and strawberry frosting. So here’s what I came up with. FYI they’re delicious! Ingredients 1 box butter yellow cake mix and whatever ingredients the mix needs and cupcake liners (you can make the cupcakes from scratch if you want but I find with kids it’s…

Thanksgiving Casserole

I love Thanksgiving! The mouthwatering smell of roasted turkey and stuffing and the sweet smell of cranberry sauce…yum. It seems crazy to me that we only savor this once a year. Think of this recipe like Thanksgiving in a casserole dish, without all the fuss…or the relatives. 😉 If you really wanted to go all out…

Mexican Lasagna

This can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the beef and using veggie crumbles. In this case I would cook the onion in some oil and then stir in crumbles and cook until heated through and then continue with the recipe. Or you could simply add in another can of beans. Ingredients 1 pound ground…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

These came about because I was tired of making banana bread, had three over ripe bananas, and we were out of cookies to pack for school lunches. These delicious bars solved all three problems! In the photo, you can see that I initially made them and sprinkled the nuts and chips on top. The result…

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

It has been a cold and rainy week here in NH and I thought we could all use some delicious warm chicken soup for dinner. You can use skinless/boneless chicken if you are in a hurry, but the bone-in chicken will make a more flavorful soup and I couldn’t find chicken thighs bone-in without skin….