Baked Pumpkin Seeds

I never get rid of pumpkin seeds after making pumpkin puree or when carving a pumpkin. They are just so tasty when roasted. It makes a perfect snack. After collecting the seeds, clean the seeds thoroughly to remove the slimy coating and any leftover stringy innards. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix seeds with olive oil….

Baby Cereal Muffins

Transitioning my baby from purees to solids has been quite the adventure. Some days he likes baby cereal, other days he doesn’t. He’s currently in the mind set of “I want to feed myself” mode. So we’ve allowed him to explore more and more solids. One of the first solid foods I made was baby…

Cucumber Chips

Sometimes I buy cucumber in bulk and realize that I don’t eat them fast enough. One day I decided to dehydrate them and now my son loves to eat them for a snack. This is quick and easy snack and gives you a reason to buy bulk cucumbers again. You can flavor these chips with…

Chocolate Marshmallows and Pretzels

This mostly is a fun recipe that you can do when you just need something to do. For this recipe you need some marshmallows, chocolate chips, butter, sprinkles and pretzels. Melt some chocolate chips (1/4 cup) and a tablespoon of butter using a microwave. You can heat the chocolate up in 30 second intervals. Stir…

Eggnog Chia Pudding

This is a super easy pudding recipe that you can enjoy on your holiday. If you have some extra eggnog and Chia seeds then you are all set. This is best made the night before because you will need to let the Chia seeds soak in the egg nog. For 1 cup of liquid add…

Spiced Asian Pear

As I was searching for recipes to make with my Asian pears, I came across this recipe through my coworkers. Normally she would make spiced blueberries but suggested that I try this with some Asian pears. Well it was a hit with my family and goes great with so many dishes. Think of chutney. Slightly…

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is yet another chocolate chip recipe. Can you tell I really like them? I decided to try this butter less cookie since my sister was trying to avoid dairy. I also wanted to try to use up items in my pantry and I had some coconut oil that I never really used too often….

Pretzel Bites

I have always wanted to make bagels, and pretzels since I always found boiling the dough in alkaline water interesting. I love how it transforms the texture and taste of the dough. I tried boiling spaghetti in alkaline water in order to make spaghetti ramen and I thought it turned out really well. Try it…

Pear Oatmeal Cookies

If you are still trying to use up all your apple/pears from your garden and you need a recipe, these cookies make a great quick breakfast treat. It is really simple and can be whipped up in no time. You will need some pears. I used Asian pears since that’s what I have in my…

Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…