Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Recipes

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan)

It's August, which means "birthday month" for us because so many in our family are born in August. For a birthday tradition, I always make my husband his favorite dessert: carrot cake. Carrots, nuts, spices, and raisins in a moist cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting - This recipe is fantastic! It's a… Continue reading Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan)

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Beans and Vegetables · Main dishes · Recipes

Black Bean Cauliflower Enchiladas

The kids are back in school this week! What a perfect time for enchiladas! I think I could eat tacos, burritos and enchiladas every week, or maybe every day for that matter. So many of the recipes that catch my eye involve a tortilla, beans, and guacamole. A platter of these Black Bean Cauliflower Enchiladas… Continue reading Black Bean Cauliflower Enchiladas

Cakes and Cupcakes · Cocktails · Recipe Roundup · Recipes · Sides and Salads

Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

Late summer is a beautiful time in California, so we took advantage of the last week of summer vacation and traveled north. The days are still warm with cooler nights, the grapes are almost ready for crush, and the pears are ready for picking. And, just a few more weeks until the official start of… Continue reading Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

Breakfasts · Granola and Grains · Muffins and Breads · Recipe Roundup · Recipes · Sides and Salads

Avocado Toast – 5 Fast, Delicious Recipes

I hope you are ready for some of the easiest recipes ever... Avocado toast has become one of  my favorite foods - for breakfast, lunch, snack or even a light dinner side. And apparently, I'm not alone - According to this article in Time Magazine, American's are spending nearly $900,000 per month on this trendy… Continue reading Avocado Toast – 5 Fast, Delicious Recipes

Beverages · Recipes · Smoothies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This is so good! I can't wait to share this favorite recipe with you. Fair warning, Everyone - You could find yourself craving this smoothie for many days in a row after trying it! Be sure to freeze extra bananas for second helpings. I think you'll agree that this smoothie is so rich, creamy, and… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Breakfasts · Pancakes and Waffles · Recipes

Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles

Are you looking for a simple nutritious boost at breakfast, or another way to incorporate the abundance of zucchini from your summer garden? I think you're going to love this recipe for Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles! I started adding shredded zucchini to our pancake batter when my children were toddlers because I wanted another way to help… Continue reading Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles