‘The Drunken Botanist’: The plants we love to drink

In this week’s guest post we have an excellent guide to plants that make the world’s best drinks followed by a couple of recipe’s to boot. Food Writer, Laura Brehaut of Postmedia News, originally published this libation piece on Canada.com (May 31, 2013); however, she has graciously allowed reprint here with her creative commons copyright designation. I hope you […]

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Official Royal Anzac Biscuit Recipe

I knew ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day was coming up and since I’ve never had Anzac Biscuits, I couldn’t resist giving THE royal recipe a go. If this ANZAC Biscuit version was good enough for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Prince William & Harry then they are certainly good enough for me. People Magazine ran […]

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Low Carb Almond Cookies

Recently, I tripped across this gorgeous food photo over at Food Foto Gallery and was quite enamored with the simplicity of the recipe that could easily be made low carb. Almond Cookies for Passover are probably not officially Passover approved with my modification of the low carb sugar substitute; however, one could easily just use […]

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Low Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are crazy good and perfect on a low carb diet. Great for diabetics or anyone not wanting to overindulge in processed carbs. Honestly, I’ve been making these for months and only recently realized that I never put them on the blog. Today, that changes. PrintLow Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Ingredients1-1/2 cups […]

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Moravian Sugar Cake

Happy National Coffee Cake Day! I recently learned about Moravian Sugar Cake and started searching online for a recipe to try. After an extensive search, I saw this recipe on a fellow foodie”s site (Online Pastry Chef) and I knew that it was the one I needed to try. According to Cooks Country, Moravian Sugar […]

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Crab Rangoon Dip

A few months ago, I saw this recipe for Crab Rangoon Dip on a fellow foodie’s site (Kitchen Riffs) and I knew that I just had to try it. I served mine with baked wontons that I made from wonton wrappers and topped with fresh chives. Snag the recipe over at John’s site and fall in love, […]

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Caramel Cake

Happy National Caramel Day! April 5th is a fun day around our house. Not only is it national caramel day but it’s also my birthday so it’s the perfect occasion for a caramel cake. I chose to make the Easy Caramel Cake from America’s Test Kitchen. Trust me … It did not disappoint. Next time […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise with Grapeseed Oil

I’m probably a little late to the mayonnaise-making craze but I only recently discovered how simple and tasty this is to make at home. Who knew? Julia Child’s Mayonnaise Recipe is a classic and one of the types of recipes that just sounded too fussy for me to even give it a go; however, I […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

I’ve never really been much into beer but I have heard that Guinness pairs well with chocolate so I thought I’d give it a go. I have to say that I really liked this cake as it was so different from the types of things that I usually make; however, the hubs was less than […]

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Baked Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes & Kale)

The St. Patrick’s Day theme continues with my delectable version of Irish Colcannon. Colcannon is traditionally made with mashed potatoes and cabbage but I decided to try curly kale which turned out fabulous. Being a diabetic, I usually eat pretty low carb and I rarely eat potatoes so I’m always looking for a reason to […]

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve got Irish food on the brain. Not only do I love March and spring but green is my favorite color so I always look forward to this time of year. I also look forward to classic, easy, no fuss recipes and Irish Soda Bread completely fits the bill. […]

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Bake Your Bacon

I eat a vegetarian diet most of the time but it’s pretty hard to say no to bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? When I do get the hankering for some bacon, I like to go for the best and for me that’s Organic Sunday Bacon by Applegate Farms. I like their’s because it’s uncured, […]

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Whole Wheat Roasted Banana Bread

Happy National Banana Bread Day! As much as I love banana bread, I really don’t make it that often. Bananas are high in carbs and it’s a pretty ubiquitous snack that can be found on almost any street corner. However, I tripped across this recipe with whole roasted bananas and I just had to give […]

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Popcorn Trail Mix

Oh my gosh – It’s National Popcorn Day and I almost didn’t get my post up! Here in California, it’s a pretty big day with the San Francisco 49’ers playing in the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks. The hubs and I were in front of the tube watching the game play out when […]

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Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

When I was walking through the produce section, this morning, I saw these brown tomatoes called Kumato. Honestly, I’d never heard of brown tomatoes before or Kumato’s so I just had to buy some to see what all the fuss was about. The package said simply unique BROWN tomato so I had no idea what […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts (Lower Carb)

Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day & January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day so I thought I would have a little fun and combine the two. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to counting carbs and tweaking recipes until the cows come home. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a low carb blondie […]

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Citrus Scented Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my favorite things to bake and eat, so when I saw that National Shortbread Day was coming around I knew that I had to get in the kitchen and get busy. Shortbread origins go back for centuries and the basic recipe is only butter, flour and sugar in a pretty specific […]

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Hoppin John Soup and Corn Bread

Hoppin’ John is a southern tradition for New Years Day eats and we usually try to have some in our house every year, for good luck. Sometimes we have it pretty traditionally with rice, sometimes over cornbread and sometimes as soup. This year, we went the soup route and it turned out fabulous. I usually […]

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Cranberry Coconut Jumbles (made two ways)

I saw this recipe on The Salt and I was immediately intrigued. Cranberry & coconut together? Sounded awful but I couldn’t get them out of my mind. I just had to make them so that I could see just how bad they would be (weird, I know). The flavor combo was so odd sounding to me […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Zingerman’s Copycat)

Have you every heard of (or had) a Zingerman’s Sourcream Coffeecake? This legendary coffee cake is one of their best selling products and has been a holiday tradition in our house for many years, always having one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. It’s also a popular gift that I’ve given many times and my […]

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