Cherry Pie

Wow! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end and Fall is just around the corner! Good-bye to those long summer days spent with my puppies outdoors. Along with a few of things I don’t like about summer – all those pesky insects (mosquitos, yellow jackets, and flies to name a few) people’s short, hot tempers, and steamy, sleepless

Kefir Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats

Today is National Dog Day! And in honor of our four-legged best friends, I’m sharing an easy recipe you can make in less than 5 minutes for your favorite fur-baby, these Kefir Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats. Just like people, dogs can get too many bacteria in their GI tracts. Although a dog’s stomach can tolerate a lot more

Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping

Are you excited as I am for this Monday? I’m excited for the total eclipse! And here you thought I liked Mondays. Ha! Yes, I’m probably your total science nerd. I love everything science because I find it so amazing! Kind of like baking. Baking is a science, similar to chemistry. You’re adding together different compounds (like chemistry) and creating something deliciously

4th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped Wine, Beer, & Food Fest

I have some exciting news for y’all today! If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw this post earlier this week about The Arc of Essex County’s Uncorked & Uncapped 4th Annual Wine, Beer, & Food Fest coming up on September 28, 2017. And if you don’t follow me on Facebook, what are you waiting for? Anyways, this is

Healthy & Easy Breakfast Ideas for Back-To-School 

I cannot stress the importance of eating a good breakfast. I know you’ve heard over the years that breakfast helps you perform better, but did you know it might also lower your chance for Type 2 Diabetes when you get older? Or that it might help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure? Yep, there’s actual scientific research that shows breakfast

Black and White Banana Bites

Trying to stay cool during this heatwave almost makes you forget that we are nearing the end of summer. Yes, school is just around the corner! This can be a happy moment for some of you! And maybe a not-so-happy moment for those who are already dreading the back-to-school shopping coming up in your near future. But let’s just not

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

If you live in the Midwest or South, you know it’s been hot! Actually, hot is an understatement. It’s been unbearably, inhumanely, HOT, HOT, HOT!!! I heard it got to 110F degrees in Kansas! Is anybody else, besides me, looking forward to the cooler days of Fall? I know we can’t just wish Fall here, so we have to do what

Apricot Peach Honey Granola Bars

I have finally made a nut-free, bake-free Granola bar! I got the idea for these after making my Homemade Cough Drops earlier this year. I noticed as I prepared the honey for my cough drops, it became thickened, almost like a caramel. Since then, I’ve had the idea of making granola bars using that same preparation method for the honey.

Kiwi Blueberry Popsicles

I love summertime with the warmth of the sunshine and longer days. On the other hand, I could do without the bugs, especially the mosquitoes and flies, and the sweltering heat. I’ve lived on both the west coast and the east coast and I have to say, humidity makes it hotter than it really is! I grew up in California