Maple Orange Spiced Spiral Cut Ham

I fell in love with this glaze. I got the recipe from America’s Test Kitchen and haven’t changed a thing. The orange is such a wonderful flavor for ham. It was different but oh-so-complimentary. And the black pepper and cinnamon just take the glaze over the top. Another wonderful aspect to the recipe is 1/3…

Maple Honey Pecan Almond Granola

Happy new year! We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Colorado for Christmas visiting family and we miss the family presence, their conversation, and also the warmth of their home. They have so many cozy comfortable nooks to read or drink a cup of coffee or tea. I curled up as much as possible…

Garlicy Chicken Lentil Soup

Mmmmm this soup. Garlic abound, tons of flavor and just wonderful. It reminds me of what I’d order at a deli in New York. It warms your soul. You should make it. Oh, and it’s so cheap! Chicken thighs and lentils will not break the bank in the least. I didn’t modify it from skinny…

Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pine Nuts and Sage (Vegetarian)

Butternut squash is a lovely fall vegetable. This lasagne is vegetarian and most definitely not vegan. It is filled with lots of decadent dairy. Milk, butter, cheese. Mmmmm. Straightforward cheeses, pine nuts and a simple, delicate cream sauce are all that make up the dish but it comes out oh so comforting and warm. It…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Turbinado and Coconut Sugars)

I do adore chocolate chip cookies and have used this recipe for years. It’s still over the moon delicious, but I also wanted a healthier option. These are nuttier, complex and have so much yumminess going on. The slight crunch from the whole wheat flour is fabulous and the coconut sugar has a really wonderful…

Perfect Pear Coffee Cake (Made with Coconut Sugar)

I may never tire off fall dishes and fall spices. I do think my family has tired of pumpkin so they happily devoured this pear coffee cake. There is plenty of warm, flavorful pear to add moisture and depth to this dish and the crumb topping just makes everything a little bit better. Do let…

Spiced Apple Pie Yogurt (Paleo and vegan friendly)

This was a fun random hit with my little one. I got her applesauce out, added whole milk organic yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and a little maple syrup and she ate it all I about three minutes and asked for more. Great source of protein and vitamins. A really wonderful taste (to grown ups) too!…

Sausage-stuffed Zucchini Boats

We really really liked these bad boys. Zucchini is such an amazing vegetable with tomato sauce and cheese. We love so many different ways of combining them. These boats are so pretty and easy to devour. Recipe modified from skinny taste. Gather 1 1/4 cups marinara sauce 4 medium zucchini 1 tsp oil 1/2 small…

Happy Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

I still had a little pumpkin left in the fridge just asking to be used, so I decided to use most of it up on these pumpkin waffles. Yay vitamin A! I love waffles in general because they take a lot less watching than pancakes and are therefore more forgiving than pancakes. These turned out…