3 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Pudding {Dairy Free, Vegan, No-Added Sugar, Gluten-Free}

Let me just get this out of the way. I didn’t call this a ‘vegan pudding’ even though it IS one because I didn’t want you to run away screaming. Vegan pudding doesn’t sound very appealing (at least to me) but this pudding is… well… it’s AMAZING. That’s what it is. Unreal. Silky smooth. Decadently [Read On]

Almond Crusted Challah Toast

My boy-town home is awesome. I adore raising five young men. I love being the wife of a man who is a guy’s guy. I have a retinue of admirers at the ready all the time. Most of the time, I should say. Okay,  I have lots of fans whenever I’m not making someone do [Read On]

Roasted Banana and Caramel Milkshake

What you are looking at is the current resident of the top of the list of things my sixteen year old wants for me to make for him when Lent is over. That boy has so much willpower it puts his daddy and I to shame. He gave up sweets for Easter. While I’ve been [Read On]

Honey Cardamom Poached Pears

This is a reprint of my March 6th column that ran in the Traverse City Record-Eagle because this recipe was too good not to share here. I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years. Food is how I show [Read On]

The Best Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers’ Reese’s Cream Pie

See that? THAT is HEALTH food. For your soul, that is. If youu’re seriously calcium deficient, then this should give you a nice boost by virtue of the loads of heavy cream in it. Oh! And there’s chocolate which has lycopene and is great for hypertension. So there’s that. Dangitall. Forget it. I’m just going [Read On]

Irish Slammer Magic Chocolate Cake {Guinness, Bailey’s, and Jameson Custard Cake}

Guinness has a weird effect on people. Most folks are pretty opinionated about it.  I’m firmly in the ‘love it’ camp but I know a lot of people who are -if not in the ‘hate it’ camp- decidedly lukewarm about it. Most of those in the ‘hate it’ and ‘meh’ camps, though, can at least [Read On]

Guinness Double Chocolate Malted Milkshake with Bailey’s Whipped Cream

Please allow me to introduce you to my new favourite milkshake: the Guinness Double Chocolate Malted Milkshake. “Wait!” you say, “Guinness? Like the beer? Beer milkshake?” Don’t even run away screaming. And please, even if you’re not a beer lover, stick with me for a minute. This is a more natural pairing than you might [Read On]

One Bite Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries

My husband tells me that when he was a little boy, he loved to ‘eat fancy’. Fancy for him was little foods: individual bites. He would arrange cherry tomatoes on a plate, sit down with his plate of fancy cherry tomatoes and a salt shaker, and take tiny, thoughtful bites that were dusted with salt [Read On]