July 4th: Whoopie Pies

  July 4th is a day of celebration.  And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than to make some Red, White and Blueberry Whoopie Pies? For me, Whoopie Pies remind me of my summers at camp in the back woods of Maine where Whoopies (or Moon Pies) are a celebrated beach treat. A few summers ago I first attempted to make Mom’s Whoopie Pie recipe I found in her archives.  It needed to be made entirely from scratch—from the cake-like exterior to the creamy interior (which used raw eggs).  And, while they didn’t look exactly as I had … [Read more...]

Father’s Day : No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie

  It’s hard to stomach using the oven when the outside temperatures are starting to rise. That’s why any recipe that contains the words “No Bake” in the title should be your go to dessert, especially if you're hosting a party.  After much success with my No Bake Chocolate Pie, I’ve now come to learn that No Bake is synonymous with No Hassles too! It’s important to take advantage of cherries since they have a very short growing season–summer is their peak.  With so many bountiful farm stands in my neighborhood, it isn't hard to pick a … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding

Let's celebrate spring with a nutritious chia pudding recipe that's ideal for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.  Lauren Kelly, ofLauren Kelly Nutrition Lauren Kelly Nutrition, is sharing her delicious recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding. Here's what she has to say: I know many people are trying to reduce dairy in their diets due to it being inflammatory in our bodies. Replacing regular milk with Almond Milk is a simple way to do this! I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk for most of my recipes, including my overnight … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Loaf

There’s an amazing Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Loaf at Starbuck's. It’s the perfect blend of rich chocolate and cinnamon with a crunch sugary topping. It’s just shy of amazing. Of course I went home and immediately tried to find a way I could recreate my new favorite sweet. Thanks to the speed and accuracy of the internet search, I was able to locate a similar recipe within mere seconds over at the Taste and Tell blog. And, lucky for me, I had all the ingredients on hand--- except for buttermilk (which can easily be found at any local … [Read more...]