Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

We finally got some rain in Southern California, woohoo! Albeit nowhere near enough to pull us out of this drought, at least Mother Nature is trying to help. Easy Peach Cobbler makes 6 servings, takes about 40 minutes Filling: 4 peaches, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract…

Recipe: Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Now that I’m all grown up (but not really), I’ve been trying to eat veggies more often. Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry makes 2 servings, takes 25 minutes 1/3 lb. chicken 2 T. flour 1/3 cup chicken broth 1 T. soy sauce (low-sodium) 1 T. brown sugar 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1 clove of garlic,…

Recipe: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m obsessed. It seems I’ve fallen into some sort of routine┬áthat I bake cookies more than anything else… Double Chocolate Chip Cookies makes 3 dozen cookies, takes about 45 minutes 1/2 cup butter, softened (*or margarine or coconut oil) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup applesauce 1…

Recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay so although I’ve been eating way healthier than usual, I still treat myself on occasion. These cookies were my guilty pleasure a few weeks back. It’s super important to treat yourself!! Sugar-holic for life. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies makes 2 dozen cookies, takes 45 minutes 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar…

Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars makes 8 pieces, takes 30 minutes 1/2 cup butter* 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 3 T. water 1/2 fresh lemon, squeezed *to make this vegan, use 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil and 1/3 cup applesauce!…

Recipe: Beer Brined Turkey Blanketed in Bacon

After doing lots of research, I decided to brine the turkey in Newcastle beer and cover the top with a blanket of bacon before throwing it into the heat. I also used lots of herbs, lemons, and vegetables in the brine. Here’s my fun twist on the delicious meal we eat around this time every…

Recipe: From Fruit to Dessert in Seconds

Strawberries and sugar go together like cheese and wine. What about cheese, strawberries, sugar AND wine? Ooooh la la. I really do love snack time. Here is how: Simply grab a basket of strawberries and individually dip each in cream cheese and brown sugar as you enjoy. BEST SNACK EVER. It’s like a five second…