Even though summer is fading into fall, we’re still going to be having some warm days for a while and this Fruit Sweet Tea is perfect when you want something refreshing to drink! It’s lightly sweet, and if you like your tea even sweeter, you can always add in some sugar or honey to taste. I prefer mine lightly sweet—this has just the right amount of sweetness for me! Continue reading
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I’m reviewing a new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway!
These Triple-Chip Chocolate Cookies are a chocolate-lover’s dream—just one of the many amazing recipes that you’ll find in the new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen (Hardcover, Grand Central Publishing). This cookbook is authored by well-known food blogger Maria Lichty, creator of the very popular Two Peas & Their Pod. She and her husband Josh started the blog after friends and family asked for the recipes that they used to cater their own wedding! Maria mentions in her introduction that being in the kitchen is “our happy place,” and you can tell that’s true by the delicious recipes in this cookbook! There’s a total of 115 recipes and lots of beautiful full-color photos. Continue reading
Pumpkin bread pudding just sounds like fall, doesn’t it? Especially if you bring in the flavor of maple syrup! I had made this dessert a few years ago, and thought it was okay, but I really wanted to see if I could improve upon it. I do like this new version so much better! It’s dense and moist, with lots of pumpkin and spice flavor. I really like this bread pudding with additional maple syrup drizzled over it, but you could also top it with caramel sauce or whipped cream. Continue reading
I’ve been seeing lots of fall recipes just about everywhere lately, and this Bean and Barley Soup is a great recipe for the summer-into-fall time of year and all winter long, for that matter! Not only does this soup have healthy beans and barley in it, it also has lots of veggies and it’s cooked in a veggie broth. So if you make it in the fall, you can use veggies from your garden or the Farmer’s Market. Or make it in the winter when it’s cold outside—there’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a winter day! Continue reading
If you like hummus, this is a great way to serve it as a casual meal! This Hummus Pizza uses your favorite store-bought or homemade hummus as the base, instead of tomato sauce, and is topped with lots of healthy goodies like cucumber slices, marinated artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cherry or grape tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese. These flavors are all great together and it’s kinda nice eating a pizza that’s good for you! Continue reading