OK, I know we here in American just went through an eating fest and consumed more food than anyone has a right to in such a short period of time. And who needs another dessert right now? Well, in my opinion, there is always room for more dessert!
After all the pumpkin and pecans I was in the mood for something different, something a little lighter. But something still appropriate for fall. I was in the mood for caramel! Pots de Crème are so simple, with only 3 ingredients
It may seem like it is all about the big Turkey Day here in America – Thanksgiving. But if we have guests over the long holiday weekend, we need to feed them more just the one meal. Sure we can fashion the leftovers into respectable lunches and dinners but what about breakfast?
These simple gluten, grain, and dairy muffins are a healthy and delightful way to start the day and, fortunately for the cook, are a snap to make
Just because the lazy days of summer are gone and fall is here in all her glory is no reason, in my humble opinion, to stop eating ice cream!
Sweet potatoes and coconut milk make for a fabulous dairy free autumn ice cream. So simple to prepare, so delicious to eat!
And what goes better with sweet potatoes than marshmallow topping?
For those of you who read my blog regularly, you may know that I love Mexican food. It is my go-to comfort food, dining out food, celebration food, Wednesday night dinner food…you get the idea! So it stands to reason that I would be enamored with margaritas; after all what goes better with Mexican food that a margarita?
Contrary to popular opinion, I am not fussy about a lot of stuff but I am fussy about margaritas. No bottled margarita mix for me! Bottled mixes are way too sweet, packed with sugar, often corn syrup, and who knows what else. I like to use fresh juices, silver tequila and agave for a touch of sweetness. Since tequila and agave come from the same place; the agave plant, they seem to be perfect partners.
I have made margaritas in all sorts of flavors; classic lime, blood orange, pineapple, cucumber and mint, cucumber and jalapeno, pomegranate, watermelon, mixed citrus, the list goes on.
Life is all about choices and compromises. There are things we want to do and things we ought to do and often, they are not the same. So we must choose which direction to go or figure out how to bring the two closer together and come up with a compromise we can live with.
I want to eat gluten free cupcakes. I love cupcakes. Cupcakes make me happy. I ought to be eating less refined sugar. Unfortunately cupcakes are usually packed with refined sugar. But I want a cupcake!!! In fact I don’t just want a cupcake; I want an ooey gooey, salted caramel cupcake. Sadly, salted caramel cupcakes just may the ultimate sugar-packed cupcake. So what’s a gal to do?
Rather than make a decision one way or the other, I came up with
Delightful chocolate cupcakes free of refined sugar, low in fat but full of chocolatey, raspberry flavor. And a virtual baby shower for a friend!