Category: Recipes

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August 2, 2017 / / Recipes

Vegetables are not the most loved part of a meal in our household. Eating them more because we ‘should’ rather than because we actually like them, they’ve often taken the back burner when planning what to have for dinner. More often than not, instead of having a veggie as a side, I find myself sneaking them into a soup, casserole, or whatever else I am making just to get a serving of greens into our day.

Read More Baked Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

July 29, 2017 / / Recipes

Cheesecakes have always been one of those desserts that I’ve loved from the time I was a child. I remember going to my grandma’s house, and she would often have one ready to go for dessert after we’d all eaten dinner. As I grew up, one of the first desserts that I made on my own was a cheesecake from a recipe book that I’d found. I’d make two or three variations for family cookouts, and they always went over very well.

Read More Double Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

January 7, 2017 / / Recipes

I’ll be the first to admit that the first time I heard of Black Bean Brownies, my first thought was “Ewww, why would you do that to a perfectly good brownie?” I mean, black beans sound like something meant for soup or stuffed inside of a Chipotle burrito.

A couple of years ago, I decided to try a vegan diet for awhile and found myself limited on food options and recipes. My sweet tooth was calling out for something to satisfy it, and I stumbled across a recipe for Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie. After reading the comments and reviews, 99 percent of which were raving about them, I decided that the worst that could happen was that I would bake them and throw them out if they were not edible. I had all of the ingredients on hand, so I began mixing up the ingredients and popped the concoction in the oven.

Read More Sweet and Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

December 31, 2016 / / Recipes

New Years Eve is upon us, and with it will come thousands, if not millions, of parties. There are two celebrations happening tonight because tonight is also the Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson…because let’s face it…this is the only game today that truly matters! (Go Bucks!)

Read More Easy, Cheesy New Years Eve Dip

July 24, 2016 / / Recipes

Normally breakfasts around here are something simple…a bowl of cereal, a bagel popped into the toaster, or a yogurt with some granola sprinkled on top.

Today, we were in the mood for something that we haven’t had in awhile. Nutella Banana Crepes. We were first introduced to these when we went to San Francisco almost six years ago. There was a little cafe about a mile from where we were staying that we happened to stumble across our first morning there. The cafe was by the bay overlooking the water with a breathtaking view.

After looking at the menu, we decided that these crepes sounded too good to pass up. When we got them, they tasted even better than they sounded; a light wrap with warm, gooey Nutella and bananas, encased into a bundle of awesomeness.  Read More Nutella Banana Crepes

July 7, 2016 / / Recipes

It’s been awhile since I’ve made my last dessert and figured it was time for me to put the kitchen to use and test a new recipe once more.

With cherries in season…and on sale, I thought what better than to pick up a bag of fresh cherries and see what kind of recipe I could find to use them with. The downfall to fresh cherries is picking out the seeds. However this didn’t take as much time as you would think and the end product is so much better than what you would get from sugared up canned, preserved cherries from the baking isle.

Read More Cherry Crumble on a Hot Summer Night