Super Bowl Recipe Wrap Up

Even if you don’t know the first thing about football there is a good chance you’re be at a Super Bowl party on the big day.  Whether you’re hosting the party or attending one here are some healthy and delicious recipes that are definite crowd pleasers!  Just click on each picture for the recipe. Appetizers   Layered Bean Dip (Vegan and Gluten Free)   Crunchy Onion Rings (Vegan)   Sweet Potato Beer Fries with Roasted...

 
Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce

One of my favorite holiday gifts to give out is homemade fudge.  Each year I make a couple batches of my famous Peanut Butter Fudge, pack them in pretty gift boxes and hand them out to friends and loved ones.  This year I wanted to stick with the fudge theme but keep it simple for those that don’t like peanut butter (Gasp!  I know.  Who doesn’t like PB?  Sadly, my son.).  This fudge is my family’s favorite ice cream topper....

 
Spiced Pumpkin Granola

Spiced Pumpkin Granola

I love granola.  One of my favorite snacks is our No Bake Blueberry Granola Bars.  I actually like to give these out as gifts throughout the year.  During the holidays though I like to make a more seasonal granola.  The smells that will waft out from your oven while this granola is cooking is divine.  As good as the smells are the taste is even better!  I like to place the granola in a decorative tins or even cellophane bags and give them...

 
Cinnamon Raisin Biscotti

Cinnamon Raisin Biscotti

Ah, biscotti!  The grown up version of dunking cookies in milk.  This is one of my favorite homemade gifts to give out during the holidays.  Traditionally biscotti is served with coffee but in my household it’s our favorite thing to dunk in our hot chocolate.  This recipe only makes 8-10 slices so if you’re like me and you sample a few pieces (you know, for quality assurance!), you might want to make a double batch! ~Sarah Ingredients...

 
Spicy Infusion Tea

Spicy Infusion Tea

I normally don’t drink flavored tea but around the holidays I love to make spiced tea. Take today for instance, I was out in the rain going in and out of a dozen different places running errands and when I got home all damp and cold the first thing I did was to brew up a hot cup of this delicious and aromatic spiced tea. The tea warmed me up and the aroma lifted my spirits.  What better gift can you give to someone than some happiness in a...

 
Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

I don’t know what it is about Christmas and popcorn but they seem to go together. How did the tradition of stringing popcorn on the tree start and why did we always make caramel popcorn balls and wrap them in green or red plastic wrap?  Whatever the reason I’m delighted to share this recipe with everyone to enjoy for themselves or to give as gifts to carry on the popcorn tradition. It’s so easy that everyone in the family can participate...

 
Thanksgiving Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Thanksgiving Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This will be the first Thanksgiving where I don’t have my traditional after Thanksgiving Toasted Turkey Sandwich.  Of course, after whipping up this fantastic cranberry vinaigrette that sandwich is a distant memory.  I’m loving the sweet and sour of this dressing and could pretty much drink it up with a straw.  This might be my favorite use of Thanksgiving leftovers yet! ~Sarah Ingredients for Thanksgiving Salad: 1 package (5 ounces)...

 
Squash Rings with Cranberry Stuffing

Squash Rings with Cranberry Stuffing

If you are like me you probably decorate your Thanksgiving table with a few pumpkins, squash or gourds. Maybe you just bought a few extra squash to be sure you had enough. Either way you win because this recipe is a fun and flavorful way to take that squash and a few other leftovers and combine them into a whole new creation that is fast and easy (something you will appreciate after all that shopping). Kristy Ingredients: 1 acorn, carnival or delicata...

 
Vegan Gravy

Vegan Gravy

Even before we switched to a plant based diet, Turkey was not the item I looked forward to most for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was ‘Mashed Potato Volcanoes’.  What?  You’ve never heard of them?  I don’t remember who in my family invented this little tradition but my cousin and I always had a little competition to see who could make the biggest volcano.  You start with a big ole’ spoonful of mashed potatoes and you...

 
Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

It’s been almost 3 months since my family switched to a plant based diet.  This will be our first Thanksgiving where we don’t sit down to stuff ourselves with turkey and more importantly - leftover turkey sandwiches.  I’ve always believed that with good, wholesome ingredients you can make incredible tasting food.  So even though we won’t be eating turkey this Thanksgiving I can honestly say that we won’t be...