Caesar Salad with Cheesy Garlic Restaurant Style Croutons

I used to love Caesar salads.  It’s been years now since I’ve had one.  A couple of weeks ago I got a craving for one and I just knew I had to recreate a healthy version for myself.  The key to an awesome Caesar salad is the dressing.  I’ve tasted a lot of Caesar dressings in my time and I gotta say - this is the best dressing EVER!  Instead of using the standard egg or parmesan cheese this recipe uses hemp seeds.  Hemp...

 

Creamy Potato Onion Soup

When my husband and I were coming off our 5 day juice detox we needed to make sure that we eased our way back into eating solid foods.  One of the things that is recommended is starting off with soups.  My husband is not a fan of broth based soups so I needed to come up with something creamy that he would enjoy. The potato often gets a bad rap but it’s really just a myth!  After all the potato is a vegetable and vegetables are good for...

 

Tropical Kiss

A warm night, soft breeze, the sun setting through the palm trees and the sound of gentle ocean waves breaking on the shore. Sound good? That’s what this drink reminds me of. The orange and red swirl through the glass like the sunset and a hint of coconut kisses your lips as you take your first sip. Even if you aren’t sitting and watching the sunset with your Valentine on a warm tropical night you can imagine it, can’t you? Kristy Ingredients: 1...

 

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love ice cream sandwiches?  Chocolate-y graham crackers filled with creamy vanilla ice cream that smooshes out the sides as you bite into all that yummy goodness. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to show someone how much you  love them. Kristy Ingredients: 16 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut into heart shapes before baking for a special Valentines effect) 1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream (or Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream...

 

Chocolate Graham Crackers

I don’t know why I never thought of making Chocolate Graham Crackers before, but now that I have I’m sure glad I did. Besides just being good to eat there are so many delectable possibilities I don’t know where to start. Wait, yes I do! Ice Cream Sandwiches. Kristy Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus a little to work into your dough when rolling out 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/3...

 

Stuffed Cinnamon Raisin Puffs

Have you ever heard of Mochi?  Don’t worry if you haven’t.  For years I passed it by at the grocery store never knowing or even seeing what it was.  Funny enough it was located right above where I would get my jar of pickles and yet it never caught my eye.  Then one day I saw a women grab a package of it and put it in her cart.  It was enough to spark my interest and when I finally took a look at what it was I was really surprised. Package...

 

Caramelized Banana Stuffed French Toast

My grandchildren Caleb and Keegan are my best Valentines. They fill my heart with joy and I am so grateful that I am able to be a part of their lives. This Valentine’s day I wanted to make a special treat for them and since breakfast is a favorite for both of them I made this ooey-gooey yummy french toast stuffed with caramelized bananas. This sweet treat goes beyond breakfast. It’s decadent enough to be served as a dessert too. If you...

 

Caramel Coated Rice Crispy Treats

One of my favorite things do to with the kids on each holiday is make a batch of Rice Crispy Treats and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.  For this Valentine’s Day I decided to go a little more decadent and created this delicious caramel flavored treat.  I think I might like these even better than the original!  Whether you cut them into fun shapes or go with the standard square they are a fantastic treat to share with your Valentine. ~Sarah Ingredients: 1/2...

 

Raw Strawberry Chocolate Mini Tarts

Chocolate covered strawberries are so last year!  This year try a strawberry chocolate tart instead.  For one,thing you don’t have to bake or ‘cook’ anything!  Plus, this is a raw dessert and I don’t know about you but raw always makes things sound so super healthy which means when you accidentally eat a whole mini tart by yourself cause you needed to test to make sure it tasted good that you won’t have to feel so...

 

Orange Julius

I’ve read that during the Superbowl 325.5 million gallons of beer will be consumed by 151.6 million viewers. If my math is correct that is almost 2 gallons of beer per viewer. That doesn’t take into account that some viewers (like me) don’t even drink beer. Unbelievable! For any other non- beer drinkers out there or for those under age viewers here is a healthy take on a favorite drink found at many shopping malls across the country....