Paleo Sea Salt & Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bites

 I am all about quick and easy desserts! The faster they're done, the sooner I can enjoy them. Reese's peanut butter cups used to be a favorite of mine.  After ditching sugar, I've been determined to create a treat as equally appealing as those dangerous crinkly-edged discs. After some tweaking and testing, I’m happy to [...]

Paleo Peppermint Patties

Peppermint reminds me of the holidays. The taste. The smell.  Peppermint patties have been a long time favorite of mine. Since giving up sugar, I've been determined to make a healthier, sugar free version. I'm thrilled with the finished product. Much better than a York! Conventional peppermint patties contain corn syrup, sugar and artificial flavors. I've [...]

Budino Reinvented

When Blackbird Kitchen opened in my hometown in 2009, they introduced many of their fans to budino, the Italian, totally decadent dessert. It’s a knock-your-socks-off custard made with cream, eggs, sugar, and chocolate that’s cooked, chilled, then served with olive oil and sea salt on top. Its consistency is closer to fudge than regular custard. [...]

Zucchini Lasanga: A Healthy, Hearty Triumph

After a gorgeous summer and an extended, lovely fall, winter is upon us. By now folks have harvested their gardens and “put up” their bounty in cans, root cellars, or freezers. The snow is accumulating, we’re getting our winter gear together, our tummies are craving hearty dishes. Winter is here. To celebrate the shift of seasons, [...]