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 Pumpkin Bread

Confession: I’ve got a thing for pumpkin. As soon as the cooler weather starts rolling in, nothing sounds better than warm, freshly baked pumpkin bread.  And though this pumpkin bread is gluten, dairy, sugar and grain free, it’s loaded with flavor and goodness.  Paleo (grain free) ingredients are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory and wont irritate [...]

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. [...]

Boo! Healthy Carrot Cupcakes

My first son’s birthday is two days before Halloween. Late October in our home is a parade of family, friends, and festivities. I’ve made this carrot cake every year for the past six and it's evolved along with me: getting  healthier each year. The original carrot cake recipe was from a friend who was a [...]