chewy oatmeal date bars {gluten free}


Whenever we visit The Good Earth restaurant I like to indulge by treating myself to one of their ooey gooey oatmeal date bars. They’re buttery, rich, slightly crunchy on the outside and they have a thick layer of sweet, date filling in the middle. My goal in creating this recipe was to duplicate the texture…

incredible lunch salad


I can’t believe I’m just getting around to blogging now. After midnight. Hmmmmm…. Well, I guess I’ll technically be sharing two posts with you today. Here’s a mouthwatering salad that is easy to put together and it’s so good for you. It was inspired by a bottle of Trader Joe’s Cranberry Walnut Gorgonzola salad dressing.…

avocado citrus ice cream


Gracie has dance tonight which means a mini date night for me and the hubby. I think I’d like to go have tea at Wisteria Twig, the little local tearoom, instead of walking around Menards like we did last week. Hee hee. Here’s a gorgeous, creamy ice cream recipe that only calls for 6 ingredients…

scenes from the past few weeks


We’ve been patiently anticipating warm weather, and slowly but surely it is bound to arrive. It just has to. In the mean time we’ve been pre-spring cleaning and relishing the comforts of the fireplace, and quilts, and hearty, warm foods like stews, casseroles and baked stuff. We’ve gone out on little weekend jaunts and enjoyed…

carnivor cabernet sauvignon {wine tasting notes}


BOLD, REFINED, SMOOTHNESS. “Just as Cabernet Sauvignon, the “King of Reds,” resides in the upper echelons of the wine world, the carnivore sits atop the food chain. Inspired by these two kings, we created Carnivor, a sophisticated wine whose bold, intense flavor is matched by a refined smoothness. #DEVOURLIFE AVAILABLE IN SELECT HIGH BROW AND…

spicy thai peanut chicken wrap


Here’s a healthy, spicy sandwich wrap that tastes great with roasted sweet potato wedges or a handful of Terra chips. If you make one wrap, and serve each half with a cup of soup, (this is a good one) then the wrap is sharable. for 2 whole sandwich wraps (4 halves) 2 Tablespoons peanut butter…