one ingredient magic banana ice cream


This is such an awesome recipe! I couldn’t believe how creamy it turned out. It tastes just like real ice cream. This really works, folks. One ingredient. I kid you not. serves 4 to 6 6 large, ripe bananas Cut bananas into small pieces and place them on plates in one layer. Place the plates…

italian crock pot roast


Yesterday I pretty much just took the day off. My daughter Andrea visited and brought the grand girls with her. We hung out, had tea, made THIS for lunch, chatted, cut recipes out of old magazines while the the girls colored, and watched 5 Maurice Sendak books on DVD (including In the Night Kitchen and…

apple cinnamon vanilla bread pudding {crock pot recipe}


I spent the whole day doing some much needed spring cleaning. Now I just want to relax and watch something on Netflix. But, before I do, I need to share this recipe with you. This makes the whole house smell like apples and cinnamon while it slow cooks in your Crock Pot. The best aromatherapy…

strawberry banana malt smoothie


I’m an ice cream lover. I don’t know many people who aren’t, come to think of it. But lately, with the whole diet change thing, I haven’t been indulging in that high fat, high calorie, high sugar treat very often. Once in awhile is fine, but I crave something sweet, cold and creamy every day!…

apricot almond scones {gluten free}


What a lovely, relaxing, awesome weekend we had. Saturday we hung out around the house, watched THIS movie (which was horrible… the only thing that was good about it was the always adorable Simon Pegg), and THIS movie (which was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever seen. It touched on some difficult subjects,…

healthy buttermilk dill ranch dressing


Another healthy, homemade dressing! That makes 41 in the collection! 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1 large clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup real mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon coarse, organic sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 heaping teaspoon fresh or dry dill Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and…

malibu rum coconut brownie wedges {gluten free}


Now that I’m getting the hang of this gluten free thing, I’m having fun. These brownies turned out sooooo good. If you’re not going to eat them fresh, just pop them in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds before serving. Gracie and Jeff had theirs topped with a little fresh whipped cream and a…