Homemade Parmesan & Herb Mini Croutons

Healthy eating is probably one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, right? Well, if you’ve resolved to eat healthier this year, make these croutons. They’re guaranteed to amp up your boring salads! The slight bit of cheesiness and the lovely herb notes are deliciously pleasing. I tell you what, these croutons are so good that I even eat them on their own sometimes as a snack! Plus, they’re way easy to make.

homemade parmesan & herb mini croutons

You know what else? They’re the perfect size. Maybe I’m weird, but I find it annoying when croutons are so large that they have to be stabbed with a fork, which then just causes them to crumble. No, these ones are perfectly small and “scoop-able.” Of course, if you happen to like giant croutons, you can go ahead and cut these into giant pieces. ;)

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Melt Away Cookies (& Christmas favorites!)

It’s December! Snow has fallen! Christmas is coming!

And with Christmas come lots of unneeded-calorie-wise but temptingly-delicious treats and goodies that fill my belly with joy.

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One such Christmas-time treat is the Melt Away cookie. (I think they’re also known by the name “Melting Moments.”) I’ve been making and devouring them since I was a wee child, and you’ll see why once you make them!

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Homemade Apple Butter {reduced sugar & perfectly sweet!}

Mmmm, fall is here!!

There are so many reasons I love fall– the crisp & fresh air, the utter beauty in changing leaves, comfy flannel all the time, pumpkin everything, hearty soups, and AMPLE AMOUNTS OF APPLES!! :D

I grew up with an apple tree in my yard, and we used up those apples in any way we could think of. Our favorites were apple sauce, apple juice, apple pie, apple crisp, and apple leather. I suppose that’s where my deep love of apples began.

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Quinoa Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce

Well HELLO again!

Today I’ve got two things for you wonderful readers. First, I have a delicious and healthy recipe to share with you. Second, I decided it’s about time I fill you in on the exciting news I mentioned recently. :D

So, first things first, I made some spaghetti.
I made it with quinoa noodles.
I also made some killer homemade sauce.

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Caramel Filled Rice Krispy Bars

Are you ready?

Are you ready for the tastiest rice krispy bar your taste buds will ever encounter?

If not, you best prepare yourself. Get ready for a treat so sweet, so gooey, so delectable that it will be all the rage of any event or gathering to which you bring it. You will be the most popular person in the room for providing everyone with such bliss.

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Jalapeño Jelly

HI THERE.

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I’m pretty excited to be bringing you today a recipe that I’ve been meaning to share with you for some time now.

JALAPEÑO JELLY.

Now, if you’re ready to stop reading because you steer clear of jalapeños or anything hot, don’t stop! This isn’t hot. On the other hand, if that made you want to stop reading because you’re all about spicy food, fear not! You can make it hot. :) You can make it as hot as you want.

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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

HELLO.

Have you forgotten about me? I hope not. I haven’t forgotten about you!
I do apologize for my absence; there’s a big, exciting venture that’s been consuming much of my spare time lately. That’s all I’ll tell you for now, but more details to come! :D

Now, onto the food!

I’ve done it. I think I’ve finally perfected my black bean burgers, and it’s about time!

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They’ve always had good flavor, but I couldn’t get the texture quite right.
Turns out, I was probably just being impatient before because cooking them longer seemed to be one of the main reasons they weren’t mushy this time.

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