Dark Chocolate Mousse

  If you’re still wondering how to celebrate this special day, here’s a decadent dessert you can whip up in no time.  The recipe comes from Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist and it is by far the easiest chocolate mousse I have ever made.  There are only 3 ingredients!  And no eggs are involved.  So

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Pink Heart Cookies

These cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.  The recipe is a simple sugar cookie dough cut into heart shapes.  My daughter and I had a lot of fun making these.  The original recipe includes a cream filling to spread in between two cookies to make into sandwich cookies, but my cookie cutter was

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Avocado Hummus with Crispy Pita Chips

Who will you be rooting for on Sunday?  Because of my Tennessee roots and my loyalty to Peyton Manning, I’m going for Denver all the way!!! It is no lie that I love snacks.  Of all the snacks that I love, pita chips and hummus are my absolute favorite.  I could eat them all day!

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Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

Here I go again, bombarding you with yet another butternut squash recipe.  I hope you’ll forgive me!  This recipe from the Smitten Kitchen pairs the humble winter squash with hearty farro.   For those of you not familiar with farro, it’s a grain often used as a substitute for pasta or rice.  It has a nutty flavor

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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili

I love this recipe for Sweet Potato Lentil Chili from We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook.  It’s so easy to make and the end result is a bold, spicy chili that’s full of flavor! This chili is hearty, filling, and chock full of healthy foods that are good for you.  Make some this weekend!  I promise

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Roasted Squash Soup

It’s the season for soup!  I love butternut squash, so that is what I chose for this recipe.  But you can choose any winter squash you want.   I adapted the original recipe from The Daniel Cure by adding in some warming spices, which I think created an even more delicious soup.  Just what you

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The Daniel Cure by Susan Gregory

The Daniel Cure is written by Susan Gregory, author of the bestselling book The Daniel Fast.  The Daniel Fast is a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet’s fasts found in the book of Daniel.  The Daniel Fast is a partial fast in which certain foods are restricted – no animal

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Toffee

  I decided to take a break from cookies this week.  Maybe just a short one. I usually make Rachel Ray’s Five Minute Fudge at Christmastime, but this year I wanted to try a recipe I read about in Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist.   This toffee is the perfect combination of salty and sweet…and it will only

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Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

This past month, I participated in the Third Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  Organized by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen, the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is an international event.   Thanks, ladies, for all of your hard work! When I chose to participate, I received the names of three food

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Mini Hot Cocoa Cookies and a Giveaway!

You guys, these cookies are the bomb.  They are so soft and super chocolatey!  (Is that a word?) They are the perfect cookies to make if you have little helpers around.  My daughter put the marshmallows on top…and those teeny tiny marshmallow bits!  How cute are they?  The recipe is from Two Peas and Their

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