Vegan Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Frosting

Part of living a less stressful life has to do with making healthier choices for your self and for your family.  After Pedro’s stem-cell transplant, we decided that we could do more to eat healthfully.  Over the next year, we completely cut white flour and white sugar out of our… Read more“Vegan Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Frosting”

Nothing Says L-O-V-E Like Chocolate

One-bowl Brownies Healthier for your heart and made with love! Nothing says L-O-V-E like chocolate–especially gooey chocolate brownies.  In the amount of time it would take to drive to the store and buy a box of mix, you can whip up these healthier brownies.  The added bonus?  They don’t have… Read more“Nothing Says L-O-V-E Like Chocolate”

Oatmeal Zingers

Looking for a cookie recipe for your chocolate-hating friends (yeah, those people DO exist!)? This oatmeal cookie recipe has half the fat of regular cookies and is chock-full of yummy things like dried cranberries, pecans and oats. Preheat oven to 350˚ 1 c. butter or coconut butter 2 1/2 cups… Read more“Oatmeal Zingers”

Pair Peaches With Jalapeños for an Unforgettable Pie

Jalapeños and peaches? In the same pie? Absolutely! The trick is making the jalapeños just a little sweet before adding them to the peaches–the results? Unforgettable! Even if you’re not a fan of all things spicy, you’ll enjoy the fiesta of flavors. [shareable width=”50″]Find a fiesta of flavors in this… Read more“Pair Peaches With Jalapeños for an Unforgettable Pie”

Scrumptious Date Bars

Until I moved to Arizona, I had never met such a large concentration of people who didn’t care for chocolate–which posed a real challenge for when I needed to fix treats or desserts for my students. And then I remembered how my mom used to make date bars when we… Read more“Scrumptious Date Bars”

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

      This week, we’re sharing a recipe for amazing sweet potato pecan pie. We use the white sweet potatoes, not the orange colored ones (they have a drier consistency). We hope you’ll love this rich but not-too-decadant pie! Filling 3 lbs. white sweet potatoes 1 can sweetened condensed… Read more“Sweet Potato Pecan Pie”

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

  My test crowd consists of students, grades 1-12, and when the kids come over on Friday nights, I have a hard time keeping the cookies on the cooling rack–average shelf life–thirty seconds! But I don’t mind serving these cookies to my crowd of kids, because they have half the… Read more“Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies”

Chocolate-Mint Brownies

If you’d like to start feeding your family healthier desserts, a good way to start is by using whole-wheat flour in chocolate things—they won’t know that you’ve abandoned the white flour ;). You can even toss in some flax seed to make them even better for you. Healthy (er) brownies… Read more“Chocolate-Mint Brownies”

Why Not? Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

While making a batch of chocolate chip cookies, I asked myself, “Why not try to make them healthier? It can’t hurt!” And so I did. I LOVE cookies, but I hate seeing all that fat go into them. These cookies please the palates of teenagers (who don’t usually admit to… Read more“Why Not? Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Vegan Zucchini Bread

Fall is the perfect time for zucchini bread–especially when you don’t know what to do with all the zucchini your neighbor’s left in a ‘drive-by fruiting’ ;). This recipe will please everyone in your family.  I like to make a double batch and freeze what I don’t need for later…. Read more“Vegan Zucchini Bread”