Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These little peanutty balls of goodness will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! 1/2 cup organic crunchy peanut butter (honestly, use whatever you have) 2 Tbsp toasted flax seed (not a game changer if you don’t have) 1 cup raw oats (not quick oats – just your basic rolled oats) 1/4 cup honey 1/4…

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

I found this recipe on the Internet, in various iterations of the same basic formula. Here is my delicious rendition… Start your proof the night before as the dough will need to sit and ferment for at least 7 hours. I typically let it sit 10-12 hours. 1 cup sourdough starter 5 cups flour 2…

Charlie’s No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

This recipe has been shared so many times on the internet, I honestly don’t know where it originally came from. I found it on Pinterest and named it after my little son who absolutely LOVES this concoction. 2 small packages of instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups cold milk 1 8oz tub of frozen whipped…

No Fear Scratch Chocolate Cake

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but apparently it’s originally from the Hershey’s Cocoa can. I altered it by substituting coconut oil and butter for the shortening. This cake is easy and super delicious. Scratch cake is NOT hard, you have nothing to fear! Go forth and bake! 2 cups white sugar 1 3/4 cups…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I adapted this recipe from the one found on the Jif Peanut Butter jar and increased the yumminess by substituting coconut oil and butter for the shortening. These cookies are scrumptious!  3/4 cup of peanut butter (I use creamy but if you can certainly use crunchy) 1/4 cup of pure coconut oil (it is solid…

Southwest Meal Starter

Yeah, funky name I know.  So, what exactly IS meal starter?  It’s the perfect base for stuffed peppers, southwest meatloaf and the most awesome sauced burritos you’ll ever make.   2 pounds of ground beef (or turkey, or a mixture of beef and turkey…you make the call.  You could even add chorizo and kick it…

Bacon and Basil Penne

This recipe is courtesy of a dear friend.  Thank you Terry! Yield:  4 servings Sauce: 1/3 cup butter 1 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese 1/4 cup parsley, chopped Melt butter and whisk in the rest of the ingredients, stir continually until heated through; cover and keep warm….

Adventures In Life (#2)

Can we talk about eyebrows for a minute?  I have the bushiest eyebrows of anyone I know.  When I was little my great grandmother made me promise her never to pluck them or god forbid remove them altogether and draw them on.  Well, being only about 4 when I was confronted with this apparently very…

Adventures In Cooking (#1)

I was young when I got married. One week before my 17th birthday I was standing in the courthouse in Rawlins Wyoming  next to a good looking kid who was doing everything he could to keep from passing out.  What a time that was. I had a little experience cooking and certainly a lot of…