A friend of mine is an amazing cook and baker who was professionally trained in France. She periodically offers cooking classes for locals to learn how to make a few of her famous recipes, namely her incredible pavlovas, which she sells at a nearby café. Awhile back, some friends and I signed up for one of her classes because we were dying to know how to make her desserts.

Just as expected, they were out of this world!

But she also had this unique salsa recipe that I’ve made just as many times as her pavlovas, because it’s so simple and easy, yet very flavorful. I crave it at this time of year, when everything outside is becoming greener and fresh produce is more readily-available.

I’ve shared my favorite Mexican-style salsa before, and I almost always have a batch of it in the fridge during the summertime.

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Easter Reese’s Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 / 2 Comments

If you are allergic to peanuts, consider this your cue to exit.

This cupcake recipe is one of my very favorites, dressed head to toe in peanut butter goodness. We have a peanut butter cupcake, half a Reese’s egg stuffed inside each one, a peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and a handful of Reese’s Pieces Eggs sprinkled on top.

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Banana-Nutella Granola

January 8, 2018 / 2 Comments

Happy 2018 and happy healthy eating season! Ha.

I am not doing Whole 30 or Paleo or keto or eliminating sugar, so my sympathies to you who are. I’ve gone sugar-free before and it’s not easy! But you’ve got this!

This recipe is not sugar-free (or any of those other things), but one of my go-to staples when I’m looking for something healthier is oatmeal, and there are definitely oats right here.

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