Boozed Peach Cobbler

Tawny, this one is for you seeing how you are enjoying the beautiful addition of brandy in your sauces and recipes these days! If you have any left over make this for your hubby! Shem basically ate the whole pan in one sitting- I mean ‘Riggins’. Hah.

Boozed Peach Cobbler

Peaches, apricots, and nectarines are tasting so good these days! It is the season! I can not wait to go visit my parents next month. The Okanagan peaches from B.C are the size of baseballs and full of so much juice you have to eat them leaning forward to entire time. Oh my gosh they are incredible! But peaches everywhere are great right now so take advantage! Click here to Read More

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Feeding Kids: Get them to Eat a Veggie-Filled Sandwich

Today is a behind the scenes look at what daily lunch is like in the Catudal home. I get asked a lot how it is my girls readily eat anything I’ll put in front of them, from spinach to bell peppers, from spicy salsa to salmon. It all comes down to the main rule: “You have to at least TRY everything I put on your plate.”  Then I’ll repeatedly put the same thing on their plates, over and over that week, and by the end of the week they like the new food…  even if it starts with just one bite.

Feeding Kids: Get them to eat a veggie filled sandwich

Besides the main rule, there are things I’ll do to help the girls enjoy the meals as they get used to a diverse world of flavors. This go-to panini is my favorite quick, easy, and nutritious packed thing to give my girls these days. At first I was just making the sandwiches as I would for myself, but I found that it was difficult for my girls to get a good bite of the sandwich without large pieces of meat falling out, tomatoes slipping off, and avocados gooping out the back.  The solution was simple and it’s become my life-saver. At the end of lunch there isn’t a scrap of sandwich or vegetable left on their plates. No more wasted food (my pet-peeve)! Click here to Read More

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Maca No-Bakes with Cacao and Coconut: Supremo-health treats

I know little snack cookie balls are appearing everywhere on the web these days, all varieties, all claiming to be healthy snacks, and tasty as can be. True most of them are tasty, but rare are they actually as healthy as they boast. My husband is a healthy-nut-guru-master, and he’s the first to warn me how “non-healthy” most of these no bake cookies actually are. It kind of takes the fun out of eating half a batch fresh after they’ve been made. I should thank him in reality for saving me from a few un-needed extra pounds on the hips.

These no-bakes, however, have a great big stamp of approval from the “health-food officer.” All the credit goes to my Mom for this one, this special cookie is her creation. Thank’s to her living gluten free for years, and being fully dedicated to having a balanced, healthy, capable body, we’ve finally found the no-bake drop cookie to feel good about.  She’s been perfecting and tweaking this recipe for a long time, and it’s finally reached it’s point of perfection. With such ingredients as sucanat, cacao powder, coconut milk, and maca powder, this cookie is a mouth-full moment of bliss. (Plus the cup of granola added in the end allows for a small crunch that other drop cookies lack.) Click here to Read More

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Hazelnut Infused Chocolate Cheesecake with Hazelnut Caramel Drizzle and Skor Chips- Naturally GF Crust

Hazelnut Infused Chocolate Cheesecake with Hazelnut Caramel Drizzle and Skor Chips- Natually Gluten Free!

Lynette, This one is for you! I made a cheesecake that had a naturally  gluten free crust and tested it out! A good gluten free crust option is using nuts as a base. My favorite nut happens to be hazelnuts, and if you ever have the chance to be in France and taste the hazelnut chocolates and every other delicacy that the French put these soft nutty gems into, you will fall in love with them too. Click here to Read More

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Brandy Sauce

Brandy Sauce

This brandy sauce/topping is going on practically everything from ice cream, pancakes, on cake, dipping bananas and other fruit, with crepes, and the list can go on. This time around I used a hazelnut liqueur instead of brandy for my hazelnut cheese cake! This is a great simple recipe that anyone can make! Just make sure you doing a lot of stirring! Click here to Read More

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