Carob Fudge, All Natural, and Fun Finds with new Products

carob fudge

Carob Fudge is a great treat. My mom will make a lot (especially at Christmas) and wrap individual fudge squares in wax paper and stores them in a jar! Tastes just like fudge but made with all natural ingredients.

Today I made mine with peanut butter, but my mom favors tahini. Both ways are great! Tahini (sesame seed paste) in Hawaii is like buying gold, so I opted for the cheaper version of this recipe. Let me know what your favorite is!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with carob powder, it is very similar to cocoa powder but some consider it slightly healthier and it does not contain any caffeine. For someone who is allergic to chocolate this is a great alternative. This recipe works great with cocoa as well (same measurements).  Click here to Read More

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Chocoholic Solution: Triple Chocolate Cookies, GF

Chocoholic Solution, the Triple Chocolate Cookie gluten-free egg-free recipe easy

Eat with your Eyes. Be my guest: smell it and taste it and enjoy it.

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to spend with you today, talking on and on about why I love these cookies, but I’ll be breif in saying this: they win.

My girls and I enjoyed them during our afternoon goûter . We sat outside in the shade surrounded by thousands of flowers (my father owns a plant nursery and we’re spending the summer visiting them, it’s like a mini Garden of Eden over here!) we drank some orange basil water (recipe to come soon) and satisfied our chocolate craving. It was one of those afternoons where I tell myself over and over, “Never forget this beauty, never forget the girls at this age, never forget the details of this life.” Click here to Read More

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Chicken Bryan Inspired: Goat Cheese, Basil, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and White Wine Sauce

“Hey Hun, What’s for dinner?”

“Oh, I dunno, some kind of chicken I guess…”

“Mmmm, sounds great.”

Is this exchange familiar to anyone else out there?! Chicken being the go-to dinner solution leaves us with another problem: how to change it up and keep it flavorful. However, chicken dinner can’t be complicated, because chanced are you’re like me and you prepare dinner most of the time with a crying toddler trying to push you away from the counter and a 5 year old incessantly asking you a million questions about anything that pops into her quickly moving mind.

“Mom, did Jesus make Santa Clause? Does Santa have kids, are the elves his kids? Mom, why do bee stings hurt so bad? Mom, can I have some date squares first? Mom! Mom! MOM!….. why do you look frustrated?”  This was the exact dialogue endured while I made this last meal. I could only think of an answer to the last question.

Chicken Bryan from Carrabba's basil lemon sun dried tomato white wine butter sauce easy chicken dinner recipe

One of my favorite restaurants is Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and one of the best dishes there is the Chicken Bryan. Click here to Read More

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Butternut Sqaush Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Mmmm, butternut squash is so good in so many ways. One of my favorite is to roast large pieces and sprinkle with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, but today we are going to go savory and soupy! This is a great recipe that I found on good old Foodnetwork.com which always has a great selection of good recipes.

My suggestion with this soup is to roast some extra butternut squash and set aside to munch on! It is as good as candy-especially with some brown sugar and cinnamon! Click here to Read More

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Oooey Gooey S’mores Ice cream Bar

Oooey Gooey S'more Icecream Sandwhich

Oooey Gooey S’more Ice cream Bars tastes like a chunk of heaven. My mom use to make these golden graham ice cream bars  for an after school snack- on a very good day! She did the same thing with rice krispy treats- which are just as amazing and freeze well (S’more bars do not freeze too well-best to make ice cream bars and eat right away).

Sandwiching ice cream in the middle of anything makes it special and covers every element in this treat of oooey and gooey to cool and refreshing! Click here to Read More

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