Hoppin’ John (A traditional New Year’s meal)
Dairy Free / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Gluten Free / Main Dishes / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Hoppin’ John (A traditional New Year’s meal)

Happy New Year! Today, I made Hoppin’ John! This a traditional New Year’s meal, incorporating black eyed peas, or pigeon peas. I had always heard that eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day was traditional, but never knew why. So, I went to Wikipedia and learned what it had to say: “Hoppin’ John is…

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}
Baking Goodness! / Cookies / Desserts / For the Holidays! / Gluten Free / Snacks / Sweet Treats!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}

Today I am getting in the spirit of Christmas with lots and lots baking! I have been excited to try out this gluten-free all-purpose flour in some Christmas cookies, namely something with chocolate and peppermint. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, and peppermint are a combination which I absolutely adore! I love peppermint mochas and Mint Hot … Continue reading

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}
Drinks! / For the Holidays! / Homemade Gifts! / Mixes / Sweet Treats!

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}

My kids love hot cocoa.  I try to serve it on Christmas morning in our special Christmas china cups {along with snowmen pancakes, or Christmas tree french toast}.   It makes for great Christmas morning memories!  Me though?  Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it on any regular day…unless…there was something special about…

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
Baking Goodness! / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Vegetables

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe for a Candied Sweet Potato Casserole has become a regular side dish at dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas in our family. I wasn’t sure whether to call it “Sweet Potato Bake,” “Candied Sweet Potatoes,” or “Sweet Potato Casserole.” Because I couldn’t decide between the three, combining the names seemed logical to me…and so … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Baking Goodness! / Breakfast / Cakes / Dairy Free / Desserts / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Snacks / Sweet Treats! / Using Freshly Ground Flour / Vegetables

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Not too long ago I posted a recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oat Muffins. They were good, but had a lighter and chewier texture. What I was in the mood for the other day was a pumpkin muffin that had more of a cake-like crumb and consistency. I played around a bit and came up … Continue reading

Pumpkin Coconut Milk Dump Cake
Baking Goodness! / Cakes / Desserts / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil / Vegetables

Pumpkin Coconut Milk Dump Cake

Tonight I was making a meal for some friends who lost a loved one and was trying to come up with a quick and easy dessert. I remembered I had seen another friend on Facebook post a picture of a pumpkin dump cake they had made. I knew we had some canned pumpkin and a … Continue reading