Garlic Roasted Mushroom Appetizers
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Garlic Roasted Mushroom Appetizers

Garlic roasted mushroom appetizers are seasoned with butter, thyme, and garlic. Then a small cube of semi-soft sheep cheese is placed in the center before baking where all these tantalizing flavors meld together. These savory mushrooms are a cinch to make and absolutely irresistible. Mushrooms come in many shapes and sizes but for this recipe,…

Oatmeal & Raisin Energy Balls ~ A Healthy Protein Snack
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Oatmeal & Raisin Energy Balls ~ A Healthy Protein Snack

These Oatmeal & Raisin Energy Balls are going to reel you right in; in fact, with this combination of oats, coconut, and raisins they just might be my new favorite snack! This is actually surprising considering I am such a huge chocolate fan. But because I am also an avid cookie dough lover…I thoroughly enjoyed munching…

German Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Easy dessert idea
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German Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Easy dessert idea

  My husband and son are huge fans of German Chocolate Cake. Okay…I am too For us, a whole cake doesn’t always get eaten, especially since several of us have food sensitivities and we can’t all have the same kind. So I solved this problem by making a batch of cupcakes (of course from a…

Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Toffee Nut Bars ~ Dairy-Free Option
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Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Toffee Nut Bars ~ Dairy-Free Option

    Graham Cracker Toffee Nut Bars are a holiday favorite. The whole pan vanishes within minutes. In fact, the biggest complaint I get about these toffee bars is that people can’t stop eating them!!     Thank goodness for gluten-free graham crackers, this creates a whole new world for “cracker toffee” options. This recipe can…

Peanut Butter Maple Date Bites
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Peanut Butter Maple Date Bites

Peanut Butter Maple Date Bites are like candy…except healthier.   I was showing my husband one of my favorite snack foods, a date filled with peanut butter, when I suddenly got this idea to dip the end of my date in maple butter. I probably don’t have to tell you how insanely delicious that was!…

Chocolate Chip – Energy Balls with Goji Berries & Cacao Nibs.
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Chocolate Chip – Energy Balls with Goji Berries & Cacao Nibs.

  Snack with a purpose! Chocolate Chip Energy balls are perfect for snacking and kids love them as much as adults. These are a handy snack to have at work too! They are quick to eat and no messy cleanup. Sometimes healthy snacking is easier said than done…right?  These little chocolate chip energy balls are…

GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Hurricane Cookies  
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GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Hurricane Cookies  

These GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Hurricane Cookies take peanut butter to a whole new level. Chocolate, peanut butter, candy, and nuts. What a treat! You can make these cookies with regular flour as well as gluten-free. What should I know about these cookies if I have food allergies? 1. First and foremost always read labels of your…

Gluten-Free Natural Snack Bars ~ Protein & fiber rich
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Gluten-Free Natural Snack Bars ~ Protein & fiber rich

    Gluten-Free Natural Snack Bars are perfect to pack on a hike, long beach walk, or day biking. These allergy-friendly snack bars have just 5 simple ingredients plus they are freezer-friendly. You might want to make a couple of batches! For me, a snack bar has to provide me with a blood sugar lift…

Date With A Fig Energy Bites – Grab something healthy to snack on!
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Date With A Fig Energy Bites – Grab something healthy to snack on!

Dates and figs are fairly “new fruits” I’ve started eating and cooking with over the last few years. They are both quite healthy so that’s a great reason in itself for me to be learning more about them. Here’s the thing though, I only like figs dried which works out just fine since I’m a huge…