Homemade Granola

My first time making Homemade Granola, and I’m hooked! Switch up the ingredients to customize with your favorites and enjoy it as a snack, on top of fruit with nut butter or with your yogurt for a great start to the morning. Next time, I’m definitely making a double batch because we couldn’t stop eating…

Blueberry Banana Chia Oatmeal Bake

A make ahead breakfast that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning! Before servings, warm and top with nut butter, yogurt, nutella, berry preserves or any of your favorite toppings. INGREDIENTS 2 ripe bananas, sliced. 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/3 cup chia seeds 2.5 teaspoons…

Risotto alla Parmigiana (Basic Italian Risotto)

Risotto alla Parmigiana (Basic Italian Risotto): A recipe I learned during my cooking class in Florence, Italy from an amazing chef named Marco! Serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Arborio rice 1 litre chicken stock (4 cups) 1 glass dry white wine 1/2 yellow onion 1/2 stick cold butter 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup…

Rigatoni al Gorgonzola (Gorgonzola Pasta with Pancetta & Mushrooms)

A recipe I learned during my cooking class in Florence, Italy from a wonderful chef named Marco! This is a cozy pasta dish with strong gorgonzola flavors, pancetta and optional vegetables of your choice! Servings: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. / 500 grams of rigatoni pasta (1 box) preferably fresh pasta 1/2 stick of butter 1…

Lemon Apple Kale Salad

My go-to salad with apples, lemon, pine nuts, dried cranberries and parm. I never get sick of it and it’s so easy to make! INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kale (any type will work, I prefer Lacinato) – washed and dried, thick stems removed 1 green apple Pine Nuts (or can substitute any other nuts) Dried Cranberries…

Homemade Tagalong Bars

Tagalong Bars – Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars Author: Cookies & Cups Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Yield: 20–25 squares 1x Description: Tagalong Bars are a homemade version of the classic Girl Scout Cookie. A buttery shortbread crust with a creamy peanut butter filling, topped with rich chocolate. Some say this recipe is even better…

Lemon Cream Butter Cake

A delicious marriage of lemon cake with lemon cheesecake! Recipe from Seasons and Suppers Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Ingredients For the cream cheese filling: 8 oz full-fat cream cheese at room temperature 1 cup icing/confectioners’ sugar 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed For the Cake: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients: 2 Ripe Bananas 1/4 cup applesauce 3/4 cup sugar (coconut sugar or white sugar) 1 stick (1/2 cup salted butter), softened* 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg dash of cinnamon 1/4 chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) 1/2 cup chocolate chips (& a few more to sprinkle…

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins Ingredients 3 large eggs, separated (you will use 2 large eggs, 1 egg yolk) 1 CUP (2, 5.3 ounces each) containers Greek yogurt (lemon, vanilla or plain) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature 1 large lemon (2 teaspoons zest and 2 tablespoons juice) 3/4 cup white sugar or coconut…

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 lb Sausage (I used TJs Sundried Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage) 32 oz or 1 carton chicken or vegetable stock (plus 1 cup water) 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes 1 15 oz can great northern or cannellini beans 1 yellow onion 3-4 cloves garlic 3 stalks celery…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Banana Bread (dairy + gluten free)

Recipe via @balancewithb Yields about 10 slices Ingredients: For the bread: 3 ripe bananas, mashed (small or 2 medium/large ones) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 tbsp. vanilla 3 eggs 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or sub) pinch of sea salt…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes YIELD: Serves or Makes 1 – 9″ pie Delicious, easy and only a few ingredients needed! Recipe via @LOSKITCHENCO FOR THE CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST INGREDIENTS 24 chocolate sandwich cookies 4 tablespoons melted butter FOR THE FILLING INGREDIENTS 1 cup peanut butter 4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 11/2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract FOR THE…