Vanilla and Cardamom-Scented Peanut Butter Popcorn

If popcorn could take part in high school popularity contests, this recipe would win the titles Most Likely to Succeed, Best All-Around, Most Popular, and Tastiest.  Ok, that last one isn't a real category (or at least I hope it isn't!) but truly, this is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.  I got my inspiration from The Kitchn, … Continue reading Vanilla and Cardamom-Scented Peanut Butter Popcorn

Pear-fect Kale

This is a pear-fect holiday dish.  The fragrance of vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon wafting through your kitchen will get you into the holiday mood.  This is a lovely accompaniment to turkey, beef, or lamb.  Try this dish instead of marshmallow or candied yams--you'll still get the sweetness you crave without all the crap sugar.  Your … Continue reading Pear-fect Kale

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

I've always enjoyed gourmet popcorn.  The ones that come in the big tins, divided, in various flavors.  As a kid, I'd grab tiny fistfuls and delight in their cheddary/chocolaty/toffee-crunchy goodness.  As I became a teenager, I realized that all that stuff on the usually diet-friendly popcorn was anything but, and stayed away from it.  Now … Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

Basically Delicious Popcorn Recipe

I love making popcorn.  Not microwave popcorn though.  I pop it the old-fashioned way...in a pot on the stove.  This method is just as quick, more delicious, and exponentially better for you.  This recipe for basic popcorn, which is not to be confused with bland popcorn, is simple and works well.  My popcorn never burns, … Continue reading Basically Delicious Popcorn Recipe

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

I love eating root vegetables, especially in the cool and cold weather months.  There is something so comforting about eating these vegetables roasted to perfection; they are dense, soft, sweet, warming and create a sense of well-being.  I use as many different colored vegetables as I can and add fun spices to please both my … Continue reading Roasted Root Vegetable Medley