Fresh Spiced Cranberry Sauce

When I was a kid, I thought all cranberry sauce came out of a can in one big can-shaped jelly mold.  I thought it tasted OK, but something about it was weird and unnatural.  Then many years later I discovered that cranberry sauce could look like, well, sauce.  And it tasted so...delicious.  After that day, … Continue reading Fresh Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Butternut Squash Mash

If you've ever tried to peel and cut up hard winter squash, you'll appreciate how little effort this recipe requires.  There are so many variations and adjustments you can make to suit your needs.  I listed some ideas below to get you started.  I tried the recipe as both sweet and savory versions, which were … Continue reading Butternut Squash Mash

Creamy Potato and Carrot Soup

I love fall.  The air turns crisp.  Pumpkins pop up in windows and on porches, some al naturale while others wear dramatic expressions.  Trees dress in the latest fashions of amber, chestnut, and garnet.  This soup is perfect for transitional weather...creamy and dreamy and warms you up without weighing you down.  Even if you live … Continue reading Creamy Potato and Carrot Soup

Refreshing Melon and Cucumber Water

Just when I thought I could transition my closet from summer to winter, we get muggy weather.  Well, the good news is I'm sharing this deliciously refreshing flavored water recipe to cool you off!  Cucumber and melon join forces to hydrate your hard-working body while raising the interest level of plain water so you'll keep … Continue reading Refreshing Melon and Cucumber Water

Strawberry-Lime Sorbet

When the temperatures get dangerously close to the triple digits, all I want are things that will cool me down.  Like this strawberry-lime sorbet.  I found the recipe in my Vita-Mix cookbook and decided it was the perfect time to try it out.  I made a few modifications, of course, to up the health quotient.  … Continue reading Strawberry-Lime Sorbet