hazelnutcake1

Pear Hazelnut Snack Cake

Hazelnuts and pears have always been a great flavor combination for me, and when I recently wanted to bake a snack cake to have on hand for guests, I...

farrocookiesn2

Farro Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you really make a “healthy” chocolate chip cookies that the kids will love? These cookies prove that you really can! With just a few substitutions, you can create...

Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken Avocado Salad

Recipes like this have been floating around pinterest and the Paleo recipe blogs for quite some time and I have always wanted to try a version of it.  Any...

zucchinicarrotbread2

Zucchini & Carrot Loaf

When I am in Italy for six months of the year, I always seem to be baking. I bake often for our farmhouse rental guests, and my husband likes...

fennelsoup3

Fennel, Leek & Parmesan Cheese Soup

We returned to Umbria, Italy a couple of weeks ago and found the weather here to be very cool and rainy at the time. We live in a stone...

southwestchili4

3 Bean Southwest Chili

I am always looking for new tasty ideas for my weekly soup or chili. I like to include as many vegetables, grains, and/or beans as I can to create...

Salmonmustard1

Crispy Wild Salmon With Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce

In the past year, I have tried to incorporate wild salmon into our dinner menus at least once a week. As well as being delicious tasting, wild salmon is...

Raisin Bran Muffins

Raisin Bran Muffins

Start your morning right with these healthier bran muffins. Do you ever crave bran muffins? I do.  I was meeting a friend for coffee last week and I was...