Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

SMOOTH BAKED VANILLA CUSTARD WITH WARM FRAGRANT NUTMEG! One thing my mother and I have in common is we both love old-fashioned baked custard for a light dessert or for a pick-me-up snack rich in protein. I like it with pure vanilla and topped with nutmeg, because there’s something warm and comforting about the combination of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg. However, Mom loves it Brûléed. Custard is a slightly sweet dessert made with simple ingredients, just milk, … Continue reading Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

HOW TO MAKE EASY PERFECTLY COOKED HARD-BOILED EGGS! With these simple steps, you can make perfect hard-cooked eggs every time. Our family eats a lot of egg salad since we love it and it’s a great quick way to get some good quality protein. This means I cook a lot of hard-boiled eggs. Occasionally, for holidays, we make deviled eggs and with these instructions, you don’t have to worry … Continue reading Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

TASTY PISTACHIO OATMEAL COOKIES WITH CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS! One way to make a cookie healthy is to make it all about the super nutritious and tasty pistachio nut. The whole-wheat flour and oatmeal in these delicious cookies adds to their healthiness, so I don’t feel bad about adding a few good quality white chocolate chips for a little fun. Pistachios are a rich source of protein and … Continue reading Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

EASY LUSCIOUS “COCONUT CREAM PIE” PUDDING! Coconut cream pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I don’t always want the crust. This pudding version of the pie provides all the comfort, rich flavor and chewiness of the coconut flakes without the carbs from the pie crust. Sometimes you just need something rich and luscious to satisfy that urge for comfort food. This homemade coconut pudding is made … Continue reading Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

FUJI APPLE CRISP WITH OATS AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE! Apples are one of my favorite foods because they are so full of nutrients and are crunchy, tasty and satisfying. A few days ago, I found myself with a handful of apples that were a little more tart than I like and decided to bake something with them. Being short on time, the first thing that popped into my mind was … Continue reading Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

RICH TRIPLE CHOCOLATE EGGLESS PUDDING WITH WHIPPED CREAM! Both my husband and my mother, who lives with us, are allergic to eggs, so I like to look for ways to make treats for them without using eggs. They both love chocolate and so do I, and that makes this rich creamy smooth chocolaty dessert the perfect solution. REAL TRIPLE CHOCOLATE INGREDIENTS In a saucepan over medium heat, add … Continue reading Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

Apricot Jam and Banana Oatmeal Muffins With Chopped Pecans

COMFORTING AND FLAVORFUL APRICOT AND BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS WITH CHOPPED PECANS! The apricot jam I keep as a staple in my pantry is full of flavor and is low in sugar, and makes the ideal topping for these comforting nutritious oatmeal muffins. They can be enjoyed for breakfast or a quick snack anytime for a boost of energy. I always love a good muffin and these are filled with wholesome ingredients, including the … Continue reading Apricot Jam and Banana Oatmeal Muffins With Chopped Pecans

Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

SUPER HEALTHY DRIED PLUMS, WALNUTS AND MAPLE SYRUP REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL! One of my favorite ways to prepare oatmeal now is this simple and convenient “Refrigerator or Overnight” version. I just recently discovered this style and it’s amazing. No more waiting 20 minutes while my morning breakfast cooks. The flavor combinations are endless and it’s ready when I am! You can eat it warm or cold, but I thoroughly enjoy it cold. This particular … Continue reading Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

Winter Season Cranberry and Pecan Trail Mix

WINTER SEASON CRANBERRY, PECAN AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE TRAIL MIX! Trail mix can be a tasty satisfying snack and good for you if the ingredients are selected carefully. My simple standard recipe is 1 part Seeds, 1 part Nuts, 1 part Grains, 1 part Dried Fruit and 1 part something fun, just make sure the something fun is not too sugary. Dark chocolate works for me since it’s … Continue reading Winter Season Cranberry and Pecan Trail Mix

Festive Spicy Eggnog Pancakes with Whipped Cream

FESTIVE SPICY EGGNOG PANCAKES TOPPED WITH LUSCIOUS WHIPPED CREAM! What could be better for a New Year’s day brunch or breakfast than spicy eggnog pancakes. One of my favorite foods is pancakes, especially these nutritious whole grain pancakes made with festive eggnog. This pancake recipe is quick and easy and with the healthy whole grains in them, I don’t feel guilty about enjoying eggnog pancakes with a little whipped cream for breakfast. Eggnog is … Continue reading Festive Spicy Eggnog Pancakes with Whipped Cream

Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

HONEY YOGURT WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES, RAW PECANS AND DARK CHOCOLATE! This beautiful little dish of “Real Food” ingredients is a great energizing snack. The last few months, I’ve been spending every available minute working on my novel and I’m constantly looking for a quick wholesome pick-me-up to keep me going. Plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit is satisfying and healthy. It’s versatile though and makes the perfect delicious dessert that tastes fantastic and doesn’t … Continue reading Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

Cabbage Taco Salad with No-Salt-Added Blue Corn Chips

HEALTHY SPICY CABBAGE TACO SALAD WITH NO-SALT-ADDED BLUE CORN CHIPS! My family enjoys this beautiful nutritious salad every single week. It’s my husband’s specialty, and Mom, who lives with us now, and I love having him prepare it and serve it to us. It’s an opportunity to create a plate of healthy veggies and spice them up with the fiery flavor of our favorite salsa and hot sauce. The cabbage is … Continue reading Cabbage Taco Salad with No-Salt-Added Blue Corn Chips

Freezer Pantry Breakfast Staples for Quick Real Food Meals

BREAKFAST STAPLES TO KEEP IN YOUR FREEZER FOR QUICK REAL FOOD MEALS! Easy Real Food Meals depend on well-stocked pantries. And my freezer pantry is just as important as my regular kitchen pantry for whipping up nutritious meals quickly. Protein can be the most time-consuming ingredient to prepare when it comes to putting together a wholesome meal. So, my freezer always has several servings of chicken breakfast sausage ready … Continue reading Freezer Pantry Breakfast Staples for Quick Real Food Meals

Light Summer Season Cinnamon Trail Mix

LIGHT SIX INGREDIENT SUMMER SEASON CINNAMON TRAIL MIX! Trail mix can be a yummy healthy snack if the ingredients are selected carefully. My simple crunchy summer season cinnamon recipe is 1 part Seeds, 1 part Nuts, 1 part Grains, 1 part Dried Fruit and 1 part something Sweet, but not too sweet. Watch the amount of sugar in the sweet ingredient! This tasty travel ready snack is light and a … Continue reading Light Summer Season Cinnamon Trail Mix

Chocolate, Coffee and Cream Tiramisu Cake

RICH AND CHOCOLATEY, COFFEE AND CREAM TIRAMISU CAKE! Tiramisu cake is a “cheer me up” coffee-flavored dessert that is a favorite for holidays or special occasions. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just because. There are many variations of this popular dessert and I would like to share my delicious easy recipe with you. My version is eggless and alcohol-free, but is still just as luscious as the classic recipe invented in the 1960’s. Actually, … Continue reading Chocolate, Coffee and Cream Tiramisu Cake