The caveman diet. The Stone Age diet. Whatever you call it, the paleolithic diet is the high-protein eating plan that’s got a lot of people excited. Based on foods that were available to our ancient ancestors, the Paleo plan is credited with weight loss, reduced cholesterol levels, stabilized blood pressure and an increased sense of overall well-being. If you think the Paleo diet is super restrictive, you’re right. If you think this means you cannot tuck into a tasty dessert once in a while, please think again. As long as you make it with Paleo approved ingredients, you can end your evening meal with a decadently sweet treat.
If you’re looking for some delicious recipes, look no further than Cooking for Bimbos! (Make sure you have nothing else pressing to do, you’ll be on the website for a few hours … I know I was!) Blakely Trettenero is the creator of Cooking for Bimbos and an excellent chef with some of the most mouth-watering recipes I’ve seen!
This St. Patrick’s Day treat from Blakely is going to liven up any party. It’s minty, chocolate delicious goodness – not to mention super easy to make! “Move over Bailey’s and Guinness flavored everything,” says Blakely.
My mom was a great cook. I sometimes wonder if she spent hours pouring over cookbooks when my brother and I were at school, searching for a new dessert she could whip up for after dinner that would have us groaning with delight. One of our absolute favorites was Mom’s Strawberry Cream Cheese Pretzel Cake recipe.
My brother and I absolutely loved it when mom would make this pretzel cake, and it is so easily adaptable! You can use whatever fresh berries are in season, or substitute the fresh berries with frozen berries if you’d like to wake up your taste buds in the winter months. I’m sharing mom’s recipe with you below.
I have yet to meet someone who does not love some type of frozen treat on a hot summer day like ice cream or sherbert. With temperatures in the 90s this week, I think it’s about time we whip up some Creamy Berry Ice Cream in our food processor! I would like to thank Nancy from I MADE THIS DISH for another absolutely delicious recipe to share with our readers!
Got some over-riped bananas? Feel bad about throwing them away? Stick them in the freezer and we will make some delicious ice-cream! (** Note: The banana skin will turn black in the freezer. Don’t panic! It is expected this way.)
In honor of National Cookie Day, we are sharing some of my Mom and Nana’s favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas cookie recipes today. This next one up is the absolutely decadent Pecan Lassies. Talk about bite-size morsels of heaven in your mouth! I have to tell you right now, the picture doesn’t do them justice. In order to really appreciate these little treats, you need the ones warm out of the oven with little bits of that brown sugar, buttery goodness oozing down the outside of the crust to truly appreciate these little guys!
Once November 1st came around each year, our home went into full-blown holiday mode when I was growing up. Mom would decorate the house for fall and Thanksgiving, there were delicious aromas to greet us every day when we arrived home from school. If she wasn’t baking up some delicious homemade pumpkin pies, then she was baking zucchini bread or making cookies. I identify each of those smells with home and the holidays, and I hope to be able to continue that tradition this year.
I absolutely love bringing my readers amazing products from companies that stand out above the rest. Sugar Bowl Bakery is one such company.
In case you weren’t aware, you can find the complete line of Sugar Bowl Bakery products at Costco, Safeway, and Walgreens just to name a few.
Sugar Bowl Bakery was just a small neighborhood coffee shop in San Francisco’s Richmond District when the Ly brothers purchased it in 1984. They had a dream and ambition and started out making pastries from scratch to sell to the community. They used only the purest ingredients, which quickly drove them to be the shop for desserts in the area.
Lets All Scream
There is probably nothing worst than craving something you know you can’t have, and while there doesn’t seem to be any correlation between food deprivation (i.e. through dieting) and food cravings, it is a fact that food cravings exist. In most cases, it’s anxiety, stress, or an emotional response that creates the food craving. Regardless of the reason, they can be overwhelming. The most overwhelming, in most people’s opinion, is the craving for ice cream.
Our family loves cheesecake ANYTHING and when mom would make her infamous miniature cheesecakes during the holidays, us kids could not wait to get home and devour an entire tray of them for ourselves! Mom got to the point where she had to ration them out to us or there would have been none left for anyone else at all!
Super easy recipe to make. Mom’s miniature cheesecake recipe calls for vanilla wafers but you can use a graham cracker crumb bottom or even use crushed oreo cookies for the bottom. In addition, you can choose whatever topping you would like (does not need to be cherries) and you can mix in all sorts of ingredients to the cream cheese as well!
It is time for another favorite recipe of mine from mom’s kitchen – Chocolate Whoopie Pies! I’ve tried these delectable treats from various other places – homemade and store-bought – and sadly, none of them compare to my mom’s recipe! A super simple recipe, easy to prepare and takes little time at all. Get those little ones involved! They can help too!
Whoopie Pies from Gloria Wildermuth
For most families, Christmas is more than a time to exchange gifts and gather for meals – it is a time to bond through festive activities and traditions that are fun and timeless, like movie marathons, tree decorating and yes… decorating the Gingerbread House!
Building the Gingerbread House is a fun, family friendly activity that requires the whole clan to complete. Often you need mom to bake the bread, dad to lay the “mortar” and everyone to help decorate by placing their favorite candy.