Chai & Roasted Squash Muffins

chai & roasted squash muffins

At the end of a gardening season, most gardeners sit down and look back on what they grew and how successful their crops were. This summer my squash crop was not nearly as successful as my tomato crop, but I did manage to get a few Butternut squash to grow in the garden.  After harvest,… 

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Green Tea Latte Chia Pudding

green tea latte chia pudding

Chia pudding has been around for awhile, so I thought I’d gather together a bunch of superfoods and put a new spin on it. This is a great little preworkout breakfast or afternoon snack, since it has that little kick of energy from the matcha powder. Make it the night before and it’ll be all… 

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Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiche


It’s hard to believe we are wrapping up another Hatch green chili season.  It seems like just yesterday I was coming up with green chili recipes for Shrinking Kitchen last year.  Anyway, I knew life wouldn’t be complete without at least one new green chili recipe.  Enter…Crustless Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiches with Avocado Green… 

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Wild Salmon Spread

wild salmon spread on a bagel

This great salmon spread came about when I asked the teenager what he wanted for breakfast, which, given his noon wake-up time, was actually closer to lunch (teenagers do that). Mr. Sleepy didn’t have a preference so I decided to test out an idea on him. Fresh wild salmon is in season right now, and… 

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Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf


This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. PrintWhole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: 51… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

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We are having a banner year with huge crops of large, sweet and delicious strawberries! Eating them fresh, freezing them and trying other ways to preserve them brought me to this pretty little parfait. I still have rhubarb in the garden along with all the strawberries, so this is a nice sauce/syrup combination that can… 

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Southern ‘Fried’ Hand Pies


Have you ever had a real fried pie? No, not one of those posers from McDs, and it’s definitely not a turnover. Hand pies are little fruit pies that fit in your hand – perfectly portable and totally delectable, with a real pie crust. But they’re totally deep fried and laden with calories and fat…. 

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Honey Cinnamon Chia Pudding

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Honey and cinnamon are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Soothing and comforting! Chia pudding is a wonderful breakfast that feels sinful – since chia, when soaked in liquid overnight, takes on a texture similar to tapioca. I personally adore tapioca, so I’m in love. Top this breakfast treat with fresh fruit and slivered almonds…. 

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