Healthy + Homemade Tomato Sauce

the best veggie and vegan tomato sauce recipe ever from

This is the most flavorful and delicious veggie pasta sauce – scratch that, one of the best pasta sauces period.  Our good family friend made it for one of our homemade ravioli nights.  I nabbed the recipe and tweaked it just a bit.  It’s all vegetables, herbs and a little olive oil and salt- nothing […]

Valentines Day Raspberry Cheesecake

The best mini cheesecakes with raspberry lemon topping from

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years.  It was really fun with my 3 year old daughter, she was way into Christmas and keeps asking why it’s over – she hasn’t liked my answer so far… So, this is my Mom’s old cheesecake recipe that I made into little bites along […]

Top 10 Popular Posts & Recipes of 2014

The best recipes of 2014 from the popular blog

Continuing with tradition, my most popular posts of 2014 were: 1. Two Day Portland Trip Itinerary – I can’t believe this was #1, you are awesome Portland! 2. Crockpot French Dip Sandwich 3.  2nd Annual 5 Days of Fudge Recipes: Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge 4. Grilled Peach Salad with Corn and Tomatoes 5. Cheese and […]

Easy Appetizer: Cheesy Apple Crescent Rolls

NYE vegetarian appetizer Easy appetizer with apples and cream cheese in a crescent roll from

Happy almost 2015! What’s everyone doing for NYE this year? Z, my 3 year old, is having a little party for her friends, it’s going to be an “East Coast New Years” (since we are on the West Coast – done at 9!).  My sister did a “Noon Years Eve” party a few years ago […]

5 Days of Fudge: Salted Chocolate Caramel

Salted caramel chocolate fudge recipe for an amazing salty and sweet dessert from

It’s the last day of our 5 days of fudge and keeping in tradition, I’m letting my husband and chef of these last 5 days take over my blog today.  Take it away babe… This last fudge is my personal favorite of any that I’ve ever made.  It’s inspired by a gelato combination I get […]

5 Days of Fudge: Dark Chocolate Cherry

Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge from

I randomly found dark chocolate cherry chips at the store in November and had to buy them for a new flavor of fudge to make.  Just the smell of these chips are amazing.  It’s day 4 of our 5 Days of Fudge!!  Check the other three flavors my husband Mike already made: Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate […]

5 Days of Fudge: Butterscotch Fudge

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We started off with a yummy pumpkin spice fudge, a decadent white chocolate vanilla fudge and today we have a rich butterscotch.  It’s day 3 of our Second Annual 5 Days of Fudge Recipes!  (you can find the First Annual here) Mike made this especially for a family friend who absolutely adores butterscotch.  You’ll want […]

5 Days of Fudge: White Chocolate Fudge

White Chocolate Fudge Recipe from

Anyone ever been to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory?  They used to have this vanilla fudge that my Mom and I died over, it was so good, and now they don’t make it anymore.  So, for Day 2 of the ‘5 days of fudge’ this year, Mike made a white chocolate vanilla fudge that tastes […]

5 Days of Fudge: Pumpkin Spice Fudge

5 days of fudge pumpkin fudge recipe from

This is now a tradition – *5 Days of Fudge* here on the blog.  Last year my husband made 5 different flavors; Dark Chocolate with Walnuts, Mint Chocolate, Toffee, Peanut Butter and my absolute favorite, Caramel.  This year he’s starting off with a pumpkin spice fudge which I was skeptical of at first, but it’s […]