Vegan Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

(Dairy-Free) Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

If I did something right this post contains affiliate links. I’m not sure that you can imagine my pleasure when I recreated the yummy store-bought Almond Joy candy bar with a dairy-free Almond Joy Chocolate Bark that tastes JUST like (if not BETTER) an Almond Joy.  I was inspired by Pinterest and tried a few recipes, I […]

Chocolate Chia Pudding:  EarthMamas World

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of the tradition of Easter chocolates, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthier alternatives – sweets and treats featuring real cocoa. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe […]

Carrot Zucchini Bars

Carrot And Zucchini Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

I scored a really good deal on organic zucchini this week and wanted to make a new sweet tooth recipe that I could use the zucchini in.  I headed to Pinterest and quickly found a recipe for carrot and zucchini bars.    The original recipe comes from RealMomKitchen (you should definitely check her out, she has lots of […]

Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

Banana Bread Using Greek Yogurt

My kids love banana bread and banana muffins.  I am always trying out new banana bread recipes (whole wheat banana bread, almond flour banana bread) .  This week I had 6 super ripe bananas on the counter and a tub of greek yogurt in the fridge.  Time to create a new recipe! I have been using […]


Almond Flour Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Squares and an Award

I have been trying to create more gluten-free recipes because I know that Ava is very sensitive to gluten.  Ava loves sweets so I decided to create a gluten-free sweet treat.   I asked Alex for his assistance in the kitchen because (1) he loves to help and (2) he is working on fractions.  What better way to learn fractions than […]


Homemade Organic Applesauce

Applesauce is a favorite in our home!  I had been buying store-bought organic applesauce for years but recently have begun making my own.  It is super easy and amazingly delicious! This is one of the few recipes that I use organic sugar in.  Typically, I use sucanat or honey when a recipe calls for a sweetener.  For applesauce […]


Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia! Discovering & Eating Chia Seeds

I have been hearing about how wonderful the chia seed is for your health.  I read about the chia seed and this is what I found out: The chia plant originated in the central valley of Mexico and is a member of the mint family It was the third most important crop for the Aztecs, who recognized it as […]


Homemade Healthier Fudgesicles

I recently bought a set of silicone tubes online (I put the link at the bottom of this post) to make squeezeable yogurts with.  They have been a hit with the kids and saved me a ton of money.  I fill them with yogurt, usually homemade, stick them in the fridge.   I also stick them in the freezer to pack […]


Apple-Cinnamon Bars: Baking with Sucanat & Almond Flour

I am working on getting back into my ‘real food’ groove.  The holidays really messed us up.  I woke up today wanting apple-cinnamon bars so I ‘tweaked’ an old recipe to make it a little better for us. Apple-Cinnamon Bars What you need:  1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup sucanat, 1/2 cup apple butter, 2 eggs, […]

Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

I am eliminating the processed foods in our house one at a time as we run out.  This week we finished our last box of cinnamon graham crackers.  My task was to create a healthier homemade alternative that the kids would eat and not complain about. I searched the internet and found a few recipes but […]

Granola Bars Topped With Chocolate & Coconut

Granola Bars Topped With Chocolate & Coconut

I have really been wanting to make these so I gave it a shot.  You can really add anything that you desire and top it with a combination of things to suit your families tastes.  So here it is…tweak yours as needed! 2 cups quick cooking oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup sucanat […]