Pumpkin Spiced Pecans

Here in the south, it’s easy to find freshly shelled pecans at the farmers market, so I make sure to buy a bag each season. Pecans are great additions to cookies, cakes, salads, roasted vegetables, and well, just about everything in my opinion. But, they’re even better by the handful!…

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Eggplant with Chickpeas

This recipe is for all of you who don’t particularly like eggplant, but are intrigued by these odd, purple (or white, or striped) vegetables. Or perhaps you’re like my daughter who kept getting eggplants in her produce box and just let them rot rather than cook them. So, the last…

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Healthy Chocolate Bonbons

I’ve made many variations of my healthy chocolates over the years. Here’s my latest iteration, using a basic foundation, then “dipping” them in an assortment of toppings: hemp seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, dried goji berries, freeze-dried pomegranate perils (seeds), cashews (since I used cashew butter this time). I brushed some…

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Hermits

This recipe for Hermits was given to me by my friend Elizabeth, who couldn’t believe I’d never heard of them. They were a tradition in her family for generations. We fell in love with them not only for the taste, but also for the ease. There’s no need to wait…

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