Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Gluten-Free)

There is something about chocolate that soothes the soul.  Perhaps it’s all those gorgeous antioxidants flooding your system, or yet more likely, the sweet release of endorphins into your bloodstream as you bite, that makes chocolate that much better.  Whatever the case may be, these double chocolate zucchini muffins will bring deep and imminent satisfaction…

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Homestead Style Dark Chocolate Cake

mmmmmmm….. I may need to wipe the drool from that title, sorry about that, folks!!! 😉 All silliness aside, in honor of valentines day and all things delicious and lovely, I bring you my favorite cake recipe.  This was originally my Mom’s recipe.  Some of you may have grown up with a crazy cake recipe, and if so,…

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Vanilla Love ~ Making Vanilla Extract

I have a confession to make.  I completely, absolutely, unconditionally am in love with vanilla.  Shhh…Don’t tell my husband.  I dream of vanilla, and all it’s passionate yumminess. The organic, rich, calming mellow smoothness of its aroma beckon me.  Let me bathe in vanilla, let me be surrounded all my days by vanilla. Oh, an ode to vanilla…. The exotic…

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Valentines Dinner

I thought I would share the love from our little homestead’s valentine’s dinner. Enjoy the heartfelt feast! Sometimes the Biggest Blessings come in Blessing Others. Strawberries lovingly dipped in handmade coconut oil chocolate…. Ruby luster in morning sunlight…. Chocolate pools grace…. Red berries lined in rows…. Drips of abundant joy pour down…. Chocolate goodness scraped clean….…

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Simple Gifts, Creme Fraiche

Simple gifts, simple goodness.  The most beautiful food  is sometimes the most simple, fresh, and wonderful.  Beautiful, wholesome and nourishing, creme fraiche, pronounced “creme fresh”  is European style sour cream.  It is cultured, creamy, wonderfullness….it is absolutely out of this world.  I think it is so amazing that so many “gourmet” foods are really food…

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Winter Wonderland

Sleighbells ring, are you listenin? In the lane, snow is glistnin’ It’s a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland… Aaaahhhh…..the crispness of winter air brings renewal.  It is so invigorating and refreshing to me.  I love to be outdoors in all seasons, but there is something about the crisp, clear winter…

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Tis the Season for Simple Homemade Chocolates

Simply Delish!  I never knew making chocolate could be so simple!  I am excited to share these two recipes, and some ideas for beautiful chocolate to celebrate the joys of Christmas time!  It is important to remember to savor the sweetness of life.  Christmas is a wonderful season to celebrate the sweet, simple everyday joys…

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Gingerbread Brownie Bites

Yummmmm……I was struck by inspiration today.  I had my first cake ball over the weekend, and thought that it was a fairly interesting concept.  Yes, I know I am a bit behind the times, however cake balls are usually not on the list of wholesome nourishing foods that I generally choose from.  Now, how to…

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