Amazing Apples

Today I’m delighted to bring you some delicious apple recipes!  They’re an amazing and delicious fruit that can be used in lots of ways.


Apple cranberry spice muffins

Apple walnut bread

Peanut butter apple rings

Apple coffee cake

Apple Challah

Apple cinnamon scones

Cinnamon apple pull-apart bread

Apple stuffed pancakes

Apple butter

Lunch and Dinner:

Balsamic pork and apple skewers

Apple and onion stuffing muffin

Israeli couscous with apples, cranberries and herbs

Apple parsnip mash

Apple cider chicken


Lunchbox apple pies

Apple cupcakes

Apple cheese danish

Crunchy caramel apple pie

Cinnamon apple burrito

Caramel apple cheesecake

Super stuffed baked apples a la mode

Old fashioned apple slab

Apple brownies

Mini candied apples

What are your favorite recipes to make with apples?

Popular Peanuts

I love peanuts and their relative peanut butter.  I know not everyone can eat them due to allergies, but if you can they’re a great source of nutrients our bodies need to be healthy.  As you’re getting back into the busyness of autumn, try out these peanut friendly recipes (including a few that may break the diet).

Healthier Options:

Peanut butter apple rings

Peanut butter blast

Peanut butter hummus

Thai coconut peanut dip

Creamy peanut ginger dip

Thai peanut noodle salad

Asian noodle salad with peanuts and mint

Pasta salad with broccoli and peanuts

Peanut chicken with cabbage slaw

Chicken pad thai

Sweet Stuff:

Peanut butter and chocolate pretzel bites

Peanut butter and brownie

Monster cookies

Peanut butter cheesecake minis

Peanut butter fudge

Peanut butter pie

No bake peanut butter rice krispies

Peanut butter chocolate parfait

Peanut butter cranberry drops

How do you enjoy eating peanuts and peanut butter?

Great Grains

Today we’re honoring some of the tasty little guys of cooking: grains. You know, rice, quinoa, and one of my favorites barley.

Salads and Sides:

Orzo and wild rice

Thai fried rice

Cooked basmati rice

Spring herb rice

Creamy risotto with asparagus and peas

Garden risotto

Red wine risotto with peas

Turkey pilaf

Seven spice rice pilaf

Quinoa and almond pilaf

Wild rice pilaf with cranberries and pecans

Five grain salad

Barley salad with herbs

Curried barley

Sweet and spicy barley

Sweet potato and barley salad

Lentil quinoa salad

Quinoa toss with chickpeas and herbs

Main Courses:

Wild rice soup

Roast chicken, lemon and rice soup

Beef and barley vegetable soup

Chicken barley soup

Lentil and barley soup with sausage

Beef, roasted mushroom and barley soup

Vegetable barley salad

Barley stuffed peppers

Spanish rice with chicken and shrimp

Chicken Alfredo and rice casserole

Chicken satay stir-fry with orange scented jasmine rice

Ginger shrimp and rice

Steamed halibut with lemon olive quinoa

Rice and bean frittata

And More:

Quinoa, apricot and nut clusters

Vanilla rice pudding

Brown rice pudding

What are your favorite things to make with rice, barley and quinoa?

Better Breakfasts

Today with most people getting back into a normal and busy schedule I thought we’d talk about what some people call one of the most important things of the day: breakfast!

Pina Colada granola

Granola bars with raspberry jam

Breakfast quinoa

Crunchy oat squares

Peanut butter and fruit quinoa

8 juices to try

Oatmeal berry breakfast bars

Morning glory muffins

Blueberry coffee cake muffins

Toaster corncakes

Tasty toaster tarts

Apple cinnamon scones

Whole wheat walnut biscuits

Whole wheat zucchini nut bread

Fruit, nut and rice fritters

Cinnamon oat pancakes

French toast panini with grilled bananas

Whole grain pancakes

Cornmeal waffles

Veggie pancakes

Greens and bacon omelet wraps

Breakfast burritos

Mini frittatas

Mushroom cheddar quiche

Breakfast pizza

Baked Gruyere and sausage omelet

What’s your favorite thing to have for breakfast?