Walnut Wishes

Today we’re taking a look at a special nut, the walnut.  Let’s look at some recipes that feature this great ingredient.

Just Nuts:

Candied walnuts

Honeyed walnuts

Spiced walnuts

Bread, Biscuits and Rolls:

Maple walnut oat bread

Chocolate marbled walnut bread

Whole wheat walnut bread

Maple walnut sticky buns

Apple walnut fondue bread

Walnut babka

Walnut bread

Banana walnut bread with flaxseeds

Whole wheat walnut biscuits

Apple walnut sticky buns

Scones and Muffins:

Cranberry walnut muffins

Walnut date muffins

Banana walnut muffins

Orange walnut whole wheat scones

Brown scones with walnuts and golden raisins

Gluten free oat, apple and walnut muffins

Lunch and Dinner:

Roasted green beans with beets, feta and walnuts

Walnut encrusted pork roast

Mushroom walnut tarts

Ravioli with sage walnut butter

Cranberry walnut quinoa salad

Cookies and Desserts:

Cinnamon walnut strudel

Walnut cookies

Chocolate chip walnut mandelbrot

Maple walnut biscotti

Maple walnut brownies

Walnut, raisin spice cookies

Walnut and spice biscotti

Chocolate, raspberry and walnut whole wheat biscotti

Walnut shortbread

Black walnut shortbread cookies

Walnut tartlet shells

Walnut brownie cookies

Blueberry walnut twirls

Chocolate date truffles with walnuts

Cherry walnut fudge

Pie and Cake:

Maple walnut pie

Black walnut chocolate pie

Caramel apple walnut cake

Apricot walnut roll cake

Washington walnut pie

Walnut pear sour cream cake

What are your favorite walnut recipes?


Falling for Fall Creativity

Today we’re going to take a look at a few craft and decoration ideas that are perfect for early autumn or even post back to school decorating, there might even be a few fall snacks too!

Pom pom rug

Fall leaf painted mason jar

Fall floral bundle wall art

Fall pick and berry wreath

Leafy spiced cupcakes

Yarn feather canvas

Leaf guest soaps

Fall hoop wreath

Fall stenciled baskets

Cork leaf coasters

Pressed leaf butterflies

Pumpkin spice candles

Dried bracts wreath

Autumn in a jar

Leaf print tablecloth

Autumn luminarias

Family tree scrapbook page and leaves accordion fold cards

Paper leaf wreath

Nut wreath

Gourd candles

How are you celebrating fall?

Cooking with Kale

Today we’re taking a look at another healthy ingredient you can add to your recipes: kale!

Soup and Stew:

White bean and sausage stew

Kale soup

Sausage and kale soup

Lentil soup with crispy kale

Salad and Slaw:

Kale slaw with peanut dressing

Sesame kale salad

Kale slaw with red cabbage and carrots

Holiday kale slaw

Sesame, kale and edamame

Kale and quinoa salad

Kale citrus salad

Southwest kale salad

Pasta and Pizza:

Greens and grain pizza

Tuscan kale orecchiette

Gnocci with kale

Chicken and kale casserole

Kale pesto


Kale chips

Sauteed kale with garlic and lemon

Roasted portobellos with kale

Kale with sausage stuffing

Kale dip with snap peas

Kale and lentil bowl with avocado dressing

Cheese and kale souffle

Kale with sweet sausage

Sausage and kale hand pies

Fruity kale smoothies

Warm eggplant and kale panzanella

Kale and artichoke dip

What are your favorite kale recipes?

Featuring Flax

Today we’re looking at an ingredient that can add something special to your recipes, including some extra nutrition: flax!  Take a look at these sweet and savory recipe ideas:


Blueberry flax muffins

Flax pancakes

Blueberry flax buttermilk pancakes

Pumpkin flaxseed and chocolate breakfast bars

Zucchini banana flaxseed muffins

Banana peach and flax smoothie

Gluten free banana bread with coconut and flax


Honey challah with flax

Flaxseed rolls

Flax soda bread

Wheat, oat and flax buns

Soft sandwich bread with flax

Honey flax sourdough bread

Whole wheat sandwich bread with flax, sesame and sunflower seeds

Lunch and Dinner:

Flax seed pizza crust

Flax crusted tuna burgers with avocado aioli


Brownies with fruit, nuts and flax

Oatmeal and flax cranberry cookies

Pumpkin flaxseed doughnuts

Oatmeal flax chocolate chip cookies

Peanut butter no bake cookies with oats and flaxseeds

Gluten free oatmeal and flax cranberry cookies

What are your favorite recipes to make with flax or add flax seed to? 

Let’s Cook with Chicken

Today we’re revisiting a favorite food choice, chicken.  It’s such a versatile ingredient and there are constantly new recipes being created to bring new life to what can get tiresome.  So before you bypass that chicken sale, check out these new recipes, or do a search for yourself!

Stuffed chicken

Chicken and mushrooms

Chicken meatballs

Mediterranean chicken

Balsamic chicken

Brick chicken

Curried chicken

Cashew chicken

Chicken with ginger

Apricot chicken

Jerk chicken

Lemon chicken

Chicken gumbo

Chicken enchiladas

Chicken risotto

Oven baked chicken

Chicken Kiev

Teriyaki chicken thighs

Sesame chicken

Chicken nuggets

Garlic chicken and potatoes

Chicken taco salad

Buffalo chicken dip

Sweet and sour chicken

Roman style chicken

Tequila lime chicken

King pao chicken

Barbecued chicken pizza

Thai chicken pizza

Crispy fried chicken

Shaker chicken and noodle soup

White bean chicken chili

Chicken stock

Gluten free almond flour chicken nuggets

What are your favorite new chicken recipes?

Better with Biscuits

Today I thought we’d take a look at a classic food, biscuits.   There are some classic recipes as well as some new ones to try.

Biscuit Recipes:

Baking powder biscuits

Bakewell cream biscuits

Angel biscuits

Savory cheddar cheese biscuits

Sausage cheese biscuit

Parmesan pine nut biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits

Cornmeal biscuits

Cheddar drop biscuits

Fried biscuits

Gluten Free Biscuits:

Gluten free with baking mix

Ancient grains drop biscuits

Made with Biscuits:

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Breakfast biscuits

Lighter chicken and biscuits

Bolognese pie with biscuit topping

Quince biscuit pie

Turkey pot pie with sage biscuit topping

Raspberry rhubarb biscuit cobbler

Winter vegetable pot pie with cheddar biscuit topping

Beef and vegetable biscuit bake

Pizza stew with biscuits

Chicken and biscuit kabobs

What are your favorite biscuit recipes?

Food to Fuel School

Today we’re taking a look at some ready-for-school recipes. These are recipes that can help you and/or your kids get ready for the day, some school-approved (no peanut butter) snacks and after school treats!


“Hot chocolate” banana nut oatmeal

Whole grain porridge

Breakfast burrito

Low fat raspberry corn muffins

Berry oatmeal bake

Breakfast cookies

Whole grain pumpkin banana bread

Toaster tarts


Apple cinnamon scones

French toast kebabs

Oatmeal and dried cherry biscuit scones

Allergen free coffee crumb cake

Gluten free morning glory muffins


Taco bar

Rainbow and butterflies pasta salad

Yogurt fruit bars

Banana oatmeal sponge cookies

Scone nibbles

Crunchy roasted chickpeas

Tortilla roll-ups

Pot of gold bento lunch

Broccoli pesto pasta


No bake granola bars

Date nut squares

Banana chocolate chip muffins

Coconut fruit and nut bars

Chocolate coconut graham crackers

Pita nachos

Apple cupcakes

Chocolate banana pops

Bear-y good snack mix

Cinnamon bun bites

Cranberry millet muffins

Gluten free cookie bars

What fun foods are you planning for this school year?