Author Archives: Deanna

April Unprocessed: Banana Walnut Bites

So, it’s April, and it still doesn’t really feel like spring outside. But, I’ve got the urge to do spring cleaning.¬†And what better way to do spring cleaning than to clean up my diet. Now, this isn’t some crazy cleanse. … Continue reading

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March Muffin Madness!

You’ve heard of March Madness right? It’s something to do with balls and hoops and colleges and brackets. Or something. I don’t really give a hoot about that kind of madness. But, muffins? Now, that I give a hoot about! … Continue reading

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Waffles!

The kiddo has a huge fascination with waffles. Me? Not so much, mostly because I’d never found a recipe that was reliably stick-free. And, seriously, cleaning a stuck waffle off a waffle-iron is one of the least fun kitchen chores. … Continue reading

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Banana Peanut Butter Bites

“Mom! These melt in your mouth!” cried the swooning kiddo. I’ll take that as a sign. If you want a vegan version, check out my Almost Elvis cookies. Banana Peanut Butter Bites 1 very ripe banana 1/2 cup creamy peanut … Continue reading

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Tropical Tart

It’s the dead of winter, and it’s cold. Wouldn’t we all like just a little bit of the tropics right about now? You know you would. Unless you’re my kiddo, who absolutely turned his nose up at this one. Silly … Continue reading

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Pasta Veggie Soup

As the kiddo would say, “Mom, this is more pasta than soup.” So be it. 2 T. olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 ribs celery, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 T. minced fresh herbs (I used rosemary … Continue reading

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Spaetzle Mac

Well, I’m still in a cast. And, generally, that means I’m still avoiding the kitchen. But, I can only feed my kid hummus and carrot sticks for just so long before he revolts and says, “would you please cook something?” … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So, this happened. Yes, yes I do have a broken foot. *sigh* Needless to say, I haven’t been doing much recipe development lately. Or, actually, I’ve been throwing stuff together that’s quick and easy and never writing anything down. Popcorn … Continue reading

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Your Stories Are a Gift

“Your stories are a gift,” she said. “A gift for all those who don’t yet have the courage to tell their own stories. And for all those that never will.” I heard those words just hours ago at the first … Continue reading

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Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting

Remember the coconut cake? I teased you then and said I’d post the recipe for the frosting soon. Today’s the day! Alas, there are no photos. You’ll just have to refer back to the cake and picture what it might … Continue reading

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