Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes (Recipe)

Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes

Looking for something fun for breakfast? This recipe for Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese fruit sauce should do the trick! It was created by Emily Richards, cookbook author of Get in the Kitchen and COOK for the Almond Board of California. Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour […]

Posted on April 9th, 2020

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Recipe)

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Feeling a bit stressed? It’s time to get baking! Apparently, baking to relieve stress is a thing now. It keeps your mind focused on what you’re doing and not on the news. It lets you work with your hands and relax your mind while enjoying the sight and smells of items so many of us […]

Posted on March 30th, 2020

Mexican Skillet Dinner with Buttery Cornbread

Mexican Skillet Dinner

I am a big fan of one pot or one skillet meals! It just makes life so easy and yet it feels nurturing to me as well. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of Mexican dishes. In fact, I’ve been on a nachos for dinner streak. But this looks even better. It’s like a mild […]

Posted on March 10th, 2020

Honey Almond Florentines with Candied Orange (Recipe)

Honey Almond Florentines

Today for lunch (don’t judge me!) I was indulging in my favorite cookie in the world: honey almond florentines! I have a healthy whole grain kale-ridden meal in the microwave, too. But before I made that choice, I thought “Oh, I’ll just have one while I making something better to eat.” I love the lacey […]

Posted on February 27th, 2020

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

salad with bottle of dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

Spicy Gumbo with Almond Butter

It’s stew season! And if you like your stew on the spicy side, you’ll love this recipe from New Orleans. This fragrant and colorful gumbo is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Traditionally made with meat, I like soy sausage in this for a more heart-healthy vegan treat. Spicy Gumbo […]

Posted on January 14th, 2020

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake (Recipe)

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake

New Year’s Day! The start of a brand new year, new beginnings, a new start. I usually begin every year with resolutions, but this year I think I need to start with just a little more rest. Luckily, enjoying life is a perfectly great resolution, too! And, for me, one of my great pleasures is […]

Posted on January 1st, 2020

Italian Fruitcake with Marsala Sauce

Italian fruitcake

Fruitcake? Everyone’s least favorite dessert? The object of ridicule derided as a brick every Christmas season? Apparently, you’ve never had the homemade alcohol-laced versions I grew up with! Today’s recipe, I will admit, is not the one I remember enjoying—that recipe is long gone. But today’s recipe, provided courtesy of the Almond Board of California, […]

Posted on December 26th, 2019

Raspberry Almond Trifle (Recipe)

English Trifle always strikes me as such a festive and fancy dessert. It’s made with fruit, a layer of sponge cake soaked in sherry or wine, and topped with a layer of custard and perhaps whipped cream. Today’s recipe created by Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, Co-Founder of Cissé Gourmet Baking Mixes, is equally impressive. But […]

Posted on December 5th, 2019

Almond Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Almond Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Is it really Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Not for me! And it’s probably one of my favorite desserts. The only thing that makes me happier is one of my mother’s famous cheesecakes! But what if you could combine pumpkin pie and cheesecake in one delicious treat? Thanksgiving nirvana! That’s what this recipe for Almond Crusted […]

Posted on November 25th, 2019