Tips Tuesday: Heather’s No Salt Table Blend

Large numbers of my family do not cook with salt for one reason or another. As a result, I decided to come up with my own spice blend that I call Heather’s No Salt Table Blend. I typically give out as gifts or to the family when they run out. I also sell this to…

Marshmallow Popcorn

Got a hankering to mix it up a bit instead of making crispy treats like I usually do – so instead of using crispy cereal – I used air popped popcorn and made a batch of marshmallow popcorn. Not too bad. I didn’t have the recipe in front of me when I was cooking, so…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon wrapped chicken. Need I say more?? I found this recipe in a cookbook, sorry I can’t remember which one, and thought it was a fabulous way to dress of plain old chicken. I mean really, what the heck? Bacon + chicken, must be good. To serve dip these in your favorite BBQ sauce, Ranch…

Edible Halloween Cake SS Gothtober

I used to do the publicity for Gothtober.com, and have even participated a few times. I made this edible Halloween cake SS Gothtober for the 2007 year’s theme. It’s just a basic cake that I doctored up with a combination of light blue icing and blue colored jello. NOTE:  if you aren’t planning on serving…

Cookies for Breakfast

Cookies for breakfast you ask? YES!! Breakfast Cookie – I couldn’t even wait for these to cool. Good. Very good. BREAKFAST COOKIE ½ cup non-dairy butter 1 cup peanut butter 1 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 cup white flour 1 cup wheat flour 2 cup…

Monster Eyes

These edible monster eyes are a fun snack to make for after school or for the kiddo’s next Halloween party. And yes, I’m on an eye kick – it’s Halloween food! These are a great recipe to make with a kid in the kitchen. Work on these after school or make an event of the…

Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Fall is a Great Time for Pantry Organization

I’ll show you mine – if you show me yours… Oh get your mind out of the gutter – I’m talking about your pantry! Fall is a great time for pantry organization. I’m always curious what other people’s pantries look like. In the dream home of my future not only will I have a FULL…

Drink Floating Eyes

Go ahead and drink floating eyes. I’m not judging. These are a fun drink for your next Halloween gathering. Or even if you just want to freak out your dinner guests next time you have company over for dinner. If you’ve got adults coming you can top these off with a bit of gin or…

Edamame & Corn Salad, I’m Holding onto Summer

Yep, I’m still holding onto summer. I’d been holding onto this recipe for Edamame & Corn Salad forever and was so happy I finally gave it a go. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to make it again next summer when corn is back in season! I guess if you’re really in a pinch you can…

Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders

These easy to make chocolate spiders are a fun treat to make this Halloween. I went ahead and gave them my signature dairy-free tweak. These are a fun kid in the kitchen project, so go ahead and work on these after school some day or on the weekend. Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders 1 ¾…

Summer Ratatouille

With the end of summer just around the corner [sigh] I’m faced with what to do with all the delicious local veggies I’m finding at the grocery store. Summer ratatouille seemed like the best bet as I keep seeing gorgeous eggplant, bell pepper and tomatoes. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap photos. But… I did…

Finger Nibblers

Now aren’t these just a fun thing? I just couldn’t resist making these edible finger nibblers. This recipe is one you’ll want to make for Halloween, you could even pack them in school lunches! If you want to hit the easy button, feel free to use ready made pizza dough instead of making the dough…

Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Gifting BBQ Creole Seasoning

Anyone that’s been a reader for a while knows I LOVE making food related gifts for the holidays. This year will be no exception. I’m planning on mixing this up and gifting BBQ Creole Seasoning for 2017. I can hear you from here “Heather, why are you telling people what you’re giving them?!?” Simple, I’m…