Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Sometimes you want something sweet that isn’t too heavy. This recipe for coconut tapioca pudding hits the spot when I’m in that mood. I’ve given this my trademark dairy free twist and added a little extra sweetness with yellow raisins. I adore the flavor of vanilla so this recipe is heavy on the vanilla, but…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I came up with this chocolate avocado mousse during our last year of catering when we were asked to participate in a new food & wine event that kicked off the Avocado & Margarita Festival in Morro Bay. The only requirement for this event was we had to cook something with avocado. Easy!  I cooked…

Microwave Brittle

This is one of my favorite recipes and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it yet. This microwave brittle is amazingly easy to make. Happily I can still eat it because I tested positive to only tree nuts! Happy little peanut legumes. I can’t even remember where this recipe came from. I’ve had it…

Spiced Fruit Mishmash

When I was little my mother used to make this dish as a quick dessert. I am partial to this spiced fruit mishmash being served with French vanilla soy ice cream, but you could easily pair it with fresh whipped cream or just eat it alone. In the summer feel free to use fresh fruits,…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…

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…

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 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…

Creepy Crispies are Fun & Easy

Who doesn’t love crispy treats? Not anyone reading my blog! And certainly not anyone at my house. Here’s a recipe for creepy crispies that are fun and easy to make. Whip up a batch of these for this year’s Halloween party. Your guests will love them and you for making them. Creepy Crispies 3 tbsp…