In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3

There has been quite a bit of de-cluttering, clearing and reorganizing going on in our house over the last month or so. Guess what I came across?? My mom’s banana cake recipe!! Needless to say, I was over the moon! And it just so happened that I had some pretty ripe bananas in my fruit…… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3

#FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

Sometimes life has a tendency to get in the way. Things get put on the back burner and forgotten. This recipe has been on my list of things to share with you for quite a while now. It’s not anything new but a variation on the Peanut Butter Oat Bars and Bites recipe I posted…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

#FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

 I am Italian therefore it goes without saying that chestnuts were a staple at Christmas time! We munched on the roasted nuts way after the meal was done. I will always remember regrouping around the dinner table after the dishes were done and one of my uncles breaking out the Bingo game. That’s when the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

#FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts

Just a few more days until Christmas and I am sure, by now, we have done our share of socializing and indulging in cookies and chocolate and all kinds of homemade goodies. It’s almost a given that we will be putting on a few pounds for the sake of enjoying the Holidays. Snacking on nuts…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts

#FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

Especially Montmorency tart cherries! Gorgeous, red, juicy bites of goodness! Nutritional powerhouses, these beauties are packaged and sold in several different delicious ways, including covered in dark chocolate! One of my girlfriends often visits Vineland in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and quite frequently drops in at Cherry Lane. This retail outlet sells a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

#FoodFocus – Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Treats

Well, it was inevitable. Dog treats. You just knew that I would have to try my hand at this. So I did. And then I thought, why do we buy dog treats when they are so easy to make and sooooo much healthier for our fur babies! We have always been home to various furry…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Treats

#FoodFocus – Terrific Tofu – Baked Tofu Fries and Kale Chips

For this recipe I used Extra Firm tofu. Other Ingredients: 1 egg, slightly beaten Salt and Pepper to taste Flour Panko bread crumbs For the Kale chips: a few leaves of fresh kale salt to taste olive oil Slice the block of tofu into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices and place them on paper towels…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Terrific Tofu – Baked Tofu Fries and Kale Chips