Blackstrap Molasses Cookies


I add Flax to smoothies and baked goods occasionally. Mark Sisson has a good article about too much Flax, so don’t over do it. Here is one way to get a little extra Omega- 3- Fatty Acids into my families diet. Cookies work every time for a 1 year old and my super hubby! These cookies are great for pregnancy as well- blackstrap molasses is a great source of iron.

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Maple Baked N’Oatmeal



No surprise I love baking and cooking for my family. This Maple Baked N’Oatmeal is the current family favorite. I make a batch and Super Hubby takes it to work for breakfast every day with fresh fruit. This morning we woke up to snow ice and negative temperatures- my summer loving heart needed a cozy family breakfast before we started our day of house projects. Fresh squeezed OJ and fresh fruit from the year round farm Market Willey Farms , a perfect match for this Maple Baked N’Oatmeal.

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Ginger Lemon Salmon Skewers

My husband, and now I’ve learned my son too, love to eat fish. I struggle getting my fish intake because it is not my favorite protein. I enjoy seafood when someone else cooks it. I used to avoid all things fish but after cooking it, per my husbands request, I’ve gotten better. Since we have moved to Delaware, I shared this struggle with my brother in law. My sister loves fish too but my brother in law is more like me. In order to help our weekly fish intake, we decided to do Thursday Fish night. It has helped a lot and I have gotten more confident cooking meals that I know we will all enjoy. New problem: my one year old ate most of my fish- guess I will now have to buy 3 pieces to feed my little family. Check out the 7 Life- enhancing benefits of eating Fish.


Ginger Lemon Salmon Skewers

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Brandon’s Guacamole

Brandon’s Guacamole


  • 2 Avocado’s
  • 1/4tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 1 tsp/ Garlic Powder
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Habanero Chili
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice


  1. Mash 2 Avocado’s in a bowl and add the juice of one lemon.
  2. In a food Processor (I use a Ninja) Add Habanero, onion and Garlic cloves. Chop well.
  3. Add Chopped ingredients to the mashed Avocado. Mix well and then add Garlic powder and Salt, Pepper (to taste).
  4. Mix well and serve with carrots, peppers, tomatoes, celery or your favorite Paleo crackers.

Apple Breakfast Muffins

Always looking for quick on the go recipes for breakfast. With one kid and another on the way, and a husband who leaves early for work, I like to have food on stock for the busy weeks. These are Apple Muffins I created when we first went Paleo. I have made a few changes and recreated them to be healthier and taste even better. They take about 5 minutes to make and 25 minutes to cook. So easy and simple and they store and freeze well.

Apple Breakfast Muffins

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Paleo Crunch

Paleo Crunch
  • 1/2 c Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 c Sunflower seeds
  • 1 c Almond Meal
  • 1 c Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 c Almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 c Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 c Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Line a cookie tray with a silpat or parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl, add seeds, almond flour and nuts. Mix well
  4. Add in Honey, oil and Vanilla, stir until combined.
  5. Spread mixture onto the cookie tray.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Flip it over/ stir it around  and bake it for another 5 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes
  9. This stores well in a tightly closed tupperware. I keep mine in the pantry for 5-7 days.
*The great thing about this recipe is that you can do so many different variations. Even if you can’t have some of the ingredients or are missing a few- use these guidlines to make you own variation. I’ve baked it with 1/2 a cup or raisins for a sweeter treat. It goes great with some fruit and dark chocolate or just a simple bowl of crunch and almond milk.


Berry Delicious Tartlets

These are a simple Fruit tartlet that you could create for a brunch or a light dessert. I’ve been on a fruit kick lately, clearly missing Summer on these cold winter days.

The tartlets pictured are with a Gluten Free Pie Crust but I love making these with Elana’s Pantry Pie Crust better.

Crust Process:

  1. Take the Crust and roll it thin. (If using Elana’s Crust- Use two pieces of Parchment paper, spray with coconut oil and roll this with a rolling pin.)
  2. Cut the crust with a 2 1/2″ round cookie cutter
  3. Place the pie crust in a well greased mini- muffin pan
  4. Set aside while making Fruit filling

Berry Filling Ingredients: (will make 8 tartlets)

  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries, halved
  • 1 TBSP. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Tapioca Flour
  • dash of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • dash of fresh lemon juice

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