New with the Old

*Reposting this recipe from the archives (April, 2014) because I just made these recently and remembered how amazing they are. Enjoy! I like to live a life that mixes the new and the old. New adventures mixed with the old standards. Nature walks (which I’ve always loved) in new neighborhoods. Eating at new restaurants while […]

Cookies Again

I don’t know about you, but I never get tired of cookies. They’re up there as one of my favorite desserts. That’s because cookies are: a mix of textures can contain chocolate can be combined with lots of flavors are bite-sized There are so many reasons for my cookie love. Although I definitely don’t make […]

The Pumpkin Party Starts Here

We all know it. We’ve all seen it. Pumpkin is all over the grocery store/everywhere…and I LOVE it! Living near Trader Joe’s has amped up my love of pumpkin things to a whole new level: pumpkin cornbread, pumpkin soup. I can’t get enough. I’m all about the more traditional recipes for which you keep pumpkin puree on […]

Life & Almond Joy Brownies

It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve just feel the weight of it all. I feel the weight of persecution in Iraq, conflict across the globe and personal goals that I haven’t met yet. As often happens, one thing piles on top of another, and it’s hard to see clearly where you’re headed. Then, you […]

Simple Saturday: Magic Shell

I’m starting a new thing on the think fruitful blog and it’s called actually cooking from the recipe books that I own. I’m going to set a goal of making (and sharing) at least one recipe from one of my recipe books per month. This month, I dove into The Joy the Baker Cookbook, which was […]

Healthy Baking is Back

Get excited, because today I have an another amazing healthy baking recipe for you. I’m talking coconut oil to the max along with shredded coconut, oats, just a bit of sugar, cinnamon and a few chocolate chips. These little Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with flavor and health and you won’t miss the […]

Cocoa for Coconut Oil

All throughout school, I looked forward to getting my report cards. I was a very competitive student and always looked forward to seeing what my grades were and how I could get them higher. Report cards were also exciting because it meant that if I had done my best in all of my classes, I […]