Roasted Plantain Boats


A simple, yet fun and unusual treat you can be creative with! These Roasted Plantain Boats are filled with Greek yogurt, shredded coconut, and pistachios for a satisfyingly sweet and healthy way to end a meal.  This is a short and {very} sweet recipe post today. I’m writing this in between unpacking my suitcase from my trip to northwest Ohio for a Farm to Fork

How to Cut a Pineapple + Mango-Pineapple Whip

Mango Pineapple Whip

Throughout college, I worked in one of the kitchens on campus preparing cold foods for catering events–salads, fruit platters, meat and cheese trays, etc.–and a task I was often assigned was washing and cutting fresh pineapple. There wouldn’t just be a case or two of pineapples waiting for me, but rather 10-12 cases. With 6 pineapples per case, I was chopping through at least 60

Spicy Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

dark chocolate pumpkin seed bark

Only one thing has been on my mind since sampling Lake Champlain Chocolates during my trip to Vermont. SPICY AZTEC CHOCOLATE. Dark chocolate with a hint of cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Gotta love that sweet and spicy combination. But the most pleasant surprise inside? PUMPKIN SEEDS! Then, while in the Louisville area a couple weekends ago with my parents, I spotted these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin

Blog Brulee + Dark Chocolate Ginger Creme Brûlée

Disclosure: My attendance at Blog Brûlée is  partially sponsored–I have received a discounted registration to the event in exchange for writing this post.  Opinions expressed are my own and I was not compensated for my time. Exciting news to share, friends! I’ve been invited to attend the inaugural Blog Brûlée hosted by some amazing ladies! Regan Jones, Deanna Segrave-Daly, Gretchen Brown and Robin Plotkin have combined their

Green Tea & Goji Grahams

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about tea–bubble tea, flavored teas, baking/cooking with tea. It’s TEA TIME! I’m always down for a good cup of tea, but I’m partial to green teas. And my favorite variety of green tea of all time? Matcha! There seems to be a Matcha madness going around at the moment. Just read Janet Helm’s post about food trends at

The Pistachio Love Triangle

Pistachios + dark chocolate pomegranate seeds + port wine = Love Δ An indulgent, sophisticated love triangle. But, indulgence is okay every now and then. And to be honest, this indulgent pairing comes with health benefits, so don’t feel guilty about treating your taste buds. In-shell Pistachios: a heart healthy nut, provides your body with antioxidants and unsaturated (healthy) fats Dark Chocolate & Pomegranate Seeds: both contain antioxidants, which attack free radicals

Sweet Tater & Apple Sonker-Cobbler

Disclosure: I received free samples from Cumberland Packing Corp., maker of Monk Fruit In The Raw. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Cumberland Packing Corp. and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I honestly have no idea what to call this dessert. It’s kind of a cobbler/sonker/pandowdy hybrid. Never heard

Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

Try saying that three times in a row. Not so easy, huh? I promise preparing this dessert skewer is a whole lot easier. This twist on a classic dessert is perfect for a party with lots of people because there is no assembly involved! The guests get to have all the fun making their own Strawberry Shortcake Skewers and you won’t even have to wash