Oatmeal is a popular dish in our household, especially on a cold, winter morning! Our favorite has always been McCann’s Steel Cut Oats. I will not lie, this is my comfort food! There is only one downside to making steel cut oats…they take a lot of time and you have to continually stir these guys in order for them not to boil over!
When we have company, I prefer to make baked oatmeal. It takes a very little prep work. I can walk away when it is in the oven. Not to mention that it makes your house smell absolutely wonderful! Give it a try and be sure to come up with you own combination of fruits and nuts. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. Continue reading
In case you have been living under a rock lately, it seems as though “pumpkin” has taken over the world! You either love it or hate it! If pumpkin is on the shelves in the grocery stores and being served in my favorite coffee shops, that can only mean one thing – Fall has officially arrived!
Since recently moving to the South, I have developed a fondness for biscuits…I am proud to say I have mastered the basic biscuit recipe! The key to any good biscuit recipe is…DON’T overmix! Try to be as gentle with your dough as possible! This is a super moist delicious biscuit recipe that doesn’t disappoint! Continue reading
I think you may have guessed by now that I really like baking coffee cakes! I especially like this one because of the addition of the fruit! Anything “Raspberry” and I am all over it! My mum makes a coffee cake very similar to this recipe, but instead of using fresh raspberries, she uses a meringue made from raspberry jam. I decided to step it up a notch and take that very basic sour cream based coffee cake recipe and add a mixture of my favorite fruits. Walnuts are used in my strudel topping, but you could use pecans and the outcome would be just as amazing! You could also substitute Blackberries or Blueberries instead of the Raspberries! Continue reading
Fall is the perfect time for Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Soup! Why not pair the two together for a deliciously healthy lunch or dinner?
Did you know sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, B6, vitamins C & D, iron and magnesium? Wow, all that in one amazing root vegetable! And by now you should already know that beans are an excellent source of fiber and protein. The American Diabetes Association lists sweet potatoes and beans on their list of the Top 10 “superfoods,’’ both carry a high nutritional content without sending blood sugar soaring.
Be sure to have some tortilla chips around for dipping! I like to top my soup with a little sour cream, cilantro and a handful of diced avocado!