Polenta Budino with Stone Fruit Compote

It’s stone fruit week here on the blog! Last week, I kicked off the party with my absolute favorite Peach Cobbler ever!  This week we are keeping things rolling with more stone fruit recipes!  My goal for the week is to highlight how many different options you have with stone fruits that are not cobblers and crisps.  Also, I hope to demonstrate the interchangeability of stone fruits in almost all recipes!  Today’s recipe can be made with whatever stone fruit is fresh and ripe where you live.  Plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots are all great options! Which brings us to this delicious creamy, fruity goodness… Polenta Budino with Stone Fruit…

Almond Chiffon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today is a special day:) Five years ago today, I married my wonderful, fun, hilarious, smart, super cute husband Tim.  He is the best, most supportive partner that I could have ever imagined.  I would marry him again in a heart beat!  Even when my ideas or aspirations have been crazy and far fetched, he is always a tremendous cheerleader that jumps in with both feet!  Tim has enough bravery and confidence for us both.  Because of him, we take on challenges that risk averse upbringings like mine would never allow.  I feel like the luckiest woman on earth.  I love that man. So to celebrate 5 fabulous years, we…
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Peach Cobbler

Lets pretend that we are playing game of “You know its summer when…”  I am sure we would all have a whole bunch of different answers ranging from road trips to watermelon seed spitting contests.  Some of us would refer to weather.  Others to certain flowers blooming or produce ripening.  Where we live, I know its summer when the weekend tourists begin to show up to our seaside neighborhood in droves! Undoubtedly we all have our own indicators of what makes it truly feel like summer.  I used to live in Alaska, and when you are that far north, almost everyone will tell you that the answer is “…when it…

Ultimate Black Bean Sliders

Ok, these are now possibly one of my favorite recipes on the site! Words just can’t explain how good these are!!!!   I don’t know why I’m even typing when I should be making more!  These Black Bean slider patties are. That. Good. In full disclosure, I don’t throw around terms like “the best” and “ultimate” lightly.  No, sir.  I treat those labels with the respect they deserve.  But, these are the “your search for the best black bean burger ends here” kind of thing. Also, if you have not tried black bean burgers/sliders.  Once you try them, you will realize how much you were missing out on – regardless…

Vegan No-Churn Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream

In life, there are things that I settle for out of convenience.  The picnic thrown with paper plates and disposable silverware…. The box of Meringues from Trader Joe’s I buy to avoid making something something gluten free for my gluten intolerant friend…  I’m too tired to make dinner so we get take-out.  In most cases, I know these aren’t whats best for me or are even harmful to the environment.  Often, they aren’t the aren’t even tastiest option. But if I look at my habits, the one thing I repeatedly buy out of convenience is ice-cream.  Yes, ice-cream – including store bought ice-cream – is absolutely delicious.  I know!  And…
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