6 posts in group maple-syrup

Fluffernutter Popcorn Balls

Pop. Pop. Pop pop POPOPOPOPOPPO!!!!! I have long been a fan of popcorn. It is my go to snack even when I am not in the movies. Of course, popcorn tastes better with tons of butter but I try and limit that version EVEN if it's now vegan butter lol. I do however love sprinkling tons of nutritional yeast on top to give the popcorn an addicting cheesy flavor. My coworker recently brought me up a souvenir popcorn kernal bag from South Carolina. SOOOOO tempting....but I also had a ... Continue Reading

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing

I love dark and leafy greens but winter time calls for a different salad filler. BRUSSELS SPROUTS! Some people cringe at the name but I on the other hand....SALIVATE!! They are so delicious and nutritious. If you don't like them then you most likely haven't had them prepared well. Roast, Saute, Fry, Bake.... My personal favorite form of enjoying sprouts is shaved sprouts in a hearty salad. When these little mini cabbages are shaved they create a different salad ambiance. One that is ... Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love. It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have. I ... Continue Reading

5 Spice Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Bark

Inspired by Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, this is my version adapted and of course...enhanced. My mom had sent me a picture of TJ's version on instagram and I was immediately in awe. I HAD TO TRY IT!!! I love granola....like....LOVEEEE and well duh...CHOCOLATE who doesn't love that. I knew these would be gone before I had a chance to bring them home. So I solved that problem by creating a homemade version. Same spicy flavor...Kicked it up a Notch! Taking a note ... Continue Reading

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread Rolls

I am not going to lie. These are naughty. Very naughty. Santa already knows these won't be getting any presents.... The inspiration for this recipe came from a coworker. She is a true Southern Belle and loves her some pecans and biscuits. It was her birthday, so I really wanted to kill some of her home-sickness with a Pecan explosion. This monkey bread was the result. Packed with tons of pecans and a natural caramel from from dates it puts the usual monkey bread or cinnamon roll to ... Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Parfait with Granola and Cherry Compote

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Parfait

I love cherry season! When these guys come into season, I load up as much as possible and binge till my little belly is popping. Actually....I basically do that to all fruits when they come into season because....well...I love FRUIT!! I wanted to create a dish that would incorporate my love of cherries and my love of chocolate....BUT still be sort of healthy. Yea....chocolate doesn't usually scream healthy but when you add some good old oatmeal and fruit then it's okay right??? ... Continue Reading