Maple Walnut Cake

Maple Walnut Cake

This buttery, single-layer cake is infused with maple syrup inside and out. The cake is almost completely sweetened with maple syrup, including the rich frosting that is crusted with oodles of chopped walnuts. It’s moist, dense and tender with a nutty crunch. A cake that’s easy to love. The cake itself is subtly sweet and…

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Mashed Broccoli with Ricotta, Parmesan & Garlic

Mashed Broccoli with Ricotta & Parmesan

If you want your family to eat their broccoli then try feeding them this! Broccoli florets smashed up with ricotta cheese and a whole lot of tasty things like Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and walnuts. They’re creamy like mashed potatoes and make a great low-carb alternative. You can use fresh or frozen broccoli that you…

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Apple Lime Salad with Pita Croutons & Spicy Cinnamon Walnuts

Apple Lime Salad with Pita Croutons & Spicy Cinnamon Walnuts

Thinly sliced apples tossed with fresh lime juice, olive oil, scallions and parsley plus crunchy pita bread croutons, a little sharp cheddar and spicy cinnamon walnuts. A flavor party in the making. I’m in a serious love affair with apples. I might need help. Lately I have been throwing them into every single salad I…

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Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad w/ Honey Mustard Dressing

Cranberry Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Romaine salad with chicken, apples, dried cranberries and walnuts in a honey-mustard dressing. It has all the elements I like in a satisfying salad including a full array of competing flavors and textures that all meld together in a completely delicious way. Every bite reminds me that fall is here to stay awhile and makes…

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