Hello Blog Friends, I’d like to let you know that I’ve changed the name of my blog to Raspberries and Basil and my new blog address is https://raspberriesandbasil.wordpress.com/ Please click on my new address and “Follow” me! As a newbie blogger, I encountered a little hiccup along the way. After some guidance from some… Continue reading New Blog Name and Address – see you there!
Since softball season is in full swing (pun intended!), we will be celebrating Father's Day with my father and husband a few days early this year. So, I asked my children this morning to make a craft and choose a homemade treat for their Dad and Nonno (Spoiler alert you two!). Adrienne found these adorable… Continue reading Father’s Day Crafts and Sweets
As a child of the 70s, I grew up with my mom's granola, sandwiches on her homemade wheat bread and trail mix...oh, and I can't forget "Little House on the Prairie" episodes, Evel Knievel stunt shows, and roller skates too. My mom still makes this classic granola. I've started making it too (with just a… Continue reading Classic Granola
The first time I made ice cream from frozen bananas, the kids could not believe what they were tasting. It was rich and creamy yet it was only made out of bananas. I told them we could have this for breakfast! What? Minds. Blown. And yes, we've had banana ice cream for breakfast. There are… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Weeknights can be so busy. Between softball practice carpool, piano lessons, work and general home duties, using the slow-cooker is sometimes my best bet for getting a healthy meal on our table. Tonight is White-Bean Chili night! Here is the link to the White-Bean Chili recipe and the cookbook, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook, by Kim… Continue reading Slow-Cooker White-Bean Chili (vegan)
I always have frozen berries for smoothies and a few packages of Puff Pastry on hand in my freezer because you just never know when you might need pastries! Here is a simple recipe for fruit pastries using blueberries, but almost any other frozen fruit filling should work great. Fruit filling variations (Substitute the following… Continue reading Blueberry Puff Pastries
These are SO good! As I was pulling these out of the oven this afternoon, my son walked in from school and said "I'm smelling goodness!" We enjoy them un-frosted for breakfast, lunch, and after-exercise snacks or topped with a rich cream-cheese frosting for dessert. My husband's favorite cake is carrot cake, and he loves… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes (vegan)