Among my vast and treasured collection of cookbooks, I have every single cookbook that Julie Hasson has created. I love them all. As of a few years ago, I am lucky to call her a friend as well. Julie is local to Portland, and I am lucky to see her from time to time (we still need to have our lunch, Julie!).
In addition to the successes of her fabulous baking mixes, Julie’s most recent project has been all about casseroles. You know I love comfort food, and this book has it – to the max.
Yep, to the max. I am so excited about this book that I reverted back to the 80’s for that one. I was incredibly honored when asked to share her new book, a recipe, and a great giveaway for a Breville Smart Oven (giveaway at end of post).
Vegan Casseroles – Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More:
From Caramelized Onion Dip and Loaded Nacho Fries to a Truffled Cauliflower Mac and a Creamy Spinach Florentine, Julie has you covered on [click to continue…]
Pumpkin Bread with Salted Pepitas – sweet and soft pumpkin bread meets crunchy salty pepitas! This bread is great for snacking, breakfast, and cross-country road trips!
It is officially fall!
Whatever – it is time for boots and sweaters and tights and scarves and boots! It is time for warming, comfort foods, it is time for all things pumpkin.
But… I sorta have pumpkin year round, and am not really a fan of pumpkin in my coffee.
I suppose what I am saying is that I never really go overboard with the pumpkin.
But. I did make you a loaf of pumpkin bread. Actually, two. Perfectly sweet, with a salty seeded topping. That’s the kicker for me – I have always loved pumpkin bread, and now I will think all pumpkin breads need the salty addition.
It is good.
Honeymoon update! This week, our road trip finds us in the Black Hills and the Badlands. Yesterday we [click to continue…]
Portland’s late summer has been a hot one – on our wedding day, we were on the Departure rooftop deck in 98 degree temperatures. We took photos quickly, and joked about taking the next photos in the restaurant walk in…
The heat has continued through our first two weeks of honeymoon – vacation, which has been great while we’ve been out playing in our own city before we travel. We have been enjoying some lake side happy hours on warm evenings, complete with awesome kombucha flights.
My all time favorite [click to continue…]
I woke up this morning and made a cheesecake. Then I had a piece for breakfast.
I haven’t made a cheesecake in a while. This one is a birthday cake.
Happy Birthday, Dad.
Since Dad grew up in Hawaii and loved all things tropical, I made this for him. Today I will [click to continue…]
Today I am kicking off the cookbook tour of one of my favorite bloggers, Cara Reed of Fork and Beans! I was so very honored to review her new book, Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking – I have been giddy excited for her as she worked on it.
I am also giving away a copy to one lucky reader – read on for details.
Cara and I have been friends for a while – I am drawn to her incredibly creative interpretations of [click to continue…]
Many of you will remember my Dreamy Dark Chocolate Oat Cream up there (so many of you tried it, yay!). I have made this recipe many times, and have recently started playing with new flavors.
Some awesome flavors.
Just for you.
Because it is summer. Okay, not officially, but it’s close enough for me. My schedule has been a bit more free lately, which feels summer like. The sun has been shining, even on the rainy days if you can pick up what I’m puttin’ down. Light and free, that’s me.
and that is what summertime is all about, right? Light and free.
and frozen treats. There must be treats. Lucky you and me, I have fifteen frozen favorites right here.
ginger maple miso ice cream
lightened up Piña Coladas
blackberry cheesecake ice cream
See the rest in the slideshow below:
Check out Fresh and Cool Summertime Treats
by Kristina at Foodie.com
or click here to see all recipes at once!
SLIDESHOW SPONSORED BY FOODIE VIA GLAM MEDIA. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE.
If someone had told Little Kid Kristina that one day, she would be excited about an invite to a grocery store media event? Little Kid Kristina might have eye rolled and side eyed and laughed… in confusion.
As it is, I am (very likely overly) excited that I now have a Whole Foods Market within one mile of my neighborhood, rather than 8 or 11, the distance of the Whole Foods stores I currently frequent. Whole Foods Greenway is opening this Wednesday May 21, and I was invited to a pre-opening sneak peek.
Why do I like Whole Foods Market? Let me count the ways: [click to continue…]