pesto recipe

Pesto Recipe When You Have Lots of Basil

This pesto recipe is ideal to make when you have lots of basil plants growing. Certainly, you can make basil pesto with basil from the grocery store as well. One thing I can grow is basil. I have several large bushy plants. However, I can only dry, freeze and give away so much. This basil pesto recipe is a great way to use up basil because it uses 4 cups of  leaves. I often double … Read more

banana muffins

Banana Muffins Recipe with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

This easy banana muffin recipe is a great thing to bake when you have very ripe bananas. I love banana bread but my kids will more likely eat muffins. I make these banana muffins and then add in walnuts and chocolate chips. This is a versatile recipe. I love bananas because they are nutritious and sweet. You can make banana muffins healthy with some easy substitutions. Add in nuts for fiber. You can replace the … Read more

peanut butter sauce

Peanut Butter Sauce ~ The Best You’ll Ever Taste

Peanut butter sauce is a delicious way to have something a little different on your pancakes, waffles, or ice cream. It is quick and easy, so you don’t have to deal with a long, complex recipe. In fact, you can make it while you are waiting for the ice cream to soften. This recipe is pretty straightforward. It calls for pure maple syrup, but you can substitute 2 tablespoons of honey or light corn syrup. … Read more

pie crust

Pie Crust without Palm Oil is Easy to Make

I’ve learned to make my own pie crust without palm oil. We avoid palm oil in my house. Because palm oil is common in prepared pie crusts and pies, I make them at home. Making pie crust is easier than I thought it would be. This recipe uses real butter instead of shortening. You can make it ahead of time and use it when you need to. This pie crust recipe makes two pie crusts. … Read more

chocolate milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake Decadence with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

When avoiding palm oil, it’s risky to buy a chocolate milkshake or shakes of any kind from restaurants and ice cream shops. It’s best to make it at home when you know the exact ingredients. This is because most ice cream contains palm oil. In addition, chocolate shakes are usually made with inexpensive store-bought chocolate sauce. Chocolate sauce usually contains Mono- & Diglycerides made from palm oil. If you are trying to avoid palm oil, … Read more