Product Review

banana flip cake

bananaflipcake

Do you remember the snack cake by Nickle’s called the Banana Flip? When I was little I preferred them to almost any other treat, including candy bars. They were sooooo good. I’m pretty sure they were discontinued. I haven’t seen one in a very long time. This delicious snack cake came to mind a few…

a scenes post

jeffpourvino

Two weeks ago we spent a lazy weekend at home. It consisted of lots of naps in front of the fireplace, reading THIS (which was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading), watching reruns of Parks and Recreation and The Office. It was so darn cold all weekend!…

spiced fig ice cream + chocolate cabernet sauce

figicecream

I think this might be my favorite ice cream recipe yet. Have I said that before? I probably have, but this time I’m serious! 😉 It’s elegant, mostly healthy and delicious! Feel free to add a little raw honey or pure maple syrup to your ice cream mixture if it doesn’t seem sweet enough to…

speculoos chocolate chip banana bread

speculoosbread

Gracie and I made this a few days ago and the entire loaf is gone. It’s SO good! This is a fantastic way to use up some over-ripe bananas that may be lurking on the counter. You can purchase Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s. ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 3 very…

coconut shrimp tacos

coconutshrimptacos

I’m sure I’ve already told you how much we love tacos and how often we eat them. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make them. One of my favorite foods is coconut shrimp and I finally got around to making some a couple days ago. Why not use them as a…

caramel banana mocha overnight oats jar

mochaoats

Because of the amazing response I received after posting the recipe for my original overnight oats jar, I decided to share some other favorite overnight oat jar creations with you. This one is chocolatey, and so delicious you can enjoy it as a healthy dessert or maybe make it for your kiddo’s as an after…

zucchini spaghetti

zucchinispaghetti

Jeff surprised me with a Veggetti! What’s a Veggetti, you may ask? It’s this nifty tool for turning summer squash and zucchini (and other veggies) into noodles! You can make thick or thin noodles and they truly turn out awesome. There are other vegetable noodle makers out there, but what I really like about the…

apple pocket pies

applepocketpies

Aren’t these just the most adorable “autumn-y” little apple pies you’ve ever seen? I purchased the little pocket pie maker at Williams Sonoma a few years ago and it works like a charm. I tried to find the mold on their website so I could link to it for you, but I couldn’t find it.…

grilled shrimp scampi pizza with melted lemons

scampipizza

Jeff and I have made a LOT of different grilled pizzas, and I have to say that this is one of my favorites! Pair this with a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc wine… ::::: GO HERE for instructions on how to grill pizza ::::: Make the pizza crust dough according to the instructions in the…