Category: Recipes

No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

 This No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is so easy to make! Within 10 minutes, you can mix all ingredients together and pop it in the freezer! 

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t LOVE ice cream?  Well, I might say I LOVE coffee/ espresso MORE actually…. Hard decision to make.  Combining the two though, and WHOA!  That might be the greatest thing on earth!  I want to welcome the warmer weather here in NY with some of this creamy, coffee goodness.  What better way to do that then to make No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? Within 10 minutes, I was able to mix all ingredients together and pop it in the freezer! In a few hours, I was sitting outside in the sun, enjoying this ice cream! It was so simple to make… (more…)

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Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

This Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili heats you up from the inside, out. Carnivores LOVE this chili too. It's a one pot recipe, easy to make!
Greetings from a Winter Wonderland here in NY.  We just got hit with 5 inches of snow today, and there is another BIG storm headed right for us in another few days.  Wanting to keep warm inside as the flakes fall outside today, I made this Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili.  Heats you up from the inside out.  Carnivores will LOVE this chili as well.  It’s a one pot recipe, taking only a few minutes to prep, which leaves me plenty of time to relax in front of the fire with Dexterdoodles!

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Making Healthy Maple Nut Granola (Using My Own Maple Syrup!)

Make this Healthy Maple Nut Granola! Packed with nuts, seeds, and grains, roasted PERFECTLY with pure maple syrup, offers a sweet protein packed punch.

I LOVE Maple Syrup?  Do you?!?!?!?!   I just finished making my fourth batch of maple syrup this year.  So far, we have 5 gallons of this liquid gold! That leaves no limitation to using this sweet stuff on everything I possibly can!  Today’s use- using it to make this Healthy Maple Nut Granola. Packed with nuts, seeds, and grains, roasted PERFECTLY with my homemade maple syrup, offers a sweet protein packed punch. If you have less than 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, you can make a batch of this Healthy Maple Nut Granola all for yourself. You can tailor it to your liking, using the nuts, seeds, and even dried fruits of your choice.  The possibilities are endless! I will eat this granola in copious amounts as a snack, as a topping on yogurt and other dishes, and to fuel my body while hiking.  You need this granola in your life!!!!…. (more…)

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The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels

The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels.... Beer and Pretzels combined into one! It doesn't get much better than this! Enjoy with your favorite pint!

Bring a bit of Ireland into your home!  The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels – Irish Beer and Pretzels combined into one!  It doesn’t get much better than this!  I was motivated to find a special treat to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. Soon after I served them to the family, they were GONE! I guess that proves that these babies are YUMMY! Easy to make, these pretzels were a breeze to throw together. Enjoy, and Sláinte! (more…)

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Decadent Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons

These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire! C'est magnifique! 

Are you ready to have your tastebuds travel to a fancy confection shop in Paris?!?!?  Well, let’s go!   I recently needed to make a dessert to take to a friends house, and I thought I would try my hand out at making something chocolatey and delicious.  I searched through my stash of recipes, sifting through tons of recipes that seemed too complicated to make.  I was looking for something quick, easy, and simple to whip together.  I was intrigued by a recipe I found from France- in French, but I lacked some of the ingredients necessary.  Well, I pretended I was a French candy maker, and I made my own version using what I had in my pantry.  These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire for ever more….. C’est magnifique!  (more…)

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Healthy Lemon Garlic Hummus

Taken from a women I befriended while in Turkey, this Lemon Garlic Hummus recipe will WOW you! The creamy texture and flavor from tahini is delicious.

When I was in Turkey a few years ago, I ate the best hummus I have ever had (at every meal, every day)!  I was so fortunate to strike up a conversation with the charming cook in a small restaurant while in Izmir.  I was SO lucky to chat with her for a bit and talk ALL ABOUT THE AMAZING FOOD she made at her small family style restaurant. She allowed me to sample a few things, including freshly ground tahini.  WHAT A TREAT!  Tahini is sesame seed paste, and it a adds flavor and a level of DELICIOUS to any dish.  The other day, I was reminiscing about my trip, and I decided to make the recipe that the woman told me and that I wrote down on a paper place mat.  I am so glad I did (and glad I didn’t loose the folded up place mat either!)  (more…)

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Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

 

Ever since I returned home from Turkey, I have been making Baba Ganoush. I love the smoky, nutty, rich flavor that encompasses the eggplant dip. DELICIOUS!Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

Baba Ganoush is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Smoky, creamy, healthy, and easy to make!  When I was in Turkey a few  years ago, I ordered it every chance I got.  I was SO fortunate that I was able to learn from a woman a befriended there how to make it.  I have been enjoying it ever since. I am in love with the nutty, rich flavor this dip boasts. It uses only a few simple ingredients and is really healthy.  I like to eat it with pita chips or slices! Crunchy veggies such as cucumbers and carrots are great to dip too.  Ahhhhhhh…. brings me back to Anatolia…… (more…)

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Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

For a quick, healthy, flavorful meal, try these Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers! They are SO easy to make and so tasty!

Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Travel to a land of spice with these Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos! Great for a quick, healthy, and flavorful meal!   And I mean FLAVORFUL!!!!  I love that these are STUFFED with protein, are low-carb, and can be made and stored easily as leftovers or for a later meal! You can control the spice level very easily- they can be made with no heat (spice- factor) or super hot! They are amazing! (more…)

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Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans. DELICIOUS!

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

In need of an easy dish that will WOW crowds immediately? This Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans will put the Jack in the O’Lantern!  Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated tasting dip. It took me five minutes to whip together.  It is very versatile and transportable which is a great bonus.  You can adjust it to your taste and be creative with delicious additions.  The creamy texture mixed with the pumpkin and spices will please all that taste it.  The crunch from pecans add something special to the dip as well. What are you waiting for? Dive in….. (more…)

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5 Healthy Apple Recipes- Fall Favorites

Celebrate the fall season (or anytime of the year for that matter) with 5 of the Best Healthy Apple Recipes out there! You will LOVE these!

Celebrate the fall season (or anytime of the year for that matter) with 5 of the Best Healthy Apple Recipes out there! Whether you are looking for a breakfast or dessert recipe, you will be sure to find one to sink your teeth into and enjoy! Warm, spicy, sweet…. you’ll find one you love.   (more…)

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