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Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila!

Recently we had a little bonfire party on the beach nearby in Half Moon Bay - completele with delicious Cali Style Shrimp Po Boys, Hawaiian Ahi Poke Dip, and Nectarine & Heirloom Tomato Salad - and it gets really really chilly once the sun starts to go down here in NorCal. So we needed something that warm us up but was still a festive party drink! This is fun twist ot make a childhood classic of hot cocoa appropriate for grownups! A little sweet, a little spicy, and some yummy Don Julio ...

Easy Gluten-free, Sugar-free Blueberry Pie

Pot of Gold Mint Trifles

I love thinking of ways to create healthy, whole food snacks for my sisters and friends to make for their children and their classrooms. I love the combination of mint and chocolate, so this was definitely in my flavor pallet; however, if you have picky eaters, you may want to use different flavoring like coconut or vanilla. Some of my adorable taste-testers did not care for the peppermint flavor so I would advise to know your audience! I made these dairy free, using coconut milk and added…

Lemon Ice Cream Jello Salad with Homemade Jello

I am from the Midwest, and in the Midwest and South, jello salads are part of every gathering, holiday, and celebration. This happens to be a twist on a family favorite of my sweet Grandma June's recipe. Here is some sweet southern comfort, that is not too sweet and perfect for Easter or any spring gathering! I wanted to "clean" the recipe up a little bit so I made my own jello (sans preservatives and sweeteners) and didn't feel the need to add sweeteners since there is already a cup of…