Chai Hot Cocoa
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Chai Hot Cocoa

  By Alicia Ghio As a child growing up in New England, there was nothing better than coming inside from playing out in the snow and making a…

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Almond Coconut Cherry Cookies
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Almond Coconut Cherry Cookies

  By Alicia Ghio One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was making cookies with my mother. She has this big turquoise Pyrex bowl that we always…

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Boost Your Immune System with Fire Cider
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Boost Your Immune System with Fire Cider

  By Alicia Ghio I am not a doctor. This post is no substitute for professional medical advice. Please use your best judgment. As we head into the…

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  By Alicia Ghio I think by now you realize my love of breakfast smoothies. They are an easy, quick, healthy meal option. Last fall, I was all…

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Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
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Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

  By Alicia Ghio If you have never eaten pumpkin seeds, they have a slightly chewy texture and a subtly sweet, nutty flavor. Roasting them yourself draws out…

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German Horseradish Cole Slaw
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German Horseradish Cole Slaw

By Alicia Ghio One of my favorite fall traditions is Oktoberfest. The original 16-day festival held in Munich, Germany is the world’s largest folk festival and since its…

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Baked Apples
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Baked Apples

By Alicia Ghio I have always found this time of year interesting when it comes to the food that’s “in season.” It’s a month that is in flux…

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Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes
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Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes

By Alicia Ghio Have you discovered the homemade goodness of oven-roasted tomatoes? If not, don’t miss out on this delicious way to preserve a surplus of tomatoes, especially…

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Fried Squash Flowers
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Fried Squash Flowers

By Alicia Ghio While I do enjoy summer squash, there is something that I like even more – the flowers. When lightly coated in batter and fried, they…

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Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
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Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this whole trend of faux noodles. Could these noodle-like strands of vegetables really satisfy my desire for spaghetti? I…

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