Perfect for a chilly evening dinner. Even our almost 3 year old enjoying his Sopa! I bought a butternut squash at the supermarket and had successfully made baked cubes of it for the holidays. I thought I could make that again, or I could try something different. I just guessed what would taste good in the soup and went for it!Read More
I am a proud member of the Junior League of Austin. We are creating a cookbook of easy, inexpensive meals for the group of people in Austin we assist with their daily lives. The recipe here is one of my contributions to be reviewed. I added a little bit of secret nutrition to make it extra special for the children!Read More
I grew up with artichokes bushes in my parent’s home so I was taught to love artichokes. Its tough to find the perfect artichoke, but here is a way to get your little one to enjoy this tasty simple vegetable. It’s an amazing toddler friendly recipe and great for party platters! The key is locating taro root in your local supermarket which can be tricking depending on your residence.Read More
I can have cookies for breakfast?? Yes, you can! They are easy to eat, filling, and nutritious. I told my mother and she replied, “Great Idea.” Adding cheese to anything makes a meal extra delicious.
I had to figure out a way to successfully get my son to eat eggs again. He used to love eggs and then suddenly wouldn't touch them! He has always loved sausage and cheese.Read More
I had a leftover can of pumpkin from Halloween and I did not know what to do with it. It as a chilly day so I thought, lets make soup. My son who had never attempted to eat soup before even tasted it and asked for more. The soup didnt turn out as thick as planned. It turned out better!Read More
Want a cocktail that is sweet but not too sweet, yet refreshing? Yes, I have lived in Spain while in school twice and have travelled there several times, so my heart is very fond of sangria. However I didn’t think to make it for the holidays until my 81 year old neighbor gave me the idea for this cocktail.Read More
All in all, I choose the prepare the simplest, healthy, “Collette’ friendly,” option on the list to prepare. The list even stated to make it Gluten Free! I looked up how in the world to make a pasta salad. Again, it never crossed my mind to make pasta salad since the dishes I have tried at parties or restaurants have tasted horrible. Additionally, the recipes I found did not sound delicious, therefore I took the idea and created this wonderful recipe. The bowl had only two more servings left at the conclusion of the party.Read More
I have been telling myself to make an attempt at making pulled pork for a while but I just was not quite sure how to go about it. With the recipe I found and with my usual alterations to make it completely “Collette- friendly,” I did it with flying colors.
I knew I hit a bingo with this recipe when I expected the cooked meat to last us about 5 days worth of dinners, but my husband and son could not get enough of it…5 pounds of meat barely lasted us two meals.Read More
I found two sweet potatoes and thought I would try to create a savory muffin instead of doing the usual sweet potato fries for dinner.
Our general contractor happened to come over to do some repairs when the muffins were sitting out to cool in the kitchen. He is a very healthy eater and grabbed one to try. He took one bite and didn’t let any crumbles escape his hands. He walked out with a very happy belly.Read More
My husband said, “Honey, this time these are really good!” So I had to write down the recipe and share it with you all.
Kale can easily be mistaken as that healthy, I should eat more of it food, but I really don’t want to. With this recipe, you will want to eat kale daily. Yes, its that delicious.Read More
We are not pie lovers but this one is awesome! I recently purchased my first pre-made Gluten Free Graham Style Pie Crust by Del Mi and wanted to try it out but with what filling? I took my Pear Blueberry Crisp recipe, altered the portions, and filled the pie crust with it. There is NO SUGAR in the filling except for the natural sugar in the fruit.Read More
I created this recipe since I could not find taro root when we moved to Austin, Texas. I have looked high and low but yet I still cannot locate a store that sells it. I replaced the taro in my Taro Avocado Toast with yucca. It doesn’t taste as buttery but the consistency is the same and its yummy flavor is still there!Read More
To help me adjust to the extremely hot 104F degree weather, I began to eat more ice cream. It was tough to find a tasty gluten free, dairy free ice cream option at the store, so I thought about making my own and here it was happened.Read More
Who doesn’t love avocado? So many food groups can mixed with it to make it sweet, sour, savory, or just fabulously delicious! If you want a change from guacamole, this recipe is for you! I was inspired while at Tacodeli today after seeing their avocado yogurt salad dressing.Read More
Buying nut butter can be a drag a super time consuming.You can never get too many Omega 3s in your diet, especially when trying to figure out your toddler’s diet!Read More
Surprisingly, you would never know there is bean in this mix just by tasting them. Yum!
This is the perfect dessert for those who want just a little something sweet and definitely for dark chocolate lovers!Read More
When you move its best to try to purge the kitchen of all of the food instead of trying to pack it all.
An old neighbor of mine tried these and texted me later: “ They’re delicious and I’m shocked there isn’t added whey. You should sell these!”Read More
Miss those simple, little comfort foods that everyone else takes for granted when grabbing a quick bite for breakfast? I sure do. My friend and neighbor mommy friend said it was the best donut she has ever had! She can eat gluten if she wants, so this gave me real confidence!Read More