Introduction

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Whether you had a bad day or you want to reward yourself for a job well done, what?s better than grabbing your favorite comfort food and indulging just a little bit? Comfort foods are foods that do just that; bring you comfort. There?s a few ways that comfort foods can bring you comfort. A nostalgic experience of eating mom?s famous…

Strawberry Lemon Slushie

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Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4  This is a healthy but much more gratifying slushie than a slush puppie. The mint really does do something special to this slushie so don?t skip out on it. Ingredients: Small handful of mint leaves 3 tablespoons of brown sugar 4 cups strawberries 2 cups canned iced tea 1 full lemon, squeezed

Peanut Butter Reese Cookies

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Time: 45 minutes Yield: 20-24  Peanut butter cookies with a bit of a twist which make them perfect to snack on. This is another recipe you can make with the additional mini peanut butter cups. Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup white sugar 1 cup unsalted butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda…

Guacamole

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Time: 15 minutes Yield: 2  There is never anything like homemade guacamole, the store bought ones just don?t do it justice. Especially when this alternative is a lot less expensive. Make it once, and you will find yourself making this at least once a week. Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados pitted 1/2 tomato diced 1/2 small onion minced 1 clove garlic…

Maple Cranberry Oat Cups

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Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6  Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 3 cups water 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon Optional toppings: sliced banana, dried fruit, almond slices, chopped nuts, coconut

Hummus

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Time: 35 minutes Yield: 2  Creamy smooth hummus that will surprise any guest that you entertain, there is a special secret to making hummus smooth. Give this recipe a shot and you will be happy with the outcome. Ingredients: 1 19 oz. can chick peas 1/2 cup tahini paste 1/2 cup reserved chick pea water 3 cloves garlic, cut into…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

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Time: 50 minutes Yield: 12-14  Do you like fruity frostings? Trust me, you will LOVE this one. Ingredients: Cupcakes base: 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Leftovers Quesadilla

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Time: 15 minutes Yield: 1  Who doesn?t like using all the ingredients that are left over? Especially when you can create something mouth-watering out of them. All of the ingredients in this recipe can be found in this book Ingredients: 1 small tortilla (7 inches) 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon butter 2 mushrooms, diced 3 tablespoons hummus (recipe in this…

Peanut Butter and Jam French Toast

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Time: 15 minutes Yield: 1  Have you ever thought of putting these two together? I have to admit, this isn?t my original idea, but it?s my way of making it. Although it may not be the best to have EVERY morning, once in a while it?s not so bad and it will keep your taste buds happy. Ingredients: 1 egg…

Strawberry Sorbet

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Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6  Homemade sorbet is one of those recipes you can have a lot of for two reasons. For one it?s delicious, and two because it?s healthy. Go ahead and indulge.