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Salt and vinegar dress up these sweet potato bites for a mouth watering, tangy & delicious take on a classic potato chip.

Salt and vinegar dress up these sweet potato bites for a mouth watering, tangy & delicious take on a classic potato chip. My salt & vinegar love affair started back when I was a child in Canada.  I used to love the Hostess brand with little devils on the front of the bag.  Those seemed to pack the most punch and made my mouth pucker more than any other.  I'm pretty sure there was a time or two that I ate so many chips that I could no longer feel my tongue!  Despite both the pain and delight I put my mouth through, my love affair continued.

Make room for Canyon Bakehouse's all new Big Slice bread.

Delicious #glutenfree #wideloaf bread, new from Canyon Bakerhouse What is better than a deliciously stacked, homemade sandwich? How about being able to make it on a Heritage style, Gluten-free Wide Loaf?! That's right, I said gluten-free :). I'm always a little skeptical before tasting packaged GF bread, probably because I have tried so many horrible tasting ones. Some taste like cardboard, others taste like nothing and most of them are simply as hard as a rock.   Because of this, and the fact that I don't actually have to eat gluten-free, I typically opt for sprouted wheat bread or simply none at all. However, I'm always looking to find an option that is free from wheat or gluten, especially for my son's benefit.  Because of that, I was thrilled when I heard about Canyon Bakehouse's new Heritage style, Gluten-free Wide Loaf which is making its debut in stores nationwide very, very soon!

Now that we’ve wrapped up the year and beginning anew, it’s a good time for a fresh start. That means getting back to healthy foods and healthy routines again. 

Ginger & Mango team up to provide a healthy smoothie with a little bit of kick! Spicy Mango Tango Smoothie is V & GF.

Smoothies are a good thing and a great way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat.  Too many of us look to the next best fad diet instead of what's right in front of us.  Instead of low carb, calorie counting, magic pill taking or using a special wrap, it really comes down to simplicity. Eat simple, real foods, mostly plants!  That's why I love this new ebook called 40 Days of Green Smoothies by Becky Striepe.  It's the perfect companion to do just that! (Want to WIN this? Keep reading)

Whether you are throwing a party or attending one to celebrate the New Year, it's always good to start off the year with a few delicious appetizers, like these incredibly easy Hasselback Baby Potatoes.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Free

During this years' Christmas party, I made a batch Hasselback Potatoes for the first time using baby sized spuds. I barely had time after they came out of the oven to sneak a pic or 2 because they were gobbled up, right away.  Needless to say, I just had to make them again then again until finally, no one was around to eat them (except me and I may or may not have eaten 1 right out of the pan).

I tell you this because these little munchies made everyone happy!  Hubby, kiddos, guests...really everyone.  Because I only share the "hits" not "misses",  I was determined to get this recipe with you before New Years Eve.  Then I realized...tomorrow is NYE!!! WOW.  SO in order to get this out in a timely manner, this is going to be short and sweet.  Sorry.... no long stories, no wordy explanations, just pictures and this Hasselback Baby Potato recipe.   You have parties to get to anyways, right?

Pomegranate Orange Pancakes with deliciously sweet Orange-Maple Glaze are packed with zesty & bright flavors, and are incredibly light and fluffy (thank you aquafaba)

Beautiful & elegant pancakes, bursting with flavors of orange and fresh pomegranate. I have made a LOT of pancake recipes in my day, like Italian pancakes, fluffy blender pancakes, berry smoothie pancakes, gluten-free pumpkin spice pancakes, banana corn pancakes, even chocolate chip pancakes but these Pomegranate Orange Pancakes with Orange-Maple Glaze are by far my favorite. Made with fresh orange juice, seasonal pomegranate and spiked with orange zest, they actually taste refreshing.  Who would have thought, A REFRESHING pancake recipe during the winter!

Red Chile Jackfruit Tamales

I have to admit that I've always been a little leery of making tamales, I mean, leave it the experts right?  I'm fully confident of making desserts, pastries, and other main dishes but never once have I even attempted to make one of my favorite foods, the tamale. That is, until I was given the chance to check out a copy of Vegan Tamales Unwrapped: A Step by Step Guide to Savory and Sweet Tamales from Dora Stone of Dora’s Table. Then, as fate would have it, I also happened to catch an episode of Diners, Drive-ins & Dives which featured a lady making tamales!  It didn't look too hard.  SO with my new found confidence and ebook in hand, I committed to making Dora's Red Chile Jackfruit Tamales.

Satisfy those cravings with a perfect blend of salty & sweet cookies. 

You are just minutes away from satisfying your salty & sweet cravings. {vegan, nut free} I saw what you did right there, you scrunched your nose at the thought of popcorn in your chocolate chip cookies, didn't you?   But let me ask, have you ever enjoyed chocolate covered pretzels or salted caramel sauce drizzled on your chocolate cupcake? What about dipping your french fry into a milkshake, have you ever done that?  I had a friend who use to eat olive and peanut butter sandwiches, the ultimate in mixing sweet & salty (ok, this one you can scrunch your nose at).  So now that you've thought about it a little longer, doesn't buttery, salty popcorn inside a sweet chocolate cookie dough, sound like pure genius for your tastebuds?  It's the perfect blend of salty and sweet!

Rich & decadent chocolate cake, layered with sweet coconut icing & drizzled in chocolate ganache.

The most amazing Gluten free & allergy friendly German Chocolate cake around! Ummmm, chocolate!  I have always associated chocolate with the holidays. Chocolate chip cookies for Santa, hot chocolate by the fireplace, milk chocolate candies in pretty boxes, and then there is chocolate cake.  But not just any cake, rich & decadent German Chocolate Cake with that sweet & sticky coconut glaze to be exact.  Doesn't the sound of that bring a smile to your face?  And you haven't even had a bite yet.  Well, we're going to fix that!