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This is no ordinary popsicle!  Homemade Frozen Berry & Yogurt Swirl Popsicles are simply a perfect blend of yogurt & fresh berries and a delicious way to start your morning or cool off during a hot summer's day.  

So, it's getting warmer out, and you (or your kids) are craving something cold. Mine are constantly asking for ice cream which isn't exactly a mid-day snack. It's definitely not breakfast approved either!  You know what is, though? Yogurt! Here's a simple & easy way to make allergy-friendly, frozen yogurt pops with almost no work whatsoever. May I present you with my Homemade Froyo Berry Swirl Popsicles!

Puréed cannellini beans give this soup its velvety texture, without the need for heavy cream or calories. 

Pureéd beans give this soup its velvety texture without the need to dairy. Beans, beans and more beans!  They never get old, really :).  With so many varieties, cooking methods and uses, I could eat beans everyday.  In fact, I think I have this month.  One of my favorite ways of using beans is by adding them to soup, and this velvety smooth, Cannellini Beans & Greens Soup is a delicious one I'd love for you to try! 

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!

This one is for you Heather!  Here's the Vanilla Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake you asked for :) Delight & surprise your friends with this allergy-friendly (& vegan) pumpkin cheesecake My friend Heather is NOT  pumpkin lover by any means but she was willing and tried a piece of my Pumpkin Cheesecake (isn't that a real friend?).  Anyways, as it turned out, she ate the whole thing and in fact, made me swear I put this on my blog, pronto!   Then, my husband, who does love pumpkin but is lovingly critical of all things vegan, let me know that this was one of the best desserts I've made. So, if my pumpkin-hating friend and my non-vegan husband rave about this dessert, then I just HAVE to include it, right? Here's to Vanilla Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake!