Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

I like to think that my regular readers appreciate that on Saturdays when it comes to recipe time, I get straight to the point. I give you a little background, and then get on with the recipe. It’s my intent to give you what you want without all the unnecessary fluff of exposition so commonContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting”

Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding”

My go-to snack these last few months has been cottage cheese with fruit. I like that it is a satisfying combination of protein and produce, my preferred combination for my mini-meal between lunch and dinner. It’s satisfying enough to keep me going, even when I have evening meetings or lifting after work, but is lowContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding””

Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles

Prepandemic, some friends and I had a monthly brunch tradition. We’d find a restaurant with delicious food and meet up once a month to catch up and stay connected. During the pandemic, once vaccinations were available and we had a clue about what was safeish to do, we began having brunch at one our homes.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles”

Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes

Sticky caramel, crunchy walnuts and cake, it seems difficult to go wrong with upside down cake. Even still, it is often a boring, stodgy affair, soggy from bland canned fruit. I’ve updated the recipe with flavorful marmalade and turned it into single-serve sizes so I can enjoy a rich dessert without having it sit onContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard

Resolved to get more protein in your diet or to begin prepping breakfast? This recipe (like my pumpkin spice eggs) could count as dessert or breakfast, depending on your personal preferences. This is a delicious, creamy custard, and to emphasize that creamy texture, I went with the added step of baking it in a BainContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard”

Weekend Food Prep–Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Pie

Merry Christmas! It’s probably too late for you to make this for holiday dessert tonight, but maybe bookmark it for your next special occasion? Once again (as with these chocolate peanut butter krispies), I’m making a dairy free dessert for family so that everyone can enjoy it. Today’s inspiration is from one of my favoriteContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Pie”

Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

I’m in holiday baking mode, and some of my family is choosing to be dairy free at the moment, so I developed this recipe to have something on the cookie platter for them. This is vegan and can be made gluten free if you know someone with celiac. (I have low tolerance for the folksContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies”

Weekend Food Prep–Protein Cocoa Mix

Meathead holiday present or hosting gift idea? (Or maybe a lucky teacher? I’d happily accept something like this from a student.) Make a batch of this hot chocolate mix, put it into a pretty mason jar with a ribbon, and share the love! Protein Hot Chocolate Mix The trick to not getting lumpy hot chocolateContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Protein Cocoa Mix”

Weekend Food Prep–Danish Coffee Rolls

I don’t know that I can count this as my own recipe. However, in my defense, this is what the original recipe from my cousin Audrey looks like. These may not officially be a Christmas recipe, but the cardamom flavor seems especially lovely for this time of year. I am making little packets of themContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Danish Coffee Rolls”

Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! We are enjoying the end of the local blueberry harvest this week, and this is a wonderful way to extend the joy into the fall and winter. (If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already heard me extolContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping”