Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | Healthier with no added oil or butter + apples, butterscotch, cinnamon, & nutmeg | www.shardsoflavender.com

Healthier Apple Spice Cupcakes with no added oil or butter, flavored with apples, butterscotch, cinnamon, & nutmeg, and topped with Cream Cheese Frosting!  I just love the little pockets of flavor hidden inside my version of Apple Irish Cake. Please tell me you’re not tired of my apple recipes… Sorry for three in a row, but I [Continue Reading...]

Cheddar, Ham, and Caramelized Apple Stromboli

Cheddar, Ham, and Caramelized Apple Stromboli | Homemade Rolled Pizza | www.shardsoflavender.com

A Stromboli recipe with a twist… Homemade Pizza Dough with layers of apples, sautéed with butter, cinnamon, & brown sugar, cheddar cheese, mustard, and ham.  My family loves this rolled pizza, which combines some of my favorite sweet & savory flavors together! Can I take just a minute of your time and brag on my husband?  My [Continue Reading...]

Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits | Greek yogurt bowls, granola, & cinnamon apples. Healthy & protein rich! | www.shardsoflavender.com

Easy to make in 5 minutes, my healthy Apple Pie Parfaits are packed with protein rich Greek yogurt and layered with crunchy granola clusters & cinnamon apples. If you love apple pie, these parfaits are perfect way to have the taste without all the calories! Hello, friends! So, it’s been a few days since I [Continue Reading...]

Pumpkin Pie Brownies With Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Brownies with Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream| Chocolate & Pumpkin Layered Dessert Bars| www.shardsoflavender.com

Chocolate Pumpkin Love! Fudgy layered dessert bars, spiced with cloves, nutmeg, ginger, & cinnamon and finished with a dollop of Dulce de Leche whipped cream. Celebrate the upcoming arrival of fall by baking a batch for your loved ones! What is it about the upcoming arrival of fall that seems to appeal to so many of [Continue Reading...]

Brown Butter Cashew Butterscotch Blondies

Brown Butter Cashew Butterscotch Blondies|Browned butter & white chocolate adaptation of Cooks Illustrated blondies|http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

No mixer needed to bake this blondie recipe from Cooks Illustrated! Chewy & rich with brown butter, cashews, butterscotch chips, & white chocolate morsels.  These blondies even receive compliments from die-hard brownie fans! You guys, I think one of my worst fears is coming true…  I am going bald! Okay, I know it’s super vain to be [Continue Reading...]

How to Make Brown Butter

How to Make Brown Butter | Easy step-by-step tutorial for browning butter| http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

Brown butter is easy to make with my simple step-by-step tutorial. Its nutty aroma and browned flavorful bits add intense flavors when cooking or baking.  Happy Labor Day, friends! How are you spending your day?  We’re keeping things really low key here… Ed’s dad is coming over this morning and we’re going to help him [Continue Reading...]

Jungle Jim’s International Market {Eastgate}, Part 2

Jungle Jim's International Market{Eastgate}, Part 2 | Large selection of hot sauce, butter, cheese, bulk goods and candy|http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

In addition to its International Market items, Jungle Jim’s carries a large selection of grocery items like hot sauce, butter, cheese, bulk goods and candy.  My family’s shopped at Jungle Jim’s for years and we still haven’t browsed the entire store! Oh my goodness, I am so sorry!  I posted Part 1 of our latest [Continue Reading...]

BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza

BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza |Pizza with bacon, barbecue sauce, pineapple, cinnamon, & almonds|http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

This BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza explodes with flavor! Crispy bacon, barbecue sauce, sweet pineapple, fragrant cinnamon, & sliced almonds adorn this homemade pizza. Friday nights are treasured in our family! An early start to the weekend, beginning as soon as we’re done with school and my husband arrives home. The thrill(for our youngest) of staying up late and the blessed anticipation of  [Continue Reading...]

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza |Pizza with bacon, barbecue sauce, pineapple, cinnamon, & almonds|http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

Quick & Easy Homemade Pizza Dough, ready to oven bake in just one hour! Load this fluffy, crisp crust with your favorite toppings like pepperoni & cheese.  Healthier & less expensive than delivery, you can customize your pizza experience! Welcome to Monday again!  I’m not sure where last week went, but we are finally starting school here today:) Since Vanessa [Continue Reading...]

Chopped Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Chopped Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing | Healthy salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing made from fresh lemons and Greek yogurt. | http://www.shardsoflavender.com/

Healthy salad with shrimp, avocado, red onion, tomato, sweet peppers, cucumbers, & hard-boiled eggs, topped with a dressing of fresh lemons & Greek yogurt.  Guilt-free eating at its best!  So, you all know I love my sweets… The evidence is right here for the whole world to see. Cake, cookies, ice cream & more ice cream…  [Continue Reading...]