Homemade Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows {Dairy-Free opt}

What could be more comforting or nostalgic than a warm cup of homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows in your hands in the winter time? This recipe combines just three ingredients to make a rich cup of hot chocolate. Whipped raw cream or homemade marshmallows make this drink truly decadent. Tonight, I whipped up some homemade…

Holiday Eggnog

Want a holiday eggnog without the stabilizers, high fructose corn syrup, carrageenan, and other thickeners? This homemade eggnog recipe is super easy and delicious, and it can be made dairy-free and sugar-free, as well! Eggnog is a classic tradition and is only made better by using real food ingredients, like whole cream, raw milk and…

Carrot Halva: One of my favorite desserts!

Frank and I first had carrot halva as part of an Indian buffet, and we immediately knew we had found nirvana. Who knew such a simple dessert—made with carrots!—even existed! That was over two years ago, and it’s still one of our favorites. Last year, Frank and I took a road trip, and we ate…

Butternut Cupcakes with Cardamom Buttercream

These cupcakes are a wonderful incarnation of autumn flavors and comfort. The butternut squash cake is reminiscent of a lighter pumpkin bread—moist and lightly sweetened. The cardamom buttercream takes this simple muffin to out-of-this-world heights. Every bite is full of richness and depth of flavor. I ended up making these cupcakes for my sister-in-law’s birthday…