Caramel Fruit Dip

I like to take this dip and a platter of fruit to potlucks or family dinners. As a rule, I don’t make stuff like this at home, but oh my goodness, when I do make it, I want to lick the bowl clean. It’s that good.

3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1-8oz pkg cream cheese
1 t vanilla
3/4 c pecans, chopped

Combine all ingredients, except nuts, in a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in pecans. Place in a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve.

**I omit the nuts in order to please the masses, and I use a hand blender or stand mixer to blend the ingredients.


Brown Rice Breakfast

I got this recipe from {Plate+Simple} and have been eating it every single day for a couple of weeks now. I’m nowhere near sick of it. Hilary calls it “Everyday Breakfast,” but I think of it as “Every Day Breakfast.” So good, and there are so many possibilities with it.


  • cooked brown rice
  • your choice of fruit (my favorites are blueberries, nectarines, or bananas)
  • your choice of nut butter (my favorite is almond butter)
  • salt to taste
  • cinnamon to taste
  • shredded coconut to taste (optional)


  1. Put a couple of heaping scoops of brown rice in a microwave-safe bowl with a small scoop of nut butter on top.
  2. Microwave the works for about 30-45 seconds to warm.
  3. Sprinkle with a dash of salt and stir until just combined.
  4. Top with your choice of fruit, cinnamon, and coconut.