Author: Rachel Alexandra

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup is light and fresh with a zesty splash of lemon. It’s perfect to pair alongside chicken or fish or simply enjoy it with a hot toastie! It also makes a great alternative to potato soup if you’re looking for a smooth, 

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread is soft and fluffy with juicy raisins and a gooey cinnamon swirl throughout. It’s the perfect loaf for French toast or just to enjoy with some creamy Organic Valley butter for a sweet treat! How to Make Sourdough Starter If 

Eggless Peanut Butter Blossoms

Eggless Peanut Butter Blossoms

‘Tis the season for cookies! And the Christmas baking continues this week with these Eggless Peanut Butter Blossoms. These are definitely a favorite at the Fricke Farmhouse. The soft peanut butter cookie melts in your mouth and pairs perfectly with a dark chocolate kiss! They 

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Peppermint Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies) is a fun, wintery spin on the classic peanut butter chocolate treat. In this version, I used dark chocolate, natural peanut butter, and a little splash of peppermint extract. You could even add some crushed candy canes at the 

Eggless Cranberry Orange Cookies

Eggless Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry orange is one of my favorite flavor combos in the winter. Whether it’s for muffins, scones, bagels, or these Eggless Cranberry Orange Cookies, it’s fresh, bright, and is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Now is a great time to make this recipe 

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Truffles are filled with a minty cream cheese cookie filling, coated in dark chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. These are an easy but classy treat to share at any Christmas gathering this year. Ingredients One of the main ingredients for 

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins are full of sweet apple chunks and lots of cinnamon for the perfectly spiced, healthy fall treat! They’re made with a blend of whole wheat pastry flour and buckwheat flour which make for a soft, yet hearty muffin. What is buckwheat? 

Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

After countless failed attempts, I finally achieved the perfect Egg Free Fudgy Brownies! Cookies, muffins, scones, and breads are all so easy to make without eggs, but brownies? Oh no, without eggs they quickly become a bubbly, oily mess that hardens into a tooth-breaking slab. 

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread is the ultimate fall edition of the classic cinnamon raisin bread. It’s soft and fluffy, filled with juicy chunks of apple, and a buttery, cinnamon sugar swirl throughout. This is a great bread to use for French toast, or simply enjoy 

Pumpkin Pie Crumble (Vegan Option)

Pumpkin Pie Crumble (Vegan Option)

Pumpkin Pie is by far a favorite treat at the Fricke Farmhouse, which is a win-win since it’s one of my healthier desserts! This Pumpkin Pie Crumble uses the same filling, but instead of a crust, it has a sweet, buttery, crunchy oatmeal topping. It’s 

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite treats to make each fall. A slice paired with a hot cup of coffee is hard to beat on chilly October mornings! So today, I’ll share my recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips. It’s soft, moist, 

Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits

Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits

These flaky, buttery Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits will make the perfect accompaniment to any soups, stews, or chilis this winter, or enjoy them on their own with a drizzle of local, raw honey! They’re super easy to make and come together in under an hour, which 

Scotcheroos without Corn Syrup

Scotcheroos without Corn Syrup

These no-bake treats are rich and sweet without all the extra sugar. I wouldn’t call them a “superfood” by any stretch, but these Scotcheroos without Corn Syrup certainly have way less sugar without compromising that classic flavor we all know and love. Ingredients for Healthier 

Eggless Creme Brûlée Cookies

Eggless Creme Brûlée Cookies

These Eggless Creme Brûlée Cookies are topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and “brûléed” to perfection for a crunchy top and soft, chewy inside. These cookies are perfect for all you creme brûlée fans who love that glass-like sugar layer. Best of all, unlike 

No Added Sugar French Yogurt

No Added Sugar French Yogurt

This rich and creamy No Added Sugar French Yogurt is easy to make and is fermented in individual jars for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Top it with seeds, cinnamon, granola, or fresh berries to make a complete, nutrient dense meal or snack! When I’m super 

Mediterranean Couscous with Tomatoes & Asparagus

Mediterranean Couscous with Tomatoes & Asparagus

This Mediterranean Couscous with Tomatoes & Asparagus is the perfect way to use delicious seasonal veggies like tomatoes, asparagus, and wild ramps! It’s full of beautiful colors and flavors and is topped with a zesty lemon tarragon vinaigrette! Ramp season is far passed now that 

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins are rich, moist, and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. They’re perfect to enjoy with a glass of milk or cup of coffee. They’re made with bananas, cocoa, and peanut butter and contain no grains, tree nuts, or eggs. They can 

Greek Yogurt Taco Dip

Greek Yogurt Taco Dip

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means! Tacos! Well, in this case it’s Greek Yogurt Taco Dip, which is even better if you ask me. Especially because this version is a bit healthier with it’s yogurt base to add some protein. It’s full of 

Baked Spinach Asparagus Risotto

Baked Spinach Asparagus Risotto

You can always tell when it’s spring in my family because that’s when we have the first Baked Spinach Asparagus Risotto. In fact there’s fresh, wild asparagus incorporated into nearly every dish. Asparagus was never something we would buy at the store when I was 

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies make the perfect springtime treat full of citrus and berries. The frosting is naturally coloured and flavoured with raspberry powder and the soft, buttery cookies have fresh lemon zest for lots of flavour. These would be a great treat to make 

Blueberry Crumble Coffeecake

Blueberry Crumble Coffeecake

This delightful coffeecake is reminiscent of summer with a wild blueberry jam filling. The light, fluffy cake is then topped with a crunchy, buttery streusel. Serve this Blueberry Crumble Coffeecake as a decadent brunch item or save it for dessert! What do I need to 

Eggless Ricotta Frittata

Eggless Ricotta Frittata

An eggless frittata probably sounds a little counterintuitive being that a frittatas are, by definition, egg bakes. Typically, eggless egg bakes are made with tofu, but that didn’t sound very appetizing to me. There’s a time and place for tofu, but I’ve tried a tofu 

Blueberry & Cacao Yogurt Bowl

Blueberry & Cacao Yogurt Bowl

A gooey cinnamon raisin roll or a syrupy plate of waffles sounds like a delicious way to start the day…but after a breakfast like that, I feel like I’m on a blood sugar roller coaster and craving more sugar for the rest of the day. 

Homemade Hot Chocolate for Two

Homemade Hot Chocolate for Two

Winter Storm Elliott is upon us, so it’s been a cozy snow day at home. Thankfully work closed for the day, so Daniel and I got to spend the day hunkered down. Even though the wind chills have been -30 degrees, we’ve still had to 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

I filled my bowl with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter and turned on the mixer. As I folded in some crisp rice cereal, the aroma of Christmastime wafted around the kitchen. Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles only seem to come around once a year, but 

Harvest Apple Cranberry Crisp

Harvest Apple Cranberry Crisp

A few weeks ago, my family celebrated our seventh annual Fall Fun Day! I can’t believe this tradition has been going so long already! One of the most essential parts of Fall Fun Day is going apple picking. It was a little tricky this year 

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new recipe! I intended to get these Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies out a few weeks ago, but since I’m back to working full time AND back in school, it’s been a little crazy around