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Cranberry Dill Vegan “Goat Cheese” w/ Snacker Crackers

Cranberry Dill Vegan Cheese | She Paused 4 Thought

Eating plant-based foods has made almost every top food trend list for 2016. Even fast food restaurants like Taco Bell are adding vegan options to accommodate the demand for plant-based meals. Continue Reading →

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Gingerbread Bon-Bons

Gingerbread Bonbons | She Paused 4 Thought

Gingerbread is one of my favorite scents to come wafting out of the kitchen at Christmas time. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate my favorite holiday flavor, so when I needed a sweet treat to bring to several cookie exchanges, I knew something “gingery” was brewing.

I looked for inspiration from my trip to Brazil earlier this year in which I had my first experience with a popular homemade soft and chewy candy called Brigadeiro. They traditionally combine chocolate and caramel, but the possibilities are endless as you can mix in about any flavor you like to these no-bake, gluten-free treats. Continue Reading →

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The Great Pumpkin Party

Photography by Cathy Nelson Arkle

I have been waiting all year for Fall to arrive in Los Angeles, along with “The Great Pumpkin” from Charlie Brown. Surely the Great Pumpkin descended upon numerous food bloggers Saturday, inspiring many wonderful pumpkin dishes that were not only beautiful to photograph, but delicious to sample. And that is what we did, in that order of course.

Here are some of the pumpkin dishes.
Check link at bottom of blog for all the pumpkin recipes.  

Photography by Cathy Nelson ArklePhotography by Cathy Nelson Arkle
Sugar, spice and everything nice are blended in to this pumpkin spice cake and muffins.

Photography by Cathy Nelson ArklePhotography by Cathy Nelson Arkle
Food bloggers love to take photos. Leslie (Bake This Cake) snaps a closeup, and Susan (The Home Artist) styles her soup for a great shot. Continue Reading →

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