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Workout Recovery Smoothie

The best workout recovery smoothie to help reduce inflammation, build muscle, and feel your best! Did you know that I have been working out 3-5 days a week for almost 8 full months?! I never thought I'd get back into the habit after Paul and Graham were born, but when the baby turned one last summer, I knew it was time to start exercising again. This post workout recovery smoothie is one of my favorite breakfasts to enjoy after my morning workout. I'm still working on losing my baby weight (and toying with the idea of counting macros next - if you Continue Reading →


9 Simple Healthy Toast Ideas

9 sweet and savory healthy toast ideas that are simple, colorful, and filling enough to make into a meal! Which one will you try first? In an effort to help you eat the rainbow this year, I thought I'd share with you some super simple but extra delicious toast recipes! I know toast doesn't need much explaining, but I wanted to highlight the variety that you can achieve if you just set out to do it. Sure, you can have peanut butter and honey or sugar and cinnamon on your toast every morning, but look at all these beautiful, healthy, tasty Continue Reading →


Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These healthy pumpkin muffins are naturally sweet and made with whole grains, and are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or a dinner side!   I love muffins. The evidence is in my recipe archives. And what really gets me excited is when the muffins are healthy and my kids don't even know it. These healthy pumpkin muffins are one of my favorite recipes. I make them often to accompany soups and stews, to serve with smoothies for breakfast, or for a simple snack after school. This healthy pumpkin muffin recipe is made without refined sugars (just a little pure maple syrup), and is packed Continue Reading →


Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

These sweet potato biscuits are quick and easy to make, and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.  These quick and easy sweet potato biscuits are a long-time family favorite. They are simple to make, have veggies hiding in them, are a gorgeous light orange, and are always a big hit with the whole family. You are going to love them too, I just know it! In the winter months I'm making all kinds of soups, stews, and chilis for my family. Sometimes they aren't nearly as excited about having soup again for dinner as their mom. I could Continue Reading →


8 Simple Smoothie Recipes to Liven Up Your Day

8 Simple Smoothies

8 simple smoothie recipes to get you excited to drink your fruits (and veggies!) again, plus my best tips and tricks for making great smoothies, every time. I'm so excited about this post! Today I'm writing all about 8 simple smoothie recipes to get you excited to drink your fruits (and veggies!) again. Smoothies are a great affordable snack the whole family will enjoy. There's no right or wrong way to make a smoothie, but here are some of my bare bones (4-6 ingredients) recipes to get you started on the road to delicious and healthy smoothies. There's a little bit Continue Reading →


Simple Pumpkin Donut Holes

Perfect pumpkin donut holes that are done in about 15 minutes!   Few things are more wonderful in my world than a delicious fresh donut in autumn. Sure, donuts can be eaten all year long, but there's something extra magical about a warm donut on a crisp fall day. This recipe for simple pumpkin donut holes is a little different than a traditional donut recipe, but you are going to love them. Here are a few reasons why pumpkin drop donuts are my favorite- Drop donuts only take about 20 minutes to make, from starting to eating. They are easy! I love to make these Continue Reading →


Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins

These Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins are made with whole grains, natural sweeteners, and vegetables. Your whole family will love them! There are few things more delicious than zucchini desserts. I love chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, and of course, zucchini muffins! They are always on my list to make during the summer. I love these simple treats because they are actually healthy! My kids have no idea, and I'm not sad about that. We love these and I make them all of the time! Here's what you are going to love about these zucchini muffins: they are made with whole grains, natural Continue Reading →


Naturally Sweetened Low-Sugar Pumpkin Bread

Naturally sweetened and low-sugar pumpkin bread is full of flavor without the guilt.  America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out, and I'm so excited about it. The book is called Naturally Sweet and it is going to change your baking. The first two chapters in the book are all about sweeteners in all forms, what they are, how they are processed, and how they work in baking. One of the reasons I like America's Test Kitchen (ATK from here on out) so much is because they take the time to teach you what they did, why it works, and how you Continue Reading →


Easy Vegetable and Cheese Egg Bake

It's no secret that I love a simple easy egg bake. I make some kind of egg bake or quiche about once a week or every other week and I just don't get tired of them. They are really easy meatless (or nearly meat-free) dinner options that the whole family loves. I love that I always have eggs on hand (thank you backyard chickens), that I can sneak vegetables in to dinner, and that it reheats really well. I'll often make a double batch and eat the second half for quick breakfasts the rest of the week. Few things are simpler Continue Reading →


Healthy Cherry Energy Balls (Homemade Cherry Pie Larabars)

Have you gotten on the energy bites, energy ball, date ball/bite, little-nuggets-of-heaven bandwagon yet?! I'm here to convince you that you need this simple, healthy, whole food treat in your life. Healthy Cherry Energy Balls are going to become a staple in your freezer in no time! I taught a menu planning/food prep/cooking class last week and I had so much fun! I took 8 different kinds of date balls with me as part of the treats. I had a lot of questions about what they were and what was in them, lots of people were a little skeptical too, but the Continue Reading →


Make Ahead Omelet in a Jar

You know how some things are just normal to you and you don't think much about them, but when someone sees you doing them they have questions because it's new to them? This "omelet" in a jar idea is just that... I have been chopping up vegetables and sticking them in a jar for years. It started with salad in a jar (here's a full tutorial on how that amazing-ness works!) but I started doing it with other things to. It's just normal. So when I told my friend about this breakfast trick, she loved it and made my promise Continue Reading →


The Best Biscuit Recipe Ever, Really

There are a few pillar recipes that everyone needs in their life. In my mind that list of must-have recipes includes perfect chocolate chip cookies, the best banana bread ever, a really solid bread recipe, pulled (insert whatever meat you have) tacos in the crock pot, simple but awesome blender salsa (that you make all year long because it uses canned tomatoes), and last but not least a perfect buttery biscuit recipe. I have made that chocolate chip cookie recipe no less than a million times and the banana bread, taco meat, and salsa at least a half million each. They Continue Reading →


How to make freezer smoothie bags (the easiest smoothies ever!)

I've ween working on this post for weeks and I can't wait for you to read it today. How to make freezer smoothie bags (the easiest smoothies ever!) is going to make your life just a little bit easier and just a little bit healthier. I started making these smoothie freezer bags a few months ago and they have totally changed my smoothie game! Here's the details on freezer smoothie bags. You essentially put everything you need for your smoothie, minus the liquid, into a plastic baggie and you pop the whole things in the freezer. When you want to make Continue Reading →


Simple Broiled Grapefruit

A few weeks ago I was working with some beautiful grapefruit (remember that homemade beeswax lip balm that I flavored grapefruit?! So great.) So I put a picture of the grapefruit I used on Instagram and asked how people liked their grapefruit best. I was shocked at how many people had never eaten it! Someone mentioned they liked it broiled and that caught my interest. After a little research I now have a lovely broiled grapefruit recipe to share with you today. It's also the first #eatseasonal post of the year! So check out the end of the post for Continue Reading →


Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Have you ever had blueberry cornmeal pancakes? They are lovely! They are kind of like cornbread and pancakes mixed together, highlighting the best of both worlds. They are soft and tender like traditional pancakes, but they have that sweet corn taste and a little more texture like a cornbread. Adding blueberries just makes them all the more delicious! You are going to love them! America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out and it's just perfect for gift giving. I was asked to review the book and of course I said yes, I love America's Test Kitchen and officially own Continue Reading →


South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche is just the dish that you need in your meal plan this coming week. I love making egg heavy dishes because owning backyard chickens means I always have eggs on hand and because they are delicious. Quiche used to really scare me and I would often make egg bakes (same idea just without a crust) because pie crust! Just thinking about making a pie crust sent shivers down my spine. I have attempted so many different pie crusts it's not even funny. They always turn out weird. I need a pie crust cooking lesson Continue Reading →


Healthy Breakfast Cookies

You read that title right, cookies you can eat for breakfast! Now that can't be a bad thing. Healthy Breakfast Cookies have been on my mind for ages, and I finally got around to making some. These "cookies" are made with whole wheat flour and oats for fiber and pumpkin because that stuff is magic (and adding a veggie to breakfast is always smart). They are naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey and applesauce, and have a good amount of protein thanks to the addition of one special ingredient - hemp seed hearts! I've been doing a good job of Continue Reading →


Blueberry Boy Bait from Cook’s Country

Hello friends! Today's recipe is for a sweet and tender blueberry coffee cake that comes with a fabulous name - Blueberry Boy Bait. Blueberry Boy Bait first made an appearance in the junior division of a Pillsbury baking contest in 1954. The girl who invented it was only 15 and the recipe won her second place in the contest. She named is for its "habit-forming effect on young men." How cute is that! They always say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and that girl had it all figured out young! A few weeks ago, my friends Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits

Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits are heading your way, friends, and I so hope you take a minute to make them this week (they take 10 minutes to whip together!). Seriously, adding a little pumpkin to your meals in all kinds of fun ways just makes you feel like you are winning at life. Homemade whole wheat pumpkin waffles (super old post but I still love and use this recipe) have been gracing my table this week, I threw some pumpkin in my pot of homemade chili this weekend and you couldn't even tell it was there (it did give it Continue Reading →


Postpartum Recovery Smoothie

Can you believe it's been three whole weeks since baby Graham was born? It feels like it's been ages and the blink of an eye all at the same time. The passing of time is funny like that, isn't it? He's a sweet baby who is off of the lights for jaundice, has his days and nights all mixed up, and doesn't love being awake. He wants to be nursing or asleep all day, every day. Life with five little kids to love is busy! Thank goodness my mom flew in to help out and my sister is still here. We'll be Continue Reading →


Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Recovering from pregnancy and birth means that I'm not getting out of bed very quickly in the morning. Thank goodness it's still summer break! The kids are just about big enough that they can get out the cold cereal themselves, but man alive do they make a mess when they try to feed themselves. I end up with half a box of corn flakes and a half-gallon of milk on the floor and table. Let's just say that set-up is less than ideal. Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes to the rescue! These zucchini bread pancakes have been a life saver! I Continue Reading →


Rhubarb Crumb Bars

Be still my rhubarb loving heart. Strawberry rhubarb pie seems to be just about the only rhubarb dessert most people have eaten and it's a shame! There's so much to love about this oddly tart red celery-like food. Today's recipe for Rhubarb Crumb Bars is a must try. These bars have a dense buttery cake on the bottom, a layer of rhubarb in the middle, and it's all topped with a perfectly sweet and lightly crunchy crumb. The rhubarb crumb bars are light enough to be served as a coffee cake for breakfast or lunch, but are also sweet enough Continue Reading →


Baked Denver Omelet

When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad was really good at making: omelets! He had a special little pan he'd use and we'd enjoy made-to-order omelets occasionally on weekends. Omelet-making is a skill that I have never mastered but they have a flavor that I love. So instead of making a bunch of individual omelets, I like to throw all of that goodness in a baking dish and just stick it in an oven. Today's recipe for an easy Baked Denver Omelet is one of my favorites! It's simple, full of ham which my kids Continue Reading →


Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping are one of those fun recipes that you need in your life "just because." This muffin is moist, sweet, full of blueberries, and the best part? That crumb topping! You just can't go wrong with a good crumb topping that isn't all dry and floury (the secret is in melting the butter first). This one is a pretty perfect muffin if I do say so myself. I don't often make muffins for breakfast; they are more of an afternoon treat in our house. I'll let the kids eat one after baking then save the rest Continue Reading →


Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Today is the #eatseasonal post for April and I'm so excited to share this Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie with you today. This single-serve smoothie only take 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to put together. My family doesn't really like citrus things even though I love them. I've been craving a nice tart dessert for weeks and this smoothie was just the treat I needed. Greek yogurt and half an avocado make it smooth and extra creamy, and the juice and zest from two limes give it just the pucker I was looking for. Limes and avocado are both in Continue Reading →


Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream (naturally sweetened too!)

I've been dreaming of carrot cake for weeks now and have been bugging my dad to send me the recipes he loves. While I've been waiting on his reply I've been making do with a healthy breakfast version of this delicious spring time treat. Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream are the things Easter brunches are made of. These pancakes are full of spices, just the right amount of carrot, and when you top them with a simple maple sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream mixture, you'll think you are eating cake for breakfast. That's Continue Reading →


Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins

Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. They are amazing! My kids loved them, Husband loved them, I loved them. I served these up with an easy potato corn chowder one night last week and they made for an impressive side. The next morning I fried up a fresh orange-yolked egg and used a halved muffin like a bun. Best idea ever. These muffins would be an excellent addition to Continue Reading →


Caramel Apple Oatmeal

This Caramel Apple Oatmeal is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Warm breakfasts on cool mornings are one of my favorite things about fall. Oatmeal is a staple in our house and this is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Don't worry though, it's still totally healthy and you can make it with naturally sweetened caramel (recipes at the end of the post). The chunks of cooked apples, a little cinnamon, and just a drizzle of caramel make this caramel Continue Reading →


One Hour Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

One hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just the recipe that we need to kick October off with a bang, am I right!? The best part about this recipe is not only that they take just one hour from start to eating, but that it makes 12 perfectly sized cinnamon rolls. Now, do I love recipes that make 4 dozen rolls to call my own, but I don't really need that many hanging around the house; twelve is much more manageable. These are soft, sweet, and tender with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make them Continue Reading →


South of the Border Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage right now. Have you tried it? It's about as hard as it sounds... mashed avocado with salt on top of toast. It took me forever to try it, but once I did I totally saw the light. It is super delicious, creamy, and filling. Thomas and I love it for breakfast. The problem for us though is, it is pretty hard to get a good ripe avocado at the store. I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't happen. South of the Boarder Avocado Toast combines my love for all things Tex-Mex with my adoration Continue Reading →


Overnight Steel Cut Oats – the cold cereal method

Raise your hand if sometimes you don't want to get up and get breakfast going in the morning *raising hand.* Now raise your hand if you get up and do it anyways *still raising hand.* Great job Momma! It's not always easy but we do it. Ok, ok, enough of that. We all know that pre-school is not always the calmest part of the day. Not only do people need nourishment that will last them until lunch (because there are no snacks in first grade, folks), but they also need shoes relocated (for the millionth time), hair brushed, and homework Continue Reading →


Extra Chunky and Naturally Sweetened Granola with Walnuts

Just over seven years ago I remember stepping on the scale in the doctor's office and seeing what it read. 201 pounds. I didn't say anything at the appointment but I came home and cried later that day. Hitting the 200-pound mark, even at 38 weeks pregnant was a total self-esteem crusher. I was so upset and disappointed to weigh that much. I weighed 203 pounds the morning she was delivered one week later. Fast forward to today. I stepped on the scale and it read 199.6. I did a happy dance and resisted the urge to call my husband to Continue Reading →


Farmhouse Egg Bake

Sometimes I sit at my dinner, take a look at the meal, and try to determine what percentage of the meal I produced. It always varies but I get so excited when the percentage is really high. I'll look over the meal and then I'll announce to the family all of the things we grew. I love knowing where our food comes from and I want my kids to enjoy the literal fruits of our labors. Pork or lamb roast (animals we raised and processed), green beans and sweet corn (from the garden), and some canned peaches or applesauce (also from Continue Reading →


18 Zucchini Recipes – because there really is such a thing as too many zucchini!

Zucchini is the one and only garden vegetable that I'm glad to see freeze at the end of the year. My frugal soul can't waste a single one and I think my plants take the challenge to heart. I love the stuff, but after a few months of eating it every way I can think of, it starts to lose its charm. If you are new to gardening start with zucchini, it's nearly impossible to kill and produces like you can't believe. I know I won't be the only one drowning in zucchini in the next couple of weeks, so I'm Continue Reading →


Healthy Honey Coconut Granola and Wedding Shenanigans from the weekend

Last week I took the kids on a solo trip to Idaho and Oregon for my sister's wedding. It was a lot of fun and a whole lot more crazy. Details and pictures at the end of the post. If you are here for the recipes though, I'll do that first. Today I have an amazing and healthy honey coconut granola recipe for you. We love this granola! It's one that I've been making for a long time and it's a regular in my kitchen. I eat it with milk or almond milk in the morning like cold cereal, we eat Continue Reading →


15 Minute Donuts from Scratch

Happy National Donut Day (or is it doughnut?)! I don't celebrate national anything, but when my IG feed was bulging with donut pictures this morning I scrapped the post I had ready and thought I better get this one out. I did a little research too and National Donut Day has a pretty neat history, read about it here. Donuts are one of my very favorite guilty pleasures. I love them! I'd take a donut over a chocolate bar any day. I don't have access to fresh donuts where I live, so I've gotten pretty great at making my own. Pioneer Continue Reading →


Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie

It's that time again! 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. This month's theme is just perfect for spring- fresh and fruity. I made a healthy tropical smoothie for you all to enjoy today. It's naturally sweetened, dairy free, and delicious! This is one of my kids' favorite smoothie combos. Any extras left in the bottom of the blender? Just throw them into popsicle molds and freeze for later. I call for lots of frozen fruit in the recipe. You don't have to use it but I strongly recommend it. Getting into the habit of keeping lots of frozen fruit on Continue Reading →


Good, Better, and Best Smoothies

I've been making smoothies for a long, long time. The summer after my senior year in high school I started going to garage sales with a good friend. Being a novice, she shared all of her bargain hunting tips and tricks with me (life skill right there!). During our early Saturday morning adventures I picked up a used blender for $3. Shortly thereafter I moved to Ball State University in Muncie Indiana to live in the dorms with my best friend - taking the blender with me. This was my first time being away from home and it wasn't without it's challenges, but making Continue Reading →


Healthy Orange Julius Copycat (dairy free)

Four ingredients never tasted so good! You are going to love this clean and healthy Orange Julius Copycat recipe; it's dairy-free and guilt-free too. This recipe is one of my all time favorite "desserts" to make for the kids after school or for movie night. It's sweet and creamy and full of real ingredients. One of my favorite recipes to make in my Blendtec blender is banana ice cream. You simply blend frozen bananas until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream and enjoy. We make this all of the time because it's healthy and delicious. I was dreaming of an Orange Julius Continue Reading →


Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie

It's been so quiet around here lately! I thought we should end the work week with a delicious recipe and then I have some explaining to do come Monday. This recipe is one that I shared a year or so ago on another blog, but I thought it was high time it made an appearance here. Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie is kind of a cross between a quiche (very eggy) and a strata (very bready). My family loved it! You can't go wrong with eggs, ham, and cheese all piled into one dish. Plus it's super easy. We aren't a big breakfast Continue Reading →


How to Freeze Bananas

Frozen bananas will change your smoothie life and I'm here to show you how I do it. When you freeze bananas and blend them, they almost have the consistency of homemade ice cream. Some kind of magic happens and they just get amazingly smooth and creamy. Frozen bananas are a great base for smoothies. They are very sweet, they are a pretty inexpensive fruit, and that texture just can't be beat. To start your frozen banana collection, I would buy 3-4 extra banana bunches for the week and let them rest on the counter until they get nice and ripe. Then freeze Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes from One Lovely Life

Hello all! While I'm enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite recipes with you. First up is Emily from One Lovely Life. If you are a regular reader you know that I adore Emily. Long before I dreamed of a food blog of my own I was reading hers. One Lovely Life is the very first food blog that I ever followed and she is the one who truly inspired me to start a little blog of my own. Not only Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Caramel Spice Waffles with Caramel Maple Syrup

Fall is in the air and I can think of nothing better than a cool Saturday morning munching on these decadent waffles. These perfect Pumpkin Caramel Spice Waffles with Caramel Maple Syrup are everything their name implies and more. SO good. It seems like fall is the true beginning of the holiday season because there is always something fun to do. Weekend plans like apple picking, pie making, going to the pumpkin patch, or taking long Sunday drives to go "leaf hunting" happen with as much joy and excitement as all the holidays that follow. If I know that we Continue Reading →


Zucchini Pineapple Muffins

We are leaving for Yellowstone this week and I couldn't be more excited! We get to visit my sister and my brand new nephew (eeek! New baby smell!!) and this is our last big hurrah before my oldest starts kindergarten. I'm not too excited to sleep in a tent for three nights at 29 weeks pregnant, but you gotta do what you gotta do right?! I planned the trip really late in the game and tent spots were the only thing I could find in the area... oh well! But do wish me luck. (I plan on instagramming details and Continue Reading →


Plain Bagel Recipe

Sometimes in the kitchen I love to try to make things from scratch that you traditionally buy. Bagels are one such example. I know that you can run to the store or the bagel shop to pick some up, but half the fun of this recipe is trying to make something you've never made before. Bagel making takes a bit of time and moderate bread making knowledge, but it really isn't as hard as you would think. Think of bagel making more as a journey and enjoy the process, plus the end results are delicious. Perfectly chewy little circles of happiness Continue Reading →


Healthy Homemade Granola

Mmmm. I love this recipe. It's an old one from the archives that I rephotographed and edited, and it's definitely a keeper. This recipe for healthy homemade granola is so easy and forgiving. You can add or not add just about anything. Lots of times I just add what I have available and when I made this batch, that wasn't much. This time around I didn't add any dried fruit or nuts and we still loved it. This really plain version makes for a very economical granola that still tastes great. Oats are cheap! I serve this like cold cereal with Continue Reading →


Breakfast Burritos and SNAP

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I'm headed up north to Salt Lake City for a SNAP! a blogging conference I've been looking forward to since September when I bought my ticket. Who knew that the week before would be so crazy with moving?! While I'm enjoying myself, taking a break from unpacking, and am busy learning more about the technical side of blogging, you enjoy these tasty breakfast burritos that I'm sharing over at I Heart Nap Time today.  They are oh, so easy and we love them!  


The best banana bread recipe

I wanted to get you excited for the double America's Test Kitchen cookbook giveaway that I announced last week (in the post with that perfect pound cake). So another recipe from the America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book is in order. If you missed the first announcement of the giveaway, let me give you a recap. In honor of Mother's Day ATK and I have teamed up to bring you a double cookbook giveaway. This way you can keep a copy and have a second to give away on Mother's Day! Trust me, it's a gift you will want to Continue Reading →


Morning Glory Muffins

It's been a few weeks since I got my copy of King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book. I've whipped up a bunch of the recipes and have been really enjoying learning some new things about baking with whole grains. This recipe for delicious healthy moist carroty muffins (AKA Morning Glory Muffins) was a hit. I wanted to make something tasty and simple for a friend who just had a new baby and these were perfect. They are a healthy, sweet, no-fuss treat that can be enjoyed anytime (including in the middle of the night when Mom is awake with a Continue Reading →


Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

I'm so excited. We have another awesome giveaway today. In January when I was contacting companies I love to see if we could work together, one of the very first emails I sent was to King Arthur Flour. My mom loves them (and my mom is never wrong), I won a giveaway from Bakeaholic Mama last year from King Arthur Flour which got me on their mailing list (the catalog that comes in the mail is the stuff my dreams are made of...), and I've been borrowing the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook from the library for years. When Continue Reading →


Healthy Banana Waffles

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How are your resolutions coming? I know most of us make some resolves to do better, eat healthier, and do more or less of some things. It's always nice to get back on track with things after the craziness the Holiday Season brings. When I was making my resolutions I thought I'd go with a check list this year. A few things that I could do everyday and check off. Some day's ends have more checks than others, but I've been trying to make sure there's always at least one check mark on my list. This has been a great approach Continue Reading →


White Chocolate and Craisin Granola Bars

Ohhh. It's so lovely to be back to real life which includes blogging! Sure, vacationing in Australia is wonderful but so is getting things back to normal. Normal still feels like a bit far off though, considering all of the things I have to catch up on. Lucky for me, my first day back at it is the Chocolate Party for this month - so I had to get my post ready ahead of time! If you remember from last month, I posted a Pumpkin Pie Pudding with a Gingersnap Crust and White Chocolate Whipped Cream for the chocolate plus pumpkin challenge. This month the Continue Reading →