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Creamy, Dreamy Overnight Oats with Peaches

Creamy, Dreamy Overnight Oats with Peaches

The smell of cinnamon and oatmeal swirling together in my kitchen is probably one of the best smells of all time. From oatmeal cookies, to a bowl of oatmeal that soothes my soul, to breads, muffins, yes even overnight oats (see below). Oatmeal is my […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberry-Apple Walnut Stuffing

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberry-Apple Walnut Stuffing

Ok guys, I’ve got a confession for you. I am a turkey-in-a-bag Thanksgiving kind of girl. That means my bird always comes out super moist and flavorful, but it also means I can’t stuff my bird cause the stuffing just turns to mush. Sure, I […]

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

I don’t think she knows it, but Jean Van’t Hul is pretty much the reason I started blogging. I found her site, a long with a couple others in 2008. I was home with two young kids, still active duty stationed overseas and desperately needing […]

Pancake Recipes So Good, They’ll Make Your Whole Weekend

Pancake Recipes So Good, They’ll Make Your Whole Weekend

Pancakes. Piping hot, fluffy, good old-fashioned melt in your mouth pancakes. That’s the stuff childhood memories are made of and the kind of thing that can transport you right back to your grandma’s house when you were little with just one syrup-y bite. Mmmm, I […]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins

There’s a brand new muffin in town folks. And I have to tell you, she’s pretty fancy. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins We don’t get sparkly adorned muffins around these parts too often. She’s a bit dark, but sweet with a killer crust. I made these bad […]

A Greek Inspired Frittata with Spinach, Tomato and Feta Cheese

A Greek Inspired Frittata with Spinach, Tomato and Feta Cheese

Did you catch the easy frittata tips we shared recently? Hopefully after reading them you are excited to whip up a beautiful frittata of your own and if that’s the case then do I have the recipe for you. Here is a greek inspired frittata […]

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Fresh Fruit

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Fresh Fruit

I came up with this baked oatmeal recipe for my family a few weeks ago and I have been thinking about it non-stop ever since. Oh how I wish I could have you all over tomorrow and we could sit out on my back porch, […]

Healthy Breakfast: Black Rice Porridge

Healthy Breakfast: Black Rice Porridge

I always feel like eating a nutritious breakfast sets me down the right road for making smart food choices throughout the day. We have a few staples that we rely on (steel cut oats, granola and plain yogurt with fruit, avocado toast), but sometimes we […]

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Muffins

These wholesome and tasty muffins barely made it through this mini photo session before my family gobbled them up. They were just crunchy enough on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside, the perfect combination for a muffin. I’ve been gluten-free for several months, […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad & 3-Ingredient Sangria

Southwestern Chopped Salad & 3-Ingredient Sangria

Add meat and cheese, some tortilla strips would be great too! End up with this, a super simple weeknight meal your whole family will love. Really, all three of my kids gobbled this up. My 6 year old had three bowls full of this salad. […]