Cookbook Challenge

As I browsed facebook yesterday, I came across this appetizing picture from Two Peas and Their Pod. source A delicious serving of zucchini "nachos."  I was instantly inspired to make something similar for dinner.  I've mentioned before how … [Read more...]

Friday Night Baking Night

I spent my wild and crazy Friday night baking for the first time in what seems like ages! I whipped up a batch of my delicious Blueberry Muffins along with some muffins made from my Chickpea Banana Bread recipe. Brian volunteers at a student … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Recipe Roundup

A very delicious package showed up at my door this week... The team at Krema Nut Company reached out to me when I announced that I was giving up peanut butter (and all nut butters) for the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent this year.  They were kind … [Read more...]

Chickpea Banana Bread…I Swear You Can’t Taste The Chickpeas!

This past Sunday, my dad came over to my our new apartment to help me out with some tax stuff. Not exactly the most fun reason to have him visit, right?  So, I tried to lighten the mood a bit by cooking up a nice tasty breakfast for my dad, … [Read more...]

Peppermint Puppy Chow

I have been doing a LOT of baking these past couple of weeks... I have been organizing a cookie exchange at work, making treats for friends and family, and last minute I found out that TODAY we have a pot luck at work.  Luckily, when my mom … [Read more...]

Holiday Pretzel Buttons

It is that time of year! Time for the holiday baking to begin. Although I truly try to limit my sweet and treat intake, I absolutely love baking for others!  For me, this time of year means a little forgiveness is needed in the sweet department, as … [Read more...]

Making Up for Lost Time with Mini Pumpkin Pies

This year, I am going to have four Thanksgiving dinners!  One for each hotel that I work at, one at our quarterly sales meeting tomorrow, and one that is home cooked by Brian's dad. I guess you could say that I am making up for lost time, because … [Read more...]

Putting Me in the Spirit

Yesterday, I had big plans.  I had big plans to start the day with mass, go to the new Earth Fare store, attend the Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving sides technique class, and make place cards for the sales meeting on Wednesday.  Thankfully, I was able … [Read more...]

Chocolate Raisin Oat Cookies Made with Coconut Oil

I mentioned earlier this week that the majority of Sunday was spend in the kitchen as a "food prep" day.  While most of the food that I prep on the weekends is roasted veggies, chopped veggies, and lean protein options, I usually try to sneak in some … [Read more...]

It’s Gonna Be a Good Week

Yesterday was a day FULL of food prep for the week.  I prepped a bit more than usual in hopes of saving some time in the evenings so that I can focus on some non-food related tasks on my to-do list. I prepped lunches in little plastic containers … [Read more...]