All things pumpkin are in full effect! Are you loving it or ready to move right into peppermint for the holidays?
We are embracing it over here…I love the warm spices that meld so wonderfully with the flavor of pumpkin. And this Pumpkin Banana Bread is the perfect display of that. Continue reading
This bread here is a doozy, guys! I had a haul of rhubarb to use up so I thought, wouldn’t the tartness pair so nicely with the sweetness of bananas.. and my thought was a total winner!
I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! And now we enter the holidays…bring on the warm, cozy food! It’s a great time of year to utilize all of the gorgeous fresh cranberries around and this recipe celebrates them in the most wonderful way.
It took me a couple try’s to get this recipe right….and now, I feel pretty darn good sharing it with you because man, oh man, are they a treat! Continue reading
How often do you have over-ripe bananas sitting on your counter? Is it just me? I swear it happens weekly, yet I continue to buy the same bunch that tends to go partially uneaten every time I do my shopping. Maybe it’s because I love a good challenge? Because Lord knows you can only make so much banana bread and so many peanut butter banana smoothies…it forces me to switch things up and get creative with those leftover sweeties.
Guys, I write to you with reservation. This is not how this was supposed to go. We weren’t supposed to end our zucchini week this way. I had big dreams. High hopes. Goodbyes are difficult…zucchini goodbyes, well, they deserve more than a confidence-lacking post.
You see, I was kind of saving the best for last here with this bread. I made it last week…it was incredible…but I didn’t take photos. Figured I’d make it again this week because my kids acted like famished wolves when I made the last batch…it would be a perfect opportunity for me to get some photos for you. How special to be able to share them on this last day we have together with zucchini. I hate goodbyes. Continue reading
Well, friends, it’s been a while. Too long, in fact. My husband and I just returned home from a few days away and man am I feeling refreshed and ready to go. Continue reading
Man can breakfasts get mundane in my home. Finding something thats quick and healthful while still tasting yummy for the kiddos can be quite the challenge. I am thankful they love eggs in all shapes and forms but, as it is, we darn near need to buy a family of chickens to keep up with that whole deal.
Sweet treats can be so fun for breakfast…and these muffins fit right in that category. My kids love my pumpkin muffins and sometimes for something fun I add in chocolate chips. So I thought…if pumpkin is so yummy in a baked good, why wouldn’t sweet potato be? Continue reading
So these have sort of become a weekend breakfast staple for us. They are quick and easy to put together and the leftovers freeze wonderfully for quick breakfasts later on in the week.
They are healthful and full of nutrients without refined sugars and flours which makes me pretty darn happy…and pretty darn ok with the fact that my kids always want seconds. Continue reading
One bite of these yummy bars and I was immediately taken back to grade school. My elementary school had some pretty amazing hot lunches they served; the same ladies in the kitchen every morning as the sun came up whipping the children up homemade, heart-filled food. We were lucky; so different than things today, and because of it, I have serious aspirations of doing that lunch lady thing someday myself, in some capacity.
Getting nutritious, balanced meals into children’s bodies just once a day over lunch at school could be so beneficial for their health. Regardless of what they are getting at home, how comforting to know they can be guaranteed one solid meal at school. In my opinion, that should be part of the curriculum, along with a quick five minute chat with them about what they are eating, where it came from, and what it can do for their impressionable bodies. Man, wouldn’t that be a game changer. To me, this is just as important as learning about history or 2 + 2. Because none of those fun facts and concepts can be properly maintained and applied without a healthy, nourished body to absorb it all. Continue reading
I planned on just leaving you with a bit of Thanksgiving meal inspiration today. I did. But it felt wrong, you know, not sharing a new recipe and all. It felt like going to a dinner party empty handed. No dish to share, no bottle of wine or even fresh flowers. It felt icky. So it’s not going to happen. This snack mix is your hostess gift. I hope you like it 😉 Continue reading