My kids are totally into making all kinds of snack bites like these lately. They’re such a yummy treat, are great for lunchbox packing, and best of all…the kids can literally make these from start to finish all by themselves….Just look at Jude’s work of art…I can’t handle how cute and homemade looking they are! Continue reading
Cinnamon Apple Pear Sauce
Look, you guys
It’s here. My most favorite, beautiful, scenic time of year. I told the kids it was supposed to snow this week so we had to ask Alexa when the first technical day of winter is. Do you want to know what she said? December 21st. Yet we have snow in the forecast for today, November 6. You try explaining all of this to a 4 year old. Why oh why can’t crispy, cool autumn fulfill its assigned 3 full months?! Winter is so dang greedy and aggressive around here🙄
But we certainly won’t stop celebrating autumn in this house until that far away day in December…and this yummy Cinnamon Apple Pear Sauce will certainly be a constant in our fridge. I’m addicted. My kids could take down an entire batch in one sitting. I even got a “I want to eat this every day of my life!” from Jude. Winning.
Pumpkin Banana Bread
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
Prosciutto + Nectarine Bundles
These. If your ever scrambling to “take a dish or appetizer to share”. Or if you’re not feeling like cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or if you’re just in the mood for sweet, salty, tart, savory. DO THESE, you guys. All the time, DO THESE. Continue reading
Apple Cinnamon Pastries
It’s starting to officially feel like fall, guys! How have you been celebrating? Give me all the warm coffee, crunchy leaves, cool, refreshing air, pumpkins, corn mazes, scenic colors that will blow your mind…and APPLES! It’s all happening in our neck of the woods and if I could just pile on an extra couple months of this stuff I’d be one over-the-moon mama. Minnesota truly feels like the most magical place this time of year.
We had our annual apple orchard trip a couple weeks ago and, well, if you know me you know that it’s my very favorite family outing of the year. Being stuck in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the most incredible scenery with my four favorite humans just simply isn’t a terrible way to spend a Saturday. We got to show the baby all the ropes this year…and man the big kids are becoming pro pickers! Here are a few photos from the day Continue reading
Cherry Pie Pastry Hearts
Happy Saturday, friends! More specifically, the Saturday before Valentines Day. So I thought I just must leave you with a super fun recipe for you to hammer out this weekend…Cherry Pie Pastry Hearts! Continue reading
Honey Garlic Meatballs + Other Easy Holiday Appetizers
What are the chances that you are either hosting a gathering in the next few weeks or that you are responsible to take a “dish to share” to someone elses home? Pretty good, I would assume. Tis the season for cocktails, appetizers and gorgeous, festive finger food and friends, I’ve got the hookup right smack dab here.
So, without further ado, I present to you the most merry, yummy, gorgeous little ditties south of the North Pole. Happy App’ing! Continue reading
Chocolate Banana Muffins
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.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
You aren’t going to believe these. Truly.
Let’s just start with the fact that they involve only 6 simple ingredients.
And then lets discuss the fact that there is no cooking involved. Or blending. Or pureeing. Or effort. None.
And then let’s talk about how much more healthful they are than your typical store-bought white sugar packed peanut butter chocolate granola bars.
Baba Ghanouj | Eggplant Dip
Weekend warriors! It’s Saturday! What’s the good word?
We have a whole lot of nothing planned this weekend and I just couldn’t be more thrilled about it. The weather here in MN is feeling a bit crisp and fall like-so as you can imagine, I intend on a cozy cup of coffee this morning with my husband who is [finally] back in town and a couple of kids running around in jammies until we decide what random Saturday adventure we would like to partake in. Man, my kind of day. Continue reading