Recipes Category Archives

Best Of 2016: Recipes

The BEST OF 2016 series continues! This time, it’s all about the delicious recipes that I totally can’t take credit for, because most of them have been in my family for a generation or two. 

(I mean, who are we kidding. This is just an excuse for this pregnant lady to look at photos of food and get to bakin’. Because I’m never not hungry these days.)

I try to keep it a good balance of healthy recipes, with something

A Christmas Favorite: Cranberry Orange Bread

Another family favorite from my childhood! My grandma used to make this cranberry orange bread every Christmas, and my mom has carried on the tradition. Now that our little family is under way, it’s my turn. Because it’s just not the holidays without this delicious bread.

Lately, I’ve decided that while I love to cook, I enjoy baking even more. Maybe it’s the whole Third Trimester of pregnancy nesting thing, but I’ve been finding myself wanting to cozy up with

Simple Oat + Raisin Scones

Another family favorite, and a perfect Thanksgiving morning breakfast. My mom used to make these oat and raisin scones when I was growing up, and whenever she makes them now I am instantly transported to the days of footie pajamas and carefree mornings.

As soon as I had a child, I knew I wanted to start traditions. Little things that she could count on in her home life. Things that make her feel safe and loved. Baking these scones on

Quick + Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

I love to bake, but I haven’t really been making much time for it these days. So, anything with “quick” or “easy” in the recipe, I’m sold. And if the recipe only calls for 2 ingredients? Ummm, now THAT is my kind of sweet.

Full disclosure: I’ve made these easy pumpkin cupcakes twice this week. (One batch for me, one for the baby.) Actually, the first time I made them, they were gone before I could even take photos

Summer Spaghetti with Zoodles + Prego Farmers’ Market

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In our house, I’m always trying to get my family to eat more vegetables. One of my favorite ways is with zoodles. Have you guys tried them yet?! Seriously amazing. I’ve been trying to swap them for starch whenever I can.

So, what’s a quick + easy way to get the fam to eat those veggies? Enter: Summer Spaghetti.