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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.) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Summer Spaghetti with Zoodles + Prego Farmers’ Market

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PickedAtPeak #CollectiveBias 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 …

My Kind Of Eats: Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Have you ever tasted something and been instantly transported back to your childhood? Enter: these Cheddar + Apple Oatmeal cookies. My mom used to make these oatmeal cookies a lot when I was little. I’m pretty sure she considered them a health food since they don’t have a lot of sugar. (Don’t mind the butter and cheese. It’s Wisconsin.) The original recipe is from a 1980’s Quaker Oats …

Peep Krispie Eggs

If you’ve hung out with me for more than 15 minutes, you probably know that I LOVE Peeps. The day they decided to have Halloween, Christmas, Groundhog Day Peeps was right up there with my wedding and the birth of my daughter. So, why not make America’s fav quick treat with those little chicks of sugary wonder? Let’s call them Peep Krispie Eggs 🙂 Full Disclosure: …

My Kind of Eats: Peanut Butter + Banana Smoothie

Since you guys loved my Overnight Oats recipe (if you missed it, you can find it here), today I’m bringing you another one of my favorites: Peanut Butter + Banana Smoothie. I make this shake several times a week. I don’t use it as a meal replacement (I love food too much for that.).  I’ll have it for breakfast along with eggs and turkey bacon, or …

My Kind of Eats: Overnight Oats

This Overnight Oats recipe is perfect if you’re super busy, or if you hate having to take the time to make breakfast in the morning and instead just end up popping a couple mini York Peppermint patties in your mouth and calling it good… It’s super simple, and most importantly, doesn’t require cooking (dance break).   Here’s how I make my overnight oats: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almond milk (less or more, …

Christmas Potpourri at Home

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?! This is hands down my favorite time of year. I love to surround myself with all things Christmas, and this is such an easy way. If you’re looking for a quick ay to make your home smell like Christmas? You’ve come to the right place. This is the easiest Christmas Potpourri recipe. It is super simple, and you really …