Weekend Brunch: Paleo – Grain Free Waffles

I realize I haven't shared a recipe in a while. Ever since doing the Whole 30 Challenge at the end of last summer I haven't been eating like I used to. I've committed to being gluten free and Paleo when possible. I notice such a difference in my energy level and the positive effects on my emotional well-being when I eat this way. Because of this diet change, I kind of thought others wouldn't be as interested in my recipes. But, as I go through Pinterest and even look at the New York Times … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Banana Bread (with Streusel Topping)

This is one of my first go-to recipes when I started really wanting to cook from scratch in college. I actually usually make these as muffins, but for some reason I felt like a thick slice of banana bread the day I baked these. This recipe is great to make with kids and I have fond memories of smashing up bananas with one of my friends daughters when I would make these in college. The streusel topping is not a necessity for this bread, but it's a fun addition if you're in the mood to make … [Read more...]

Granola Goodness!

WARNING!!! If you make this granola and then eat it all that day it is not my fault. I will not be held liable. Seriously folks, this granola is delicious and easy to put together. The hardest part is not eating it all right when it comes out of the oven. Chocolate Crunch Granola Makes approximately 4 cups of granola Ingredients 3 cups old fashioned oats 1/2 cup chopped raw almonds 3/4 cup unsweeted dried coconut 1/4 cup finely chopped dark chocolate 1 tablespoon flax seed 1/4 cup … [Read more...]

Baked Chocolate Donuts

If you know me well, you probably know I love donuts.  This past weekend Sean and I went to go see The 5 Year Engagement, which was entertaining and a good laugh, and part of the story has to do with people eating old donuts instead of waiting for new ones to arrive and what this says about their emotional well-being.  Anytime this plot point came up all I could think was I would probably eat both, especially if they were Dunkin Donuts with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.  Just saying. I try … [Read more...]

Weekend Brunch: Cheesy Herb Waffles Florentine Style

Lazy Saturday mornings are one of my favorite things. Sean usually makes me coffee and eggs and we can both relax for a bit before starting our weekend to do lists. This morning breakfast was a combined effort and we made cheesy herb waffles with sautéed spinach and poached eggs. Delicious! I have poached eggs before, but they have never turned out as pretty as they did on this day. I recently read an article about poaching eggs were they recommended putting some white vinegar in the … [Read more...]

Orange Marmalade Muffins

Earlier in the year my uncle sent me two delicious jars of orange marmalade he made from the oranges that grow in his yard. It's great on scones and toast but I was trying to think of some other ways I could use it when I found this recipe. I had never thought to put the marmalade in the muffins! It is a delicious combination and they are fast and easy to throw together. I'm pretty sure you could also swap out the marmalade for other preserves if you have a surplus sitting around this … [Read more...]

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