24 Nov 2015

Pear and Dulce de Leche Cake

Dulce de leche and pears come together to make this deliciously easy cake. The mix of spices make them the perfect fall treat!

Pear and Dulce de Leche Cake

I am thinking of having a second Thanksgiving this week.

One of the best things about having Thanksgiving an entire month before American Thanksgiving is that you can pretend the first one is a test run. If you screw something up by over eagerly experimenting (guilty as charged), you can try it again with more safe recipe choices. This will make everyone forget about your first time through.


17 Nov 2015

Apple Peanut Butter Bars

These healthy bars packs are loaded with all the good stuff: oats, peanut butter, apples and raisins. These are like soft and chewy granola bars.

Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Healthy snacking is definitely not my forte.

Chocolate makes its appearance at least once in between breakfast and lunch, and from lunch to dinner... well.. I may or may not end up going to McDonalds for a quick snack.

(I take no responsibility for my actions on a busy weekday)

15 Nov 2015

5 Healthy Snacks to Bring to a Tailgate

Snacks should be delicious... AND good for you! Here are 5 healthy snacks to bring to your next tailgate.

5 Healthy Snacks to Bring to a Tailgate

Let's face it. When you are at a tailgate party, you aren't typically eating health foods. Grilled food with bagged chips and pop are staples. But it doesn't need to be this way!

If you are thinking about your health but still want to participate in the tailgating festivities, bring along these snacks. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser, and they are good for you!

If you want some other healthy snack ideas, or a handy place you can find most if not all of the ingredients to make all of these healthy snacks, check out my friends at Nuts.com and their healthy snacks page.

Now get ready to snack better!

9 Nov 2015

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread tastes exactly like the one from Starbucks! This bread is so moist and easy to make, it will be my new go-to breakfast!

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

I am always so late in the game.

As soon as the Christmas coffee cups come out, I finally start baking with pumpkin. Maybe because there are finally pumpkin on the shelves (unfair, right?). But it might also be that now that Halloween is over, pumpkin seems to have disappeared and everyone is trying to shove Christmas down your throat.

I want pumpkin back!

6 Nov 2015

Freezer Meatballs

These meatballs freeze perfectly! Perfect for a quick and easy weekday dinner.

Freezer Meatballs

I have been so busy lately, it is ridiculous!

On a week like this, there is no way I want to come home and prepare a meal. To tell you the truth, I have been pretending that crackers and cheese was a balanced dinner idea. That and some of these cinnamon squares. I am slowly reverting back to my college day eating habits..

1 Nov 2015

Gooey Cinnamon Squares

These gooey cinnamon squares are gooey on the inside, with a nice sturdy cookie crust. The cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top just sends these bars over the edge!

Gooey Cinnamon Squares

I am so excited about this recipe!!!

To me, fall means adding all of the spices to baking. Meaning nutmeg, cloves, all spice, ginger, and best of all: CINNAMON!

I want to top everything with cinnamon sugar. Really. It's bad.

30 Oct 2015

Healthy Applesauce and Pumpkin Seed Granola

Crunchy oatmeal that is healthy and not too sweet! Perfect as a topping on yogurt, or eating by the handful!

Healthy Applesauce and Pumpkin Seed Granola

For the past few days, I have been eating granola for breakfast. It has been granola and yogurt, granola and yogurt. All. Week. Long.

But do I get bored of it? HECK NO! Especially since I can switch up the way I eat it, or the yogurt flavors to pair it with. The possibilities are really endless.

And since this particular granola is so healthy, I can basically have double the amount that I would normally have!

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