Super Bowl Stuffed Spinach Sausage Bread

  SUPER BOWL is coming! We are two weeks away from football food bliss, beer, and fabulous TV commercials. I'm sure somewhere in there you can sneak in a little actual football, but for me its all about the chips and dip marathon and hilarious commercials. Obviously not a surprise to you all!   And seriously, these commercials better be good this year. Like Force Volkswagon good, or a nip slip from Bruno Mars at Halftime, because if I am missing my Sunday night Downton … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Mmm...mmm...I LOVE pumpkin bread. And if you're reading this post I know you're right there with me. There are exactly 12 zillion billion recipes for pumpkin bread on the internet and I literally cannot stop myself from clicking on any and every recipe I find.   I would be the world's worst lab rat. I'd be that one stuck in the cheese maze for life  with absolutely zero conditioning skills. They would dangle a piece of cheese in front of a trap door and I would literally take … [Read more...]

Make-Ahead Mini Muffin Pizzas – Back to School

Can you all believe its already mid August?? I've been trying to live in denial that summer might actually end, but Famous Footwear and Old Navy will just not give it a rest. So. many. back to school commercials going on.   Which isn't entirely depressing... I love fall. Love boots, changing leaves, football tailgates... my birthday... :)   But most of all (totally not surprising), I love fall food. We start getting back into some comfort food - and there is nothing more … [Read more...]

Vegan Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread (Monkey Bread)

  Woo! So excited for brunch this Sunday! Bring on the pancakes, pastries, omelets, and mimosas! Flowers are blooming and the weather's getting warmer, but I think my favorite part about Spring is that every other weekend is some new excuse to celebrate with Brunch! (Easter? Mom's Day?? Wedding Showers??). Mom - totally excited to celebrate your awesomeness on Mother's Day. But I'm kind of really excited to celebrate that all-you-can-eat brunch buffet too...   Andddd I know … [Read more...]

Skinny Caramelized Banana French Toast

So I have a secret to tell you today! A very serious secret. And its not where I hide my peanut butter m&ms. That follows me to the grave ladies and gents. Good try.   I am a baker by day.... lead guitarist by night. O ya!  Jimmy Page would have to shield his eyes if he ever came in the same room with me and my picking skills.   Unfortunately - my gifted talents seem to have been lost on my family. They aren't appreciating my mastering of "Mary had a little Lamb" as … [Read more...]

Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnut Holes – Easter Bunnies!

Can you all believe the first day of Spring was this week?? I kind of feel like someone is lying to us. Like they know we're all getting super antsy with this crazy snowy weather. So to keep us calm they decided to announce it was the first day of spring.   Didn't fool me weatherman!   I know snow when I see snow. As long as I have to zip up my  winter boots and apply chap stick like an addict it is still winter.   Luckily Easter is right around the … [Read more...]

Cheesy Pizza Pockets – Skinny Superbowl Snacks!

  Woo! It's just about a week till' Super Bowl Sunday! Bring on the beer, chili, brownies, and don't forget the Tums! I LOVE football parties. Everything about them. Well. almost. Ok - I'm so sorry. I really wanted to come up with some super witty first paragraph about the game - maybe some awesome insightful joke on who's going to win. Only when I sat down to type I realized that I needed to google "who is in Superbowl 2013"...   But knew that Beyonce was the halftime show. … [Read more...]

DIY Whole Grain Holiday Pancake Mix

  Wanna know how I like my breakfast ?   Mm...Pancakes. Warm Maple Syrup. Coffee... ...With a side of restaurant waiter and a big cup of 'I don't cook in the morning'.    I love breakfast! I just really (really) dislike making it myself. Or at least doing it at 7am. When I'm hungry and its hard enough trying to focus on straight eyeliner and matching socks. So what to do? How ever do I manage a 5 star brunch when my brain is functioning at the speed of my 2 year … [Read more...]

Super Foods for Super Women – Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ashley and I thought it would be the perfect time to do a feature on Women's Health. Us ladies work our butts off! We are strong, smart, creative women and the best way to keep us moving is to fuel our bodies to be their best and brightest. A lot of us tend to spend so much time worrying about getting everything so perfect in our lives - I think sometimes we just need to take a step back and really remember how lucky we are to be us! … [Read more...]

Ooey Gooey Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

  So I know today is Labor Day and I should be posting something BBQ or summer party-ish... which is what I was totally planning on doing. I swear.   Until I made these cinnamon rolls on Friday.   And OMG. omgggggggg! Total when Harry Met Sally moment, these little buns are killer.   Just close your eyes a minute...can you smell the warm cinnamon rolls baking in your oven?? Taste the creamy sugary glaze and tender sweet dough...bursting with warm … [Read more...]

Skinny Chocolate Chip Pumpkin-Banana Bread

  The pumpkin plant in my garden is getting SO BIG. Crazy big. The kind of big that ate my thyme plant... my parsley plant...and my green pepper... and I don't think its going to stop until it's finished off my cherry tomatoes.   A good mom would rein in her bullying child, but I'm totally playing favorites and I am way too excited to have my own pumpkins for this fall to do anything about it!   Look at them! I've never even successfully grown a basil … [Read more...]

Best Blueberry Whole Grain Muffins

                          So I was really going to title this post "The Cheater's Guide To Building a Raised Vegetable Bed".   Because I totally cheated.     I'm sorry Pioneer Woman. I googled. I found your amazing directions. Step by step... fool proof directions. I even made a list of all the supplies I would need and took them to Home Depot with the full … [Read more...]