my new favorite brownie recipe

you guys…. rarely rarely do i crave brownies. but i had a little bit of left over milk i and i was craving either chocolate chip cookies or a brownie to go with it. since i had no oreos and no chocolate chips i luckily had enough ingredients to make these brownies. and let me […]

homemade cinnamon sugar baked donuts

i think donuts have officially replaced cupcakes as “all the rage”. right now the social media world seems to be buzzing about who makes the best donut. i personally have several favorite stops but nothing beats a HOT fresh donut. when i was out and about shopping with my friend brooke we hit up william […]

simple pumpkin toffee bars

tis the season for pumpkin right? the second the leaves start to change i go into full on fall girl mode. gimme the scarves, the jackets, the pumpkin (although i’m not a PSL fan) but i love everything else baked and cooked with pumpkin. i found this great little magazine at the checkout while getting […]

buttermilk apple pie

i blogged about getting healthy yesterday … and now i’m blogging a pie today but here me out! i didn’t eat the entire pie. people i love, love pie… and it’s fall. one slice never killed anyone and everything in moderation right? and this buttermilk apple pie is worth it. i’m going to throw this […]

pumpkin sage rolls

you want to know when the best time to stock up on magazines is? FALL. Fall magazines to foodies are the like september issues to fashionistas. i can’t get enough. i seriously buy every single special publication out there, 101 ways to use pumpkin, our best acorn squash recipes etc etc. one of my favorite […]

weeknight enchilada protein bowls

guys.. i’m super excited about this dinner i made last night. i have been seeing people substituting out spaghetti squash for noodles for a long time now but i’ve never had the guts to actually try it out. a gal from work brought in a bunch from her garden and i had to give it […]

favorite recipes from the garden

let me just start this out by saying it is amazing how recipes that are filled with veggies can turn fattening in a hurry. in a real hurry. even if it’s good fat. it’s a lot of fat. i learned my lesson with my fitness pal (now that i’m attempting to log things again) that […]

favorite resources for bread making

i have tried to make bread so many times. i simply do not have the patience nor do i have the technical mind that it requires. i like to add a dash of this a dash of that. you simply can’t do that with bread. it’s science. joe on the other hand loves making bread. […]

natural vs. sure gel jam

let me start out by quoting queen bey, I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. i love canning and i’m terrified of botulism. which is a conundrum for me. the first year i canned so much stuff and ended up throwing it all away because i was convinced it was laced with microorganisms that […]

the best blueberry muffins

anytime i’ve ever made muffins they never turn out as awesome as the giant big as your head ones you could get at a bakery. i always followed instructions filled it to the appropriate line in the ban and only ever got muffins the size of my palm. sunday….. i broke the rules. (GASP!) i […]

roasted veggie pasta

ok so i’m not on a diet. but i am really working hard at tracking my eating habits via my fitness pal and trying to stay within my calorie range as well as my macros. which is a lot to manage i feel? not only do you have to watch your calories but fat, carbs, […]

homemade limoncello recipe

maybe it has been the ridiculously cold and late snowy and rainy weather we’ve been having in west michigan that has me craving something citrusy and tart and something anything that reminds me of summer. i have never been in to lemon but within the past few years i’ve really appreciated the “palate cleansing” properties […]