simple bacon appetizer

one of the side effects of my pregnancy… do you call them side effects? is i have had some serious food aversions. red meat… keep it away. HAM the worst. i can’t even get myself to make dinner. not because i’m tired (which i am (but getting better) but because the thought of handling food […]

cinnamon banana muffins

i love bananas. but usually when i make some form of cinnamon muffins i usually use apple. the bananas were ripe though and i had them on hand. i made these a few weeks ago when i had a sunday afternoon off and went into a baking frenzy. this recipe is also adapted from my […]

weekend recap sunshine edition

you guys… saturday was a gift from God above for us michiganders don’t you think? i mean how did we get sunshine and 60 degrees in mid january? now i know we need to brace ourselves because we have snow coming at the end of the week but seriously. it was a literal breath of […]

maple pecan muffins

with how busy life has been lately when i get a day off it calms my brain to just bake something. it relieves stress. i usually end up bringing them to the office and giving them away because i can’t handle baked goods lingering around my house. but the thing i love about baking is […]

coconut oatmeal raisin cookies

part of the fun of baking for me is spending time pouring over my cookbook collection finding recipes i haven’t made yet or books that have been neglected for the latest hot release. this past sunday i spent my afternoon “off” baking from two of my favorite sweet eats cookbooks of all time. the complete […]

beaujolais nouveau

happy wednesday! what a better way to celebrate the middle of the week than with a wine post?! i am so excited to share with you all a little bit about Beaujolais Nouveau. i’m not going to lie the first time i ever heard of it was in an episode of sex and the city […]

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 […]