just your basic oatmeal cookie

i’m not a prized baker like my grandma is. my grandma phyllis can whip up these amazing desserts no recipe needed (which is a pain when you want this recipe). this one time, i will never forget she made this baked pineapple thing with crushed potato chips on top that sounds super weird but was […]

rosemary breakfast potatoes

this weekend i finally busted out my new brunch at bobby’s cookbook. i bought it when it first came out but had no time or energy to really prepare my own brunch so this weekend when we decided to hermit up i decided to go for it. i’m not much of a breakfast potato gal. […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! i’m so excited for this weekend. you don’t even know. well…now you do because i just told you! this weekend is going to be full of junking, shop stuff and friends and food and friends and junking and junking with friends. it’s set up to be a good weekend. photo ps thanks […]

ooey gooey pumpkin pie bars

ok in my defense i made these bars before i committed to losing the rest of the lbs (hence yesterdays post) but one of my favorite holiday desserts is pumpkin pie. i love a good warm pumpkin pie topped with a cinnamon whipped cream. ah it’s to die for. my family doesn’t really care for […]

killer coffee cake

i friggin love coffee cake. i love biscotti, i love bundt cake and i love coffee cake. i also love magazines. wait what? i’m a cooking/baking/seasonal magazine hoarder. i love the big beautiful pictures and the glossy pages. loooooooove them. i was so geeked when i saw that King Arthur Flour came out with yet […]

healthy thanksgiving

it’s week 41 of our best self 2015 challenge! and guess what it is also…. the brink of holiday season! i.love.thanksgiving. i almost love thanksgiving more than i love christmas. i love thanksgiving food. i do however though, hate how it’s so easy to pack on the lbs during the stretch from thanksgiving to christmas. […]

weekend recap

happy monday everyone! we are back to feeling like summer here in the mitten. i’m not going to lie to you, that breif hiatus from the heat made me ready for boots and sweaters. i even lit a pumpkin candle. don’t hate. i did a ton of stuff this weekend. no joke. friday my friend […]

weekend recap and happy waffle day!

it’s monday..again. but hey! it’s national waffle day so it’s a reason to celebrate right? let’s start with the weekend recap and then we will transition into a waffle day recipe. let’s rewind back to friday. i headed up to pentwater later in the afternoon after a customer appreciation event and worked from a coffee […]

lemon blueberry scones

here is what i have learned about summer. summer is as precious as the bountiful berries and fruit that it produces. they do not last long. i talked to some farmer men at the holland market wednesday morning and they said we have about 2 weeks of blueberries left. i refrained from loading my car […]

Great about Grains

I have been wanting to write this post forever!!!! i have been tweaking and perfecting this recipe for a few weeks and i finally think i have it down. i was so excited when i was asked to experiment with the new Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch that i had a really hard time making […]

from the garden

i’m on a bit of a garden kick this week. it’s just been going so good! i think this seriously, the best garden i have ever had in terms of produce. the best part of having a garden (other than eating what you’ve grown) is cooking roulette. you never know what is going to be […]

pineapple easy cake

this recipe is a result of a discontinued juice cleanse, not wanting to go to the grocery store on easter and not being in the mood to bake. usually when i try to bake under these harsh circumstances.. it doesn’t turn out. i firmly believe that when you bake you have to do so with […]