Have the dieting blues? Does eating healthy seem like a never ending tasteless concoction after another? I got you. The same thing happened to me when I first learned my daily ice cream habit might not be as good for me as I hoped it was. I switched completely over to “healthy” food and found myself missing classic dishes like enchiladas, chicken pot pie and waffles. I thought to myself, “This is what life is now. Grilled chicken and steamed veggies for the rest of my days….”
I’ll be the first to admit it. As a kid, oatmeal was not exactly on my request list for breakfast. Ever. If my mom made it, I ate it. That was it. Now as an adult and mom, it’s fun to get creative and find ways to make healthy food taste good. Oats are amazing for our bodies and a great filler when headed out for a big day. I now have 3 different ways my kids enjoy -that’s right enjoy- oatmeal.
I love a good challenge. The kind that scares me slightly, makes me question my capabilities and forces me to do my best. It might sound ridiculous, but that’s what this cake did.
Today I’m celebrating. Coffee in hand, kids at school, and complete silence are my party decorations. Something incredible happened this weekend. Our little family of 5 went hiking.
This is a modern twist on a classic layered dessert. You’ll find links to homemade options for the pudding, angel food cake and whipped cream. This is a great make a day ahead treat. Prepare the layers separately. Make sure you assemble the trifle right before serving!
I do my best to be a zero-waste kind of gal. Especially when it comes to food. I hate the idea of throwing away food that could have been used. I created these “Crazy Nana’s Caramel Cakes” for those days when you don’t want to throw away your bananas, but also don’t want to make the same banana bread again.
Looking for the perfect appetizer for your upcoming party? These Pepper Pomegranate Crock Pot Meatballs are delicious and insanely easy to throw together. They are a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Good Lord. This dish is ah-mazing. It reminds me of going to little diners as a kid and ordering the apple pie. For some reason nothing tasted better than diner apple pie. These skillet apple dumplings are now king of the castle, bumping that diner apple pie right off its pedestal.
It’s been raining for days here in Northern California. Days and days. While there are plenty of practical things I could be doing, the rain always makes me want to bake! The tastiest angel food cake came from this past week’s weather.
I am geeking out right now. Not only do I get to share the easiest marinated steak recipe with you, but I am doing so in a quiet house. A peaceful, quiet house.