Baked Oatmeal that will easily feed the whole family all at once. This delicious casserole is not only quick and convenient, but healthy too. You will be off to a great start!
Hey there! I hope you’re enjoying the last day of the long holiday weekend today. We have had the most wonderful weather so far. And by wonderful I mean hot, humid and sunny.
On Saturday, we braved the MN State Fair and tried everything on a stick you can possibly imagine. You’d think that since I am into everything baked and sweet, my favorite thing to eat at the fair would be a yummy treat, but it ain’t so. The one thing I look forward to the most are the pork chops on a stick. I am fully aware how that must sound, especially coming from me, but they simply can’t be beat. The smell of the chops grilling away, the special seasoning, and the way that they’re always cooked to perfection… it’s a carnivore’s dream, really.
So let’s move on to the complete opposite. Healthy breakfasts.
Oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate (I promise this is good for you). The three main ingredients that make this breakfast bake something that your family will request over and over again. Because it secretly feels like you’re eating dessert first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t love that feeling? Continue reading →
Chubby Hubby Truffles feature Creamy Peanut Butter, Pretzels, and are dipped in Chocolate. Psst – they’re not just for husbands!
Can somebody tell me why in the world I’ve never heard of Chubby Hubby Truffles before? I hope I’m not the only one who had no clue what chubby hubby referred to. I was definitely intrigued and instantly knew that I would most likely be in for one scrumptious little bite. My suspicion was confirmed once I did more research.
In case you have no idea either, here are 3 words that sum up the deliciousness that are chubby hubby truffles – peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate.
3 magic ingredients that basically guarantee a successful sweet treat. The moment I found out about them, I immediately went into my kitchen, whipped out everything I needed, and planned to surprise Adam. He was working hard on a landscaping project outside and most definitely deserved something special. Plus, I knew that he’s always willing to share, which may have given me extra encouragement to make them right then and there. Continue reading →
Ultra Chocolaty Fudge Brownies studded with plenty of White Chocolate Chips. Mmmmm!
There’s no better way to kick off the week than with brownies. Who is with me? Even better when prepared with minimal cleanup. One bowl, a lot of chocolate, and a few pantry staples later, you can sink your own teeth into these chewy squares of brownie deliciousness. And you totally should. I mean, it’s brownies… do you really need to be convinced? I didn’t think so.
Also, if you’re feeling lazy, but have a serious chocolate craving that needs to be satisfied, you will definitely want to give these a go. Absolutely amazing when it comes to the chocolate factor and just as wonderful in the time department. This brownie recipe is a serious contender for box brownie mix. It’s quick, convenient and just as (if not more) scrumptious. You will say good bye to the boxed kind, for sure. Continue reading →
If you love a good snack cake, you will absolutely adore this carrot version. Get your forks ready!
Welcome back. Did you have a good weekend? ‘Tis the season for moving house, isn’t it? Not only are some of our friends catching the moving bug, but we’ve certainly caught it as well. Adam and I just moved into a new home over the past week and we’re finally getting settled. We’re still in the same town and very much Minnesota bound.
This month we’ll be married 7 years and will have moved 6 times. Most of the previous moves (including this one) were pretty spontaneous and spur of the moment decisions. I guess we like to switch things up and explore new neighborhoods.
Right before we were able to move into our new house, we actually helped some dear friends move theirs first. So yeah, we’ve been pretty busy and I have had my fair share of packing and hauling boxes already. Whilst we were helping our friends, one of their old neighbors offered to provide us with lunch. How sweet is that? She had a delicious meal prepared for all of us, including carrot cake. It reminded me how much I love it and that I don’t make it nearly enough.
Carrot Cake also happens to be a great dessert to serve when the temperatures rise and you’re not in the mood for something too filling and heavy. Light, moist and simply fantastic. Continue reading →
Peanut Butter Cups move over – Almond Butter Date Bites are about to steal your show. Since they’re healthy, indulgent and super easy to make, you really don’t stand a chance.
Oh my! Can we take a second and talk about how awesome almond butter is? I realize that I might be the last food blogger/person on earth who had never tried it before. I am happy to report that my curiosity finally got the best of me and I bought a jar just a couple of days ago. The verdict – it’s completely empty.
A classic case of I didn’t know what I was missing, but I’m so glad I finally discovered it. Better late than never, for sure!
And before giving myself the chance to eat it straight out of the jar by the spoonfuls, I figured it would be best to do some recipe testing while I was at it.
So I returned to the store, grabbed a package of medjool dates, dark chocolate and got to work. The only thing I knew was that it needed to be something I could make in no time, would qualify as a healthy snack and crush all of my almond butter/sweet cravings. Check, check and check! Continue reading →