Sweet Pumpkin Pecan Bread

It’s still November, which means it’s still appropriate to continue the fall baking conundrum. Last night, I was craving something sweet yet something I could still serve up in the morning for breakfast. If you haven’t noticed yet, I am quite a fan of sweet breads.. especially when I am in the mood to bake…

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6 Warming Spices You Should Be Using

The specific category of spices referred to as “The Warming Spices” have been around for ages. They have been used for multiple different reasons, from cooking and baking to medicine and herbal remedies. The reason they are called ‘the warming spices’ is exactly why you would think. They have the capability to increase your internal…

‘Roasted Butternut Squash Soup’

Butternut Squash Soup.. it just sounds like a cozy fall afternoon in a cup. Wrapped up in some creamy goat cheese, sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper, and topped with some deliciously nutty pumpkin seeds. It makes an entrance at any meal you serve it at, especially with its bright gold appearance. This dish isn’t…

‘Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats’

Crisp fall mornings are dreamy, especially when the kitchen smells like homemade breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and warmed apple spice. Who says you can’t have one of these mornings during the week, even when you’re rushed out the door for work? So many of us skip out on breakfast because of the common misconception that…

Simply Brined & Roasted Chicken

If you are looking for a simple yet delicious recipe, one that leaves everybody around the table happy and healthy, this should be one of the first recipes you pull from the recipe box. It uses simple ingredients, simple prep time, and simple cooking methods for an out-of-this-world taste. Pull it out of the oven…

Asian Cashew Chicken

Asian dishes have always been a favorite for me, however I don’t normally make too many of them due to the amount of soy ingredients they call for. Although I don’t use soy sauce, I still find ways to create the unique umami flavor using different ingredients such as rich balsamic vinegar, coconut amino acids,…

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin, & Zucchini Muffins

It is just about that time of year again when the fall baking has begun and pumpkin flavor makes its big debut. Soon enough your kitchen will begin to smell like pumpkin spice and everything nice, but all those sweet pumpkin treats might add up quicker than you think. It seems you can’t go anywhere…

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

September has finally arrived and along with the cooler mornings, it has also brought the football game season. To me, football games are a way of life in the South. Looking back as far as I can remember, football has always been my fall comfort. I always look forward to the Saturdays where I can…

Back to School, Back to Snacks

How To: Make School Lunch/Snacks Easy, Fun, AND Healthy August and September inevitably mean it’s ‘back to school’ time again, but does that mean your packed lunches have to be inevitably boring? I think not! Whether you pack a lunch or snacks for your children or yourself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve…

‘Salmon Pasta with Cashew Pesto’

It’s pretty normal throughout life to crave a good bowl of pasta, there is just something about it that radiates comfort, warmth and might even have you muttering, “there’s no place like home.” When I crave a bowl of pasta (let’s be honest, it happens more often than I would like to admit), I crave…

Homemade ‘Pear & Gorgonzola’ Pizza

Family pizza nights have become a fun way for our family to relax on a Sunday evening before the hectic week starts back up again. It’s all about surrounding yourself with good company and good food that bring to light all the blessings in life you may be taking for granted. Last week, instead of…

Greek Chicken Kale Salad

Learn how to re-love your boring salad! Does anybody else have the problem of redundancy when making a salad at home? I seem to make the same salads over and over again, using the same ingredients, the same dressing, even in the same bowl with the same type of lettuce. No wonder I was bored…