Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Porridge

Wanna hear about my really exciting weekend? Well, I spent it cleaning my floors and purging my closet while watching episodes of Dawson’s Creek on repeat. Oh and don’t forget my new vocation as baby servant. But seriously, with the closet. I’m making my first attempt at a minimal wardrobe. I managed to rid myself of 2…

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

It’s my belief that anytime bananas reach this level of ripeness, they are automatically nominated for a banana bread baking sesh. AMIRIGHT? I have a plethora of banana bread recipes on this blog yet still felt compelled to create a new iteration of this classic favorite. Since it’s officially AUTUMN this week, I decided to jump on…

Orange Beet Hummus

It’s funny how I have to schedule my blender or food processor usage around the wake and sleep cycle of my baby. If he’s awake, I can blend – sleeping, not so much. If he’s awake and fussy then I’m pretty much banned anything. Any previous dreams of blender creations (or food in general) are…

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter

I have been adulting so hard over here. Between taking care of a newborn, paying a mortgage, and signing up for life insurance (um. What?!), I don’t think I can handle much more. I look around at my life and think, “Is this adulthood? Where did all of these responsibilities come from?” Feels like just…

Fig Brownie Bites

This probably goes without saying, but it’s incredibly difficult to do anything with a newborn in the house. I was also incredibly naive to think that I could get anything done while he is sleeping. Why? Because I can only do things that don’t make NOISE. Cooking… makes noise. Baking… makes noise. Sweeping up the back yard……

Pregnancy Week 40: What to Do While You Wait

The countdown is on but what am I supposed to do when I’m creeping up on the due date (or past it) and I have no more work, I can’t leave for the weekend, and I’m marginally or extremely uncomfortable in my huge pregnant body? Here are some ideas! Coloring Books They’re all the rage…

Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce

If you add one recipe to your culinary arsenal this summer, it should be this sauce. I’m not even kidding. The light and fresh herbs plus a mildly spicy jalapeño kick and a wallop of salty garlic… it’s literally the perfect companion for EVERYTHING! Fish. Yes. Shredded Pork. Yes. Grilled Steak. Yes. Eggs and Bacon. Yes….

Bruschetta BLT Bites

Has anyone had a pet get sprayed by a skunk? I hadn’t, until last weekend. My pooch decided to go investigate a funny looking cat across the street and BAM. Smelly Dog. Nothing like cleaning up a skunk-y dog at 9:30 pm on a weekend night. What would have really made it interesting would be…

Citrus Walnut Bars

Pro Tip: Walnuts are really cheap right now. Everywhere I go I see per pound pricing that I could only dream about a few short years ago. So go out and stock up on those tasty little nut-ggets! While you’re at it make some of these great walnut recipes! Your belly and wallet will be happy you did….

Strawberry Balsamic Burger Salad

Who’s stoked on summer?!?! OH MEE! ME ME ME! I’m over here working on my summer bod… and by that I mean I’m 3 weeks away from my due date. (teehee) It’s pretty incredible to be coming into a summer season NOT CONCERNED AT ALL about my “bikini body”. In fact, I like my bikini…