Healthy Almond Ricotta Bread Pudding (Dessert for Two)

People, people – I think this could be the BEST thing I have EVER made.  Let me set the scene.  I have been feeling crummy the last few days.  I came home after picking the girls up from school and laid them down for naps.  I was needing something comforting and yummy.  Solution #1 –… 

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies

I am constantly trying to come up with recipes based on what I have in my fridge!  This is a reality when you are stuck inside with single digits and don’t want to venture to the grocery store with your kiddos.  These cookies were born out of a need to use up oat bran flour,… 

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Heavenly Orange Scones

These scones remind me so much of going home for Christmas!  They are a staple that my mom bakes every holiday.  She whipped up a big batch for our Christmas adventure to Michigan and even my 1 year old devours them.  I was thinking that this was a Barefoot Contessa recipe it is so good,… 

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Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are getting ready to embark on a Christmas adventure where we will spend the next week at Crystal Mountain Resort.  There is about every winter activity  you can possibly imagine there – skiing, snow shoeing, snow castle building, and sleigh rides.  My four year old is so excited she doesn’t quite know what to… 

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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Every once and a while when I have had a hard day with the girls, Jonathan will come home and say, “You need to get out of here.  Just go and don’t come back for a couple of hours!”  I always head towards this wonderful local coffee shop five minutes from our home.  They make… 

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Peppermint Crunch Brownies

I was in the grocery store yesterday picking up antibiotics for my girls (double ear infections for both…poor things!  And right before Thanksgiving! )  We had some time to kill in the grocery store before their prescriptions were going to be ready so we started perusing the aisles.  I ran across these Andes Mint Peppermint… 

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Southwest Egg Casserole

I’m starting to prepare for Thanksgiving which means cookbooks are strewn all over my kitchen table as I decide what I am going to make!  So many options…sweet potato casserole, rosemary and orange turkey, green bean casserole, and brussel sprout salad.  Lord knows we will have days worth of leftovers for lunch and dinner.  But… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: One-Bowl M&M Cookie Bars (w/ Coconut Oil)

Because my husband and I work with college students, I am always looking for dessert recipes that can feed a crowd and are SUPER easy to throw together on a whim!  I also cannot stand doing dishes so add to my wish list a one-bowl recipe – and I’m one happy gal.  I found this… 

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Strawberry Almond Cake w/ Almond Frosting (made w/ maple syrup & white whole wheat flour)

This past weekend my husband celebrated his 30th birthday!  We were in Nashville for a wedding he was officiating and did our best to celebrate there, but we were without our girls.  So today we did the official celebration with the whole family reunited.  I wanted to make him a cake and this wonderful combination… 

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White Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (my go-to recipe)

Every good cook probably has a chocolate chip cookie recipe in their back pocket (even if it’s the one on the back of the Tollhouse bag)!  I started thinking the other day when a friend asked me for a cookie recipe, “man I need to come up with one!”  Chocolate chip cookies really are to… 

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