Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites {with bacon}

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites, with bacon!  Because bacon makes everything better!  Based on Elvis's Fools Gold Loaf

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites, with bacon! Because bacon makes everything better! Based on Elvis’s Fool’s Gold Loaf. Those of you who have been following along for some time have already met my hubs.  In our house believe it or not he is typically the one in the kitchen.  He loves to cook!  And…

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Pecan Pie Oatmeal

Pecan Pie Oatmeal.  Toasted pecans are the feature in this easy to make breakfast oatmeal.

The feature of this Pecan Pie Oatmeal is the roasted pecans.  And when paired with the brown sugar and cinnamon, this dish resembles a decadent pecan pie, only in a healthy breakfast form! I think we have all figured out my love of oatmeal.  There’s Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, Snickerdoodle Oatmeal, Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal, I…

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Snickers Brownie Bites

Snickers Brownie Bites.  Dark Chocolate brownie bites topped with a fluffy peanut butter frosting, caramel and peanuts.

 Dark Chocolate brownie bites topped with a fluffy peanut butter frosting, caramel and peanuts. Ahh, Snickers.  My weakness.  My kryptonite.  My joy.  All of the above.  Which is why I had to re-create them in an easy to make homemade dessert form.  Best part, I usually have all of these ingredients on hand.  So while…

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Pecan Pie Granola

Pecan Pie Granola.  Enjoy the classic fall flavors of pecan pie with this crunchy treat including roasted pecans and a hint of cinnamon.

Pecan Pie Granola.  Enjoy the classic fall flavors of pecan pie with this crunchy treat including roasted pecans and a hint of cinnamon.  I am so ready for Fall.  Pecans, apples, pumpkins.  Cinnamon, brown sugar, cloves, nutmeg.  All the things that make me think of fall.  I feel like I’m racing towards the end of…

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Blackened Salmon Taco Boats {with grilled corn and black bean relish}

Blackened Salmon topped with grilled corn and black bean relish, and queso fresco, all in a little taco cup. Perfect weeknight dinner!

Blackened Salmon topped with grilled corn and black bean relish, and queso fresco, all in a little taco cup. Perfect weeknight dinner!  School days are long.  Am I right?  Maybe they seem longer because we’re up earlier and going later.  Early mornings and late nights mean that I am one exhausted lady.   Thank goodness…

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White Chocolate Cake Batter Cups

Possibly the BEST dessert I've made!  White chocolate cups filled with edible cake batter.

Move over peanut butter cups!  There’s a new chocolate cup dessert in town!  These white chocolate cups are stuffed with edible cake batter, loaded with sprinkles of course.  A cake batter style peanut butter cup??  Why have I not thought about this before?  This should totally be a thing.  Although I tend to think everything…

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Fajita Stuffed Bell Peppers

Fajita Stuffed Bell Peppers. Tender juicy steak fajita stuffed bell peppers

Fajita Stuffed Bell Peppers.  This easy stuffed peppers recipe will be a family favorite!  Tender, juicy steak fajita meat mixed with rice and veggies all stuffed inside bell peppers topped with cheese and baked to perfection.  How amazing do those colorful Fajita Stuffed Bell Peppers look?  And that’s nothing compared to how they tasted! The…

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Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins.  Healthy breakfast or snack.  Oil free, egg free, dairy free.  No refined sugars or flours.

These small muffins are the perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert!  Cross between breakfast muffin and cookie, they won’t last long!  I’m going to confess something to you all here that may make me seem weird.  I love raisins.  Something about them, especially when paired with oatmeal and cinnamon.  There’s nothing more comforting.  Out of all…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

PB&J cupcakes

It’s peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me, every time I say peanut butter and jelly I hear that song in my head.  I don’t even watch the show that it comes from.  I just always have that song ready to go in the back of my…

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Back to School Giveaway

giveaway 2

  Can you believe that it’s almost time for back to school?? It’s that time of year again!  The stores are bursting with brightly colored notebooks, pens, pencils, markers and highlighters.  Daily planners and calendars are at the ends of the aisles.  And I have an overwhelming urge to buy it all to live out…

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Watermelon Coconut Slush

Watermelon Coconut Slush

This icy, creamy, naturally sweet Watermelon Coconut Slush is possibly the best fruity combination of the summer! Hey everyone!  There you are!  Oh wait…it’s me who’s been missing.  I think I’ve been sick the entire month of July.  Sadly, there is nothing more detrimental to recipe development than a loss of taste.  Ugh.  The worst…

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