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Vegetable rounds

You guys… these appetizers are so dreamy. Well, we didn’t eat them as an appetizer, it was a meal, but I think technically they would fall in the appetizer category. They are really simple to make. It is baked pie dough circles, an herb cream cheese, topped with whatever veggies you want…

Pizzelle Fruit Cups

I posted a recipe for pizzelles a few months back. I went in and redid the recipe and used 100% whole wheat. These inspiration behind these Pizzelle Fruit Cups is me trying to a healthier option for desserts. These were perfect. They had just the right amount of sweetness and held a lot of really…

Easter Menu Recipes

I thought I would do a little round up of some of my favorite Easter meal ideas. I have plenty to choose from, so you should definitely be able to find that would work for you and your family! In our homes, carbs are king. We LOVE our rolls and bread with meals. It seems…

Cinnamon Brownies Topped with Poached Spiced Pears

Challenging Yourself One the things I have loved about collaborations on Instagram is I join groups that will purposely push me and challenge me where I might not normally challenge myself. One of my recent collabs is a monthly fruit photography challenge. In the group are quite a few talented photographers. I joined to push…

St. Patrick’s Day Whole Grain Pancakes

Admittedly, I am not the kind of mom who makes all kinds of seasonal foods for their kids. I am comfortable enough in the kitchen that whipping something up isn’t stressful, but I just haven’t ever been that way. Well, now as a food blogger, I feel compelled to include a…

Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies

It has been awhile since I created a brownie recipe for the blog. Today felt like a good day. As I was contemplating what kind of brownie I was craving, orange chocolate came to mind and I just couldn’t shake it. So, let me introduce you to the most amazing Dark Chocolate Orange…

Orange Madeleines

I just got a madeleine pan for Christmas and have been waiting patiently to use it. Madeleines are such a beautiful cookie/cake. Let me clarify what I mean by that, there seems to be some discrepancy about what they actually are. Some insist it’s a cake, some insist it’s a…

Blood Orange and Golden Beet Salad

I feel eternally grateful to God for making sure in the dreariness of winter we have something as beautiful, vibrant and refreshing as citrus to brighten our days! I mean just look at this blood orange and golden beet salad. I am using citrus wherever and whenever I can. Blood oranges are especially beautiful right…

Whole Wheat Gnocchi

I bet I order gnocchi about 90% of the time when I go to good Italian restaurants. There is something so irresistible about it! I make it at home as well, but this is the first time I have ever made a whole wheat gnocchi. I was hesitant, but let me tell you, it was…

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

This Cinnamon Swirl Loaf is perfect for any meal, but especially toasted for breakfast! Want an amazing option for bread to use for French toast? This is it. I am telling you, this is the best bread. Also, it is like a cinnamon roll, without all the sweetness. Type of Wheat Used In This Bread…