Whipped Cranberry Butter Recipe

We are finally at the end of August here in Georgia and were blessed with a morning in the 60's last week.  That might not sound exciting to you but I am so sick of the heat and humidity that I actually DREAM about leaves falling off trees and opening up my windows again.  One of my favorite foods to enjoy during the fall is the tiny and oh so tart cranberry.  It is such an incredibly versatile food that I stock up every year at Thanksgiving when they go on sale.  Well, I am down to my last bag of cranberries so to make room for this years … [Read more...]

Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe with Egg, Bacon, Avocado and Baby Greens

This Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My kids went back to school this week and I have started an early morning workout routine.  I am determined to start getting more exercise on a regular basis and since they are both gone by 7 AM I have no more excuses.  I don't eat much before I work out.  I may have a granola bar or a piece of fruit but not a whole big breakfast.  … [Read more...]

Sausage and Cheddar Corn Waffle Recipe

This Sausage and Cheddar Corn Waffle Recipe  is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My husband and I are early risers, even on the weekend.  However, my husband is NOT the type of person to jump out of bed and immediately start eating breakfast.  He prefers to be up and moving for a few hours before actually grabbing something to eat.  That means we often find ourselves eating 'brunch' on the weekend rather … [Read more...]

Italian Baked Spinach and Egg Recipe with Parmesan Cheese

Am I the only person who goes onto Pinterest looking for healthy recipes and then gets sidetracked by things like caramel brownies and fried icecream?  Here I am...just looking at beautiful images of salads and grilled seafood and then WHAM! I am drooling over espresso cupcakes or some such thing. Well, I finally conquered by Pinterest ADD!  I headed over there a few days ago for creative ways to get more dark, leafy greens in my diet and discovered a baked spinach and egg recipe that actually had me drooling! Sprinkle it with a little lemon … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe with Premier Protein

This Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe has been sponsored by Premier Protein but all opinions expressed are my own. #MyGoodEnergy #TeamPremier I spend a lot of time in the 'healthy and natural' section of the grocery store.  This is good for my health but not always good for my wallet.  I tend to spend an awful lot of money on groceries when I really need to be making some of these things from scratch.  Protein bars are a great way to boost energy after a workout or fill up a hungry teenager after a busy day at school. Even starting your … [Read more...]

Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Pancake Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

Last week, my husband was out of town. As a result of his absence, I adopted the 'eat whatever the heck we want for dinner' rule.  I just hate going through a lot of work for a big dinner when it is just me and the kids eating!  One night, I decided we were doing breakfast for dinner and out of sheer laziness I grabbed for the box of premade pancake mix in the pantry.  Only to find it almost completely empty.  Great.  Now I need to find a pancake recipe that is quick and easy.  I also wanted to find one that added in fruit and nuts to alleviate … [Read more...]

Cranberry Almond Donut Recipe for a Valentine’s Day Treat

This donut recipe contains affiliate links. I am pretty sure that the smell of warm, yummy donuts is about the best aroma on earth.  We live right near a Krispy Kreme donut bakery and the kids love getting them on a Saturday morning for a special treat.  I decided to try my hand at making homemade donuts as a pre Valentine's Day breakfast. The donut recipes I came across online all seemed very simple so I bought myself a donut pan on Amazon and got to work!  If you would like to treat your kids on Valentine's Day (or any day!) I … [Read more...]

Fig jam is easy to make with no canning required!

Fig jam isn't something you normally see when you stroll down the peanut butter and jelly aisle at the grocery store.  In fact, I am pretty sure I have never actually had fig jam in my entire life.  Other than Fig Newtons I don't know that I have ever even eaten a fig, much less try my own fig recipes!  Ok, maybe once as an appetizer at a friend's house?  (update... I made a prosciutto fig pizza with fig jam and it was heavenly! ) What Do You Do With Fresh Figs? I have never bought fresh figs because, quite honestly, I … [Read more...]

How to Make All Natural and Easy Flavored Oatmeal

I love oatmeal but rarely do I eat it plain.  Usually I throw in raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar but that gets a little old after a while.  I go to the grocery store and I see tons of boxes of flavored oatmeal with questionable ingredients.  Peaches and Cream flavored oatmeal probably has no actual peaches and some sort of weird dehydrated cream in it.  So NOT what I am looking for in a healthy breakfast!  So, I decided to get creative and see if I could find a way to make flavored oatmeal without all the artificial stuff you find in the … [Read more...]

Caramel Vanilla Pear Sauce Recipe

Pear sauce is just like applesauce, only made with fresh pears. I made this pear sauce in the crock pot, although you can make it on the stovetop as well. Just fresh pears, brown sugar, and vanilla. Cooked low and slow all day. Use pear sauce as a topping for pancakes, in your yogurt, or eat it right from the bowl! If you are looking for pear recipes, this one is delicious! Choosing the best pears I absolutely love pears and they are one of the few fruits that I can usually find organic at my local grocery store.  Needless to say, I … [Read more...]