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 #TeamPremierI 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! )I have never bought fresh figs because, quite honestly, I have never come across one at … [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...]

Have Too Many Pears? Make Caramel Vanilla Pear Sauce!

This pear sauce recipe contains affiliate linksI 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 buy a lot of pears! A couple of weeks ago, I stocked up on pears as usual but then we had to leave town for several days for a family emergency.  Do you know how quickly pears go from 'just right' to 'way too ripe'?  Well, let me tell you, it takes only a few days!  I came home from our trip to find a basket full of very over  ripe pears sitting on my … [Read more...]

Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Easter

This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure.When I was a kid, there were certain traditions that my family followed every year for Easter.  We would get up early on Easter morning and be greeted with a basket full of all the 'hot' Easter candy of the year.  We put on our new Easter clothes with pretty white shoes and headed off to church to learn the real reason that Easter was a special day.  Then, we headed home to my … [Read more...]