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...]

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...]

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...]

Baked French Toast with Apples and Cherries (#Recipe)

French toast is one of my kid's favorite breakfast foods but it also works really well for dinner, too.  For Christmas I got my husband the  Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the World's Best Smoker and Grill (amazon affiliate link!)  If you are not familiar with the Big Green Egg grill it is a ceramic grill that is truly amazing.  I was really impressed with the selection of recipes in the cookbook, including one for a baked french toast.  You can make this recipe in the oven but if you want to grill it, just heat the grill to 400 degrees … [Read more...]

Healthy Butternut Squash Muffins #Recipe

My children have always loved breakfast and it is my favorite meal of the day to try and cram healthy foods into their fast paced lives.  Smoothies and baked goods are great places to hide things like fruits, veggies, seeds and whole grains to help keep them fueled for the rest of the day.  Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables and I figured out a couple of years ago that baking it in a pan of shallow water was a LOT easier than trying to peel the darn thing.  So, for this recipe you will need the pulp of  1 large or 2 small … [Read more...]

Easy Pancake #Recipe: Banana Yogurt Pancakes

From the time my children were young, I learned the art of hiding healthy foods where they least expected it.  Smoothies would be filled with flax seed oil and wheat germ, scrambled eggs hid zucchini and cheese and pancakes could hold all sorts of healthy ingredients!  Sometimes, as a mom, you have to get creative with your kids' nutrition!  These pancakes hold all sorts of goodness and they are really easy to make.  The recipe below will make lots of pancakes (we got 12 large pancakes)...I like leftovers and they warm up well in the toaster … [Read more...]

Mocha Chip Muffins With International Delight Iced Coffee (#recipe)

I am a huge fan of anything coffee flavored...whether that is straight coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream or just about anything else you can think of!  Chocolate with coffee is just about the closest thing to heaven I can imagine so when I was asked to be a part of a Mom Central campaign that celebrated International Coffee Day with International Delight Iced Coffee I figured it was right up my alley!  I headed out to buy some and chose the International Delights Iced Coffee Mocha flavor, although you can get original, caramel, or vanilla.  … [Read more...]