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Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast is the new Avocado Toast. Every blogger is making it and sharing it on social media and it all looks so great! I love sweet potatoes, I eat them at least 3 times a week in my breakfast (shredded into pancakes- one […]

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

When you think of cranberry sauce, what do you think of? Some people think of magazine covers with beautiful cranberry sauce spreads, some people think of it spread on pastries with cheese, and some people despise it thinking that it only comes in a can […]

Easy Mexican Polenta Casserole

Easy Mexican Polenta Casserole

While mulling around on Pinterest the other day I came across a Mexican Polenta dish that looked delicious. But it needed 5 different kinds of peppers (including one you had to order via the mail!) and a few other ingredients that I didn’t have or […]

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

A few weeks ago we went to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants for lunch and I ordered the “Roasted Brussel Sprouts” off their seasonal menu. They were seasoned and roasted in olive oil to perfection! I had them for an appetizer. but the serving […]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the official drink of fall, even though they start rolling them out at Starbucks in early August. And people love them! Since being first introduced in 2003, pumpkin spice lattes have netted over 500 million dollars in sales. As a female […]

Orange Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Orange Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

I was doing a little bit of recipe of testing yesterday when I came up with this creation! To be fair, it’s not brain science. It’s just my basic chia seed pudding recipe with a few added flavors! But it was so dang delicious I […]

Guest Post: Chicken Salad Avocado by Emily Patrick

Guest Post: Chicken Salad Avocado by Emily Patrick

HI! I’m Emily. Amanda asked me/ I offered to guest post for her this week since she’s is having fun in Hawaii. I’ve blogged on and off over the years (find my blog here!) I’m excited to have this opportunity. Currently, I live in Texas […]

Four Easy Lunch Bowls for Next Week

Four Easy Lunch Bowls for Next Week

Lunch is probably my favorite meal of the day, even though I usually eat it on the run or at my desk while working on a project. It’s a great pick-me-up during a long day and gives me something to look forward to. Lunch bowls […]

Roasted Tomato & Carrot Soup

Roasted Tomato & Carrot Soup

Here is a little secret: I don’t like tomatoes. Actually, I really dislike tomatoes. My older brother used to pay me to eat the tomatoes on my salad when I was a kid (a whole 10 cents per tomato!).  But it’s really just the texture […]

South of the Border Chowder

South of the Border Chowder

Today and Friday I’m bringing you two new soups that I’ve made recently and loved. Today, we have this vegan south of the border corn & potato chowder and on Friday I will share a roasted tomato and carrot soup! Hopefully the weather is cooling […]