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Pumpkin Oreo Brownies


A few years ago, I made a match of Pumpkin Blondies, and it gave me just another reason to look forward to Fall Baking. When I started experimenting with this recipe again, the original batch had chocolate chips. The second batch had cinnamon chips. Although they were both incredible, it hit me like a ton of bricks that OREOS could so easily be added to these babies…and who doesn’t love Oreos?! (more…)

Banana Nut Bread with Honey Butter


My kids go through bananas like you wouldn’t believe, so I grabbed some extra while at the store on the last trip. The good thing about having extra bananas laying around is how my brain starts to work when I notice them browning. Ohhh, what can I bake with those ugly brown bananas to create something blissful? Ladies and gentlemen, exhibit A. (more…)

Roasted Chipotle & Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes


Last month, I started an online school program at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Originally, we were told to prepare to spend 15-20 hours per week on school during this 14-week program. Well, those hours have almost doubled for me, since I typically dive head first into something I’m obsessed over without checking to see how deep the water is. (more…)

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies


More often than I like to admit, I get a real hankering for chocolate. It’s one of those things where I end up standing in front of the pantry, digging through the baking ingredient shelf, then cursing at myself to get out of there because I don’t have any healthy options to choose from. Then, I’ll go back to the pantry after fussing at myself to leave, and settle for a non-dairy chocolate bar. Although it can satisfy that craving, I can’t help but to dream of fudge brownies that melt in your mouth with each bite. (more…)

Blueberry Scones


I didn’t realize how completely in love with scones I was until I started actually making them. The first time I made scones were the traditional kind, made with gluten and white sugar. Although they were fabulous, the process of making them was more time consuming than these little puffs of heaven that you just drop on the pan like biscuits. These are super easy to mix up and plop on baking sheets, ready in about 15 minutes without all the side effects of not feeling all that great after eating one. (more…)

Cauliflower Sausage Gravy with Almond Flour Biscuits


Welcome to the first of many recipes I’ll be showing you how to incorporate pureed cauliflower into your dishes. While working at Carolina Keto Cakes, Nicole Yates introduced me to an incredible Sausage Gravy with Almond Flour Biscuits that was completely keto. The gravy she made was made with heavy cream and almond milk, but I saw an opportunity to use cauliflower in its place to add some veggies to this incredible dish. (more…)

Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs

Now that College Football Season is officially here, it’s time to start making some good, hardy, filling appetizers to munch on for those pre-game parties. The ultimate test was when I made these for a family gathering at my parents’ house. I had been wanting to make these to try them out, so the perfect opportunity presented itself with my favorite recipe guinea pigs. They don’t hold back, and are happy to let me know if a recipe needs to be tweaked. (more…)

Roasted Mixed Nuts


I am a HUGE fan of mixed nuts. In fact, any time there is a family gathering at my parents’ or brothers’ houses, you will find mixed nuts among the large buffet of food that is available for over-consumption. I’ve been eating the traditional store-bought mixed nuts for many years…until I made them for myself and have not gone back. (more…)

Cajun Alfredo

Growing up, I was a gigantic baby when it came to anything spicy. A pinch of black pepper would have my tongue screaming for mercy. My husband is the exact opposite, and has teased me for many years. In most cases for him, it’s not spicy enough. Well, until we went to a local Thai restaurant and he opted to get level 4 spice. He had been warned, but learned his limits after that super fun experience.  (more…)