Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

As I write this, I’m watching squirrels outside my window frantically search for nuts in the freshly fallen 4″ of snow. There’s a blue jay whose contrast to the white branch he just landed on is too beautiful not to appreciate. Then I remember it’s only October and I think, it’s way too early for…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matt called me a cookie monster yesterday. I just laughed and resumed eating my cookie. These are strange times – weeks spent at home during the “nesting” phase of my pregnancy, with baking constantly on my mind. Obviously I have cookies on hand. Of course there’s the classic Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe I grew up…

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February! This month has flown by, thank goodness, because that means Spring is right around the corner. You know what the end of February also means? Girl Scout Cookies. I am waiting for our neighbor to deliver them any minute now. In preparation for said Girl Scout…

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

It’s citrus season! One of the only perks of winter time, if you ask me. I love all the sweet and sour varieties of citrus, and have been craving clementines my whole pregnancy. I literally can’t get enough. While browsing my favorite store this weekend, (Trader Joe’s, you already know) I came across some beautiful…

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread (Nut-free)

Today, my baby sister leaves home for her first big girl job in San Diego. Although “home” is far from me now, too, I can’t help but get emotional because she’s So. Grown. Up. She’s thoughtful, giving, driven, and so much fun to be with. I love being one of her big sisters. She has…

PB&J Overnight Oats in a Jar

Don’t you love waking up and having breakfast already taken care of? I wake up hungry just about every day, so I don’t take this lightly. When it comes to breakfast, I try to choose a balance of fiber, protein, and healthy fat to keep me feeling full throughout the morning. These portable (& pretty!)…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

This time of year has me craving comforting meals and pulling out the crock pot at least once a week. This sweet potato chickpea curry just happens to be the perfect one pot meal! Chop it all up, throw it in the slow cooker, and forget about it. When it’s done cooking, you will have…

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Matt and I are expecting our first baby – YAY! – so we took a mini-babymoon trip to Minneapolis this past weekend. Our trip was heavily focused on all things food since wine-ing is currently out of the picture, and no complaints here! We ate our way through Minneapolis, enjoying the variety of restaurants and…

Harvest Kale Salad

My good friend Jillian has been visiting since Saturday, and it has been a wonderful few days spent laughing, shopping, cooking and eating. I had numerous recipes pinned for her visit because she will eat just about anything (other than coconut), so it’s really fun to try new recipes with her. On Sunday, we spent…

Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe- life has been hectic this Fall and time is flying! No complaints here, because it’s almost Halloween. Cue the Nightmare Before Christmas reruns and those obnoxious Halloween leggings I found at Target. I had such a taste for pumpkin pancakes today and these came out…