Silk Almondmilk + {Vegan Banana Nut Muffins}

You may (or may not) have noticed that a LOT of my recipes use almondmilk. When Babycakes was born I made the conscious decision that after a year of breast-feeding, her primary "milk" would be almondmilk, not cows' milk. I also never gave her rice cereal, but that's a whole different story!  
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10 Healthy Kids' Recipes They'll Gobble Down

It has been important to me since day 1 to feed Babycakes a variety of healthy foods, to limit sugar-y desserts and drinks, and to encourage play/movement/exercise.  I wanted to give her the best possibility of a happy healthy life, something I believe is taught and modeled. Because of this, she is really willing to try any new food...which I love. ... Read more » about 10 Healthy Kids' Recipes They'll Gobble Down

Feelin' the love + {Italian Artichoke Biscuit Quiches}

Well, between all the potty/poop talk, a recipe for pork tenderloin, and a comment about church, I've lost quite a few Facebook fans and blog readers this week. Evidently I'm more offensive than originally thought!! #keepinitreal  This is where I'm at in life, and I love sharing it with you...good, bad, and ugly.  For those of you still here: thank you ... Read more » about Feelin' the love + {Italian Artichoke Biscuit Quiches}

Dollhouses, Dump Trucks and {PB&J Muffins}

I was a little worried about moving to the mountains for Babycakes' sake, because I wasn't sure she'd have very many friends or the same opportunities, or that she'd turn out "weird."  But as I said in the recent Home, Sweet Home post, she LOVES it here.  It is all so HER!  She loves snow. She loves bundling. She loves dirt AND wearing dresses. She loves meeting new people and introducing herself. ... Read more » about Dollhouses, Dump Trucks and {PB&J Muffins}

Dirt, Muck, and {Blueberry Oatmeal Bake}

Someone asked me what I did for fun this past weekend. I answered, "We don't have fun anymore." A bit snarky. A bit true. Unless you call house projects and fixing things fun!  There is still so much to be done to settle in to our new house that the last thing we can think about is fun. On that note, during the "free hours"      I normally would have to work on new recipe development, cooking, photographing beautiful food for the blog, etc... I am instead ... Read more » about Dirt, Muck, and {Blueberry Oatmeal Bake}

A New House, A Heart Attack, & {Rainbow Fish Tacos}

It's been a loooooooooong week my friends. In the moments when we should have been filled with joy and excitement after finally going under contract on a new mountain house (remember what happened to the first one?), we received the news that my father-in-law had a major heart attack and was being rushed to the hospital for immediate surgery.  My FIL, barely 58, had a total blockage of his left anterior artery ... Read more » about A New House, A Heart Attack, & {Rainbow Fish Tacos}

Eat the Rainbow + {Golden Meatloaf}

Friday's Elf for Health challenge was to "EAT THE RAINBOW" and see how many colors we could squeeze into one day.  I had so much fun making my meals as colorful as possible (with no dyes of course!).  If only I could would eat this good EVERY day :)  The challenge made me think about getting a variety of colors and nutrients/vitamins, as well as focusing on fruits and vegetables, which tend to be the most colorful foods! ... Read more » about Eat the Rainbow + {Golden Meatloaf}

Food Photography + {Buffalo Cranberry Grilled Cheese}

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! We spent ours up in the mountains at my inlaws' cabin.  A good time was had by all.  It was beautiful, mostly relaxing (because a meal with a two-year-old can NEVER be described as fully relaxing!!), and fun.  The cranberry relish and pie bites were a hit!  My father-in-law mentioned at the table as we were finishing up the lavish meal, just how much love (and effort!) goes into preparing such a feast, and how quickly it is gobbled up and over.  So true! ... Read more » about Food Photography + {Buffalo Cranberry Grilled Cheese}