{Healthy Pumpkin Muffins} + Bob's Red Mill Giveaway!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  I spent most of it up in the mountains, unplugged, with no cell service or Facebook (or blogging!).  It was refreshing for sure! I feel more alive there: surrounded by pine trees and wildlife, breathing in the fresh mountain air, exploring with Dear Hubby and Babycakes. But I'm back, and this is the day you've all been waiting for: THE recipe for healthy Pumpkin Muffins (or bread) is in this post! ... Read more » about {Healthy Pumpkin Muffins} + Bob's Red Mill Giveaway!

A Long Hard Day + {Carrot Lemonade} - HLTT6

I'm really not sure what to write...which doesn't happen very often.  I think it's because I really like to be positive and right now the circumstances in my life are yelling at me (like my 2 year old) to feel sorry for myself, to give up, and to be silent.  I've had a long hard day. Babycakes refused to nap. ... Read more » about A Long Hard Day + {Carrot Lemonade} - HLTT6

#MMAZ Dates + {No Sugar Baked Beans}

I have been planning this recipe and post for literally weeks... ever since one of my readers requested a low (or no) sugar baked beans recipe in time for the Labor Day weekend festivities.  Your wish is my command.  Coinciding with this request was a new blog challenge created by my friend Heather where we cook through the alphabet: A to Z.  She picks the ingredients, we all create recipes/posts on Meatless Mondays with that same ingredient.  ... Read more » about #MMAZ Dates + {No Sugar Baked Beans}

Tuesday Tutes & Loot #TTL2: How to Make Tamales

I'm off galavanting around Denver whilst celebrating my 8th wedding anniversary with Dear Hubby, so my friend Shannon (whom I met at a local pregnant pilates class with my gargantuan belly you saw last week) is here to share an awesome how-to with to make tamales.  She mentioned a week or two ago that she was making them and then posted some pics on FB, which had me drooling and wi ... Read more » about Tuesday Tutes & Loot #TTL2: How to Make Tamales

Less is More + {Orange Glazed Carrots}

Starting today, I'm going with "Less is More" as the new mantra for this blog.  It came to my attention (from another blogger) that all the time and energy spent on writing daily posts (or 5x a week) might be falling on deaf ears.  Readers (like you!) are in blog-post overload. Recipe overload. Pinterest overload. You need some time to digest (and cook) all the wonderful recipes I'm publishing/creating for you. ... Read more » about Less is More + {Orange Glazed Carrots}

{Greek Yogurt Pineapple Nut Smoothie} - HLTT4

I have been on an almond kick lately. Why? Besides their obvious nutritional awesomeness (healthy fat, high protein), the main reason is because I bought the most gargantuan bag of Blue Diamond Natural almonds at Walmart last week! It is literally 2 pounds of oven-roasted sea salt almonds. ... Read more » about {Greek Yogurt Pineapple Nut Smoothie} - HLTT4

Another Birthday + {Avocado & Corn Bites}

Babycakes is still living on cloud 9, basking in the joy of her birthday, friends and cupcakes swirling through her head! Yesterday morning, 4 days after said birthday party, my little now-2-year-old looks over at me and says: "I want another birthday, Momma."  Can you blame her? The festivities were grand! She was surrounded by the people that love her most: family and friends. ... Read more » about Another Birthday + {Avocado & Corn Bites}

Party Recovery + {Summer Tabbouleh}

In case you missed Friday's blog post or recent Facebook discussions/pictures, you should know, this past weekend was Babycakes' 2nd birthday!  I'm in full party recovery mode, which means ignoring all dishes, feet up on the coffee table, and refusing to do most of anything. ... Read more » about Party Recovery + {Summer Tabbouleh}