Holiday Pie Bites: Chocolate Raspberry Pie & Apple Pie

Ahhhhhhhh, the holidays. So much fun. So much baking. So many parties. So many cute Pinterest ideas. So much shopping. So much stress.  I guess you could say I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. ... Read more » about Holiday Pie Bites: Chocolate Raspberry Pie & Apple Pie

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}

Blessings + {Banana Cream Pie Bites}

Hi friends! I wanted to let you know that this will be my last post for the week, as I really want to unplug and enjoy time with family... you know, Babycakes...Dear Hubby...my inlaws. And I'm sure you will be spending more time focusing on your own families and food and just being together rather than reading blogs or looking for new recipes :)  I found this saying/photo on Pinterest -----> and just love it! ... Read more » about Blessings + {Banana Cream Pie Bites}

First V-Log + Weight Loss Plan for the Holidays

Eeeeeek!  As promised, I have my first v-log (video log) for you today.  I'm getting soooooooo technologically advanced.  I love how it feels a bit more personal hearing my voice than just reading the words I write.  Today's video is an intro to the whole video "thang", an explanation of the upcoming holiday baking I'm working on, a slight confession, and my weight-loss plan for the holidays. ... Read more » about First V-Log + Weight Loss Plan for the Holidays

Thanksgiving Side: {Tangy Green Bean Casserole}

This is the last day in the healthier Thanksgiving series that I embarked on this week.  It sure was fun to create all these new healthy dishes for you and your families to enjoy!  Like I said at the beginning, you don't have to use all of them, but just subbing in one of these healthier versions instead of the traditional will help you not to overdo it on Turkey-day :)  I'd love to hear which ones you actually cook, so be sure to email me or leave a comment afterwards!  Before making this di ... Read more » about Thanksgiving Side: {Tangy Green Bean Casserole}

Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

 I lovvvvvve pumpkin pie. I always have. It makes me happy just thinking about it and the traditions surrounding it. My mom and I were crazy pumpkin pie eaters. Growing up, we literally ate it for breakfast every day of the entire week following Thanksgiving.  We always made a full extra pie just for this purpose. ... Read more » about Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}

I don't know about you, but I am super tired from staying up so late watching the election results on the edge of my seat!! What I think is most interesting is how divided America really is. Half of us are ecstatic after last night's events; half of us are extremely disappointed. Regardless of which side you were on though, I think we all need to choose joy. Yes, the last four years were hard. Yes, we don't know how the next four will treat us. ... Read more » about Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}

Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}

This weekend we went up to the mountains...again ...searching for our future home.  Though a bit impatient and frustrated we're not finding what we want, it isn't a bad place to be spending every weekend :)  We stopped by the river to check out the trout and Babycakes wanted to feed them some Cheerios.  Surprisingly they actually rose to the top of the water to eat them!! Evidently these fish are desperate.  Besides having a blast, we captured this wonderful moment with a pair of amazing smiles. ... Read more » about Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}