Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie

I made one of these bad boys on Saturday morning – it was the perfect addition to my usual toast and peanut butter for breakfast.  The berry and banana flavors mixed with oats made it taste like a blueberry muffin in a cup.   I’ve been using the single serving cups that came with ourContinue reading “Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie”

Gluten Free Buckwheat Apple Pancakes

I whipped up a batch of these pancakes this morning for our breakfast.  They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and have applesauce instead of added sugar.  Served with my almond strawberry syrup, they were the perfect lazy weekend morning breakfast.   They are easy to make up quickly from scratch, especially since they only require 6 simpleContinue reading “Gluten Free Buckwheat Apple Pancakes”

Buttermilk Waffles

These waffles are my go-to waffle recipe for many reasons – they are better than store bought by far, they are light and fluffy,  and they can be dressed up in a variety of ways.  In years past, before being a mom, I made them for Christmas morning breakfast a few times.  Now we saveContinue reading “Buttermilk Waffles”

Apricot Corn Muffins + Tomato & Sausage Cornbread

Cornbread and corn muffins have and always will be a staple around my household – they were when I was a kid and will continue to be into Greta’s childhood.  I have two recipes that are easy and quick – one savory and one sweet, but both easy as pie to make for a snackContinue reading “Apricot Corn Muffins + Tomato & Sausage Cornbread”

Veggie Chorizo & Egg Taco

We have been back in Iowa for a couple weeks now, enjoying lots of family time and putting in long hours of work at the new house.  We are currently shuttling back and forth between parents’ house and our new house so that we don’t have to live in the mess. Recently, we had aContinue reading “Veggie Chorizo & Egg Taco”

Banana Gluten-Free Pancakes

I have a lovely Mother’s Day idea for y’all.  Or maybe just a new pancake idea to try this weekend.  Either way, they are sure to please – bananas paired with millet flour makes a sweet but filling cake.  They are sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free to boot.  I enjoyed them this morning with my hazelnutContinue reading “Banana Gluten-Free Pancakes”

Fried Egg Sandwich 101

This is one of my all-time favorite meals – the egg sandwich.  I will eat it any time of day and any day of the week and the best part is dressing this simple food up with a variety of condiments, fruits, spreads, and vegetables.  The most common way that I make a fried eggContinue reading “Fried Egg Sandwich 101”

Cherry Hazelnut Muffins

These muffins are so tasty and low in sugar!  I have been on this baking with Stevia kick and am really liking the results.  The combination of hazelnut and cherries comes about as a search for a spring break muffin – in other words “What do I have that I can use up and itContinue reading “Cherry Hazelnut Muffins”

Earl Grey & Orange Muffins

These muffins came about as a result from my weekly brainstorming about scones, tea, and English snacks in preparation for my Sunday English connection recipe in celebration of a new Downton Abbey.  Tune in Sunday evenings 9/8 central on PBS! I love using a glass measuring cup instead of a small bowl when baking –Continue reading “Earl Grey & Orange Muffins”

Berry Peach & Oat Smoothie

I am home with a sick Greta today.  She woke up in the middle of the night with a fever, so I ran in to school, put together some sub plans, switched with Eric, and came home to a runny nose, feverish, whimpering  and hand-pumping toddler.  Greta uses a mixture of baby sign language andContinue reading “Berry Peach & Oat Smoothie”