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TOASTED WALNUT CASHEW BUTTER

OH. EM. GEE. Yes. All caps IS necessary. You guys. I can NOT even describe how delicious this stuff is. I gave some to my son-in-law and he said it tasted like “Gawd!!” (as in an exclamation, not as in our Heavenly Father.) It IS pretty divine, though. I cannot stop eating it. Seriously. It’s practically taken over my life. That doesn’t sound weird, right? Nahhh…  If you follow me on Instagram, it is the mystery “homemade nut butter” that’s been popping up in my photos over…

GLUTEN FREE BLUEBERRY BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS

Happy Friday!! Now, I LOVE me some blueberry muffins. I mean, y’all already know how much I love blueberries. Well, you do if you follow me on Instagram but trust me when I say I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!!!!! And, I heart oatmeal. And bananas. And peanut butter. And yogurt. And chocolate. And wine. Oh wait. Sorry. Got a little carried away there. But seriously, banana bread + blueberry muffin + oatmeal = OM. NOM. NOM. These muffins are so easy to make! They’re gluten free (make sure you use gluten free oats!), use raw honey as a sweetener so there…

BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS

Hi there! So, who loves oatmeal for breakfast! *raises hand and gestures wildly* Omigosh, oatmeal is such a great way to start your day. And there are just so many ways that you can serve it! You can cook it up right on the spot, cook it overnight in your crockpot, mix it with yogurt and/or milk and put it in the fridge overnight and you can even bake it into bars! Oh, and there’s always cookies. I heart oatmeal cookies! But I digress… Baked oatmeal has been feeding families for generations! It has a completely…

SINFULLY DELICIOUS (AND HEALTHY!) CHOCOLATE DESSERTS YOU NEED TO MAKE RIGHT NOW

Hey guys! So, I had totally planned on sharing a newly created brownie recipe with you today but these didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned…… …..And while they are decent, they’re not perfect. I’m still eating them though. No brownie goes to waste in my presence. #noshame  The thing is, they are actually pretty amazing slathered with nut butter. So, it’s like a healthy snack! Because, not to give it all away just yet, I made the brownies with healthy stuff like avocado so … ta-da…

ONE SKILLET CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

So, I’ve been making quite a few dinners for one lately. Okay, pretty much every night. And day. So … all the dinners. I’ll be honest – it’s been kind of a challenge. I’m pretty used to making enough food to feed a crowd (even though we only have 2 kids, not 12) with leftovers to boot! And then, when the Things moved out, it was really difficult to scale back to just cooking for 2. I really just did not know how for a while. SO MUCH FOOD! And now, it…

QUICK PAN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I seriously don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I have spent my ENTIRE life absolutely hating all things Brussels sprouts and then one day, I roast some in the oven and suddenly, they’re my go-to veggie. Wait, what? I just don’t even know. I may have mentioned that I’m doing Whole 30 (day 13!) and part of that “program” is eating veggies at every meal. Well, there’s only so many veggies I can cram into an omelet before people be asking, &#8220…

SPICED PECAN BUTTER

So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard. It’s actually pretty cool. Until autumn comes around because the pecans aren’t the only things that fall. So. Many. Leaves! Oh, and sometimes, the squirrels use you as target practice. Or, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a pecan drops right onto your head. Ow. But, mostly, it’s pretty cool. And I literally have a laundry basket sized basket FULL of pecans in my pantry. Because, seriously, who can go through that many pecans?! There’s only…

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES

Raise your hand if you love oatmeal cookies! And now raise your hand if you love chocolate chip cookies! Hey, look at that – pretty much everyone kept their hands up! Excellent because I made Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and I just know you’re going to love them! One of my favorite things about oatmeal cookies is that they are chewy and delicious. Are you a chewy cookie lover? Or do you prefer a crispy cookie? With chocolate chip, you can usually find either. Sometimes, you never know what you’re going to get when you order…

PEPPERMINT KISS BROWNIES

Hey friends! Guess what today is?! Well, yes, you’re right. It’s definitely Thursday, December 8.  (17 days until Christmas, in case you weren’t keeping track.) But, it’s also something else. It’s one of the greatest days in the history of days!! It’s National Brownie Day!! I love brownies. Sometimes I love them so much, I bake a pan and eat all of them. ALL. By myself. Prolly shouldn’t do that too often, should I? #yolo And, in the spirit of the holiday season, all things seem…

SIMPLE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I think I’m sick. Or broken. (well, actually, I KNOW I’m broken. Stupid meniscus. T-minus 10 days until surgery. Ugh.) Anyhoo, sick….. There’s definitely something wrong with me. I made Brussels sprouts. For myself. To eat. Wait, what??! I don’t even know who I am anymore! I know, I know. You don’t know enough about me to know why that should make your jaw hit the floor. (Unless, of course, you know me personally or have been reading since I was A Hungry Runner (ps. don…