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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…

CAMPFIRE CHILI AND CORNBREAD

Gosh, I love camping. It’s so relaxing and peaceful. Unless, of course, you’re in a busy campground overrun by children with loads of fun things for them to do. Then, that’s a little NOT relaxing. Not saying that there’s anything wrong with that – been there, done that with the Things, THAT’S for sure – but we’re past that stage until grandthings are ready to go camping. Almost there but right now, we’re totally into peace and quiet and serenity and nature. And all that fresh air and nature makes us hungry. What exactly is…

SPICY BOURBON BBQ CHICKEN WINGS

What goes better with Fall than pumpkin? Barbecue! And Bourbon, of course. 😉 Why not mix the two?! I mean, OF COURSE you’re already drinking some Bourbon while you’re barbecuing. Unless you’re a beer person. And then, you’re drinking beer. Duh. Nothing wrong with that. Saves you more Bourbon for your BBQ sauce! Bourbon in your BBQ sauce?! What what!? That’s right, my friends. Bourbon. Adds a delicious sweetness and that little something – that “je ne said quoi” that makes a BBQ sauce just that amazing. Now, this…

AVOCADO S’MORES BROWNIES! (yes, avocado. trust me.)

Today is one of the best. days. ever. It’s National S’Mores Day!! Did you even know that S’Mores had their own day? Well, duh, of COURSE they do – they’re S’Mores! And we all want s’more!! #lamejokeattemptnumber1 #sorrynotsorry Now, I happen to love s’mores. LOVE them. And I love going all out with them. I mean, I’m a fan of the traditional graham cracker, hershey bar, toasted marshmallow s’more but, sometimes, I like them a little fancier. You know, with homemade chocolate…

PUMPKIN OATMEAL PROTEIN BARS

So, what’s your normal morning routine? Smack the snooze button 1253 times, run around like a crazy person getting ready for work with barely enough time to grab coffee and a donut/muffin at the convenience store/specialty coffee store on your way in to work? Do you even eat breakfast? Well, with a small amount of prep work on the weekend, now you can grab a healthy and delicious, protein-packed breakfast on your way out of the door. These Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Bars are super easy to make and definitely yummy to eat! Make a batch…