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APPLE BANANA OATMEAL BREAD

One thing that you should definitely know about me is that I love to bake. It’s in my blood. And my blood gets thick with baking as soon as Fall and cooler weather hits! LOL I love to bake so much that, when I worked in the corporate world, I used to bake and take.  Sharing was one of my favorite things! Now that I’m no longer work in an office, my sharing options are limited. lol Now I try to pawn off some of what I’ve baked onto my kids so I don…

PUMPKIN OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE

You guys, I’ve wanted to make a skillet cookie for sooooo long. Don’t ask me why I just spent all that time wanting rather than making and enjoying because IDK. Clearly, I was not in my right mind. (uh, have I ever been? Hmmmm….) But anyway, I finally did it and it. was. fantastic. I mean -> Pumpkin. Oatmeal. Chocolate chips. It was basically heaven in a cast-iron skillet. I’ve never tasted anything like it. *swoon* And let me tell you something – it was so decadent and rich and delicious! Ice…

PUMPKIN APPLE BREAD

You guys. Fall is coming!! And you know what that means….. It’s time for all things.. PUMPKIN!!! Did you know that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food? It’s chock full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Iron, Niacin, and Potassium which your body needs.  Plus, it’s super versatile and can be added or incorporated into so many different recipes. Like a yummy loaf of bread. 😀 Pumpkin bread is usually made with loads of sugar and butter and that’s what makes it dense and delicious.  AND maybe not always…

BUCKWHEAT OATMEAL SNACK BARS

You guys. These bars!! So, this semester, I’ve been taking “Nutrition for Sports Performance” and we’ve been looking at that whole My Plate recommendations and I’ve discovered that I don’t really eat enough grains and I’m trying to change that.  My diet has changed so much over the past few years and I definitely do well with protein and fat (maybe too well in this area. I <3 nut butter. YOLO!) but I’m pretty lacking in grains. With as much as I love oatmeal and…

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…

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…

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…