Kitchen Memories: Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

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Food is a wonderful way to express love. Whether it's having company over or cooking for loved ones, it's meaningful to serve something homemade. It's even more meaningful when you get to cook with the ones you love, like family. This breakfast casserole reminds me of family. There are multiple occasions where I remember my mother-in-law or one of my sisters-in-law standing around the kitchen preparing this for the next day's breakfast. In fact every other year we vacation together in Hawaii and this is the summer we will go again. Words can't express my excitement to get back … [Read more...]


Egg Stuffed Baked Potato

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Hi friends! I can't believe it's Friday. Truly, this week flew by. Allergies. Illness.  Sleepless nights. That pretty much sums up my week! My lil' guy caught a cold, not a big deal, but that caused him to wake several times for several nights. Little baby E had her 4 month check up and did not tolerate the immunizations as smoothly as she did at 2 months. She was super fussy and ran a fever all through the first night. She was miserable. More sleepless nights for me! Then I either caught what my 2 year has or just have allergies, weed pollen is very high right now so it could … [Read more...]


Ham and Veggie Crustless Quiche

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I remember the first time I made this crustless quiche, it was dinnertime and we lived in Austin. I wanted something light and healthy so I decided to make a quiche without the heavy crust (which I do love by the way but not the healthiest part of the dish). It baked up perfect without a crust and paired with a simple salad made a satisfying meal. The secret ingredient in this crustless quiche is cottage cheese. It helps bind everything together while adding extra protein to the dish. What I … [Read more...]


Multigrain Gluten-Free Pancakes

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One of my favorite parts of the weekend is leisurely waking up to a big pot of coffee and cooking a nice breakfast. In fact the minute the kids roll out of bed they ask "what are you making for breakfast?" They love their weekend pancakes and  I love playing with pancake recipes. There are just SO many options when it comes to pancakes- blueberry, buttermilk, peanut butter, cinnamon raisin, oatmeal, chocolate chip, the list goes on. I always make them from scratch because they are too easy not too. I have, however, tried a pre-made gluten-free all-purpose mix, simply for test purposes … [Read more...]


Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes

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Hi friends! Just stopping by quickly to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a relaxing long weekend (hopefully most of you don't have to work) and eat lots of yummy food. I also wanted to share a recipe that you can use with your leftovers on Friday. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner- Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes! I was lucky to have my mom visit from Texas last week for a quick visit. I wasn't sure if the kids and I would have plans for Thanksgiving (turns out we do), but she offered to help me cook Thanksgiving dinner. We figured if we stuck to the basics it … [Read more...]


Cranberry Orange Scones

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If you haven't had a chance to read my last post about the benefits of juicing check it out HERE. Plus you still have until Thursday to enter to win a 3-day cleanse from Suja Juice. Whether you chose to do the cleanse or just enjoy them as a nutritional supplement or snack, the winner will receive 18 bottles of Organic, Cold-pressed delicious juices (in a cooler straight to their door). If you haven't tried Suja you will become addicted. Today I wanted to share an easy scone recipe from a new cookbook my friends at Cooking Light sent me, Lighten Up, America! I haven't gotten very far into … [Read more...]


Pesto Chicken Salad

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Chicken salad is so personal- everyone makes their own favorite version. I have never loved a heavy-mayo based chicken salad until I had one at a wedding shower a long, long ago- it was made with fresh tarragon, celery and some other basic ingredients. Even though I have come around to mayo-based chicken salads (although I am still super picky about which ones I'll eat) I have been obsessed with this version lately, pesto chicken salad. It's such a nice change from your typical chicken salad and if you are using homemade pesto, it's even better. The great part about chicken salad recipes is … [Read more...]


Apple Oat Muffins and What I Ate This Month

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Apple oat muffins. Sooooo good. I have been wanting to make this recipe forever. I kept seeing the little recipe card on the loose in one of my kitchen drawers and I just knew the kids would love these muffins. Also on my list of things to do has been making egg-free baked goods for my 15 month old who is allergic to eggs. Since he loves apples I knew this recipe would be perfect for him. Who doesn't love apple and oats together? A friend recommended ground flaxseed meal as a replacement for the egg and sure enough on the back of the package of my Bob's Red Mill ground flaxseed are the … [Read more...]


Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes with Lemon Curd

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I am a bad food blogger. I don't follow the national food holidays at all, but I noticed someone on twitter mentioned that yesterday was National Pancake Day and I since I am still recovering from my cold and rather tired I thought I'd whip up some pancakes for dinner instead of what I had on the meal plan. You might be wondering how I managed to whip these up AND take photos while feeling under the weather? Well these aren't the actual pancakes we had last night...thank goodness for keeping a few recipes in the queue! As a result, I thought it would be a perfect time to share this … [Read more...]


Nutrition in Eggs & Recipe for Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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I am always on the look out for new ways to eat my eggs. This might look like a strange combo but it was delicious! I love eggs and yes there is some controversy about their health benefits. Depending on the source and your personal reaction to them, they might not be best for you. For me, they are one of my favorite breakfasts and even great for dinner (egg tacos, quiche, frittatas). Unfortunately we just found out my 14 month old baby boy is allergic to them so I have to be a bit more careful about what I prepare using eggs, but I am sure he will grow out of it as many children at that age … [Read more...]