snack

roasted peaches with yogurt two ways: streusel or granola

I’m getting so excited about fall, cooler temperatures, and pumpkins everywhere (yes, I’m that girl). But, before I get caught up in the seasons to come, I’m also trying to appreciate and take in all of the great things that late summer has to offer, including fresh, ripe peaches, perfect for these roasted peaches with…

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whiskey caramel popcorn

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday! With Valentine’s Day behind us, I’m moving on to the next exciting event – the Oscars! There are so many Oscar nominated movies that I want to see and just haven’t had a chance to yet. And what pairs with movies better than popcorn? And even…

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pistachio coconut granola bars

Pistachio coconut granola bars are healthy, portable and packed with delicious flavors. Not to mention studded with green, yellow and purple from the colorful nuts. In the past several years I have become a huge fan of nuts. I would grab a few handfuls of raw pecans and almonds every day after I got home from track practice…

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homemade gifts and easy english toffee

We are in the final days before Christmas, and while I’m pretty much finished with my shopping (except maybe a few stocking stuffers and gift toppers), I still have lots of baking to do to make sure I can get our tokens of appreciation to the bus driver, mail delivery person, neighbors, coworkers and far-away…

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maple candied pumpkin seeds

These maple candied pumpkin seeds are the easiest, quickest fall and holiday treat ever. They would make the perfect snack for Thanksgiving Day, your friendsgiving and holiday parties, or a great gift for hostesses and coworkers. I made a batch of these to use as a garnish on fall desserts, but Will and I ate…

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pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting

How happy would you be if someone handed you a pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting as you were running out the door in the morning? They are the perfect cure for the Mondays. My siblings and I only had pop-tarts on vacation and at our grandparent’s house when we were growing up,…

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ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows

Ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows all started with a broken jar of ground ginger. Will has been on surgery rotations for the past few weeks/months/seems like forever, and surgery schedules are really no fun. Most mornings we leave for the hospital around 4:30am, and I’m back home before 5am. Sometimes I go back to bed…

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sweet potato and beet chips

Sweet potato and beet chips, sweet potato and beet chips – I can’t get enough!  Until a few years ago I had never tried beets.  We never had them at home and I saw them on salad bars but never branched out to try them.  The first encounter I had with the brightly colored vegetable…

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baked brie bites

I hope you all had very merry, wonderful holidays and are enjoying some relaxation as we gear up for the New Years holiday this week! We made so much food last week for all kinds of Christmas celebrations, including these easy and quick baked brie bites. When I was in school, this time between Christmas…

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pumpkin spice granola

Today was a cold, busy Monday. I feel like my Monday’s are always packed with everything I need to do from emails over the weekend or routine tasks I have to complete each week. Between those, the day can easily get away from me. With a busy, busy week at work last week and a…

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