Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matt called me a cookie monster yesterday. I just laughed and resumed eating my cookie. These are strange times – weeks spent at home during the “nesting” phase of my pregnancy, with baking constantly on my mind. Obviously I have cookies on hand. Of course there’s the classic Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe I grew up…

Classic Hummus

I think it’s Saturday, but I could be wrong. Minnesota’s shelter-in-place order went into effect yesterday at midnight, but Matt and I haven’t really left for anything other than grocery pickups and doctors appointments for the past two weeks. All this time around the house has me reaching for snacks around the clock, not to…

Blood Orange Yogurt Loaf

Baking is my escape. It’s when I feel most at ease, in my element, and sure of what I’m doing. I’m here to share this especially cheery and beautiful loaf with you today because I think we all need a little more of that in our lives right now. This “breakfast loaf” is full of…

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February! This month has flown by, thank goodness, because that means Spring is right around the corner. You know what the end of February also means? Girl Scout Cookies. I am waiting for our neighbor to deliver them any minute now. In preparation for said Girl Scout…

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

It’s citrus season! One of the only perks of winter time, if you ask me. I love all the sweet and sour varieties of citrus, and have been craving clementines my whole pregnancy. I literally can’t get enough. While browsing my favorite store this weekend, (Trader Joe’s, you already know) I came across some beautiful…

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread (Nut-free)

Today, my baby sister leaves home for her first big girl job in San Diego. Although “home” is far from me now, too, I can’t help but get emotional because she’s So. Grown. Up. She’s thoughtful, giving, driven, and so much fun to be with. I love being one of her big sisters. She has…

Meal Planning on a Budget

Happy 2020! I am not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, however I am starting the New Decade with a couple goals in mind. I hate to admit it, but up until this year, Matt and I never had a comprehensive budget. We’ve made spreadsheets in the past, but never applied them to our…

PB&J Overnight Oats in a Jar

Don’t you love waking up and having breakfast already taken care of? I wake up hungry just about every day, so I don’t take this lightly. When it comes to breakfast, I try to choose a balance of fiber, protein, and healthy fat to keep me feeling full throughout the morning. These portable (& pretty!)…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

This time of year has me craving comforting meals and pulling out the crock pot at least once a week. This sweet potato chickpea curry just happens to be the perfect one pot meal! Chop it all up, throw it in the slow cooker, and forget about it. When it’s done cooking, you will have…

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Matt and I are expecting our first baby – YAY! – so we took a mini-babymoon trip to Minneapolis this past weekend. Our trip was heavily focused on all things food since wine-ing is currently out of the picture, and no complaints here! We ate our way through Minneapolis, enjoying the variety of restaurants and…