Chocolate Chip Muffins

October 29, 2014

Post image for Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins have never been my choice as far as baked goods go. I always preferred a donut or a brownie or anything cake-like. But strangely muffins were one of my major pregnancy cravings. One cold, snowy morning I was woken out of my sleep with an enormously overpowering desire for chocolate chip muffins. I could not shake it and I felt like some sort of addict. And of course this craving hit at the most inopportune time. I could see snow swirling every which way out the window. Not in a pretty, wintertime scene sort of way but rather in a raging blizzardy one.

InsideChocchipmuffinpng
That’s when I knew I would have to make them myself. I quietly took out my phone, searched and found this recipe from Sally’ s Baking Addiction.  I was exhausted, cranky, cold, hungry, huge and muffin-starved but I trudged through the recipe because I didn’t feel I had a choice. I was so glad I got out of bed on that cold morning to make these because this recipe made the most magical, satisfying muffins.  I spent most of that morning eating most of the muffins in bed and I spent most of that night listening to my husband complain about muffin crumbs in the sheets.

READ MORE

{ 0 comments }

Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts

October 20, 2014

Post image for Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts

I haven’t blogged in about 6 months a.k.a. one half of a year! I also just celebrated my baby girl’s 6 month birthday. And not coincidentally it’s also the 6 month anniversary of the last time I saw the bottom of the laundry basket. A baby definitely tips your life upside down!

I’m working part-time from home now and spending most of my time with baby Maya. Despite being home I still struggle to find time to myself.

Skilletbrusselsprouts
 My issues of Bon Appetit magazine are piled up and my reading has consisted mostly of the Hungry Caterpillar (who by the way ate more delicious food in a week than I’ve had time to eat in the past 6 months) and instruction manuals. Walking Maya is as athletic as I get, unless I’m lugging her in her car seat carrier then watch out because I am in full out cardio mode. READ MORE

{ 3 comments }

Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

March 26, 2014
Thumbnail image for Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Today I found Jake eating what was pretty much the entire remains of a pepperoni pizza from our backyard. It wasn’t our pizza. It either blew in our yard from today’s wind or the squirrels brought it to him. I normally would try and wrangle the pizza from him but I am 40 weeks pregnant […]

Read more

Healthier Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

March 11, 2014
Thumbnail image for Healthier Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

It’s hard to be healthy when all you crave is baked goods. At 38 weeks pregnant all I want are sweets. After what has definitely been one too many donuts and muffins I decided it’s time to figure out a healthier solution. I found this recipe and it’s great. It uses coconut oil and it’s full of oatmeal and dark chocolate. Less calories […]

Read more

Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

February 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

Who doesn’t love a Rice Krispie treat? I made half of these the original way with just marshmallow and butter and the other half I added Nutella into the mix. I can’t stop with Nutella lately. These are so easy to make and no oven needed. These are so simple and only take a few […]

Read more

Super Bowl Sandwich

January 30, 2014
Thumbnail image for Super Bowl Sandwich

Super Bowl Sunday is an exciting day. You get to watch football, find out what the Budweiser horses are up to, pig out on food and drink beers on a Sunday night. You will probably find yourself surrounded by chilli, nachos, wings and pizza. If you want to try something different, try this Italian club […]

Read more

Crepes stuffed with Bananas, Strawberries and Nutella

January 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for Crepes stuffed with Bananas, Strawberries and Nutella

Crepes for breakfast, crepes for dinner, lunch crepes, snack crepes, crepes all the time!  Crepes are slowly taking over my life. I remember when I was younger always seeing crepes on the IHOP menu and being intrigued but never ordering them. I don’t know why I never tried them, I think I was too loyal […]

Read more

Cheddar Chicken Risotto

January 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Cheddar Chicken Risotto

Happy New Year! 2014..wow. I don’t have a resolution and I’m OK with that. I think it’s nice to just let yourself be. One way to feel good about the new year though is to make this risotto. You will feel really good while you eat it, I promise. And if you’re resolution is to […]

Read more

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Baked Eggs

December 23, 2013
Thumbnail image for Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Baked Eggs

They say you reach a time in your life where your weekends become about trips to Home Depot and getting exciting things like household appliances for Christmas is joyful. I always dreaded reaching this point but this weekend I got myself a cast iron skillet for an early Christmas gift and found myself in Home […]

Read more

Chocolate Triple Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

December 15, 2013
Thumbnail image for Chocolate Triple Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

I love myself a cake. Especially a good layer cake. Fluffy layers separated by clouds of creamy filling, that’s really where it’s at. That’s why I especially like the look of a naked layer cake. You can see all of this delicious beauty from the outside. This cake is a combo of a fully frosted […]

Read more