Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec,¬†what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

sunny-side-up egg

Typically the post after a New Food Friday would use the new food in a recipe, but today we’re talking sunny-side-up eggs. No condiments, nothing fancy. I’m building up to something here. Be patient. ūüôā I decided to create this post after a conversation about cooking eggs at a holiday party. I realized that I […]

Cinnamon-Apple Overnight Oats

cinnamon apple overnight oats

So, I have a lot of oat recipes on the blog. I eat oatmeal in some form almost every single day, even on the weekends. If I’m not eating oatmeal, it’s because I’m traveling or because I’m going out for breakfast/brunch…which doesn’t happen all that often. And that’s ok. It’s comforting to know that whatever […]

Chai Apple Oatmeal

Ok, ok it has happened. I am fully embracing fall. Bring on the flannel, the boots, the PSLs. But before you go full-on leaf raking, tailgating and pumpkin carving, make yourself a tasty bowl (or mug, as the case may be!) of this chai apple oatmeal. Before I ever liked coffee, I was a tea […]

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† It’s sad to think that summer is gone. It’s my favorite season–I love the heat, the sunshine, any excuse to hang out outside. Apparently we’re in for a toasty fall as well, but it won’t be quite the same.¬†So I’m keeping summer alive while I can. I’ve […]

Single-Serve Coffee Yogurt Cup

Coffee Yogurt Cup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† Both Paul and I eat Greek yogurt at least once a day, so it’s a constant in our fridge and on the shopping list. Those little individual cups are so convenient! Paul’s favorite is the blueberry Chobani, while I’m partial to strawberry-banana and the Fage cups with […]

Gin-Basil Lemonade Cocktail

gin basil lemonade

I’m not really one for making cocktails at home. I’ll mix the occasional gin and tonic, and I’m not above blending a shot of rum into a smoothie or adding Bailey’s to my hot cocoa¬†after a long day. But most of the time, my drink of choice at home is simple: a bottle of beer […]

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

buffalo chickpea salad

As a firm believer that hot sauce makes almost everything better, it was only a matter of time before this salad came about. I made this salad on a day when I really wanted buffalo wings, but had no time or energy to actually go get said wings and no chicken with which to make […]

Salmon & Avocado Summer Rolls

Sorry I’m a bit late with this week’s post. Paul and I took a wonderful long weekend trip to celebrate…our one year anniversary! Our main destination was Pittsburgh, but along the way we stopped in Wheeling to visit The Good Zoo at Oglebay Resort. You might ask why we went out of our way to […]

Kiwi Oatmeal

I have gone most of my adult life thus far thinking that I did not like kiwi. I don’t know if I had a bad experience as a kid or what, but for many years I avoided kiwi at all costs. However, in the spirit of trying new things (or re-trying old ones), when I […]