• Baked Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is one of those staples that is wonderful to keep in the pantry. It’s relatively inexpensive and has a long shelf life. We have quite a bit on hand but my kids just don’t gobble it up like they used to. After a while we grow tired of eating a lot of the same thing and kids are no exception. So last weekend I got a little creative with the oatmeal and made a baked rendition – with the addition of some fresh strawberries that needed used up before they went bad. The oats I used weren’t gluten free so I wasn’t able to give a taste-test myself but…

  • My Favorite Smoothie: Banana, Avocado & Mango

    A smoothie can be a really nice grab-and-go breakfast, or morning snack…or any time of day snack, really. I’ve tried several varieties, but this one is my favorite. In fact, I never get tired of it and drink several of them most weeks. It’s one of those smoothies that people look at and ask, “WHAT is THAT?”. Or feel the need to comment, “What are you drinking, it looks GROSS!”. Here’s the thing: It’s green. And for whatever reason, that puts some people off as they automatically think I must be drinking a salad I ran through the blender and am now slurping through a straw. Here’s the other thing:…

  • A Breakfast Bridal Shower

    When does the countdown for the wedding officially begin? If it starts today, we are 17 days away! Holy Cow! I cannot believe how the time as flown; it will be here before I even know it. That isn’t to say that the celebrations haven’t already begun. I have amazing friends and family who have thrown me some of the most wonderful bridal showers over the past month and a half. There has been so much in the good food, good friends, amazing family, thoughtful gifts and fun it is truly a testament to how many incredible people I have in my life. And, for all that, I couldn’t be…