chocoalte muffins

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it definitely brings out the “baker” in me!  Lately I have been on a bread/muffin kick.  Maybe it has something to do with being home with my little cutie pie most days (insert sweet picture below), or maybe it’s the cooler weather.


Either way, my latest creation turned out super tasty!  I had 3 bananas sitting on the counter that were turning brown, so obviously I had to make some type of banana bread, I had no choice, right?!  So, I ended up making these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins, and they are simply divine!  Moist and rich without being overloaded with sugar.  Also, since it is a muffin,  it’s a wonderful excuse to have chocolate for breakfast! :)

These will not disappoint,  you’ve gotta give them a try!



Date posted: October 21, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Breakfast Dessert

pumpkin chili

Well, I am happy to report that almost one month postpartum, I still love to get in the kitchen!  When Zach gets home and takes over baby duty, I am ready to do my thing, take a break, and get the creative juices flowing in my “office” aka kitchen.  Even though I am tired and time is precious, I find myself thinking of recipes throughout the day and itching to get in the kitchen at night.  So, it’s safe to say having our sweet boy around hasn’t affected my love of cooking :)

Last night I decided to make chili, and since I had some leftover canned pumpkin and a Pumpkin Ale in the fridge, I had my inspiration.  I love thick, hearty chili, and that is exactly what this is.  It’s a little spicy from the can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes, with a hint of sweetness from the pumpkin, and it gets a wonderful depth from the pumpkin ale.  A big pot of this would be just perfect for Halloween entertaining or any crisp Fall night.

Give it a try and let me know you think!


Date posted: October 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Beef Holidays Main Dish


This is a granola recipe I have been making for several years now, and I absolutely love it!  You may want to make this just so your whole house will smell amazing, it’s like edible potpourri!  A wonderful treat on a crisp fall day.  Enjoy this granola over yogurt, ice cream, or just by the handful!


Date posted: October 16, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Breakfast Dessert Holidays Snacks

Pumpkin Spice Bread

So, I have been meaning to post this recipe for about a month now, but having a baby almost 3 weeks ago delayed it a little bit!  So, the fact that I made this with my almost 3 week old at home should tell you that it’s really easy to whip up, and it’s totally worth it!

I used white whole wheat flour to make this pumpkin bread, and it’s still really moist and delicious.  Of course, you could substitute regular all purpose flour in this, but I figured why not add some fiber by using whole wheat since you really can’t tell the difference.  You could easily double the recipe and freeze them for a delicious breakfast when you have company over the holidays!




Date posted: October 9, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Breakfast Dessert Holidays


Maple BBQ Drumsticks

If you are looking for the perfect “game day” recipe without all of the fuss, here it is!  I have always been a fan of chicken legs, the meat is so rich and moist, and they even come with a handle for easy eating.  This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for a crowd, making it ideal for football time in Tennessee!

I will actually be making this recipe Monday, September 8th on Channel 5’s  Talk of the Town live at 11am.  You will definitely want to watch, I mean it’s not everyday you get to see an almost 9 month pregnant lady makin chicken legs on TV, ha!  It should be quite a site, but I am excited to get in one last appearance on TOTT before this little boy comes in October.

I will also be posting a video next week for my super moist and addictive Maple Pumpkin Bread, so stay tuned for that.  By the way, I totally did not mean to do two Maple recipes in a row, but hey it’s almost Fall y’all!



Date posted: September 4, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Main Dish Poultry