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In honor of my Youtube Channel reaching over 500,000 views, I decided to begin a new series of videos outside of the kitchen, just me…in real life!  I would love to get to know my Youtube viewers better, so hopefully these videos will help you get to know me as well.  I’m no pregnancy or baby expert, obviously, this is my first!  However, I have learned so much since I first found out there was a bun in the oven, and I am hoping that sharing some these fears will be encouraging to others who are considering taking the plunge into mommyhood.

Let me know your thoughts!  What were your fears?  How did you overcome them?  What has been helpful for keeping you calm/at peace throughout your pregnancy?

Date posted: August 28, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Personal Thoughts Pregnancy

monstor pumpkin cookies

Okay y’all, it’s early, it’s still August for crying out loud, but everyone is pinning pumpkin recipes already!  Even though I have never been one to wish summer away, our little man is due to arrive October 10th, therefore I am also craving Fall this year more than ever.  So here it is, my first Pumpkin recipe of the season!

One of the recipes I make every Fall are my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  However, I have changed them up a bit this year and come up with these DELICIOUS Pumpkin Monster Cookies!  These babies are filled with pumpkin, oats, chocolate, and butterscotch chips.  They are even lower in fat with a little help from some unsweetened apple sauce.

Whip these cookies up for Labor Day, a tailgating party, or any fall themed event for a quick and easy cookie that everyone will love!

Date posted: August 26, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Dessert Holiday

pizza rolls

Who didn’t love those frozen pepperoni pizza rolls as kid?!  I know I did, but those deep fried little nuggets probably aren’t the healthiest after school snack.  So I have come up with these easy, cheesy homemade pizza rolls that are so quick to make and bake!

Be sure to watch the video below for how to really get creative with these.  The kids are gonna love them, and you probably will to ;)

 

Date posted: August 15, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Appetizer Snacks

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and bacon, probably not two ingredients you see together a whole lot.  However, I happen to think they make a great match!  What does bacon not go with anyway?  This is a beautiful and healthy, summer salad that you can make with lots of fresh ingredients for a picnic or barbecue.  It also doesn’t have to be served hot, which makes it really easy for making ahead and transporting.

Watch the video for my tips and tricks to make this flavorful, southern summer salad!

 

Date posted: July 29, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Sides

peach blondie

I just love this time of year, especially the fresh fruits and vegetables we get to enjoy here in the South.  Fruit has been one of my biggest cravings during my pregnancy, and fresh, juicy peaches have been no exception!

In the Nashville area, we have this awesome thing called  The Peach Truck, which brings ripe, delicious Georgia peaches here every week.  You can check their website to see where they will be each day so you can try them out for yourself, their peaches are such a treat!

Check out the video below to see how to make my latest creation, summer peach blondies with a super simple caramel sauce for drizzling!

 

Date posted: July 22, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Dessert