Chocolate Banana Bread

B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I always seem to have a few brown bananas sitting in my kitchen. Most of the time they end up in the trash bin, but not today. I combined ripe bananas with cocoa powder for a delectable quick bread. With a moist crumb and chocolate chip topping you can’t go wrong. Over the years…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Right now the weather is scorching so it’s hard to believe in a few weeks Autumn will arrive. My son was born on the first day of fall and I’m sure that perpetuates my love for all things cozy, plaid patterned and pumpkin. My daughter recently turned three and she is all about helping in…

Everything Pumpkin- Trader Joe’s 

My town doesn’t have the wonderland that is Trader Joe’s. If I’m lucky, I make it down once a year. When my parents told me they would be in the Richmond area, I quickly messaged them my lists of requests. They were super kind to oblige me.  I basically said, anything pumpkin please! Well they…

Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Parfaits 

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. It helps set the tone for what’s to come. Often on weekdays, I run out the door unprepared. Not anymore!! These parfaits are here to save the day and keep me well nourished.  I normally use berries when I have yogurt and granola, but I wanted to…

Pumpkin Protein Shake

Sometime I need a quick meal that I can consume on the road. My morning commute is the optimum time to eat breakfast. But because I’m driving, it needs to be portable and easy to eat. Enter, the protein shake. You can customize the flavor and add-ins to make it just right for you.  I’m…

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

The past few days have felt more like August than October, but we won’t let that interrupt our fall vibes. Pumpkin flavors are still taking over my kitchen, like these pumpkin scones. This recipe calls for a little less sugar in the scone mix, therefore we top them with a double glaze to give it…

Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts 

Fall is one week away and to celebrate my favorite season I made pumpkin doughnuts. I make pumpkin bread every year and wanted to try something different and that’s how these doughnuts came to be. I purchased a mini and regular sized doughnut pan a few years ago that’s been buried in one of my…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars 

I always end up with bananas past their prime and banana bread is a terrific way to use them up. This recipe is very similar, except you cook the batter on a rimmed cookie sheet and slice into bars. These are great for a quick breakfast on the run.  These bars are bursting with banana…

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

My son starts school next week and I wanted to make a lightened up muffin as an easy breakfast option. This recipe comes from one of my first cookbooks, “The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook”. It features many delicious recipes that are still big on taste, but lower in calories. These muffins come in at 150…

Overnight Oats

Breakfast foods are some of my favorites. There is something comforting about them I suppose. Today, I am sharing one of my fave on the go breakfasts; overnight oats. Over the past few years this dish has become very popular and I’m glad to have it in my morning routine. It’s filling and super tasty….