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…

Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving week has arrived! I cannot wait to spend the better part of this week with those who are near and dear to me. I’m certainly grateful for a short work week and enjoying my favorite meal of the year. What are your Thanksgiving plans? I made this traditional cranberry sauce which is a wonderful…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Chicken & Biscuits

Hello November! Comfort foods are on the dinner table and this is a spin off from the pot pie recipe I shared the other week. The filling is exactly the same- I just opted to make parsley biscuits instead of pie crust.  Sometimes when you present a meal in a new way it feels fresh….

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Pumpkin flavors are everywhere and nope I’m not tired of it yet! I mentioned to my co-workers that I would make cookies as a “Fun Friday” treat. I paired the seasonal pumpkin spice flavor with classic chocolate chip. It truly is a winning combination.  These cookies require no eggs and since they contain pumpkin purée,…

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…

Fall Centerpiece {Vol. 2}

Today, I wanted to share another centerpiece idea for your Thanksgiving tabletop. If you have a surplus of seasonal produce, you can create a bountiful focal point. Utilizing natural elements helps tie in the seasons and can be multi-purposed. Once the celebration is over, you can eat the food or make little gift basket favors…

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…

Simple Fall Centerpiece

The holidays are approaching quickly and I thought over the next few weeks I’d share a few centerpiece ideas, to be used on your  Thanksgiving table. This centerpiece is inspired by the leaves hitting their peak, changing colors.  When creating a centerpiece you what to make a focal point- I reused empty liquor bottles that…