Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chip Muffins.

These one-bowl whole wheat cinnamon chip muffins are tender and coffeecake-y, packed full of sweet cinnamon chips - a perfect easy breakfast or lunchbox treat!

I realize it’s only my first month of having a kindergartner, so I’m probably not allowed to whine about packing lunches yet, but let’s just say it’s a Hard Job. Why don’t we have any bread? Why do we have bread but she doesn’t want a sandwich? Why, one of those times when we didn’t have any bread, did I make noodles with parmesan cheese (literally: just noodles and parmesan cheese) and unwittingly set the standard against which all future lunches would be measured and found wanting? Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chip Muffins.”

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Food for Thought #14: June & July.

1.// In an awesome head-in-the-sand, I-don’t-need-my-calendar-in-the-summer move, I just found out my oldest daughter starts kindergarten on August 15. In my head her first day was in September, and I kinda feel like I just got cheated out of 2 weeks of summer vacation! She’s over here dancing around the house in her backpack, though, so she’s thrilled. I guess she’s allowed to be this grown up?! Continue reading “Food for Thought #14: June & July.”

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Sweet Onion Dressing.

Sweet onion dressing has a mild, sweet onion flavor that goes perfectly with a fresh salad!

Salad is not exactly my love language, so you know when I say love a salad with this beautiful sweet onion dressing, it’s something to get excited about! Sweet with a little vinegary kick and a mellow onion taste, it’s perfect for drizzling on tender greens or crisp lettuce. It adds a ton of flavor without being heavy, and is a fresh, fun change of pace if you’re in a salad rut. I especially love it paired with savory toppings, like grilled chicken, toasted nuts, cheese, bacon (duh), or crispy fried onion strings (or…all of the above?)! Continue reading “Sweet Onion Dressing.”

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French Toast.

A french toast recipe that takes really simple ingredients and makes them all shine for a perfect breakfast treat.

As much as I love pancakes…and was just this month yammering on about waffles…French toast is my favorite. The inside turns soft and almost custardy, while the crust of the bread gives each bite some structure and chew. But the best part is that golden, buttery-caramelized surface with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla! Continue reading “French Toast.”

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Nutty Coconut Granola (and a Granola Master Plan).

Snackable, giftable, and of course, breakfastable…I love opening my pantry and seeing a container of homemade granola inside! I’ve been using this granola recipe since my friend Rach first made it when we were roommates. It’s super easy to make, and you can use whatever add-ins you like. This version has a couple different kinds of nuts, and shredded coconut, since I almost always have those around! Continue reading “Nutty Coconut Granola (and a Granola Master Plan).”

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Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops.

Honey garlic glazed pork chops are a perfect weeknight dinner, drenched with flavor but so quick to make, with simple ingredients!

Oooh, y’all. These pork chops. I’m in the market for all the quick, easy meals right now, and when they come with a glossy, honey-sweetened sauce, I get a little giddy. My friend Julie at Happy Home Fairy shared this recipe with me…and I’m sharing it on her blog! Please click over and get the recipe – and make it ASAP! Continue reading “Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops.”

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