Maple-Glazed Oatmeal Spice Cookies

The spiced goodness of a warm, fresh from the oven oatmeal cookie is one of my favorite things. I love the way their deliciously cinnamon aroma fills the house as they bake. They also make a perfect holiday cookie to share. A lot of my gifts this season were of the homemade-cookie variety. The week before Christmas I made…

Berry Pineapple Smoothie

This week’s menu “theme”? Clean out those cupboards! (And the fridge! And the freezer!) This week, we’re on a little more of a budget than usual – a combination of paychecks coming in on strange days, added bills this month, etc. Hey, it happens.  For us, that meant channeling a little extra dinner inspiration. Side note: apparently there is…

Crunchy Chocolate Candy Bites

I love chocolate. Like, seriously. Love chocolate. I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty much always trying to figure out new ways to enjoy it. And since dark chocolate has a nice list of health benefits and antioxidant properties, it’s not something I feel the least bit guilty enjoying – even on the reset. 100% dark chocolate…

Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Some days, you just want a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie. Some days, that day is Valentine’s Day. I’ve felt quite busy lately, which means I seem to be in a perpetual state of thinking about writing, and then all of a sudden, an entire week has gone by and I haven’t written a dang word. Part of having a blog was to…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars

Picture an ordinary weekday … let’s call it … “Tuesday”. You know you’re off to a productive start when you wake up without an alarm. Not the obnoxious, “I woke up before my alarm and can’t fall back to sleep”, but the, “Hey, I’m awake. Let’s do stuff.” First up, bacon. Second up, coffee. And third? We’ll get…