Pumpkin Pie Low Carb High Protein Pancakes

 

Pumpkin Pie Low Carb High Protein Pancakes

I took a risk making these yesterday. My fiance is not huge fan of fancy flavors and is a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to pancakes. Blueberry, lemon, plain.. that’s about the extent of it. Since I plan and cook our meals for the week each Sunday, I didn’t want to allow him the opportunity to burst my bubble and say “pumpkin pie pancakes sound too sweet, can you just make blueberry”. So like most things, I didn’t tell him and did it anyways, naturally. Continue Reading…

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

 

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

Dark chocolate effing decadence. Period. These are as dark chocolate as you can get, while still being sweet and not too bitter. Espresso brings out the chocolate flavor even more and just knocks you right in the face. Then finishes with a salty kick that makes your cheeks pucker! Continue Reading…

{Light} Savory & Sweet Cauliflower Corn Chowder with Chicken

 

Cauliflower Corn Chowder

My first soup of the season!

Corn anything is my absolute favorite. Creamed corn, sweet corn casserole, cornbread, etc. etc. etc. It’s something about the natural sweetness that is so phenom to me. I was trying to order some mexican takeout yesterday at this new place down the street. On the menu was corn chowder – something I absolutely die for but rarely think to make for myself. Continue Reading…

High Protein 4-Ingredient Egg Casserole

 

4 Ingredient Breakfast Casserole

Fluffy, hearty and simple! These are a great go-to for make ahead meals. I usually cook on Sundays for the week and when I am short on a time (like this week, with my work conference in full swing) breakfast casseroles are the seriously the best way to go! We usually add sriracha or different types of salsa to change it up and keep it from getting boring after a few days in a row (tomatillo, pico de gallo, etc). Continue Reading…

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies w/ Bourbon Cream

 

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Bourbon Cream

These cookies are what the holidays are made for. Soft pumpkin pillowy dreams that just melt in your mouth and the bourbon just warms your body! Fall is in the air and I have been craving some delicious pumpkin recipes to officially kick off the best season of the year. There aren’t many things that are better than this holiday season… being cozy indoors, excusably wearing comfortable clothes that hide all the flaws, being with family, more time off from work… from now until new years, it’s nothing but joy! Continue Reading…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip {Edible} Cookie Dough

 

Edible Cookie Dough

Who doesn’t need a way to legitimately eat cookie dough and not wonder in the back of your mind if you are going to fall deathly ill?

I actually created this recipe so that I could make cookie dough and brownie homemade ice cream. There never seems to be enough cookie dough pieces in pints of ice cream you find at the store. To make things even more interesting, I also like to add peanut butter and sometimes Nutella to the mix. Continue Reading…

Clean & Healthy Chunky Chicken Salad

 

Clean & Healthy Chunky Chicken Salad

I am really happy to finally post this chicken salad recipe. Chicken salad has so many versions, it really comes down to your preference. What’s common here in the south is chicken salad that is more “mushy” sort of like tunafish. Me no likey that. So this is a chunky version with cubed chicken breasts in a healthy Greek yogurt base with tons of dill – one of the best herbs of all times ever. Continue Reading…

Whiskey Chocolate French Silk Pie filled Cupcake

 

Whiskey Chocolate French Silk Pie Cupcake

My first cupcake challenge! I was asked by one of my coworkers to make his favorite Bakers Square, French Silk Pie into a cupcake form. My response to that,  was naturally, how bout I just make you  a French Silk Pie instead? Pie is pie, cupcakes are cupcakes… two different names for a reason. He said no, I want this pie to be a cupcake. Ha! Well, against my better judgement, I created a French Silk Pie cupcake. And really, this experience taught me that any pie can be turned into a cupcake… so welcome to a new world of possibilities!! More pie-cupcakes coming soon, thanks to Tony as his creative brain! Continue Reading…

Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

 

Cinnamon Sugar popcorn

I used to buy this  bag of cinnamon-sugar popcorn in the organic section at Kroger. I forgot the brand name but it was THE BEST. I would buy it almost weekly and you’d want to eat the whole bag in one sitting. It’s since been discontinued and I’ve never seen that brand again, so sad. Continue Reading…

Best Ever Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

 

Can I just cry? How have I been living in Georgia (just a few hour drive from Nashville) for seven years and this chicken is just now grazing my taste buds? How have I been living this long and thought I was so happy? My life was never complete until now. I feel like I will sleep better at night. Continue Reading…