Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Pumpkin season is here and you just have to try these Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins. They are a healthier muffin that's full of pumpkin and spices! I've been holding out on you with these muffins. I first made them weeks ago, and when it's prime pumpkin season a few weeks is a long time to wait to share my best pumpkin muffin recipe! These muffins are soft and tender and packed with fall spices. I've made batch after batch of them and they never disappoint! Sometimes when I have a new recipe that I'm getting ready to share on the blog, I'll send it to my mom or sister before I share it here. Sometimes that's because I want someone else to test out the recipe before it goes up on the blog, ... [Continue Reading]

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias This One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac is a family-friendly dinner that you can have on your table with very little time and effort! You will love this cheesy, spicy skillet meal! What is dinner prep time like in your house? If it's anything like my house it's a bit of a crazy time. I never know what to expect when trying to cook dinner with three kids underfoot. Some nights things go smoothly and some not so much. Between helping Julia with her homework, keeping William busy with his toys, and making sure Hannah's not getting into something she shouldn't, there ... [Continue Reading]

Grilled Eggplant with Ricotta and Balsamic Drizzle

Creamy ricotta cheese, fresh grilled eggplant, and a balsamic drizzle come together in this recipe that will make you want to eat your serving of vegetables! This Grilled Eggplant with Ricotta and Balsamic Drizzle is an easy and healthy side dish. We're nearing the end of eggplant season here, and I wanted to be sure to share this recipe with you before the season ends. Over the past few months we've received a few eggplants in our farm box and I intended to incorporate them into a main dish at some point but it just didn't happen. Instead, I took the easy route and grilled them on my grill pan. Have you ever tried grilled eggplant? With just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, it's a ... [Continue Reading]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Pasta with Chickpeas

This is a healthy, meatless pasta dish that's packed with flavors.  This Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Pasta with Chickpeas is ready in just 30 minutes! Sweet potatoes are one of those foods that don't get enough credit. I know everyone's going crazy for all things pumpkin and apple right now, and believe me I am too. Just take a look at my recent posts for evidence. But sweet potatoes? Here's a food that's naturally sweet and healthy at the same time? A vegetable that's simple to prepare and almost tastes like dessert? (Am I the only one who tries to convince my children of this?) Lately we've been eating roasted sweet potato rounds like crazy. Even the kids love them. Julia loves ... [Continue Reading]

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Energy Bites

Filled with oats, almond butter, and fresh apple, these no-bake Apple Cinnamon Cookie Energy Bites are a healthy snack that's perfect for all ages! I have the hardest time packing Julia's lunch for school. William is easy – he loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so that's what he gets most days (and I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that's what I bring to work most days too). Julia, though, has never liked peanut butter. She's picky about quite a few foods, in fact. Thus the lunch-packing challenge. My solution? Most days we pack her a variety of snack foods, including at least one fruit or vegetable, and a jelly sandwich. We have a hard time fitting in enough protein-rich foods ... [Continue Reading]

Peanut Butter and Honey Cheerios™ Granola + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias Two breakfast favorites combine into one in this Peanut Butter and Honey Cheerios™ Granola!  The crunchy clusters of Cheerios™ and oats are packed with peanut butter and honey, plus a touch of cinnamon. Every year, I tell my new group of third grade students the story of my first day of third grade. It's not a particularly remarkable story, which is the point I want to make to them. Their stories, no matter how big or small, are important and worth telling. I write the story of myself eating breakfast on my first day of school as a way to introduce them to ... [Continue Reading]

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

These Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars are the perfect treat to welcome the fall season! Light, creamy pumpkin spiced cheesecake tops a brown sugar, graham cracker and pecan crust. I'm at it again with the Greek yogurt cheesecake! We loved this Greek yogurt cheesecake tart so much that I just had to make another cheesecake dessert with Greek yogurt. And what better way to celebrate September than with pumpkin cheesecake bars, right? Over the weekend I made a batch of pumpkin pie spice and immediately used some of it to make these Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars. These bars have a graham cracker and pecan crust that's pretty delicious on its own. The crust is lightly sweetened ... [Continue Reading]

Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day with this healthy smoothie and get in some greens, fruit, oats, and protein-rich yogurt first thing! This Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie is packed with superfoods and perfect for busy mornings! Earlier in the week I shared this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, and I had planned to share my new favorite dessert recipe featuring pumpkin spice next. But you know what? We have had THE hottest week here and I am just feeling the smoothie love more than pumpkin at this exact moment. There's plenty of time for pumpkin yet, my friends. (And if you are all about the pumpkin right now, I've got many a pumpkin recipe coming your way soon!) We had multiple days with ... [Continue Reading]