Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)

Baking, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The cookie gods were good to me on the day that I made these beauties. Recipe testing is rarely a straight forward process (understatement of the year), and usually requires multiple failures, with or without tears of frustration, before nailing it.  These cookies were an exception.  A gal needs a break every once in a while, I’ll take it!

Homemade Applesauce

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

Applesauce has to be THE easiest thing on earth to make.  And possibly the most gratifying.  Never mind the fact that you can make it with just a couple of ingredients in thirty minutes or that it is packed with goodness, it leaves your house smelling AMAZING!  My mom has always made applesauce in the fall, always using fresh local … View The Post

Apple Crisp Bars

Baking, Desserts, Snacks

Bars are kind of a ‘thing’  in our house.  In truth, I love the idea of being able to eat something with one hand these days as I typically have a baby in the other arm!  It’s survival of the fittest, let’s face it.

Breastfeeding: Nutrition Tips & Essentials

Baking, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Breastfeeding.  I can’t believe that the most natural thing a woman can do can also be SO incredibly challenging!  Don’t get me wrong, I am such a huge proponent of breastfeeding, there is zero argument that it is the absolute best thing for both mom and babe for so many reasons.  The feeling that you get knowing that you’re nourishing … View The Post

Boobie Cookies (aka lactation cookies)

Baking, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Now, I’m not promising that these cookies will work miracles for your breastmilk production (it’s mostly anecdotal evidence to support that these foods will increase supply), but I also know that it won’t hurt AND they make for a super yummy healthier treat regardless.  Check out my post on my tips and tricks for increasing your breast milk supply if … View The Post

Date Power Bars

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

I would say that we do a pretty good job of eating well in our house.  Most days I have the fridge packed with fruit and veggies with healthy snacks made up and dinner planned to a science.  But if I’m going to be honest, there are some days that I’m not on my A game.  And the first thing … View The Post

Plum Coffee Cake (Two-Ways)

Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

I’m tired.  Of picking plums.  No really, I am. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super grateful to have a plum tree, and don’t want to sound like a whiner, but this tree HAS NOT STOPPED.  Seriously, this small, unassuming, and not-so-pretty plum tree in our yard has proven to be the Magic Porridge Pot of fruit trees (if you haven’t … View The Post

Plum Oat Bran Muffins

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

These muffins are moist and not too sweet, perfect for a morning run-out-the-door breakfast or an afternoon snack. I used plums, but you can use any soft fruit you want (nectarines, peaches…)! Freeze any extras for a quick snack or breakfast for hectic mornings, or bake them in mini muffin tins for a perfect snack for the little ones (just adjust … View The Post