If you added up all of the snacks you eat in a month, how much of it was healthy? How much did you spend on those snacks? How many of those snacks left you feeling satisfied and happy with your decision?
If you’re like me, you eat at least one snack a day, or are sometimes in such a hurry that grabbing a handful of something constitutes breakfast or lunch. It’s not the best way to go about things, but it’s the truth. Some days, I just don’t have time to sit down for a full meal before dinner, so I have a couple of snacks throughout the day instead. I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks. Snacks that fill me up, silence the grumble in my stomach, and don’t leave me with that “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I wasted the calories on that candy bar, and now I’m starving” guilt. Read more... (1372 words, 9 images, estimated 5:29 mins reading time)
I got a new cookbook!!! I know you’re as excited as I am, right?? Well, if you’re not, you should be because after looking through the book, I want to make every recipe in it. And, if you’re nice, I’ll share with you. See? It’s a win-win situation! Read more... (1039 words, 7 images, estimated 4:09 mins reading time)
Every once in a while, a day comes along where it just won’t feel complete unless I have a little bit of chocolate. Yesterday was one of those days. I had a busy day, was running all over the place, but the voice in my head (There’s just one, and it’s my voice, just in case you’re a little nervous.) kept leading me to the kitchen. I wanted to bake something up, but didn’t have the time to fuss with long baking times and lots of kitchen mess. Read more... (608 words, 8 images, estimated 2:26 mins reading time)
If you could bake a cookie to represent each season, what would you bake? To me, each season has its own distinct “flavor”. When I think of winter, I imagine a minty, cool cookie (next to a mug of cocoa). Spring brings thoughts of sugar cookies with pretty little sprinkles, each one like a new flower ready to bloom. Summer makes me think of lemon bars and sunshine. After spending some time in the kitchen this morning with this recipe, I now know that this is my new fall cookie. All of the wonderful, savory spiciness of fall can be found in this sweet, easy oatmeal cookie recipe. Read more... (741 words, 7 images, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)