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No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles
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Easy Apple Waffles
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Banana Oat Bread Cookies
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Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins
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Easy Pumpkin Pancakes
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Blueberry English Muffins
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Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread
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Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiche
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Coconut Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake
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Cheesy Vegetable Farm Omelette
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Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes
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Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal – Who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast?
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Homemade Watermelon Jam
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Homemade Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread
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Maple Syrup Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich – Made in seconds!
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Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Frosting Donuts
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Party Time Rainbow Waffles
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Holiday Gingerbread Pancakes With Frosting Tree
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Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles

NO BUTTER NEEDED Fluffy Waffles! This easy breakfast recipe calls for applesauce instead of butter making these waffles a healthy option! I love these homemade from scratch waffles, they are so fluffy and my family always says they’re the best Saturday morning breakfast!

There’s something about Saturday morning that makes everyone want a home cooked breakfast.  For many it’s the time to relax with the family and take a breather from the work week.  As a little girl I always looked forward to Saturday morning breakfast, usually shared with a girlfriend of mine that would sleep over on Friday night.  As soon as we woke up, we would head downstairs to watch Saturday morning cartoons and wait for Mom to bring in delicious smelling breakfast!  Sometimes it would be cinnamon rolls, sometimes it would be blueberry pancakes and sometimes it would be the fluffy waffles!  With a craving for waffles I wanted to relive my childhood Saturday mornings so I made these No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles! I hope you like them as much as I do!
NO BUTTER NEEDED Fluffy Waffles! This easy breakfast recipe calls for applesauce instead of butter making these waffles a healthy option! I love these homemade from scratch waffles, they are so fluffy and my family always says they're the best Saturday morning breakfast!

I love “No butter” recipes for a few reasons.  First, how many times have you wanted to make a recipe and went to grab the butter to find out you were either all out or only had a tablespoon left?  It’s happened to me too many times! Secondly, no butter means healthier, which means you can have more waffles!  So you can see these No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles are a total win.  Isn’t it great how that works out?
NO BUTTER NEEDED Fluffy Waffles! This easy breakfast recipe calls for applesauce instead of butter making these waffles a healthy option! I love these homemade from scratch waffles, they are so fluffy and my family always says they're the best Saturday morning breakfast!

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Easy Apple Waffles

EASY Apple Waffles recipe! These healthy waffles include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top!

Can you smell Fall in the air? Nope, me either.  In NYC it’s in the high 80’s and it doesn’t feel like Fall is around the cornet yet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s Fall and make Easy Apple Waffles for breakfast!   These waffles are delicious and use fresh apples in the batter!  

EASY Apple Waffles recipe! These healthy waffles include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top!

Do you go apple picking?  We love visiting the apple orchards in Upstate New York and discovering new apples (while picking them straight off the tree!).  My other favorite part of visiting an apple orchard is the barn that sells apple donuts and fresh apple cider! Yum! I love spending my morning apple picking and then enjoying doughy apple donuts for lunch!   These Easy Apple Waffles are super soft – just like donuts!EASY Apple Waffles recipe! These healthy waffles include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top!
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Banana Oat Bread Cookies

BANANA Oat BREAD Cookies tastes just like banana bread!   This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, chocolate chips!  These cookies are soft and packed with protein to make the best breakfast or dessert! 

What I love: cookies, bananas, banana bread.  What I don’t love: overripe, brown bananas.   With a bunch of bananas in the kitchen ripening quickly, there’s only one thing to do.. make Banana Oat Bread Cookies!
BANANA Oat BREAD Cookies tastes just like banana bread! This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and packed with protein to make the best breakfast or dessert!

Do you have a fear of ripe, brown bananas too? Maybe it’s because it’s Summer time but lately my bananas have been ripening at much quicker speeds than usual.  I like to eat bananas when they hit that perfect spot of just turning yellow – but no brown spots on them yet. The timeline for a perfect banana is slim.  Once it starts to brown and turn soft I can’t eat them “raw” anymore.  But that’s totally ok, because soft bananas are like the Cinderella of this story, except they don’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight, instead they turn into delicious cookies!
BANANA Oat BREAD Cookies tastes just like banana bread! This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and packed with protein to make the best breakfast or dessert!

I have a bunch of banana recipes that I love, like these mini and moist banana muffins, and this banana nutella bread, but now I’m in love with these Banana Oat Bread Cookies!

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Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins

EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe!  These pancake muffins don’t require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top!  I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

I am something of a muffin fanatic, especially when they’re mini in size.   Some of my favorite recipes are muffins, like these Banana Muffins or these Coffee Cake Muffins or these Blueberry Muffins – I love them all!  Recently I’ve received some comments on my No Butter Needed Pancakes asking if they could be made into muffins or cupcakes, so I decided to take the challenge and do that!  With that I present you Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

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Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

You’ll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them “the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!”.

I know you’re probably thinking “Isn’t NYC in a snowstorm right now, but yet you’re posting a pumpkin recipe?”.   You’re right.  NYC is under a blanket of beautiful white snow.  And I still have over 100 pounds of pumpkins from the Fall garden decorating my apartment.    Can you believe it?   We have big pumpkins, pie size, and munchkins sprawled out all over the apartment just like it was still Halloween.   I have to clear a few out as they go bad, but at this rate I think I’m good to go with fresh pumpkins for at least the next few months! 

You'll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them "the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!".

Being a girl who loves pumpkin year round and doesn’t believe that pumpkin only needs to be celebrated in the Fall I wanted to bake up a pumpkin breakfast to satisfy my pancake craving I’ve been having (hello baby!).    Pumpkin pancakes are one of those foods that are near perfection for me.  Throw a little dab of butter on top, definitely add some maple syrup and you have the perfect breakfast (or dinner!).  These pancakes are fluffy, moist and have a delicious flavor of pumpkin and spices to take them to that next level.  Pumpkin pancakes, I love you.

You'll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them "the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!".

If you don’t have any fresh pumpkins lying around in March, don’t worry.  You can use frozen pumpkin puree that you kept from your Fall pumpkins (remember how easy it is to make?) or you can use canned pumpkin.  Either way, I hope you enjoy these Pumpkin Pancakes soon!

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Blueberry English Muffins

HOMEMADE Blueberry English Muffins!  You’re going to love this easy to make breakfast recipe! Save money and start making your own English muffins instead of buying the store bought ones.  These ones are much more delicious and healthy! I love having one of these muffins with a cup of tea! 

I’m starting 2017 with a bang – homemade Blueberry English Muffins!  These have been on my “must make list” for quite some time since every morning I start my day off with one.   I decided I was sick of buying the store bought version (plus they’re sometimes hard to track down) so I wanted to start making my own.  Surprisingly these homemade English Muffins are easy to make and don’t require that much time waiting for the dough to rise.    Once you’ve made your own batch of these I bet you’ll never buy them again!  Hope you all enjoy… and Happy New Year!

HOMEMADE Blueberry English Muffins! You're going to love this easy to make breakfast recipe! Save money and start making your own English muffins instead of buying the store bought ones. These ones are much more delicious and healthy! I love having one of these muffins with a cup of tea!

You're going to love this delicious Blueberry English Muffins recipe! These are even better than the store bought muffins because they're homemade! If you've never made homemade English Muffins before don't worry - they're easy to make!

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Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread

This Sugar Glazed CUCUMBER Bread is amazing and super moist!   It tastes just like zucchini bread, but it’s made with 1 cup grated cucumber.  The healthy recipe is easy to make and is a great way to eat your vegetables!  A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked! Everyone in my family LOVES it!

This weekend there were many surprises in the garden. The monster pumpkin plant just won’t stop growing.  There was a 5 pound bag of potatoes waiting for us under the soil.   Carrots were pulled.   Jalapeno peppers were picked.   Cucumbers were spotted.   These are all vegetables I was hoping for, but maybe in a few weeks…. but in typical garden fashion, they make their own rules and showed up to the party early.  I couldn’t have been more happy to see them!

I saw a few baby cucumbers growing on the vine last weekend but somehow those babies transformed to multiple large cucumbers in just a few days, ready to be picked and enjoyed.    My Half Sour Pickle recipe is a favorite way to use cucumbers, but I was trying to figure out how to bake with them.  This Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread was created because of that!  This bread is similar to Zucchini Bread, but instead is made with grated cucumbers.  After the bread cools, a delicious powdered sugar glaze is poured on top to make it really special.    This is our new breakfast recipe that I’ll be making weekly until the cucumbers finish in the garden.

This Sugar Glazed CUCUMBER Bread is amazing and super moist! It tastes just like zucchini bread, but it's made with 1 cup grated cucumber. The healthy recipe is easy to make and is a great way to eat your vegetables! A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked! Everyone in my family LOVES it!

Now let’s get baking!

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Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiche

Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiche is a easy dinner recipe your family is going to love. Instead of the traditional pie crust, you use kale to line the bottom of the casserole dish. Sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top makes it extremely cheesy! It’s the perfect way to sneak in veggies!

“This is one of the best meals you ever made” said my husband Matthew eating this quiche while eyeing up the last piece in the casserole dish.  I thought I’d post this first because if my meat loving husband can fall in love with this Broccoli Quiche made on top of kale leaves, then I think that’s the only review I need!

This Cheesy Broccoli Quiche is a easy to make dinner recipe! Instead of the traditional pie crust, we're using kale to line the bottom of the casserole dish. It's the perfect balance of cheesy and vegetables!

This quiche is filled with broccoli and kale.  The broccoli is the main contents of the quiche while the kale acts as the pie crust.   I was really craving a quiche but I didn’t have any pie crust and I wasn’t in the mood to make a homemade one so the sudden idea of using kale leaves to lie in the bottom of the casserole dish as a crust popped into my mind.  I have to say this might be one of my most genius kitchen ideas to date because it worked beautifully. The kale turns a bit crusty while holding in all the contents of the quiche.    I was worried that the wet ingredients would fall through the kale leaves but this quiche is not wet or soggy at all.  The eggs bake perfectly. The cheese melts perfectly.  When cutting it into slices it all holds together perfectly just like if you used a pie crust, but you didn’t and you saved yourself some calories.

This Cheesy Broccoli Quiche is a easy to make dinner recipe! Instead of the traditional pie crust, we're using kale to line the bottom of the casserole dish. It's the perfect balance of cheesy and vegetables!

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Coconut Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

CHEWY Coconut Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies with AMAZING sugar glaze on top!  This easy, healthy recipe is going to become your new favorite cookie!   The cookies are loaded with raisins and pecans so they make the perfect breakfast or dessert – my entire family loves them!

I made these cookies this past weekend knowing that I would need something sweet but filing to keep me energized this upcoming week.   I loaded these cookies with raisins and pecans so just one cookie would give me that morning or afternoon jump that I need.  Instead of milk or water I used Coconut Protein shake in the recipe because coconut + raisin is a awesome combo.  If you don’t have a Coconut shake, that’s ok, you can use Coconut Almond Milk instead!  To top it off I made my favorite sugar glaze that I quickly dip each cookie into, which quickly hardens so you don’t have to worry about messy frosting cookies (especially useful on the go!).

CHEWY Coconut Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies with AMAZING sugar glaze on top! This easy, healthy recipe is going to become your new favorite cookie! The cookies are loaded with raisins and pecans so they make the perfect breakfast or dessert - my entire family loves them!

Raisins + Pecans + Chocolate Chips + Coconut Protein Shake are the cast of characters here.
These Coconut Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good! They have a delicious powdered sugar glaze on top! The cookies are loaded with raisins and pecans so they make the perfect snack!

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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

I’m a dessert kinda girl.  I eat dinner, and then sit for about 15 minutes.  During those 15 minutes I try to act cool but my brain is in overdrive thinking about dessert. What should it be?  A few dark chocolate pieces?  A peanut butter cup?  A apple spice crumble bar? A brownie? The decisions!

Lately I’ve been craving cake but having a entire cake in my kitchen is putting me in the pure danger zone. Say goodbye to the food groups, now it’s just going to be cake.    There’s a easy way to solve this craving though – single serving cake!  Not only does this taste delicious, but it takes less than 2 minutes to make! 2 minutes for a delicious sugary soft piece of Blueberry Mug Cake? Yes, please!

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Next time you have a sweet tooth and you want a piece of cake, but know having a full cake in your house isn’t a good move, reach for your mug and  make this single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake!

Grab all your dry ingredients and put it in a mug.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now add your wet ingredients.   This recipe uses ½ of a egg.  I would highly suggest you only half of the egg, not the entire thing, as it will be too “egg spongy”.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now mix it up until it reaches a cake batter consistency.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

 

Gently add your blueberries and mix around.  You can use fresh or frozen berries.  I always keep them in my freezer, they are great to add to your breakfast oatmeal too!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now comes the easy baking party. Throw it in the microwave for 60-80 seconds. After 60 seconds, check in on it every 10 seconds until you see it has that bouncy cake quality.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Add some sugar on top – regular or powdered sugar.  You could also add some melted chocolate or frosting on top if you’d like.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Take a bite and enjoy this Blueberry Mug Cake!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

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Blueberry Sponge Cake in a Mug

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter - softened
  • 1/2 egg - beaten or use 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mug, being gentle not to crush the blueberries.
  2. Put in microwave for 60-80 seconds, checking to see when it becomes cake like.
  3. Pour a little sugar on top. Eat directly out of mug.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Servings: 1 (just for you!)

 SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

 

 

Cheesy Vegetable Farm Omelette

Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables!   This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step!  The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have – my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

I call this recipe “Vegetable Farm Omelette” because you can throw into it as man veggies as you can fit.  The omelette can be tweaked depending on the season.   It needs to become best friends with your garden or farmer’s market.   I threw broccoli, tomatoes and peppers in mine because those are my favorites (and what’s always in my fridge).  I think this combo of veggies are a winner, but feel free to add in onions or carrots or chopped up spinach or kale to make your omelette more “you”.

Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables! This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step! The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have - my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

There’s a few keys to a perfect omelette.  You need a good egg recipe.  You need to have the right size pan.  You need to know when’s the exact time to flip one side over.    I’m here to help you with all of this.

Ready to make a life changing Vegetable Farm Omelette?  Let’s go!

First, cut up your veggies.  You want to cut them pretty small.  If the vegetables are too big your omelette might fall apart and we don’t want that. This is about a tablespoon of tomatoes, green pepper and a handful of broccoli.  If some of it doesn’t fit, that’s ok, you can just throw it on the omelette when you serve it.
Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables! This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step! The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have - my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

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Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes

Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They’re perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

This recipe brings together 2 of my favorite things: Halloween and pancakes!

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast meals on the weekend.  On the week I usually grab a protein bar and I’m out of the house but on the weekend it’s time for a slower pace.  This is one of my favorite pancake recipes because they come out extra fluffy and moist.  The mix is easy to make and you’ll have it on your pan ready to make pancakes in just a few minutes!
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

But we aren’t just making any pancakes, we’re making them specifically for Halloween, so let’s cause a fright! First up, grab your black (or orange) icing.  Put a few drops on the pancake and spread around.
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Now grab your spooky cereal. If you’ve never experienced Count Chocula, Boo Berry or Franken Berry please rush to the store immediately.   The cereal pieces are ghosts you guys! Ghosts! 
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Now grab some cereal pieces (and marshmallows) and make your pancakes festive.  This would be a fun treat for kids as they can decorate however they want.
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Isn’t this such a fun breakfast idea for Halloween? It does fall on a Saturday this year so it’s the perfect time to make some pancakes!
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Hope you enjoyed my Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes.  Happy Halloween!
Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

 

Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes
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Ingredients
  1. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3 tablespoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 2 tablespoons white sugar
  5. 3 cups milk
  6. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 stick of butter melted
  9. Black or Orange Icing
  10. Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereals
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Add milk, vanilla, eggs and butter and continue to stir.
  3. Heat a nonstick sprayed frying pan over medium high heat. Once heated scoop 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto the center of your pan. Brown on both sides.
  4. Let pancakes cool for 1 minute and then ice the top of the pancake with your Halloween colored icing and cereal pieces.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Servings: 4-6
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Spooky Halloween Frosted Pancakes with Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry Cereal on top. They're perfect for a fun holiday breakfast!

 

Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal – Who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast?

A protein packed Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal breakfast recipe! Who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast?
Boy, it’s gotten chilly here quick.  Ever year I say the same thing about the weather changing so fast.  One week you’re dabbing the sweat away on your face and then suddenly you need gloves to keep your fingers from going numb in the garden.   The air conditioner is out of the window and we’ve moved on to bringing the big comforters out of Winter storage.  The cats are slowly walking towards their heated cabins (yes, they are heated houses and yes, they are spoiled), Xanadu is knocking on the blankets every night to get under and they’re wanting to snuggle on their mama all night long.
A protein packed Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal breakfast recipe! Who doesn't want chocolate for breakfast?

Luckily I love Fall and I love being chilly.  I love sweaters, coats, boots and the crisp feel of the chill on my face in the morning.  As the seasons change so does my choice of food.  Near the end of September I start to get a love of Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas back instead of my usual green tea in the Summer.   My breakfast of a protein bar slowly transitions into a pumpkin English muffin with a little bit of soy butter on top.    One breakfast I’ve been loving (and admit to having this for lunch too) is Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal.   I haven’t said anything on the blog but I’m 4 months meat free.  I quit cold turkey (literally) eating meat a few months ago and haven’t had any regrets.  I look forward to veggie black bean burgers and love my vegetable soups to keep me warm.  With meat no longer in my diet I started to feel tired in the first few weeks.  I wasn’t taking any supplements and I wasn’t really looking at what I lacked, protein.  Suddenly I started putting protein powder in my foods, eating protein bars and drinking shakes and it was such a turnaround on how I felt.  

With this Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal I get what I need: protein to keep energy up and chocolate.  Because who doesn’t need chocolate?  And who doesn’t need chocolate in the morning?  I look forward to waking up now!
A protein packed Double Chocolate Protein Oatmeal breakfast recipe! Who doesn't want chocolate for breakfast?

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Homemade Watermelon Jam

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam.  No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it’s done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

This year we grew a bunch of watermelons in the garden.  If you’re looking for a good container fruit to grow, watermelon is the direction you should go in.  On each plant we usually get 3-4 watermelons which quickly adds up when you have a few plants!   By the way did you know that watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable? It is a fruit because it grows from a seed. It’s a vegetable because it is harvested and cleared from the field like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as pumpkins. I had no idea!  

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

First, you’ll need watermelon juice which is easy to make.  Remove the seeds from your watermelon and then throw watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor.  Blend until it turns into watermelon juice!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I love making homemade jam with blueberries so I decided this time to make a watermelon jam recipe. And because I think all jam tastes and smells better with a bit of cinnamon we’ll throw some of that in to make it extra special.  This recipe calls for 16 cups of watermelon juice (watermelon is 92% juice) but if you don’t have that much just scale down the recipe.

 Start with a big pot of your watermelon juice.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Bring it to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat to medium high.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

And then continue to lightly boil for the next 2-3 hours.  You will see the watermelon start to break down and thicken to a dark jam color.  This is mine after 3 hours.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I’ll let the jam sit for a few minutes to thicken up completely and then I’ll quickly get it in mason jars,  You can see how thick the jam got here.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I bet noone will believe you when you tell them this jam is watermelon jam!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

 Now throw in a mason jar and into the fridge it goes.  This would  make a great holiday present too!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

When it’s ready to spread on a bagel or toast, smear a bit all over and enjoy your homemade jam!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

 

Watermelon Jam
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Ingredients
  1. 16 cups watermelon juice (seeds out)
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium high. Keep a eye on this so it doesn't boil over. Skim foam as it rises. Check and stir every 15 minutes.
  3. Continue to boil for 2-3 hours (mine took 3 hours). Depending if you reduce the recipe yours might done faster, so keep checking to make sure it doesn't burn.
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes. Immediately place in mason jar. The jam hardens quickly so if you let it sit for longer it will be tough getting it out of the pot.
  5. Place in refrigerator and enjoy!
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HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread

 This delicious homemade Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread is easy to make and uses 6 carrots. It’s great for leftover carrots and a sneaky way to get vegetables into a dessert!

There’s something magical about a warm piece of homemade carrot bread, isn’t there?  Maybe it’s the love that goes into making it.  Maybe it’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that fills your kitchen.  Maybe it’s the feeling of Fall being around the corner.  Or maybe it’s just the great feeling of knowing there’s a bunch of vegetables in this bread and that makes it healthy, right? 

With a whole bunch of carrots just picked from the garden and a whole bed of seeds just planted I’m stocked with carrots.  We’ve been eating some processed junk for dessert lately so I was on the mission to bake something delicious that could use our batch of just picked vegetables.  My mind immediately went to the carrots, what could I make? There’s carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes but I wanted something a little more savory without the frosting on top, so carrot bread was what I started daydreaming about.

This bread is delicious and really hits that Autumn dreaming spot.  I can imagine this would be a Fall or Winter favorite on those chilly days where you’ll curl up with a blanket, book and a hot cup of tea.  This can be a delicious breakfast or a dessert and it would be a perfect hit at holiday dinners, potlucks and friendly get togethers.
 This delicious homemade Chocolate Chip Carrot Bread is easy to make and uses 6 carrots. It's great for leftover carrots and a sneaky way to get vegetables into a dessert!

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Maple Syrup Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich – Made in seconds!

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Join me in making this Maple Syrup Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich, the perfect sandwich made in seconds, sponsored on behalf of Smithfield Anytime Favorites. 

It’s almost September! Yipee!  You see, I’m a Fall girl so I love everything about these next upcoming months.  But with Fall, comes early mornings.  Maybe it’s back to work (or maybe it’s regular go to work), getting your kids on the bus, making your loved one a on the go sandwich, or throwing together a quick dinner sandwich after basketball practice.  This Maple Syrup Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich is crazy good, will fill you up and the best part, it’s made in seconds.  I’m serious.  You can literally have this made in under 90 seconds.  Time yourself, it will be fun! Plus you’ll get your daily exercise in.  See, it’s a win win situation!

The sandwich is based on a popular fastfood sandwich, but homemade so you know what’s going into it and you can use the finest ingredients.  It hits the spot of being savory (ham, egg, cheese) but with a touch of sweetness (maple syrup).   You can serve it up for breakfast, pack it for lunch (just put the syrup on the ide) or make for dinner.  I’m a fan of breakfast for dinner, so make these up and serve with some greens on the side and you’re set.

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Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Frosting Donuts

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts.  Recipe makes 10 donuts.  These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Green tea is totally my favorite cup of the moment. I go in between green jasmine and jasmine pearl because it’s so hard to pick a favorite.  My tea preference changes on the weather, so with Spring visibly right around the corner (hopefully) my morning cup has changed from dark to a light green tea.  In the Spring I crave freshness, seeing the markets slowly have more fruits gets me excited.  I’ve been buying raspberries and watermelon to get ready for our own garden season (coming soon).  

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

 

Say hi to my  new best friends,  Vanilla Peanut Butter Donuts with Matcha Green Tea Frosting.
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

I used the matcha green tea powder to make a super smooth frosting that is perfect for spreading on a donut or a cupcake.  For these, I threw the frosting in a piping bag and put on top of vanilla with a touch of peanut butter donuts.  These were a big ol hit and gone within minutes.  
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

The frosting not only looks pretty but it tastes amazing too.  Wish just 2 teaspoons of green tea matcha powder, it transforms the frosting to give it that green tea taste.  Even if you aren’t serving these to tea lovers, I can be pretty sure they’ll be none left at your party!   I also love how pastel this frosting turned out, doesn’t it scream Spring?
 Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!   

The donuts are moist and “cakey”.  They are half cake, half donuts, 100% delicious.  I love filling my donut pan up pretty full to just have the tops flat instead of the visible hole.    So if you’re ready to start Spring on the sweet side, throw on your prettiest dress and make these Vanilla PB Donuts with Matcha Green Tea Frosting!  
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!  

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Frosting Donuts
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Donuts
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup white sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 2 eggs, beaten
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Matcha Green Tea Frosting
  1. 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cup powdered confectioners sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon milk
  4. 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease your donut plan.
  3. In a large bowl mix your flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg together. Beat in butter, milk, eggs, vanilla and peanut butter
  4. Fill each donut cup 3/4 full. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from pan.
For frosting
  1. Beat together butter and sugar. Add milk and green tea powder.
  2. Frosting only needs to be mixed for a few seconds.
  3. Frost donuts with knife or piping bag.
Notes
  1. Makes 8-10 donuts.
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 Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Party Time Rainbow Waffles

Party Time Rainbow Waffles are the perfect birthday breakfast in bed!

Is today your birthday? If so, Happy Birthday!
But chances are it probably isn’t, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve party time rainbow breakfast waffles to wake up to in the morning, right? YIPPEE! Let the party begin.

Party Time Rainbow Waffles are the perfect birthday breakfast in bed!

 

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Holiday Gingerbread Pancakes With Frosting Tree

These bright red Gingerbread Pancakes are fun for the holidays!  Serve them with a powdered sugar frosting tree on top! Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is Christmas morning.  As a kid my parents had a rule that I had to stay upstairs until they went downstairs first and put on the tree lights.   When Santa came on Christmas Eve came he would decorate our tree, so the first time I would see it all lit up and decorated is Christmas Morning.   Mom and Dad had a good idea here, don’t let the kids involved in tree decorating. Instead, lie to them and tell them they better not decorate because it’s Santa’s job and Santa will be angry if he doesn’t have a tree to decorate.  It’s not like Santa doesn’t have millions of other plans that night, right?

Now we decorate our tree weeks in advance, but Christmas morning is still special.  Why? Because it’s one of the most delicious breakfast meals of the year!  There’s always bacon sizzling, bread toasting, eggs however you want and the big plate of pancakes. Oh yes, would it be a holiday morning without the sweet smell of maple syrup poured over moist and delicious pancakes?

 These bright red Gingerbread Pancakes are fun for the holidays! Serve them with a powdered sugar frosting tree on top! Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

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Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

The truth is that I made these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets for the first time in June.  It was was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over each plant.  And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.  Now it’s November and the recipe is finally here.  What has taken me so long? Well I’ve just been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!

What do you have for breakfast, is it usually a quick meal or do you like to sit down with it?  I don’t really like meal rushing, so usually I sit down for every meal.   Breakfast ranges from toast and a banana to something more savory, like scrambled eggs or a omelet.   On weekends it tends to get sweet with homemade pancakes and waffles.  Right now I’m all about pumpkin pancakes, YUM.  But back to this omelet.

The basis of this recipe is my favorite scrambled eggs recipe.  Not to brag, but they kinda have been declared the best scrambled eggs by many eaters, so yeah.  It’s a good start.  This recipe for eggs has been with me for a long time and I pretty much stick with it as it’s my favorite.  Throw in some cheese and chopped up jalapenos, fold the eggs instead of scrambling and the Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet is born. 

First, you’ll need one jalapeno to make 2 omelets.  Then you want to chop it up.   Here’s some jalapenos that are still growing, even though it was October!  We have a big bag of them in the kitchen.  Jalapenos also freeze great if you want to throw them in the freezer to make them last longer.
Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

 

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