Category: recipes

sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg Place all ingredients, except the egg, in the…

An artsy evening and artsy cocktails with Noble!

Every great soiree needs a great cocktail! At last night’s Downtown Art Walk, we served up an Italian twist on the classic mimosa, made with chilled Noble 100% Pure Blood Orange Juice and prosecco. Noble juices are artisan-crafted right in our hometown, so it was the perfect addition to the local-art-themed event! More than 50 guests came through the shop to meet Anne, my dear friend of more than 8 years and the DIY maven behind Wobisobi.…

please pass the cranberry sauce.

After this Thanksgiving, I’m adding canned cranberry sauce to the list of Things I Shall Not Buy Because They’re Too Durned Easy to Make From Scratch. {Also on the list: whipped cream.} When I volunteered to bring the cranberry sauce to family dinner, I planned on making a version of my grandmother’s Cranberry Congealed Salad (it’s a southern thing; check out Paula Deen’s recipe if you have no idea what a congealed salad is). During my…

I was going to post tonight…

… but I’ve been fantasizing about this recipe since I pinned it last week, and nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a home cooked meal. I’ve managed to tear myself away from the stove and my tasting spoon while this beautiful concoction simmers to final perfection to tell you this: Point your browser to Iowa Girl Eats, and bookmark that shiz immediately. Kristin’s blog is chock-full of recipes that are easy to follow…

mini lemon blueberry cheesecakes

For family and friend get-togethers, I’m usually charged with bringing dessert. Which is a-okay with me, because I love myself some sweets. Even more, I love finding simple recipes that I can throw together quickly but look like I drudged in the kitchen for hours. For Labor Day, I spent a luxuriously lazy day with some of my closest friends hanging out on the water, followed by an uhh-mazing dinner. We finished up with these…

monday night’s dinner: hunter-style chicken

In my recent Keeping it Together post {loved all your feedback and tips} I mentioned that I try to make healthy home-cooked meals as often as possible. I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorite husband-approved easy recipes to give you some mid-week dinner inspiration! Monday night I made a Weight Watchers version of chicken cacciatore, or hunter-style chicken. I love an easy one-dish recipe — fewer dishes to clean, FTW — and The…