Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake The ultimate baked French toast recipe!  Blueberries and cream cheese are stars of this easy French toast casserole, which is topped with a cinnamon almond streusel and baked to perfection.  Serve with blueberry syrup and whipped cream for the most amazing breakfast ever! Saturday mornings were made for a few things: 1) sleeping in, 2) good coffee, and 3) fantastic breakfasts.  My family loves nothing more than a really fantastic Saturday morning feast, often comprised of bacon, or sausage, fantastic pancakes (my son loves my Chocolate Chip Pancakes) or a really amazing French toast recipe.  I recently concocted this amazing Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake that is nothing short of Saturday morning perfection! I've come to Continue Reading...

15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

Looking to start a weight loss journey or maybe just need to add some healthier meal options into your everyday routine?  These 15 simple, easy and fresh recipes are just as satisfying as they are delicious!  Great for jump-starting your healthy New Years resolutions, too! We all typically have good intentions to eat healthier and make more mindful food choices.  However, sometimes when we don't set ourselves up for success, if often becomes overwhelming to know exactly what to eat.  What if I told you that having these simple recipe ideas at your fingertips could help you prepare for every meal of the day, giving you more control to make healthier food choices?  Having these healthy, easy and delicious options will help you feel satisfied and in control all the while still enjoying Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake

Meet your new favorite coffee cake!  This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble.  It's the perfect breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte! The last time I was in NYC I stopped by a local coffee shop on my way home.  They had these gorgeous, HUGE (like the size of a salad plate!) slices of New York Style Crumb Cake.  Like many, I eat with my eyes, so I immediately chose the gigantic crumb cake along with a big cup of coffee to come with me on my trip back to D.C.  The cake and coffee were an absolutely wonderful treat for my journey back home, although I ended up with powdered sugar everywhere.  I decided that I quickly had to make a fall version of Continue Reading...

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Have you gone Apple Picking yet this season?  Do you have a bounty of apples just waiting for you to turn them into something delicious? We've got 25 delicious fall apple recipes perfect for celebrating National Apple Month this October! I've teamed up with my fellow food bloggers to bring you some seriously amazing apple recipes that are perfect for just about anything that you're craving.  From sweet and decadent to savory and delicious, these apple recipes are some of the best you'll find on the internet.  I've also compiled all of my own apple recipes at the end of this post to give you even more apple inspiration!  How 'bout them apples?!   Whole Grain Apple Crumble from Whole Food | Real Families This individual serving Whole Grain Apple Crumble is always a Continue Reading...

Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

The perfect breakfast pastry for fall!  Fresh apples, cinnamon, cream cheese and a refrigerated crescent sheet come together to make the most wonderful breakfast treat that your entire family will love.  Super easy to make, and it will look and taste like it came from a specialty bakery! This past spring I made a delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid.  Not only did I think that this breakfast pastry was completely delicious, but so did you, my readers!  I received numerous comments, and social media interaction from this recipe letting me know how much you loved it!  First of all - thank you, thank you, thank you for your reaching out and letting me know that you loved this recipe.  With your feedback in mind, and letting me know that all of you love easy, delicious Continue Reading...

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Your new favorite banana bread recipe is here!  This flavorful, delicious quick bread is loaded with chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and peanut butter chips, making an amazing breakfast treat or afternoon snack.  Starbucks banana loaf has got nothin' on this! If you love the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and bananas, you're in the right place.  Up until recently I had never added peanut butter to my banana bread.  Yeah, I've enjoyed chocolate chips in my Purple Ribbon Banana Bread recipe, but I had really never thought to add that additional flavor competent of peanut butter into the mix.  I had no idea what I was missing! In coming up with this recipe, I basically just made a couple of adjustments to my go-to Purple Ribbon Banana Bread recipe.  I added a 1/2 Continue Reading...

Chocolate S’mores Donuts

Chocolate S’mores Donuts

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat!  These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers!  These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet! We are in the last few weeks of summer, and I'm feeling a little ambivalent about it.  My lil' boy (who's not so little anymore) is going in to the second grade next week.  Along with school, comes all the busy activities of fall.  As much as I love fall, I feel like the summer got away from us a bit - there was baseball season, and traveling to see family, camps for Harrison and all the other things that kept us busy.  I want to savor those flavors of making s'mores next to the fire Continue Reading...