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Pumpkin Cinnamon Scones

Sep 30, 2014
Pumpkin Cinnamon Scones




Despite autumn being characterized by the shedding of old leaves after summer has come to a close, I find it to be refreshing, exhilarating, and representative of some of my favorite recipes.



As once-lush trees...

Crazy for Crust
Easy Apple Croissants

Sep 29, 2014
Easy Apple Croissants

With just a handful of ingredients you can have apple croissants for breakfast. That’s a #hugewin in my book! As much as I hate our Sacramento weather, I absolutely love how close we are to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Foothills. In less than a 2 hour drive in any direction we can hit...

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Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Muffins

Sep 27, 2014
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Muffins

Tender spiced pumpkin muffins with a dark chocolate truffle hiding in the center. Secretly healthy, but they practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast!     Two weeks ago while running lunchtime errands in my hometown, my route drove past my old high school. I glanced toward the buildings, then, on a whim, twisted the...

Foods for the Soul
Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Sep 25, 2014
Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

A fun & easy recipe for donut holes that taste like cookies! Baked, not fried so you can eat more!     Last Sunday, afternoon a long day at the dealership, my guy drove home in a brand new car! He arrived just before dinner, so we spent a few minutes strolling around it...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Sep 21, 2014
Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

An easy recipe for soft & tender fruit-filled muffins. Although secretly skinny & healthy, they actually taste like cupcakes—for breakfast!     This past Wednesday evening, my mom and I lounged on two of the comfy chairs in the family room. With the TV turned off and our pups quietly chewing on bones, we...

Crazy for Crust
Amish Friendship Bread {and starter}

Sep 18, 2014
Amish Friendship Bread {and starter}

This recipe for Amish Friendship Bread comes just in time for the holidays. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Your friends will love it. Trust me. What I should have said is… “Your friends will love it until they don’t anymore and then run away from you because they don’t want any more...

Crazy for Crust
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Sep 17, 2014
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If your kids beg for pancakes but balk at the thought of banana pancakes, make these. They have chocolate chips, which is a guarantee that your kids will eat them. Plus: chocolate for breakfast? That’s the start of a really good day. You know what is not the start of a really good day?...

Foods for the Soul
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Sep 16, 2014
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of...

Foods for the Soul
Maple Pumpkin Scones

Sep 13, 2014
Maple Pumpkin Scones

An easy recipe for fall-flavored breakfast pastries. Soft on the inside with a light crust on the outside, they’re positively irresistible—and secretly skinny too!     Just over two weeks ago, my parents brought home a new puppy, a cute little golden retriever boy. He’s super fluffy, full of energy, and always nibbling! Sometimes...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

A super easy recipe for a refreshing & healthy cinnamon-spiced drink. Save time & money by making your own at home!     Every weekday, my mom sets an alarm for 4:30 am. She rises before the sun, pulls on running shoes, and pounds the pavement in the dark and quiet calm of the...

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