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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...

Sweet Baked Life
Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie

Sep 16, 2014
Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie

A pie for breakfast — I’m so there! Start your morning off on the right track with this Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie. Sipping on this goodness will surround you with a glow of sunshine and provide a great boost to … Continue reading

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...

Finding Our Way Now
Make Ahead Breakfast Foods: #Recipe

It was always extremely important to me that our boys go to school after having had a good breakfast. With them leaving at different times, to four different schools, mornings around our house tended to be chaotic and the thought of a sit-down breakfas...

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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...

Crazy for Crust
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pancake Rolls

Sep 7, 2014
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pancake Rolls

You haven’t decided what you’re having for breakfast today yet, have you? Good. Because now you know: you’re going to make Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pancake Rolls. Then your family will magically disappear and leave you alone to read a magazine and watch reality TV for 3 hours as a thank you. A girl can...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the...

Sac Foodies
Silvana’s Kitchen

Sep 5, 2014
Silvana’s Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a new cookbook? Around here, as you might imagine, they can be pretty popular. Recently, I ordered one that I’ve been waiting for: Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed. What I love about this cookbook is that it doesn’t offer substitutes for the foods and baked goods I love;...

Undercover Caterer
Food Foto Friday–Blue Bottle Coffee’s Belgian Wafel

Sep 5, 2014

Sometimes you just need a waffle.  Last weekend I was in San Francisco with some friends and we went to check out the uber-trendy Blue Bottle Cafe in Mint Plaza.  It was Labor Day, and there was a line around the corner.  It seemed to be moving quickly so we waited.  And waited. My...

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