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Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Monkey Bread

Mar 29, 2015
Chocolate Monkey Bread

If there is one indulgent breakfast I can’t get enough of, it’s monkey bread. Then I made chocolate monkey bread and all bets were off. I realized last week that I’m a horrible, horrible mother. I mean, I have my good points like making Jordan monkey bread on a whim, but overall, her therapy...

Foods for the Soul
Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Mar 22, 2015
Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Tender bran muffins bursting with big, juicy blueberries. They’re hearty enough to keep you full all morning but still taste like a sweet treat!     During my sophomore year of high school, our band director arranged a trip to Hawaii during our Spring Break for all of the members of the marching band...

Foods for the Soul
Carrot Cake Granola

Mar 16, 2015
Carrot Cake Granola

The cozy flavors of carrot cake turned into a guilt-free morning meal! With lots of cinnamon & sweet carrots, these crunchy clusters are irresistible!     Growing up, my favorite Easter tradition occurred as soon as I woke up. My brother and I would sprint downstairs in our PJs, almost like on Christmas morning,...

Crazy for Crust
Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Mar 3, 2015
Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Hands down, this is my favorite coffee cake ever. I know it will be yours too! This is another one of those recipes that Mel ate. That means it gets 5 gold stars. Although, I’ve gotta say, there is not one carrot cake recipe on this blog that he has not tried. He’s that...

Baked Bree
Spinach, Sausage, and Tomato Strata

Feb 17, 2015
Spinach, Sausage, and Tomato Strata

I want to love eggs. I get jealous when I see someone with a runny cracked egg on their plate. I wish that I was one of those people that could eat eggs any way, any time. They look really good to me, and eggs are one of my favorite things to cook. Poaching eggs...

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Foods for the Soul
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Feb 11, 2015
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Light, tender muffins packed with protein & full of sunshiny lemon flavor! They practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast—you’d never guess that they’re healthy!     Growing up in Northern California, my family drove down to Anaheim at least every other year for a short Disneyland vacation. After our 7-hour drive down the monotony...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Tender whole wheat rolls filled with spirals of sweet berries & topped with a decadent drizzle. They’re the healthier breakfast version of chocolate-dipped strawberries!     Every Valentine’s Day throughout my childhood, my mom would wake up a little bit earlier than normal and set out all kinds of sweet treats for my brother...

Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Jan 23, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tender muffins filled with sweet strawberries & lots of chocolate chips. They taste like chocolate-dipped strawberries baked into cupcakes!     A few times a year, my family drives over to the local country club for Sunday brunch. Held buffet-style in the fancy dining room, the kitchen sets out gourmet platters of nearly everything...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

Jan 18, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

An easy recipe for the BEST light & fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes you’ll ever eat! They don’t taste lightened up or healthy at all!     Throughout my childhood, many of our weekends began with Mom’s pancakes. With the recipe basically memorized, she mixed up the batter while my brother and I watched an...

Foods for the Soul
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Jan 16, 2015
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Light & tender vegan scones full of juicy cherries & decadent chocolate chips. They’re a true breakfast treat & don’t taste lightened up at all!     The summer I turned 14, my family planned a summer vacation to England and Scotland. We spent the first few days in London and watched the changing...

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