Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Busy Baked Oatmeal Cups: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Protein Packed, and Easy! Working gal's dream...

Hello again! Been a bit too long between posts according to my calendar. I've missed you all. Things have once again just taken my life by storm. Anyone else ever feel like they are moving in fast forward? I have realized that unless I get myself extremely set up for the week, everything will pile up and get out of hand, ha. There's a lot of food prep to make sure meals happen, weekend cooking and baking to make sure we have food for the work week, and power purges of cleaning in order to make sure we don't live like dusty hoarders until the next weekend rolls around.

This weekend we had company so, none of those things happened. Last weekend too, ha. We in general have way too many amazing friend and family members- all we ever want to do is goof off with them! As I said, in order to make SURE a lot of other things happen, I rely heavily on meal prep to make dinners and breakfasts happen. Otherwise we end up eating out or grabbing Starbucks on our way to work. One of the super easy as well as healthy and protein packed ways I have found to make life easier is this recipe: baked oatmeal cups. Like muffins but full of health, not a bajillion calories.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Best Banana Bread Recipe

"Are we going to eat these disgusting bananas or are we saving them as some kind of experiment?" asks Esquire in disgust.

Honestly, how many times do you have to tell men "when bananas go black, I make you delicious baked goods" before they remember to stop complaining about the yellow-to-black-banana process happening on the counter? Esquire always seems to be genuinely confused as to why I am not throwing away rotten fruit and then genuinely happy to hear that Banana Bread/Oatmeal Cups/Cookies/Cream Pie is in his future. My dad has done the same thing to my mom for as long as I can remember. "Is there a reason we are keeping these shriveled bananas?" Yes, guys. This isn't news. This is what you do with bananas.

Unless you have toddlers. Then you also buy bananas to serve whilst yellow.

Anyway- after assuring my confused law husband that I was keeping them for a very delicious purpose, I whipped up some banana bread.

My family's banana bread to be exact. Arguably the best banana bread recipe there ever was. I am a bit of a banana bread snob actually, entirely due to the fact that I was raised on this bread.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Skinny Deviled Eggs

Happy "eat those hardboiled eggs before they are expired!" Or, 10 days past Easter!

Hope you all were celebrating with family and friends! We had a great brunch with my side of the family, sandwiched with a work weekend.

Esquire and I have both been doing 50+ hour weeks as of late which has made life complicated. Easter at least was lovely :)

And the Skinny Deviled Eggs later in the week? Guilt free bliss.


Sidebar: our eggs were Batman.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Homemade (Maple) Whipped Cream

This really shouldn't even count as a recipe.
It's just a cool science trick you can do with heavy cream and some sugar/flavorings.
I made mine to go on waffles. Because waffles yesterday... waffles forever.



You know how it is.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich Waffles (With Candied Whiskey Bacon)

Hello, my loves! Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentines, and St. Patricks Day! It seems I missed a lot of joyful celebrating in the blogosphere. Including one that occurred two days ago that you may or may not have heard about: International Waffle Day.


Yummm, waffles! I DID celebrate International Waffle day with waffles- I just didn't post about said waffles within the designated 24 hour period. 

I figure you guys don't mind though. Waffles are good all year long. Just ask Lesley Knoppe. Unlike other foods that associate with certain holidays (such as dyed eggs or candy canes), waffles never go out of style.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Presenting Pretzels!

Hello, cooking world! First of all, whoever said married life was boring was lying. I feel like the whirlwind from the wedding is just now (almost two months later) starting to die down. I’ve been trying to keep the blog breathing through my comics page updates but now that my life is more organized and I have located my camera’s memory card/been able to take pics of my latest kitchen creations, the real updates can resume.

Food. Yum. Food posts. It is really all about food so, let’s get into it.



Friday, October 4, 2013

The Cupcake Project is a Wrap! Plus, Wow, I'm a Wife! (& Yes, here's a pic of me as a bride)

You know what's over? 


Ha! I am beaming. You can't see me because that's the internet for you but, I am a glow stick right now. So freaking amped I don't have to deal with the cupcakes I once deemed clever and cute that I came to see as sloppy and stressful ever again!

Now I know my ABC's... Let's review what the years cupcake alphabet brought

THE FINAL CHAPTER of the Cupcakes A thru Z Project

I can't tell you how amped I am to be cupcake completed. I will in a subsequent post but, still. Ha. It will no doubt be rambling and overflowing with emotion on how psyched I am about cupcakes in general but also how I don't want to post some for awhile. Read, in 2013. 

This post is not intended for tangents though. This is the last of the cupcake project posts. This is the "Now I know my ABC's, next time won't you sing (bake?) with me" part. This is where we savor where we started and where we landed. This is where we list the entire alphabet for one last hurrah.

Here we go :)





Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cupcakes A-Z: Z is for..

Zelda!


Specifically, Zelda Ocarina of Time cupcakes.


However, before I go there... let's pause guys. This is my last letter! Alphabet DONE! It also happens to be my wedding eve as I sit here and type this. It is just after midnight where I live and as soon as I can stop acting like I am a four year old on Christmas Eve... maybe I can even get some sleep.

Big days are always hard to settle down for and, as far as I can recall in the history of me to date... this is my biggest day yet. Plus, my wedding is going to be so much fun! So much to be wired and excited for!

Sleep is overrated, ha.

And on that note. Resuming now. Zelda.