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Dec 242014
Apple Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Apple oven pancake is something I have often made for dinner when I need to use up some apples. The last time I made it, I decided to add some cinnamon sugar pecans and it was wonderful! My husband even commented that it tasted like apple pie. That’s when I knew it would make a great dish for Christmas breakfast.

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May 182014
Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal

I am not a morning person so even after I pull myself out of bed I am not usually very coherent until I’ve had some coffee. Not being a morning person also means that it’s easy for me to skip breakfast. For a long time my normal breakfast has consisted of nothing but coffee…just coffee. Without my coffee, I tend to do crazy things like put cumin instead of cinnamon on my oatmeal and not on purpose. Yes, I actually did that. I told you I was not very coherent in the morning didn’t I? Thankfully the smell alerted me to my mistake and I dumped it out before I ate any of it.
One of the things I am working in my journey to getting healthier is eating more often and that includes breakfast even if that means preparing something before I am fully awake. It has been a challenge to force myself to eat breakfast everyday but I am getting better at it.

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Mar 122014
Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

I have never been a huge fan of oatmeal. I just don’t care for the slimy glue like texture that seems to seems result in cooking it the traditional way. On top of that, I always had to add lots of extra sugar just to make it palatable. However, my whole outlook on oatmeal changed when I discovered the wonders of baked oatmeal. If you have never had baked oatmeal or need some convincing to give a try, here’s my top five reasons why you should love baked oatmeal.

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Feb 052014
Dessert for Two: Chocolate Lava Cakes

Calling all chocolate lovers…you do not want to miss this simple yet decadent dessert! It’s actually so simple you might just whip up a batch whenever a chocolate craving strikes, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. Not that I would ever make chocolate cake in the middle of the afternoon just because it sounded good, oh wait…moving on.

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Feb 042014
Spaghetti and Meatballs with Homemade Pasta Sauce

I love Italian food, especially for date nights. There’s just something romantic about it to me. I also love how many Italian dishes can be made simple yet elegant. That’s why I like making spaghetti and meatballs for special dates with my husband. Spaghetti with meatballs might not seem like the most romantic of meals to you but it’s easy to make it more special when candles, dessert and a glass of wine are involved.

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