Photo of the Week + Raspberry Grape Lemonade Popsicles

These refreshing Raspberry Grape Lemonade Popsicles are easy to make, and are naturally sweetened with honey.

This photo of the week post is going to be a little bit scatterbrained, because I had to get up unusually early this morning and my brain is not working quite the way it should.  If you suddenly start seeing a random string of letters and numbers, it means I’ve fallen asleep on my keyboard.

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Old-Fashioned Raspberry Peach Cobbler

Old-Fashioned Raspberry Peach Cobbler is the perfect combination of tart and sweet!  It has a whole wheat double crust, four cups of fruit, and is naturally sweetened with whole cane sugar.

Good morning, and happy weekend!  I’m standing in my kitchen as I write this post, and the early morning sun is streaming in through the windows.

I love these long summer days.  They bring back good memories from when I was a kid.  Birthday parties, swimming, homemade popsicles, fresh fruit from our fruit trees, summer church activities, and working in the garden.

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Fluffy Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

These fluffy and delicious breakfast pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and lots of buttermilk, and sweetened with whole cane sugar!

Happy Friday!  Tomorrow is Saturday, and do you know what that means at our house?  Breakfast for dinner!  (It’s becoming a Saturday tradition around here.)

So today I’m thinking about pancakes, particularly these delicious buttermilk pancakes that have an almost ridiculous level of fluffiness.  Yep, ridiculous.

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Cornmeal-Crusted Roasted Eggplant

Cornmeal-Crusted Roasted Eggplant is an easy, summery side dish!

The other day it occurred to me that I don’t have very many vegetable or fruit side dishes on my blog.  Considering that I love fruits and vegetables and eat a lot of them on a daily basis, it struck me as odd that I don’t have many recipes for them here.  I think a big part of it is that I typically eat fruits raw and whole, and I prefer vegetables to be either raw or simply steamed (or maybe roasted) with a few seasonings.

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No-Bake Cranberry Cinnamon Granola Bars

Say hello to our new favorite snack, No-Bake Cranberry Cinnamon Granola Bars!

Ok, so this is the first recipe that I “tried” to film.  I say “tried” because I don’t have a tripod yet, and despite my best efforts the amount of camera shake was just not cool (in my perfectionistic opinion).  So, I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to post the video and be all, “Awww…look how adorably terrible my first video is!”, or just hide it in a folder somewhere on my computer and let it die.  “Die, recipe video, die!”

Obviously the relationship with my tripod-less, but lovable camera is a little complicated at the moment, so let’s talk about these Cranberry Cinnamon Granola Bars instead.

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Veggie & Scrambled Egg Pockets

Whole wheat tortillas stuffed with scrambled eggs, bell pepper, tomato, beans, and cheese – hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

During the hottest part of summer, I have a tendency to lose my appetite for heavier meals.  I did make some Chicken & Dumplings last week (recipe coming soon) as a cozy dinner was sounding good with all the rain.  However, as the heat and humidity have continued to descend upon our Florida dwelling, I’ve lost my desire for anything resembling soups and stews.  Instead I’m craving lighter foods like sandwiches, smoothies, and copious amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Thus this post about the Veggie & Scrambled Egg Pockets that we had for dinner last night.

You should have seen me at the grocery store yesterday.  My cart was mostly full of produce, with a few other items thrown into the mix.  The cashiers probably dread it when I come walking up to the checkout line, as it takes longer to ring up my groceries due to all the fruits and vegetables.  “Here comes that lady with all the produce again.  Hey, all you people behind her?  Might as well line up somewhere else.  Can we open another lane over here?”

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Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Rich and moist cake on top, hot fudge on the bottom!

If you’re following me on Instagram by any chance, you may have caught a glimpse of how excited I am to share this Hot Fudge Pudding Cake on the blog today.  (Wait, you’re not following me on Instagram?  Um, go do that right now.  It’s ok.  I’ll just chill here and eat some more of this cake until you come back.)  On second thought, don’t take too long because I really don’t need to eat any more cake after this weekend…(yikes).

Ahem. Anyway, as I’ve stated before, while the majority of the foods I post on my blog are more on the healthy (ish) side, I do like to occasionally make things that are just ridiculously sugary and unhealthy.  This dessert is right smack on that end of the spectrum.  It has a level of sugar, chocolate, and indulgence that is almost over the top.  (And it’s so amazing.)  I am a bit fitness obsessed and enjoy eating nutritious food most of the time, and Casey and I limit our desserts to once a week.  So when I do fix a super indulgent dessert, you better believe it’s going to be good because I’m not wasting that many calories and lack of good nutrition on something that’s “meh”.  Just saying.

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Blackberry Buttermilk Bread

Moist and delicious blackberry bread made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and buttermilk, and sweetened with whole cane sugar!

Good morning, everyone, and happy weekend!

How about a slice of Blackberry Buttermilk Bread for breakfast?

Wait here, I’ll go grab one.  *runs into kitchen*  *thumping sound*  *runs back with slice of bread*  Ahem.  That thumping sound was me stubbing my toe on the corner of the bar, (again).  Despite it being Saturday, I was wide awake at 6:00 this morning, and am full of energy.  This must be the result of being cooped up in the house for days on end due the never ending torrent of rain we’ve been having here in north Florida.  So I might be a little hyper today.

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