Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bagels


Made with whole wheat flour and containing no refined sugar, these Cinnamon Bagels also have a little almond flour for added protein and make for a filling breakfast.

Has anyone ever seen the 1940s movie “Christmas in Connecticut”?  I love that film, just because it cracks me up.  If you haven’t seen it, the main focus of the movie is a young lady who writes a column for a women’s magazine.  In her articles, she shares recipes and talks about cooking/baking in her cozy little farmhouse with her loving husband nearby, a fire crackling in the fireplace, and a cute baby playing happily at her side.  Unbeknownst to the owner of the magazine, she actually lives in an apartment in the middle of the city, is single with no kids, and can’t cook to save her life.

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Vegetable Lentil Stew

Comforting and delicious, this vegetarian Lentil Stew is hearty and great for chilly days!

Good morning and happy Monday!  It feels good to be sitting at my computer again, well rested after a full night of sleep, with the washer humming in the background.  I’m so excited to be back to writing and sharing recipes again (yay!).  That may seem a little weird, but hey, I enjoy working on my website, and the events of this past week make it seem like forever since I wrote anything.  Oh, and for the record, I would like to take just a second and say how grateful I am for things like plumbing, electricity, and hot showers. Continue to the recipe >>

Roasted Zucchini

This easy roasted zucchini recipe makes a delicious side dish, and is great for using up the last of the summer zucchini!

This has been a long week.  I didn’t expect to get back to my blog until next week, and I have a feeling that I won’t be posting tomorrow.  Things at our house are quickly returning to normal in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, but that is not the case with others in our community.  Tomorrow I am hoping/planning to be out helping those who need it. Continue to the recipe >>

Photo(s) of the Week – Florida Life/(Hurricane Life?)

Good morning from the Sunshine State!  *slight sarcasm*  Here is the latest from our fort.  We officially went under a Hurricane Warning late yesterday morning.  The rain began yesterday evening and has continued through the night.  We still have power (for the moment), and I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning and couldn’t sleep, so I figured I might as well write a blog post.   Continue reading

Zucchini Cheddar Drop Biscuits

A delicious, savory biscuit, these Zucchini Cheddar Drop Biscuits make a great side dish!

Well, folks, this is probably my last post for a few days.  It’s time to hunker down and ready ourselves for Hurricane Irma.  No, we don’t live right on the coast.  (If that were the case we would be gone by now.)  We live in the interior of the state, on relatively high ground.  So, today Casey and I will finish up the rest of our preparations and brace for the worst possible scenario (and hope it’s better than that).

Before I get to work on things around the house, how about a biscuit recipe?  (Haha.) Continue to the recipe >>

Cashew Chicken

Better than takeout – this delicious and healthier Cashew Chicken is easy to make at home and is full of veggies!

Hurricane Irma update:  She’s still coming!  It’s 8:00 a.m. on the east coast, and I finally slept well last night after being spending a few restless nights frequently checking on Hurricane Irma.  I guess I finally got tired enough to sleep!  Being the weather nerd that I am, combined with the fact that I live in Florida, I haven’t been able to take my eyes away from this massive storm.  The track has shifted slightly west, and currently shows Irma hitting the southern tip of Florida and marching all the way up the state.  I’m not sure if this is better or worse than a sweep up the east coast. Continue to the recipe >>

Oatmeal Almond Breakfast Cookies

These healthy whole wheat oatmeal almond cookies are great for breakfast or snacking!

I did warn everyone that I was on a cookie baking kick, right?  Honestly, I’m having a hard time remembering with everything that has been going on this week.

I’ll just say this:  you know that you’re expecting a possible hit from a major hurricane when you start walking around your yard looking up at your large oak trees and talking to them.

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BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Another addition to the long list of quick and easy dinner ideas, these BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are delicious and can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes.

First off, I promise that this is the last quesadilla recipe I’ll share for awhile.  I never get tired of quesadillas, but I assume that there are other people who do, and this is the 4th recipe that I’ve posted in the last few months.  (Easy and light summer meals, right?)

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