Friday, March 14, 2014

Banana Splits for Breakfast!

I normally enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, when I get tired of that I opt for some oatmeal. What happens when I am tired of both? Well, naturally I end up eating cookies with my coffee. That is either very good, or very bad. I decided it was very very bad, and then proceeded to look through my pantry and decide on a much healthier alternative. Thus the breakfast banana split was born. This is such an adaptable recipe, I promise it's such an easy, tasty, AND healthy breakfast, it'll become your go to morning meal in no time. You can really use whichever fruit you like, if you're not into cottage cheese, try yogurt, if you don't do dairy, there are many great non dairy alternatives, and I also like used whipped coconut cream. That's actually my new breakfast, banana, coconut cream, blueberries, and oats. SO good!

Breakfast Banana Splits

1 banana, cut lenghwise
1/2 C cottage cheese, or yogurt, etc.
2 strawberries, sliced
1 TS rolled oats 
drizzle of pure maple syrup

Assemble as shown in the photo and dig in. You won't be disappointed.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sweet on Tuesday

Hi friends, I hope Tuesday is treating you sweet ;) I just wanted to share these cute little baby shower cupcakes I did for Samantha. I was so honored when she asked me to bake the cupcakes for her wedding. So, when the time came and I was asked to do these for her baby shower, it really made my heart happy. Congratulations to Samantha and her husband on their sweet little babe on the way.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Catching Up..

Hey guys, I'm trying to blog more. I really am, promise! I hope you're enjoying your winter, and are digging the recipes  I've been posting. Stay warm and I'll update with more tasty foods soon!



Monday, February 17, 2014

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Sometimes you have major cravings, and one food that you could probably eat a whole pot of, this is one of them. I have been craving mac and cheese (always) but I wanted something semi healthy, as I'm trying to eat as right as I can. Which is hard, especially with our crazy schedules. With the help of pureed squash and an easy way to cook the pasta, this was really the best mac and cheese ever. Easy, dreamy, delicious.. Shoot, I'd marry it if I could.

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

2 C pasta of choice (I used a tomato/carrot pasta)
2 C milk of choice (I have tried it with soy and also skim)
1 C cheese of choice ( I have used grated white cheddar, as in the photos, as well as creamy cheddar Teeze
1 C pureed butternut squash
Salt and pepper to taste

Start off by mix the milk and pasta in a large pot.

You look bring this to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. You will NOT want to walk away for any reason, and stir constantly. Adding more milk if needed.

Once the pasta is tender, mix in the squash, and then add the cheese.

Already looks glorious, huh? Mix thoroughly, until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper, and dig in.

Seriously, so creamy and the taste.. Man, I can not even tell you how good this is. It's easily adaptable too. Add any kind of cheese, any kind of squash. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be amazing. 

Stay Warm