Must-Haves for Fall

Between the pumpkin spice lattes, gorgeous hikes and warm apple cider, it’s hard not to be a little obsessed with Fall!  And even though most major department stores are already playing Christmas music, we’re only halfway through.  I’ve pulled together some of my “must-haves” for this Fall, from pumpkin carving ideas to what yoga poses helpRead more

Pumpkin Alfredo

  Call me Trader Joe’s, because I am feeling more than a little obsessed with pumpkin.  Fall has always been my favorite season - it always feels like a fresh start.  A new school year, a new season, new boots!  I also got married in Fall, so it will always be very special to me. That being said, thereRead more

Black Bean Soup with Butternut Squash Quesadillas

  Hello!  Happy Fall!  I am so excited to bring you this comforting, vegetarian, Fall meal!  It is simple, delicious and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.    I have been working with Home Chef, a Chicago-based (yay!) meal delivery service on a mission to make cooking fresh food at home as easy as possible,Read more

Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies4

  There are so many things I love about summers in Milwaukee… the festivals, free outdoor music almost every night, and seeing everyone outside soaking up as much sunshine as possible.  However, all these wonderful things can be a little distracting when you’re, say, trying to keep up a growing food blog…  I have toRead more

Chocolate Chip Whiskey (Banana) Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Whiskey Ice Cream

Oh hi, I thought that might get your attention!  This dessert is deliciously sweet and creamy with just a little kick from the whiskey.   It takes just seconds to prepare and is an easy single serving dessert or snack.  And don’t worry – you’re not drinking alone… you’re enjoying healthy banana ice cream! I’ve beenRead more

Blueberry Cheesecake Shake

Blueberry Cheesecake Shake

    This post is brought to you by summer! It actually feels like the frost is behind us, and it’s safe to unpack the summer clothes. This blueberry cheesecake shake is the perfect way to celebrate! The base is frozen bananas, but you’d swear it’s ice cream! This shake is sweet enough for dessert,Read more

KIND Healthy Grains Bars Review

“You can’t love everything.”   This is what my dad says to me every Christmas morning, as I unwrap every gift, gasp, and exclaim “I LOVE this!”  That is kind of how I’m feeling about reviewing KIND Healthy Grains Bars.  I need to be more critical, have a more discerning palate.  But I really doRead more

Skinny Queso Dip

Skinny Queso Dip

Happy May!  If you’ve been looking for a healthy recipe to bring to a Cinco de Mayo party, this is it!  This rich, creamy queso is thickened with pureed cauliflower, but you’d never know it!  I have been craving white queso dip ever since trying it at BelAir Cantina last week.  This was my firstRead more

Easy Coconut Macarons

Easy Coconut Macarons

It seems like everywhere you look, macarons are the “it” dessert - the grocery store, every Pinterest board, even my new Healthy Surprise snack box (review coming soon)!  Macarons will always hold a special place in my heart.  One year ago, Tim and I made the somewhat-scary decision for me to go part-time at work, which hasRead more

Applesauce Cake with Almond Buttercream Frosting

Applesauce Cake

Happy Spring!  This moist, fluffy cake would be perfect for your next graduation party or shower!  This is my second contribution to the Recipe Redux - a recipe challenge group of healthy food bloggers started by registered dieticians.  This month’s challenge was to choose a “cherished kitchen item” and make a recipe featuring that item.   MyRead more

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