A Change Is On the Horizon…

New Blog Design

If ya can’t tell, the changes have already been made!

I gave y’all some hints yesterday that, when it came to my blog, I was really unhappy with the way things were going. As I was writing up posts and previewing them before they were published, I’d cringe at the blog design. It was great for when I first started about two and a half years ago, but it just wasn’t doing me any favors.

Actually I felt like it was holding me back.

I know when I visit blogs that don’t look very professional, I almost immediately leave. Its like putting on my seat belt; I do it without even thinking. Shoot, we all do it. That’s just how it goes down nowadays in this very busy internet savvy generation we live in.

I felt that was exactly what people were probably doing when they came to this site, and I wanted to do everything in my power to make y’all stay.  Plus, I didn’t feel as if the old design was doing my photos any justice either.  Changes were definitely in order.

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Whole Wheat Fruit Pizza Waffles

Fruit Pizza Waffles

That’s right. Fruit pizza. On a waffle. Mind=kaboom. Who doesn’t want to start their work week off with a giant, colorful plate of yum? This is one of those recipes where I was all like: Why did it take me so long to think of this? Surely it’s been done before. I just knew that…

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Owen’s First Birthday Safari Party!

Owen's 1st Birthday Safari Party-1

Please excuse me while I crawl into a cupboard and cry my face off because my sweet little miracle baby is already a year old! Well, almost. He’ll be a year old in less than a week, but we celebrated his birthday over labor day weekend so anyone who wanted to travel would have that…

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Drunken Grape & Goat Cheese Galette

Gluten Free Drunken Grape and Goat Cheese Galette-4

I made you something special today. Actually, I made us something special two days ago because the hubs and I wanted something sorta sweet to snack on before we drove to Raleigh for our cousin’s “Yellow Submarine” themed 3rd birthday party.  Because, you know, we couldn’t be sure that a 3rd birthday party would be…

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Black-Eyed Pea Burgers w/ a Citrusy Sweet Pepper Chutney

Gluten-Free Black Eyed Pea Burgers with a Sweet Chili Pepper Chutney-2

I can’t even begin to express my excitement over these burgers, y’all. They are seriously one of my all time favorite recipes to date. I want to marry these burgers and have, like, 10 thousand of their babies and then carry those babies around on my back in a papoose. These black-eyed pea burgers are…

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Forbidden Fruit Fizz


Sometimes there is nothing better than sipping on a fizzy forbidden fruit cocktail on a warm summer afternoon. Yesterday I had about four of them. What can I say? This Forbidden Fruit Fizz makes you feel all fuzzy inside, and it totally chased my bad day away. Y’all know I live in the boondocks and,…

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Crunch Berry Cereal Breakfast Shake


Every once in a while a girl’s gotta eat something a little bit naughty… And today was the kind of day where I wanted to do nothing but ram tasty things all up in my face. Naughty frankenfood is so, so, so bad for you, but damn if it isn’t delicious…in moderation, of course. But you…

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Munchkin Mondays: Spanakopita Grit Cakes

Spanakopita Grit Cakes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Munchkin Monday! Owen came down with some sort of summer cold over the weekend so no one in my household has been feeling too hot. His pediatrician told me that we should give him chicken noodle soup to keep him hydrated and to help him feel better so do…

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Blueberry Miami Vice Cocktail

Blueberry Miami Vice Cocktail

All hail the Miami Vice. And, no, I’m not talking about Don Johnson and his super smokin’ all white ensemble and his fancy feathered hair. The Miami Vice I’m speaking of is the super sweet strawberry daiquiri and delectably dreamy piña colada combo that you’ve probably had if you’ve ever been on a cruise, snorkeling in…

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Introducing Munchkin Mondays: Homemade Baby Food & Kid Friendly Freezer Meals! Today’s recipe? Veggie Packed Italian Wedding Meatballs w/ Creamy Basil Spinach Pesto and Gluten-Free Garden Rotini Meal Packets


Once upon a time there was an 8 month old baby named Owen who went to a family reunion with his mommy, daddy, and grandma. Grandma, being the amazing woman that she is, offered to hold Owen while mommy and daddy fixed their lunches from the smorgasbord of food that is always expected at any…

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White Chocolate Carrot Cake Larabar Bites


I’m not sure whether to call these dessert or breakfast? I tend to have a bowl stashed in my fridge at all times so I can just grab one or five anytime the hankering hits so I guess, technically, they could be called bressert, snunch, lupper, deakfast, or my midnight denack. Either way, they are…

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One Sixth Grid

Almond Joy Chia Pudding Parfait

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