RECIPE: Pumpkin Buckwheat Pancakes

Very rarely do I get my act together and post some seasonal recipes…but thanks to Willow, we’ve been going a little pumpkin crazy here! We’ve created donuts, cookies, and these pancakes, which are adapted from my Chai Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes. My hope is to share the other pumpkin-y recipes too! Pancakes are not only a…

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RECIPE: Build-Your-Own Baked Oatmeal

There’s something about eating out of a bowl that I find both comforting and satisfying. It’s really a perfect vessel – it has a wall to hold pile in a wide variety of foods. Ice cream, stir-fry, salad, pasta, soup, and oatmeal! And what do all of those things have in common?? They’re all foods…

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RECIPE: Tahini Mocha

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with tahini. The first recipe I ever published here, many years ago, did indeed use tahini. I even joke with people that if I ever write a book, it will be all about tahini! Funny story….have you ever gotten so excited about something such as a book, a…

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Grain-Free Snickerdoodles

Crispy outer edges, buttery, pillow-y, soft + chewy center with the perfect amount of sweet and salty. I think these might be my new favorite chocolate-free cookie! Willow was skeptical at first because they were missing chocolate chips or a chocolate coating, but I convinced her to take a bite…she went back for a second…

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Chocolate Cardamom Cups

You guys, I have a serious cardamom addiction and I have become obsessed with the cardamom + chocolate combo. Last week we found these aaaaahhhhmazing chocolate cups that used cardamom and I just about died and went to chocolate heaven. I loved them so much that (1.) I couldn’t stop thinking and dreaming about them…

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Chai Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes

Hello! Talk about sharing this way later than I had “planned.” I actually had this all scheduled to post early last week, but then I decided I wasn’t the biggest fan of the photos (I really never am) AND then a few days ago I wanted to try one last adjustment…I cut two ingredients and…

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January 2018 Favorites

Hello! Happy February! I hope you all had a great January and that you’re staying warm. We’ve had a really strange winter so far…no snow and mild temps 40’s and 50’s…even a day near 70 earlier this week! I’m not complaining, but we’d really love for Willow to be able to enjoy her new snow…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Where are my crispy cookie fans at??? Willow won’t be joining us at this cookie party because she claims these are too crispy for her…yet she will plow through those Simple Mills cookies like nothing, which are waaay crispier than these. Life with a five year old (insert the eye rolling emoji). She will, however,…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Cookie Crust

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m REALLY late to the pumpkin game. I had to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving was over because pumpkin will then be a thing of the past and we’ll be bombarded with all things Christmas and minty. Truth is, I’ve actually created a handful of pumpkin goodies this season,…

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Summer Favorites 2017

**I meant to share this post a couple of weeks ago, but apparently forgot to schedule it!** Hello, everyone! It has been quite some time since I’ve written anything in this space – and I’ve attempted a few times to sit down and pour out some words…only to delete it all. It was a heavy…

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