Yum As we move into day 4 of our cleaning up Pineterest week I wanted to give an example of how just swapping 1 or 2 ingredients for a healthier one can make a big difference in terms of nutrition. In fact, one of the biggest reasons Sara and I are doing these recipe swaps…
Yum My husband’s side of the family has some strong Danish roots. His grandmother was adamant that each of her grandchildren learn as much as possible about what that meant to her. And, mostly it meant food. She was an amazing cook. I have heard legendary stories about the food she created over the years….
Yum This is has become one of my go-to breakfast recipes. We eat it all the time in our house. Breakfast, dinner, snack…whenever I have some sweet potatoes around, I make this! I added this recipe to my repertoire when we recently cut white potatoes out of our diet. We used to eat white potatoes…
So…two days left til Christmas…ahhhhh! If you are anything like me, you still don’t have any idea what you are making. You know people will be in your house, you know they will be hungry…and you know they will all be looking to you for something “magical.” I mean its Christmas right? You can’t just pop frozen waffle in the toaster and call it a day. People want more! Jeez they are demanding. Don’t worry, Sara and I have put together a compilation of some of our best breakfast recipes that would be perfect for Christmas morning.
For this slow cooker recipe Sara and I did a twist on eggs Florentine. We used the My Clean Kitchen breakfast sausage recipe, added some eggs, spinach and feta cheese to make this perfect clean eating breakfast casserole. Since it cooks while you sleep, this dish would be great to make when you know you will have a busy morning. It would also be the perfect holiday breakfast since it requires absolutely no cooking in the morning!
This is a quick and easy breakfast for a busy morning. It’s absolutely scrumptious. The fresh basil is a tasty surprise paired with the tangy tomato. This could also be the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. You can even make it quick before the kids start tearing into their presents.
First of all let me just say OMG. That is right…these things are so good they have me talking like a teenage girl. Trust me…that doesn’t happen very often. The roll part is awesome. You don’t even miss the white flour. And the filling…soooo good. Butter, raw sugar, and cinnamon…need I saw more? Now lets talk icing. I went back and forth on this. How can you make icing without powdered sugar? Now I am here to tell you, it can be done! Cream cheese, butter, honey, vanilla, orange zest…OMG! See I am becoming a teenage girl again.
I’ve been trying to figure out what to bring to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Jessica and I discussed a couple of options and came to the Pumpkin Butter idea! It worked out perfectly because the local Farm Market had these amazing Heirloom Pumpkins that were grown locally. The seeds originated in Italy many many years ago. I assume they were brought over by an immigrant. They look nothing like pumpkins the but inside is a beautiful, dark orange and made a beautiful Pumpkin Butter.
So, continuing on my Thanksgiving theme this week, I made this Cranberry Apple Chutney. I think we may have finally finished up our apples! We had SO many though. There may be a few still hiding in my fridge. I’ll scope it out in the morning. I hope not though because that would mean time for more apple picking!
This Cranberry Apple Chutney would be a great side dish to bring to your families Thanksgiving dinner, and its clean! Its such a nice substitute for traditional cranberry sauce. Its a simple easy Thanksgiving side that can be made early in the morning or even the day before and refrigerated.
Pancakes are a weekend ritual at our house. My daughter and I love to cook together and pancakes are the perfect recipe for little hands to help with. She puts on her apron and gets up on her cooking stool. Her favorite part is mashing the bananas for me. We’ve been taste testing a whole wheat oatmeal pancake recipe for weeks now and finally perfected it this weekend. My daughter loved them, in fact, she ate 4 pancakes throughout the morning. That’s a lot for a little tummy.