Sweet Potato Pancakes {paleo, GF}


There are all these weird grain free pancake recipes floating around the Internet. I cannot even conceive how the ingredients make a pancake. So that’s why I am ecstatic to bring you the below recipe. It not only looks like a fairly normal-isn pancake recipe, it also produces a normal pancake. Sometimes when you are…

Caramel Chocolitas


As the holidays grow near I find myself yearning for all things holiday (like being off work, food and Christmas cookies). I go back and forth between being very festive and not festive at all. This year I’m feeling festive. Which means I will take the holiday by storm with food. For some people, Black…

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


If you’ve seen a lot of banana posts recently it’s because I have bananas that I need to get rid of before they totally spoil. After making some cookies, I was toiling with what other dishes I could make to use up the four bananas sitting on my counter. The obvious banana bread/muffins came to…

Pumpkin Pancakes {paleo, GF}


Updated 11/19/2017 I previously wrote: So I’m going to warn you that this is not the most technically sound recipe for pancakes. I based this recipe off of one that is vastly different than mine only because when I tried following the recipe it just didn’t make sense. So I kept adding things until I…

Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts


There was a time when I despised Brussels sprouts. I had a roommate about 10 years ago who loooooved Brussels Sprouts. She would microwave them until they were hard tiny balls and pop them into her mouth. I hated the smell. That was my first foray with Brussels sprouts; I wouldn’t touch them with a…

Tangy BBQ Sauce {paleo}


The fact that I even made this sauce is a bit comical to me. It didn’t occur to me until I was almost done stirring all the ingredients together that I actually do not really like barbecue sauce. It’s one of the last condiments I would try if there were a condiment buffet in front…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Spicy Dry Rub


It’s hard to judge the tastiness of a rub because it’s not like you just … eat it. You know? But after using it on a pork butt roast, I am fairly confident that I can accurately judge the taste. And I would categorize it as awesome. I patted this rub all over my pork…

Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Honey Butter


I ripped this recipe out of a Bon Appetit magazine a year or two ago and had been wanting to make it ever since. Somehow I never got around to making it until today. The magazine describes the recipe as “easy” but I find it a bit putzy. Still, usually putzy recipes translate to worth…

Crab and Bacon Savory Pie {grain free}


I’ve nearly stopped buying bacon altogether instead favoring bacon ends and pieces. It’s rare that I eat bacon for the sake of eating bacon (like with eggs or pancakes). I’m usually buying it for a recipe with bacon as the star of the show or even a side act. Bacon ends and pieces are significantly…

Pork Sausage Squash Breakfast Hash {spicy!}


I went running with my friend on Sunday and we were discussing the various diets we’ve tried or eating patterns we had over the years. When I met her in 2001, she ate Myoplex shakes for breakfast and cans of tuna for lunch/dinner. Truth be told, I met her in my quest to make it…

Smoked Salmon Chowder {Seattle style}


One of the things I loved about living in Portland, Ore., was how close it was to Seattle. I love, love, love Seattle. I love Pike Place Market. I could walk around it for hours and I have before. One of the things I’ve never tried while in Seattle was Smoked Salmon Chowder. Clam Chowder,…

The Easiest Buttermilk Biscuits {in the history of all time}


A few years ago my friend and her then-husband figured out that if you make cookie dough, roll the dough into balls and then freeze the balls of dough, you can make and eat fresh baked cookies every night. And they did. And she gained weight from it. Her words; not mine. I didn’t notice….

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats


It’s been hot here in Southern California considering it’s nearly the end of October. One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast on a hot California morning is a nice cool jar of overnight oats. I think we can all agree that peanut butter and banana are pretty amazing together. This is probably the…

{made from scratch} Biscuits and Gravy


I felt foolish when I announced to my friend that I made biscuits and gravy similar to that of which her grandma had made for us when we were in high school and she informed me that her family makes bacon gravy, not sausage gravy. I had never heard of bacon gravy! Admittedly, the recipe…

Butterfinger Blonde Brownies


I bought a package of butterfingers bits way back when planning to use them in some recipe I saw on Pinterest. Then life got in the way and I put the package in a jar and I put that jar in a cupboard and sorta forget about their existence. I unearthed those butterfingers bits the…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars


A couple months ago I bought a bag of puffed rice, I’m presuming because I likened it to brown rice cereal AKA (brown rice) rice krispies and intended to use it to make some sort of granola bar recipe. Tick-tock, tick-tock. Time passes and the bag of puffed rice sits on its perch in my…

Easy Biscuits and Gravy Bake


  The first time I ever ate biscuits and gravy was in high school. It was the first time I’d ever really heard of or paid much attention to the dish and didn’t know it would eventually become a breakfast favorite of mine. One of my high school friends had been born in Texas; they…

Gravel Cake


Anyone who sees this post is probably wondering WTH is Gravel Cake? Valid question. Gravel Cake is my creation. The cousin to Dirt Cake, made with oreos, is Gravel Cake, made with round Nutter Butters. You could call it Sand Cake, I suppose. Or Beach Cake. Or Sandy Beach Cake. But doesn’t Gravel Cake roll…

Funfetti Cake Batter Blondies


The other day I was at Smart n Final and boxed cake mix was on uber sale. I do not make box-mix anything. However, I recently figured out you can add box cake mix to regular recipes to get that “cake batter” flavor that Cold Stone Creamery introduced to us so many years ago. I…