Puffy Fruit Pancakes: An Easy Breakfast Idea


Breakfast at our house has fallen into a predictable, boring rut!  At least the weekday breakfast.  Our weekends usually have a much more leisurely pace, and we usually enjoy a bigger late breakfast every Saturday.  But every weekday morning we have scrambled eggs, toast, and maybe a smoothie.  It's been like this for several, several months now, and the eggs were starting to get just a little old for me! So this week I just started rebelling against breakfast altogether.  Well, sort of.  I've been eating a handful of walnuts, dried cherries, and...wait for it...chocolate chips all week … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Smoothie: A Probiotic Flu-Fighter


Today is our last installment of the Five Flu-Fighting Foods series.  We’ve covered Pumpkin, Breakfast, Green Tea, and Garlic as four natural ways to keep the sick bug away.  I’ve had so much fun coming up with yummy dishes for us to enjoy these amazing immune-boosting foods.  If you missed any of the previous posts, you can click on the following links to see my recipes, as well as all the great recipes from others! Creamy Pumpkin Soup Apple Chai Muesli Vanilla Green Tea Latte Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup Yogurt: A Flu-Fighting Food Our last food that we are … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes: A Family Tradition


I enjoy waking up each year on Thanksgiving morning to the thought of a delicious, leisurely breakfast that I get to enjoy with my family.  This is one of our family traditions. I love family traditions.  They strengthen relationships.  They bring you closer together and let you connect to those you love.  Join me today at Homemakers’ Challenge where I share about our family tradition and the sweet memories that it brings.  You don’t want to miss the pumpkin pancake recipe I share at the end either! This post has been shared with Simple Lives Thursday, Thankfully … [Read more...]

Apple Chai Muesli (Part of this Immune Boosting Breakfast)


Forget the flu shot! This year, fight back with food instead! I’m excited to be joining the following 5 amazing bloggers in hosting a 5-week series that will arm you with recipes to stay healthy this season! Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger Rachel @ Day 2 Day Joys Leigh Ann @ Intentional by Grace Anne @ Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker Come back each Wednesday as we reveal five different foods that are purported to support your immune system in the fight against the cold and flu viruses that run rampant this … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes


Light, fluffy whole-wheat sourdough pancakes. It doesn’t get much better than this!  We love having special pancake breakfasts on the weekend, and these are the pancakes that we usually serve.  This is another great way to use up your “throw-away” sourdough starter.  Note that this recipe calls for 2 cups of starter, so the night before you want to make pancakes, make sure you build up your sourdough with a larger feeding. Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes adapted from the recipe in Alaska Sourdough Yield: 10 - 5” pancakes Ingredients: 2 cups sourdough starter … [Read more...]