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Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana bread cinnamon rolls are seriously the way to my children's hearts! Four days ago I went to the grocery store and spent almost $300 on groceries. Today, my house is almost bare of anything that the teenagers may remotely consider a 'snack'. There are no salty pretzels, no sweet treats, and the only fruit left in my kitchen are a few over ripe bananas and a can of pumpkin puree. I'm telling you, these children (and my husband!) eat like linebackers and stay as skinny as twigs! Since I am NOT going to the grocery store again until Sunday, … [Read more...]

Whipped Pumpkin Butter with Honey and Cinnamon

I firmly believe that there is no crime greater than using any type of artificial butter substitute. Light this or low fat that or margarine or anything that isn't real, honest to God butter is just all sorts of wrong. Now, you can make butter even BETTER by beating in a few delicious ingredients like I did with this whipped pumpkin butter. This stuff is butter, only even more awesome!Since I had a leftover canned pumpkin, I decided this pumpkin butter recipe would be the perfect addition to pancakes, biscuits, scones or any other baked … [Read more...]

No Bake Pumpkin Balls That Are Totally Guilt Free!

Yesterday I whipped up a batch of these no bake pumpkin balls and I have been eating them morning, noon and night ever since. Yes, even for breakfast. You know why? Because if you are looking for healthy pumpkin recipes, look no further than these bite-sized morsels! And you know what's even better? They are incredibly easy to make!For these delicious pumpkin treats, just mix a few ingredients, roll into balls, cover with cinnamon and sugar and you are done! Easy and delicious with absolutely zero guilt when I inhale a few at 6 AM! … [Read more...]

15 All Natural Sugar Scrub Recipes

I finally broke down last week and turned the heat on. I hated to do it….I was starting to enjoy those low utility bills! But, seeing as we are actually getting into the 30’s at night it was really starting to get a tad bit chilly in the house. Within days of turning on the heat in my house I was slathering on moisturizer to deal with dry, itchy skin. It always amazes me how fast my skin dries out as soon as the cold weather hits! I find that sugar scrubs are a great way to deal with winter skin. I have made a number of them over the years and … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon and Sugar

At first as the weather cooled off and summer said goodbye, I was sad. I would miss the fresh berries, watermelon, and ripe, red tomatoes. But then I remembered that along with cooler days and longer nights, fall brings us apples and pumpkins and other delicious goodies! I have been scrolling through Pinterest looking for unique pumpkin recipes and boy are there a lot of them! I decided to treat my kids to some homemade pumpkin donuts this week.The kids get mighty sick of cereal every morning and threaten to skip breakfast altogether when I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Homemade Pudding Recipe

Fall is finally here and with it comes a plethora of pumpkin recipes! YAY! I love pumpkin...we put it in pancakes, soup, pie and even homemade pudding! Yes, you can make a homemade pudding  recipe that tastes exactly like the inside of the pumpkin pie!If you have never made your own pudding from scratch, let me assure you that it is NOT difficult! You do not need to rely on that little box from the grocery store filled with artificial colors and flavors. This pumpkin pie homemade pudding recipe takes less than minutes to make and is filled … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Creme and a Breakfast for Dinner Recipe Roundup

This pumpkin crepes recipe has been sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions are my own.Do you ever get tired of hearing your family complain about what's for dinner? Ewww...why did you put beans in that? Why are we having fish AGAIN. What's this green stuff? My kids and husband are pretty good eaters but they always seem to have SOMETHING to say about dinner! Except on nights we do breakfast for dinner! Those  nights are always filled with plenty of YAYS and requests for seconds! Those are always good nights! Because I am a huge fan … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding Recipe with Silk Almondmilk #mybloom

This pumpkin pie rice pudding recipe has been sponsored by Silk and TapInfluence but all opinions expressed here are my own.When I was growing up, one of my favorite desserts was a rice pudding recipe that I am pretty sure my mom inherited from my grandmother. It was loaded with plenty of whole milk, eggs and sugar and it tasted divine! Well, now that winter and the holidays have passed, I am trying to lighten up my recipes a bit to help get me in shape for spring and summer outfits. I tried going gluten free for a month, then Paleo for … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Muffins: Pumpkin Chia Seed Muffins

My kids absolutely love muffins. I'm not going to lie...I occasionally rely on boxed mixes because they are easy to make but I have been trying to make more homemade muffins lately because they are healthier. The thing I love about homemade muffins is that you get to control the ingredients you include in them. Substitute some whole wheat flour for the white flour, add a few healthy add ins like dried fruit, seeds and nuts, and substitute a natural sweetener like agave or honey for some of the white sugar. Sometimes you may have to play around … [Read more...]

Recipes from the Root Cellar

Recipes from the Root Cellar has more than 250 easy-to-follow recipes. Make root cellar recipes like Celery Root Bisque, White Lasagna with Winter Squash, and Thai Cabbage Salad.  This recipe collection will inspire you to explore the deliciously versatile world of root cellar vegetables.  Recipes from the Root Cellar Sweet winter squashes, hardy greens, jewel-toned root vegetables, and potatoes of every kind make local eating easy and delicious in the colder months of autumn and winter. Whether these vegetables are gathered … [Read more...]

How to Keep the Kitchen Cool This Summer

Summertime in Georgia is HOT and most days I have no desire to sweat over the stove to cook dinner for my family. Since feeding them cereal every night of the week leaves me slightly guilt-ridden, I have had to learn how to keep the kitchen cool while still feeding them real food. Preferably something with a vegetable or two.... Finding ways to keep your kitchen cool in the summer will go a long ways towards reducing your air conditioning bill, not to mention help keep you sane. Anyone who has had to deal with children, pets, and a ringing … [Read more...]

Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Spinach and Apricots

This healthy quinoa salad recipe was a delicious last minute creation that I threw together after a haphazard inventory of my pantry. I had fresh spinach and wanted to use it for something other than green smoothies. I had a container of quinoa so I headed to Pinterest to find some quinoa salad recipes.  Since I didn't have any of the other ingredients of the quinoa recipes asked for,  I decided a little improvisation was needed. Toss in some fresh spinach, dried apricots and pecans and lo and behold!  A new … [Read more...]

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

I am a morning person but by 3 PM in the afternoon, I am craving a nap. These peanut butter oatmeal energy bites were my attempt at powering through my week without resorting to pots full of coffee. Loaded with real peanut butter and whole oats, then sweetened with honey, these energy bites are a great source of nutrients a delicious snack idea!Why are protein balls good for you? Energy balls like these are full of protein and assorted other nutrients.  They are a great post workout treat to help refuel your body or a between meal … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Nutritional Benefits of Indian Cuisine With These Delicious Ideas

My husband and I are adventurous foodies.  We have eaten alligator on a stick at a Texas fair and wild boar from our hunter friends.  In addition, we also love a wide assortment of ethnic cuisine.  Bold spices, exotic foods, and small local restaurants always get us excited to eat!  One cuisine we have been eating more of lately is Indian food. There are a ton of nutritional benefits of Indian cuisine that makes me feel good about eating it!With our reduction in meat consumption comes a renewed exploration of … [Read more...]

5 Green Thanksgiving Tips Everyone Should Consider

I have decided to share a few green Thanksgiving tips with my readers. WHY? Because how many people have ever stopped to think about the carbon footprint of their Thanksgiving celebration? Where did that turkey come from? How much trash did you create? Where the heck did those green beans come from when there is snow on the ground already? If you are hoping for a green holiday season, you need to rethink your Thanksgiving plans!  5 Green Thanksgiving Tips Everyone Should Consider Very few people set out to have a sustainable … [Read more...]

Manuka Honey Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth Healthy Lips

Every winter, my lips get horribly chapped and dry. I admit, I am a lip balm addict and never go anywhere without it in my purse. This Manuka honey lip scrub recipe is an easy homemade lip treatment if you suffer from the same winter lip problems that I do. Adding this homemade lip scrub to my shower routine will (hopefully!) give me smooth, healthy lips that are totally kissable before Valentine's Day rolls around next week! Check out my other sugar scrub recipes if you need moisturizing and exfoliating on the rest of your body as well! … [Read more...]

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe to Start Your Morning Off Right!

Summer is almost here and my children have 3 days until they are out of school. I'm sure you are all well aware how much children tend to eat while they are home for the summer. This cinnamon raisin muffin recipe is one of MANY baked goods I will be making in the coming months. In an effort to keep my grocery budget under control, I need to start doing quite a bit of baking. My teens are active and hungry and can go through a box of organic snack food in about 30 seconds. A nice batch of homemade muffins will last 2 days if I'm lucky. But, I … [Read more...]

If you give a pig a pancake, he’ll never grow one of his own!

When my kids were younger I used to love to read them books. One of our particular favorites was If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff in which the little pig comes up with all sorts of creative things he may have to do if you will be so kind as to give him some pancakes.In our world, pancakes are pretty easy to come by. You can find them pre-made in the frozen foods section, make them from a boxed mix, or even (if you are feeling adventurous!) grab the flour and sugar from the pantry and start them from scratch. What could be … [Read more...]

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I decided to make this healthy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe because I have about 8 jars of peanut butter in my pantry. Why? Because I am the type of person who stocks up on healthy food when I find a good deal. I found a buy one get one free sale recently on natural peanut butter and I could probably make a years worth of PB&J sandwiches with it and never run out.This week,  I have been scrolling through Pinterest looking at nut butter recipes for inspiration. I found a paleo fudge recipe online that looked easy enough … [Read more...]