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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning after a long and hectic week. Growing up, my dad always made my sister and I Aunt Jemima brand pancakes topped with her syrup on Sunday mornings. While I can’t say I have continued the […]

Homemade Butter Using a Mason Jar

Homemade Butter Using a Mason Jar

There is nothing better than a slice of freshly baked bread topped with a pat of homemade butter. I first learned to make homemade butter with a Mason jar in graduate school. I don’t remember how we got on the subject, but one of my […]

Mirtazapine Startup and Withdrawal

Mirtazapine Startup and Withdrawal

Disclaimer: The information contained within this blog post does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. While I have a PhD, I am not a licensed medical professional. Any questions you have regarding your health should be discussed with your treating physician. Also, […]

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Ahhh kielbasa. A throwback to my childhood and my Polish roots. Growing up, kielbasa and pierogies were staples in our household. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started experimenting and seeking out different ways to incorporate kielbasa into meals. If you’ve never had it before, you […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

If you’ve been following my blog for a little bit, you probably know by this point that I am hyper anal about ingredient lists. If the ingredient list does not match up with the homemade version of it, then I don’t buy it. Which brings […]

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

These loaded sweet potato nachos are FANTASTIC! The sweetness of the sweet potato nicely counterbalances the spiciness of the homemade taco seasoning in the beef. This dish is also loaded with protein, because of the black beans, ground beef, and cheese. A little goes a […]

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

This brown rice with black beans and corn packs a ton of flavor! While the spice combination may seem odd, just trust me on this. The spices are a cross between traditional taco seasoning and those used for a mole sauce. The result is a […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies

So these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies are a little different from the classic version because it utilizes leftover oatmeal pulp from making homemade oat milk. But trust me when I say that these cookies are delicious! They came out fluffy, soft, and cakey in […]

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

With all of the unseasonably cold weather lately, I was really craving a casserole type dish. I had a hankering for something cheesy, and something with wild rice. Wild rice is my favorite type of rice because it has such a rich flavor. I think […]

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Is it just me, or does anyone else ever crave roasted herb red potatoes? Maybe it’s because I am a carboholic, but I definitely had a craving for them today, and had to make a bunch. Luckily I had just purchased a 5 lb bag […]

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

With summer coming up in a few months, it’s time to start recipe hunting for the best summer desserts. I’ve seen recipes floating around on the internet for ‘Nice Cream’ which as far as I can tell, is just ice cream made from bananas rather […]

Stove Top Beef Stew

Stove Top Beef Stew

Yes, I know stove top beef stew can be made in a slow cooker and it’s easier. :p Truth be told though, I am having a hard time finding a slow cooker that I really like. I don’t like the ones with the ceramic lining […]

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

While regular dinner rolls go great with beef stew, I was interested in changing things up a little bit. I scrolled through my personal Pinterest account and came across a recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits by Paula Deen that I had saved a long time […]

Battling Antidepressant Induced Weight Gain

Battling Antidepressant Induced Weight Gain

Introduction So you’ve decided to take charge of your mental health, and you have sought out the help from a medical professional. You finally found a medication that works, but unfortunately it comes with a nasty little side effect: weight gain. Is the antidepressant induced […]

Microwave Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Microwave Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I created this microwave apple peanut butter oatmeal as a snack one evening, because I thought it would be a lot healthier than snacking on chips :). This oatmeal is REALLY good, it’s very filling, it takes about 5 minutes to make, and it packs […]

Smoky Lentil Stew

Smoky Lentil Stew

I am always looking for ways to eat even healthier than I already do. I first came across this Smoky Lentil Stew in an issue of Cooking Light magazine. The word which initially attracted me to this recipe was ‘smoky,’ as thoughts of bacon swirled […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars are the best granola bars I’ve ever had. They are very satisfying, and are a great pre-workout snack. When I first started thinking about making my own granola bars, I was intimidated because I thought they would be complicated and […]

Lemon Honey Tea

Lemon Honey Tea

Ok, so this lemon honey ‘tea’ isn’t actually a tea at all :). But, it is a delicious hot beverage that I find to be very relaxing. Upon waking in the morning, I like to make this hot beverage, especially during the long, cold winter […]

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

So, I was looking to make chicken fajitas one night, and I posed a question to google: what side dishes compliment chicken fajitas? I posed this question at 11:30 pm on a weeknight…biiiiiggggg mistake. Some pretty awesome recipes came up though, including one for Mexican […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies {DF,SF}

Chocolate Chip Cookies {DF,SF}

Finally, homemade chocolate chip cookies that are easy to make and dairy-free! I haven’t had chocolate chip cookies in a while, because I was trying to figure out how to economically achieve a dairy-free chocolate chip. There are such chips in existence at the store, […]