Caprese Farro Salad

August 20, 2017


I am sitting here having a nice easy Sunday. I have my pup on one side and my husband on the other. All feels right with the world. My world. And yet at the same time, my thumbs twiddle, my breath stops and I continue to live in a ‘what if’ state of mind.

The next 7 and a half weeks may very well be the absolute longest weeks of my life. Continue Reading

Cornmeal Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders

August 13, 2017


Back when I was still a teacher, I worked with a speech pathologist in my school that was too darling for words. She was from Hazard, Kentucky and had the sweetest accent you ever heard. One time her parents were up visiting and stopped by our school to check things out. I was talking to the mother and telling her that I could just listen to her talk all day long so I could hear her southern drawl. And her mom said, “Oh honey, she is as country as cornbread!” Clearly I was just as in love with her mother after that! And every time I do anything with cornmeal, that’s the line that goes over and over in my head and I can’t help but smile.

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Sea Salt Pistachio Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

August 10, 2017



I drove home from work today thinking all about how this day would be different for me, for us, had things not gone the way they did. 

Instead, today was more like any other day. It was a day I went through my routine, saw the people I see often, wore the clothes I usually wear, sipped on the coffee I usually sip. Long story short, same old, same old. But nothing about this day is at all normal, or at all ordinary, but today, I made it through with a grace that has not happened in past years. Continue Reading

Vanilla Cold Brew Overnight Oats

August 7, 2017

Thank you so much La Terza Coffee for sponsoring this post! I hope that you grow to love this company as much as I do! 

They always say things come in 3’s and to be honest, until recently, I leaned more toward the negative omen of the number 3 as in after two things go wrong on a rough day, clearly the third is right around the corner. But you know what? That is pretty far from the case and the number three is actually quite an amazing number and it captures some things so beautifully in life, and even better, in the world of coffee. Continue Reading

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts

August 4, 2017


If I had to rename the blog, it would most likely be something like Be Oatmeal. Be Peanut Butter. Not the same ring to it, I know, but it would essentially round up the ingredients of the majority of my ingredients, right?!

There’s also no doubt that I love carrot cake if you take a look at my recipes. The options are getting closer and closer to limitless. Continue Reading

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