Veggie Cream Cheese

Veggie Cream Cheese | An easy recipe for homemade garden veggie cream cheese! This spread is so simple to make - just combine lots of diced vegetables and cream cheese for a healthy schemer that’s chock full of veggies!

I am convinced that a warm bagel with a thick schmear of cream cheese is one of the greater luxuries in life. I have yet to have a bad cream cheese, but the veggie variety has always been a favorite of mine. I am liking this homemade veggie cream cheese as an easy way to […]

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole | An easy, make-ahead French Toast Bake! All the best cinnamon and vanilla flavors of classic French toast in casserole form. Can be baked immediately or left overnight to soak. Bake this up for a low-stress way to make a French toast breakfast or brunch for a crowd!

Here, my love for French toast continues with this easy, make-ahead French toast casserole! I need to tell you that I used to take a strongly anti-French toast casserole stance. What I like most about French toast is its crispy exterior. If you also feel this way about French toast, you should know that French […]

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Foolproof Fruit Salad

Foolproof Fruit Salad | How to make fruit salad with lots of fruit options! An easy and customizable fruit salad recipe that’s perfect for parties and crowds.

Fruit salad is a good thing to have around, but being put in charge of fruit salad for a crowd can be a daunting task. How much do you make? What do you put in it? Can you make it ahead? So if ever you’re in charge of making a fruit salad, this guide has […]

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Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Let us add scones to the list of baked-goods-I-make-that-are-gone-within-18-hours. These are so good! The cranberry-orange combo feels zippy and refreshing in the morning and will perk you right up. (Coffee also helps.) These are good for breakfast, breakfast on the go, brunch, or fancy afternoon teas! A food processor is very helpful for scone making, […]

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Strawberry Crumble Bars

THESE BARS! They are life-changing. Sweet and jammy and crumbly. And also really easy to make! I first had a similar bar at a class we were taking at our church. I spent the majority of the time before and after class standing over the pan, and I do not exaggerate when I say I […]

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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

I AM BAD AT BREAKFAST. Truly, I bring a weak game.  I am familiar with the “it’s the most important meal of the day” expression, and will even concede that it makes at least the top three. BUT. I’m not good at making breakfast part of my daily routine. In a moment of self-examination, I’ve […]

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Old-Fashioned French Toast

Old-Fashioned French Toast

French toast is to me as waffles are to Leslie Knope. I simply cannot get enough of it. French toast used to be an almost-empty fridge meal for me: As long as I had milk and a couple of eggs and bread, I could make it. Dinner: Rescued. And then I got serious about my […]

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Homemade Southwestern Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Breakfast Burritos

Is there a clearer sign that you’re in for a productive day than having breakfast made before you even get out of bed? Breakfast burritos are something we try to always have on hand. They are super easy to assemble in big batches and freeze. Anytime you need a burrito, just grab one and microwave.  […]

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

DON’T FREAK OUT. But I am calling these muffins. I know, I know. They have frosting. This seems to solidify a baked good’s identity as a cupcake, but hear me out! The frosting is cream cheese, which you would eat on a bagel which is perfectly acceptable to have for BREAKFAST. Oh, and there’s also […]

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Quick & Easy Banana Bread

Truth time: I only like bananas in candy form (because Laffy Taffy counts as a banana, right?) or in banana bread. There is something about the texture of a banana that is just a NO for me. Every couple years, I force myself to eat one, thinking, “I’m an adult, I need to like bananas, […]

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