Best Smoothie Recipes – The Ultimate Guide


Smoothies are great way to ingest all the food groups that your diet is lacking in one big gulp. Dairy group, vegetable group, fruit group, protein group, fat group, even whole grains — any and all can be crammed into a smoothie to make your body (and your cardiologist) happier. I must point out the distinction […]

Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Last year when Chris and I were at “YouTube Camp“, we stumbled upon Pann’s Restaurant. From the outside, it looked exactly marvelous and once we were inside, we knew we were destined to find it. Besides a giant plate of cheese eggs and chicken and waffles, we also shared an order of biscuits and gravy. […]

Mango Coconut Smoothie


Mango and coconut together is one of the best partnerships around. This smoothing is a high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat option that will keep you full all morning. If you have a coconut allergy or just don’t like the stuff, use a fresh banana instead for a creamy texture, but the smoothie will be higher in sugars […]

Berry Banana Oat Smoothie


Since hitting the halfway point of pregnancy, a smoothie before “real breakfast” has turned out to be the easiest way (for me) to ensure I’m getting the extra 300 nutrient-dense calories I need per day to nourish the Ravenous Fetus. Not that I really count the calories in my pre-breakfast smoothies, but I’m guessing they work […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

THE BEST way to make French toast is with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. How can you deny peanut butter and jelly French toast? With berry maple syrup? And more berries inside? Your protests are sounding ridiculous!

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Last year, my pal Larry requested more Texas-style breakfast recipes. While I don’t claim to have ever had any type of “breakfast enchiladas” before I made them myself, that was the first idea that popped into my head when I read that request. It took several trials (not so many tribulations, because all the versions […]

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate chip pancakes never did agree with me. The first time I had them was at a slumber party in elementary school. They were too sweet and too much like dessert to a kid whose palate was accustomed to Cheerios and shredded wheat. YEARS later, in present day, I’ve discovered chocolate chip waffles. DUUUUDE. Where […]

Buckwheat Waffles

buckwheat waffles

Though both of my parents were a smidge too young to really be hippies in the Woodstock-and-Vietnam-protest-sign sense, they adopted many hippie behaviors and interests: gardening and smoking doobs, eating whole grains and not eating sugar, for it is the Devil. (My dad focused mainly on the first two, my mom the latter activities.) I […]

Lussekatter — Swedish Saffron Buns

Lussekatter — Swedish Saffron Buns

Part nine in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Sweden, focus on: LUSSEKATTER! Thank you to Helen for explaining the origin of these buns. And thank you to Sophie for emailing with me about Swedish Christmas traditions! Lussekatter, or St. Lucy’s Cats, are a sweet saffron bread from Sweden. Saffransbullar they are called, […]