Adele ate me for breakfast, hence the lack of coffee chats lately.
Just kidding, but it’s been FOREVER since we’ve caught up. I’m thankful for having a slew of recipes in my archives and of course, my amazing monthly contributors. Without a combination of these two, I’d like to not think about what the happenings of the blog would be….
Let’s talk the cookbook for a hot minute. I submitted my completed manuscript and saying it was an exciting relief would be an understatement. Over the past few months, I’ve been a little absent from the blog, amongst my friends, and even my mom’s cooking, in favor of focusing on the book.
I thought the recipe testing/photo shoots would be the hard part, as evidenced by the three-hour vacuuming session I endured after the final recipe was shot.
The writing part was the hard part- Not so much the recipes, but the little details and the ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS section! I was seriously tempted to thank coconut flour, almond butter and rolled oats there, but refrained.
I’ll continue to keep you guys updated but…it kind of seems surreal! Also, expect some extra fun news…
Catch up recipes
There have been some gems posted on here lately, and I’d hate for you to have missed out on them! Over the last week, we’ve had some delicious happenings here-
These flourless pumpkin breakfast brownies– For all of you who’ve made the original version, this one takes it up a notch. The pumpkin makes it fudgier, and the simple ganache on top takes it from epic to EPIC.
I know it’s a little bit early, but gingerbread needed to make a slight appearance! This gingerbread mug cake isn’t overpowering with molasses and has something special- An icing which is acceptable to eat on toast.
I know because I ate it that way.
These Recipes from Around the Web…
…Need to be eaten.
I’ve never been one to be a huge fan of stuffing sweet potatoes with sweet things but these literally have me drooling!
Who needs candles or air fresheners when your home could smell like apples? This is your answer!
A slow cooker meets Thanksgiving side dish = This beauty is made. Who needs turkey after this?!
If there is one mug cake you need to be making, as Michael Jackson sang, this is it.
When you cake has a toffee surprise in the center? Yes, please!
I like my chai, but I like it even more when it’s dirty and for breakfast.
Why braid hair when you can braid cinnamon rolls?
It’s Liv’s birthday we’ll eat (FERRERO ROCHER) cake
if we want to because we need to.
These Posts from Around the Web…
…Need to be read.
Want a visual food diary of someone who can count calories here and there in a non-obsessive manner? Kelly is a fine (and rare!) example of someone who counts calories occasionally, but also exemplifies the definition of balance. Just check out her previous food diary archives!
Online negativity is prevalent- It’s worse if you engage in it- Follow my motto and simply not feed into it and ignore. If that means blocking/removing/deleting a blogger from your reader, do it.
How well do you REALLY know your food? I mean, Betty White is older than sliced bread…
How awesome is this- A vegan speciality outsells everything at a meat fest!
Hands down, you NEED to read this post from one of my favorite people ever- Alexis. Coming from a registered dietician too? Bonus.
…She even sent (me) you this picture.
This weekend I….
…put on my DIY hat.
My sister messaged me during the week wanting to go to Costco…to buy a saw. A SAW.
Before you think my sister was auditioning for a horror movie, she had intentions to make her own chest of drawers to be placed at the end of her bed. On Sunday, she roped me in (with the promise of an extra large latte) to accompany her there. After picking up the saw, we also swung by Ikea to get a display unit, which I thought was to be used for vases or mementos.
We spent the afternoon assembling it together (can someone please enlighten me as to why Ikea claims their products are easy to put together? This silly display unit took 2 hours). After it was done, my sister started filling it in.
….with athletic design shoes.
I don’t understand her logic.
In the midst of all this, I missed my blog’s third birthday! I hope you’ll forgive me, as I’ve collaborated with some of my favorite brands to give TWO of you something amazing.
It rhymes with Bitchen Maid Fixer.
Have an epic start to the week, folks. I also promised Dave that I’ll be ending future coffee chat posts with a certain line-
Kiss my grits.
What was a highlight from your weekend?
What’s a recipe or post you are currently crushing on?
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