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Healthy & Delicious Banana Oats Breakfast Bowl

Giveaway! This post is in partnership with Whole Foods and their Make Me Whole Campaign. Whole Foods Market is giving YOU a chance to win groceries for a YEAR! If you’re like me and you’re trying to enhance your health this year, follow Whole Foods and tag a photo of what you’re totally obsessed with eating at the moment with 3 things: @wholefoods, #MakesMeWhole & #sweeps on Instagram or Twitter. It’s that easy! Instagram    Twitter The Official Rules are here. Good luck!! 🙂 Since coming back from Las Vegas and Arizona, I’ve been on a major health kick. As a part of that, I’ve been experimenting with different recipes! One of my favorites right now is this Banana Oats Breakfast Bowl that I threw together in my head while walking up and down every aisle in Whole Foods. This breakfast bowl is packed with protein, superfoods and flavor – and I don’t even like oats! But this is just amazing. (I think you’ll love it) 🙂 What you’ll need: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 …

cherry apple pie

Easiest Cherry Apple Pie Recipe (Chapel Pie?)

During this holiday season, I got really into baking. I spent hours in the kitchen learning new recipes, trying to master techniques and appreciating the art-form that IS a perfect pie crust. And one of my most favorite pies I made was a makeshift cherry apple pie (with a homemade crust!) This was my favorite pie to make because I didn’t follow a recipe! I had one can of apples and one can of cherries so I decided to wing it. And this delicious pie was the outcome. Cherry Apple Pie Recipe What you need: Pie Crust: I used the same recipe as the last pie I made! Find it here. Pie Filling: 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp allspice 1 can cinnamon apples 1 can cherry filling Pie Topping: 1 tbs melted butter 1 tbs sugar (I used turbinado, but any kind of sugar will work!) How to make it: Make your pie crusts using this simple recipe. Combine brown sugar, flour, and allspice in a large bowl. Add apples …

easy pecan pie

Pecan Pie and Homemade Crust

I love eating pie, but I’ve never baked a pie. Let alone a pecan pie! Sure, I’ve picked up a frozen pie from the grocery store and heated it up in the oven… but I’ve never actually baked one from scratch. So this Thanksgiving, I wanted to challenge myself. I baked a pie, but not just any pie. I baked what is probably the sugariest pie in the world: Pecan Pie (and I made my own crust!). For the pie and the crust, I followed recipes from The Pioneer Woman (I love her!) Pie Crust What you need: 1-1/2 cup Crisco (vegetable shortening) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 whole egg 5 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon salt How to make it: In a large bowl, with a pastry cutter, gradually work the Crisco into the flour for about 3 or 4 minutes until it resembles a coarse meal. In a small bowl, beat an egg with a fork and then pour it into the flour/shortening mixture. Add 5 tablespoons of cold water, …