Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cups

This past week, my precious sister was in town to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday, and boy, do I miss her sweet presence, as well as that of her family, now that she has traveled back home to her place. Amongst the many things that we enjoy doing together, one of them is eating chocolate, and we definitely made sure that we tried a few good treats from the kitchen...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins (Paleo Style:)

These muffins are absolutely divine. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yummy, moist, and full of chocolate, this delicious recipe is not only easy to whip up, but they are full of nutritious ingredients! I originally found these muffins from Juli over at PaleoOMG, and then I tweaked it slightly. I am giving you the recipe with my modifications, but feel free to head on over to the PaloOMG blog to check out the original...

Savory Butternut Squash Soup

The cold weather is here, and that means it’s time to start gathering all of my soup recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ There is something soothing to me about holding a cup of soup in my hands, curling up, and savoring every bite. Well, that is probably true of many of us, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ I have found several to savor, but this one is at the top of my list. I love...

Precious Mama…You are Okay!

As moms, we are pretty hard on ourselves, aren’t we? We beat ourselves up for not being better mom’s, not spending more time with our kids, not looking a certain way, and not measuring up to what the world around us tells us we need to be. We compare ourselves to others and base our worth by some standard set by Pinterest, parenting magazines, media, the list goes on… I...

Gluten-Free Caramel Corn (Without Corn Syrup!)

Every once in a while, a bowl of caramel corn sounds pretty delightful, doesn’t it? I definitely have had my cravings for it, that is for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yet, the downside of most caramel corn recipes is that they call for corn syrup (corn starch that is broken down into glucose). Many corn syrups also add high fructose corn syrup, which definitely has it’s health risks. To avoid using this...

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup and Caramel Cookie Bar

This one is a hit. Seriously…My husband raved about them, and I am sure you will as well! Although not paleo, I have taken the original recipe from Hugs and Cookies and adapted it to make it gluten-free! Plus I switched out the Recess Peanut Butter Cups for a healthier version of the same thing. These bars will impress your “taste testers” and will “Wow” the socks off of any...

Just a Little While Longer~ Devotional Reflection #5~ Written on Sept. 25, 2012

I kiss my sweet boy on the forehead, utter the last word of the familiar bedtime song, and then start to make my way toward the door of my son’s bedroom. In my mind, I am already am putting together a “to do” list for what I can accomplish while he is sleeping. I am on a determined mission to accomplish much, to busy myself with all that needs to...

Baby Kisses~ Devotional Reflections #4~ Written on Sept. 5, 2012

My little one reaches up toward me with arms outstretched. In response, I swoop him into my arms at which he responds by pulling in close, his soft cheeks right next to mine. In the next moment, he turns toward me with a wide smile and proceeds to bring his lips, wet with spit, up to mine. In the only way he knows how, he kisses me once, and then...

Delight~ Devotional Reflections #3~ Written on August 21, 2012

It is two o’clock in the afternoon, and her feet make their way slowly up the stairway while her five and a half month old snuggles in a little closer. He lays his head upon her chest and listens. He listens to the heartbeat of the mother who loves him. And once again, he is at peace, for he knows that she delights in him. Together they enter his tiny...

Homemade Coconut Milk

In my journey of wellness, I have found that there is one particular pantry staple that is essential: good ol’ coconut milk. ๐Ÿ™‚ What I have also discovered is that I don’t love the fact that many coconut milks contain stabilizers and thickeners which I believe take away from the nutritional value of the product. In fact, a common ingredient now found in store-bought cartons of “dairy milk substitutes” such...