Author: Laura

THE Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have this friend. Her name is Renee. She is amazing. Renee brought me a meal after my first miscarriage (more on that below) and brought these cookies for dessert. They were so perfect I was convinced they were slice and bake, so I slyly said to her, “the cookies you brought are SO delicious, how did you make them?” Lo and behold they were from scratch and she shared the recipe with me! Happy Dance! Now I will share it with you…here are THE best chocolate chip cookies in the universe! After our daughter Bethany turned 3 months one-year-old we were ready...

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Homemade Baby Food Sweet Potatoes

I want to share with all the moms of the world just how easy it is to make your own baby food! It’s also budget-friendly, healthy, and tastes amazing! Seriously if you have a little one please pause for a moment and read this post! Since we try to be as frugal as possible I always knew that I would make our babies’ food. When my first daughter, Bethany, was ready to eat solids I did a bunch of research and jumped right in. I started with avocados because they’re amazing and all I had to do was mash them with a fork (win). Sweet potato was food #2. Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods, so I choose to cook them by roasting instead of boiling. I just wrap some potatoes in foil and bake for 1 to 2 hours until they’re soft. Then I scoop out the insides of the potatoes and toss them into my Vitamix or food processor. At this point I pause and eat the skins sprinkled with a bit a sea salt. Yum. Then I resume the task at hand, add a TBS or two of water to the blender, and puree for about 60 seconds. I check the consistency, scrape the sides and blend longer or add more water if necessary. Next I use these individual silicone brownie pans by wilton to make...

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Cinnamon Honey Butter (Texas Roadhouse Style)

Where do I begin when describing this recipe for Cinnamon Honey Butter (Texas Roadhouse Style)? It’s ready in 30.5 seconds. It’s butter. It’s cinnamon. It’s honey. It’s the perfect accessory to almost any food. Slather some on fresh baked cornbread (and eat it with this chili). Take your usual breakfast fare up 37 notches by spreading some of this on top. Pancakes, waffles, French toast. The possibilities are truly endless. I almost  didn’t write about this butter because of how easy it is to make. It’s almost like a non-recipe. Dump 5 ingredients in a mixer and 1 minute later you...

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Avocado basil sauce

Avocados. Is there any other food as perfect and versatile as an avocado? Guacamole? Yes. Creamy smoothies? Yum. Avocado basil sauce? Yes and YES! This recipe is one of my all-time favorites. I eat it with this dish most often, but have used it to top salads or just eaten it with a spoon. This sauce adds so much flavor using minimal, healthy ingredients! I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t be able to eat this sauce unless they were awesome-intolerant. My kids love it mixed into their noodles (or “nooNels” as my son calls them). Avocados are one of my top 10 favorite foods. On the...

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Raw Chocolate Silk Pie

“This is dairy-free?!” Is typically what someone exclaims after tasting a bite of this Raw Chocolate Silk Pie. Absolutely it is! Dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, and vegan-friendly…truly a dessert fit for all your dietary needs! Plus it’s easy!  If you haven’t noticed, I use my food processor a lot. It’s dirty and well loved. But this is real life people. I don’t have time to polish my tools every time I use them. So a chocolate-stained S-blade is what you get.  Since dinner isn’t complete without dessert (stating the obvious), we eat it every night. It’s not always elaborate, but I try to...

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About Laura

Wife of one, mom of 3 {+1 on the way}, lover of all things peanut butter! Read more about Laura!

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