Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Hey friends!
Any oatmeal fans out there?

Oatmeal is one of my most favorite breakfast foods. It's delicious, hearty and good for you
too! Every few Sundays I bake a batch of these Baked Oatmeal Cups and then freeze them
to enjoy throughout the month. I top them with fresh berries, sliced figs, bananas or Lily's
chocolate chips. They are 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints each using my recipe.

The oatmeal cups pop right out of these OXO silicone baking cups.
You can find them on Amazon - I love them!

Whenever you're ready to eat, just heat them for a minute or so in the microwave.
Enjoy them with yogurt, nut butter and a few extra berries.

You can find more oatmeal recipes here, here and here.

Baked Oatmeal Cups

4 cups rolled oats
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
4 egg whites
1/3 cup maple syrup (I use Lakanto maple flavored syrup)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Using a large cookie/ice cream scoop drop mixture into silicone muffin molds or into
a greased muffin tin. Top with fresh fruit.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until set.

Yield - 15 cups

3 WW Smartpoints 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Spice Cake mix pumpkin muffins

Happy September friends!
It's going to be 90 degrees here in Virginia today, but it will soon be time for warm cozy
drinks, hearty soups and all things pumpkin, so I'm sharing a quick and easy recipe AND
a fabulous new product to help get you prepared for fall.

Introducing the new Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker...make
a single cup or an entire carafe of coffee with the same coffee maker! You can find it
exclusively at Walmart  - retailing for $99.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quick & Healthy Meals to Pack for Work

This post is in partnership with PackIt®. All opinions stated in this post are my own.
Post may contain affiliate links.

PackIt Bento Lunch Container

I'm in denial that summer is almost over. I mean seriously, how is it almost September already?
I guess I can deny it all I want, but days are getting shorter, evenings are cooler and the sound
of a school bus turning around in our cul-de-sac each morning lets me know that I better
kick it in gear and get to the office.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Hello Monday

Several years ago I used to write a post titled Hello Monday where I would share random
photos of my week or favorite things. Well today I'm bringing it back because I've got a
lot of new favorite things lately and I thought you might like them too.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Why I love our Berkey Water Filter System

This post is in partnership with Berkey Filters. As always, all opinions are my own.
Post contains affiliate links.

A few weeks ago our new neighbors invited us over for drinks and appetizers as a way to
formally introduce themselves and for us to meet a few other new couples close by.
We had the best time talking, eating, drinking and sharing stories.  It's so refreshing to have
neighbors that want to get to know us and who enjoy doing things together from time to time.

At the end of the evening we toured their home and sitting on their kitchen counter in all
it's glory was a Big Berkey water filter system. I'll admit I was a bit jealous.
I had heard such great things about the Berkey water filter system and one was definitely
on my wish list!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dessert Bruschetta

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are my own.

Summer gatherings are my favorite.
There's nothing better than friends and family by the pool or on the deck with a drink
in hand and a spread of seasonal appetizers for the taking. I've been trying to get to our
Farmer's Market more frequently this summer and being more intentional about trying
new fruit and vegetables. This year I discovered yellow zucchini and baby plums that
were amazing! Fresh berries are the opitome of summer and are always on my shopping

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wedding Ice Cream Bar

As soon as our daughter Madison and her husband Justin decided on a wedding date,
we immediately began discussing what type of sweet treats they wanted at their wedding
reception. What else would you expect from a food blogger and her daughter - ha ha!

Lucky for me, they wanted me included in on the planning and design for the wedding and
reception and I couldn't wait to get started!  Madison and Justin knew they wanted a cookie
table at the wedding reception (you can see it here) and a small cutting cake, and after
many discussions they finally decided on a ice cream bar for their guests. Since the wedding
was in the middle of June I thought this was a great idea!