Ingredient: cinnamon

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

One of my fondest memories as a kid was my first trip to Lebanon. So many new people, places and things to see and do. I was about 12 years old and I remember my mom being terrified that after all the years of speaking…

Pi(e) Day ~ Apple Pie

Pi(e) Day ~ Apple Pie

Anyway you slice it, pie is good! Especially on Pi Day. What is Pi Day? Pi Day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Anything constant deserves a celebration! Now, I’m no mathematician but I sure can get down with Pi(e) any day of…

Swoonworthy Apple Cake

Swoonworthy Apple Cake

Our Day. We’re already inching through November, kids are off of school 3 days this week and another 3 days week after next (they were also off last Friday). We’re fully into “No School November” an official term here in Portland! Don’t get me wrong,…

Molasses Bran Muffins

Molasses Bran Muffins

Alright friends, either the picture for this muffin was stunning or you all are in need of some extra fiber in your lives!!!! I will be 100% honest, some folks in this family need the extra fiber. A few of my kids have a regime…

Apple Handpies

Apple Handpies

Do you guys remember those apple pies from McDonald’s? The ones that came in the little cardboard boxes that were ridiculously addictive? I LOVED them! I remember buying 2-3 at a time (probably not a good idea) but one just didn’t do it. They had…

Kefir Oat Pumpkin Scones

Kefir Oat Pumpkin Scones

  This time of year is the BEST! Yes, I will probably start every blog post from now until Thanksgiving this same exact way. But it really is, the crisp air, leaves changing, cozying up with blankets and hot chocolate. My favorite! And not to…

Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins

Alright, we are officially in FALL!!!!!! I know, I know…it may be 90 degrees on the East Coast, in the 80s here on the West Coast but still, there is a certain something in the air. Nights are cooler, leaves are changing colors and that…

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Anyone who has been to my house or has seen pictures on my Instagram stories can attest to the fact that I ALWAYS have bananas turning on my counter! I buy the bananas, the children say they’ll eat the bananas but then two days later…