Poached Egg and Avocado Toast - this creamy, filling, real food breakfast just takes less than 10 minutes to prep! | pinchofyum.com

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Good morning, egg lovers! Guess what though. I'm not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke's on me. And that's why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain. Lately I've been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my ... Read More →

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

THESE! FOREVER! I've fallen in love. You guys, I know you get this: I am majorly predictable at breakfast. Oatmeal for Breakfast Every Day is my rock solid permanent habit, which is about to make things interesting because we've got some new equally ... Read More →

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

And the streak of new things continues with Caramelized Banana Can't Stop Love Them So Much Naturally Sweet Oat Muffins. But don't think I'm getting all crazy with the new because you know I like routine and familiar and predictability something fierce. As ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now I give you: Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream." Yes, unbelievable trickery. This ice cream is defined as ice cream by me even though it's actually kind of secretly NOT ice cream. But I mean that in the best possible way, if there even is such a ... Read More →

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12 Fresh Recipes for your Summer Vacation

Greetings from beach-land! I've been on family vacation this week, and this experience, first of all, has been amazing. North Carolina has just blown my mind with its Nicholas-Sparks-esque beachy beauty and I'm all wahhhh about going home tomorrow. I love ... Read More →

The Most Simple Green Smoothie - naturally sweet and full of green power wth just 4 ingredients. | pinchofyum.com

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Super Easy Coconut French Toast Bake - perfect for a pretty brunch! | pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Coconut French Toast Bake

This post is sponsored by King's Hawaiian. Because yummy sweet bread makes Super Easy Coconut Baked French Toast a thing-o-beauty. Check out their first ever commercial here to see people go pupule (crayyyzee!) for this bread. Hello springy brunch ... Read More →

Ham and Sausage Hashbrown Egg Bake

Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake

This post is sponsored by Smithfield Ham: provider of deliciously sweet glazed hams for all your springy Easter ham needs. Oh, yes. More on that in just a minute.Follow my blog with Bloglovin Raise your hand if you love egg bakes! Wait, though, are egg ... Read More →

Almond Oat Banana Crepes - a few wholsome ingredients make this breakfast healthy, yummy, and so pretty. | pinchofyum.com

Almond Oat Banana Crepes

Livin la vida crepes. ❤ Forever. Almond meal, ground oats, milk, eggs, and vanilla. That's this and this is that. Nutty, finely textured, barely sweet. HOW A-MAZING. I think I love these crepes so much because:: healthy-ish + tastes like dessert + is ... Read More →

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze - extremely moist, bright flavor, and that glaze. ♥ | pinchofyum.com

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze

Whatever you do, DO NOT imagine me taking down half of that muffin in one bite for picture purposes. Just don't even go there in your mind, because I was there in real life and it wasn't pretty. But it was delicious. It was stuff it in your face ASAP and ... Read More →

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats - I can't think of a quick and easy breakfast that I love more. | pinchofyum.com

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it's a happy Monday for this teacher. But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I ... Read More →

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones - crunchy sugaroutside, juicy blueberries + flaky tender inside. | pinchofyum.com

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones

Valentine's Day is killing me. Let me rephrase that: Valentine's Day on Pinterest is killing me. This year I'm either going to hand-sew and individually stuff a bag full of heart shaped tea bags, or leave hearts made of flour all over the yard that lead ... Read More →

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie - so simple and refreshing. A perfect start to the day! | pinchofyum.com

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I am drinking blueberries and honey like it's my job. Breakfast on the go is not really my thing, you guys. I've always been the kind of person who would forgo blow drying their hair before work in exchange for a full, warm, sit-down breakfast. At the very ... Read More →

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread - simple, pretty, and totally irresistible. | pinchofyum.com

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

*drools* I am totally smitten with this. Consumed. Overwhelmed. Carried Away. Which is good, because I could use a little food distraction so I don't dwell on the fact that I'm going back to work today after three and a half years of winter break. I love my ... Read More →

Best Ever Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes - they turn out fluffy and perfect every time! 130 calories per pancake. | pinchofyum.com

Best Ever Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

The fact that there is whole wheat pumpkin pancake batter waiting for me in the fridge at the very moment that I type this is just completely tempting and distracting. Write. Focus, focus, focus. Once you've experienced a plate full of these hot, ... Read More →

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins: whole grain, less sugar and oil, 270 calories - Pinch of Yum

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The conversation in my head went something like this: I need a pumpkin muffin NOW. But that oil and sugar. Dern. And so began the quest for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a yummy pumpkin muffin. The original version of these Maple ... Read More →

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza - Pinch of Yum

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something. ... Or get another slice. Cause coherent thoughts might not be happening. This pizza, and by pizza I ... Read More →

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake from Pinch of Yum

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake may or may not be the best thing to come out of my kitchen all week, but I need to start this post with some b-a-d news: House #2, the Charmer, sold. After 5 days on the market. To someone else. The same night I posted ... Read More →

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

I sorta miss my blog. I told myself I wouldn't do any regular posting during my 21-day eCookbook challenge to keep myself on task and increase my odds of finishing on time (which I still am, and I'd love it if you signed up to get an email notification and ... Read More →

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Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Okay, well, I guess I can eat cinnamon swirl bread all day if I must. Because when that smell speaks to me, game over. Bjork and I have kind of a dysfunctional relationship with bread. I said WITH BREAD. Sheesh. No, seriously though. There's this thing ... Read More →

Oatmeal Flax Blueberry Muffins

Oatmeal Flax Blueberry Muffins

The moment I wake up... before I put on my make up... I make a muffin just for youuuu... True story. I've made these at least 18 divided by 3 times in the last few weeks of being home, because I'm making up for year of not eating these sweet little ... Read More →

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My Sister’s Citrus Scones

  Once upon a time I posted a recipe for a recipe that I didn't personally make. That's because These scones appeared on my kitchen table in a magic Welcome Home basket a few days ago, and they are so heavenly, so buttery-moist and just a little ... Read More →

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Whole Wheat Pancakes for Two

It's Saturday tomorrow. And these pancakes are FLUFFY. Remember when I showed you this picture? These are those, and those are these. One in the same. Except that time I was feeling a little extra generous with myself and added 1,000 chocolate chips ... Read More →

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Papaya Mango Smoothie

It’s official: I’m hooked on papayas. Papaya smoothies, papaya in curry, papaya covered with brown sugar and lime, Thai green papaya salad (alright, so far that one just exists in my head)… but all around, sweet and savory and everything else, I am just ... Read More →

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Honey Nut Steel Cut Oats

My first goal with this post is to convince you to get a rice cooker. Yes. Stay with me here. Because my second goal is to get you to use your rice cooker to make your breakfast for you. And then my third goal is to get you to truly enjoy steel cut ... Read More →

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Did we ever talk about this? That would be a package of strawberries for 13 dollars. Thirteen. Dollars. That's why I don't buy strawberries here in the Philippines, or berries of any kind, really. Don't feel bad for me. I mean, bananas, papaya, ... Read More →

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Coffee Cake Muffins

I cannot believe how much has happened since that Baked Rigatoni post went out a wee 48 hours ago. I'm currently sitting in my nice comfy bed, propped up with the computer on my lap, and all is well. Or, getting well. But here's a little reader-friendly ... Read More →

Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast

Time for Christmas listing. This year, that means ordering a few smallish, lightish things on Amazon and having them shipped to family and friends, also known as I'll just give you a real present next year. Followed by a trip to the zoo mall to buy ... Read More →

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Gingerbread Loaves with Lemon Glaze

It’s Christmastime! Or is it really? {crink eye} I feel like the world is playing a trick on me. From where I stand it looks more like primo beach season. True, people are wearing jeans and little sweater-like things, Christmas music and flashing ... Read More →

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

I'll just put it out there. Best muffins ever. That's right. Best muffins ever. This is like combining everything I’ve ever loved in a muffin and baking it to fluffy, moist, streusely perfection: peanut butter, banana, cinnamon, and chocolate ... Read More →

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Fall Favorites

Do you know those times when you just wanna be with your mom? I do. And I got the best Halloween present ever this year. MY MOM! I picked her up at the airport late last night just so we could spend our favorite holiday wearing cat ears and eating ... Read More →

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal

I've always been a dessert fan. Lover. Adorer. Obsesser. And by the way, spell check wants me to write that as Observer. Not a chance, spell check. Not.a.chance. It is a really bad and really good day when I wake up and see those chocolate cookies that I ... Read More →

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Brown Sugar Apple, Wheat Berry, & Yogurt Parfaits

Normal people have hobbies like biking and scrapbooking and knitting. I have a hobby called loving pasta and dessert. And to offset that, I am developing a hobby called trying to eat healthy sometimes and eating new ancient grains. Totally normal. And I ... Read More →

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Caramel Rolls with Apples and Walnuts

I blinked and it was Monday. I’m a little sad. This weekend was filled with some wonderful things, including babysitting 30 kids on a Friday night, and maybe wonderful isn’t the right word for that, but whatever, hosting a Matilda movie night with my ... Read More →

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Chili and Cornbread Waffle Stacks

Napkin, please. Let's get messy today with runny egg yolks over spicy chili and sweet cornbread waffles. Yeah? I won't even judge if you if you have eggs yolks running down your chin and chili drippings on your shirt. Can I be honest with you? I am a ... Read More →

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Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce

Ohhh-kay. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, ever ever ever. One quick question: is this breakfast? Forget that. In my house, today, it was breakfast. ... Read More →

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Champorado {Chocolate Coconut Sticky Rice}

Today I was noticing something. Our fruit bowl is full, and guess what it's full of? Not mangoes, because I married a mango beast who finds a way to eat 3782 mangoes every day. It's full of apples and oranges. WHAT?! Who am I right now? I am living in a ... Read More →

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Chocolate & Sweet Cream Marble Loaf

Remember when I used to work out? Gosh golly. In our first few weeks here in the Philippines, I worked out every morning. And by worked out, I mean I ran for five seconds. It wasn't much, but it gave me license for an extra cookie. Now I don't work out ... Read More →

Mango Cake

Mango Snack Cake

I.AM.IN.LOVE. With a mango snack cake and its crunchy, sugary, brulee-like topping and its melted butter on top. And then suddenly 18 pieces were gone. I'd just like to say I'm sorry for posting multiple mango recipes in a row and I promise I won't ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter & Honey Muffins

Temperature Controlled Apartment vs. Freshly Baked Muffins? No contest. And I'm happy to report that fluffy, nutty, honey-sweet muffins just came out of my oven. Which has an actual fire inside it. Be impressed. Bonus: I'm pretty sure about one third of ... Read More →

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Fresh Mango Lassi

I'm hunnnngry. All.the.time. I thought I was hungry in Minnesota, but dang. This new life in the Philippines has me eating at least 18 times a day. I'm blaming it on the sweltering heat and humidity along with a laundry list of other things, such as my ... Read More →

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

I want to tell you that I'm a domestic queen and I made this for breakfast in our new Filipino apartment kitchen, but let me paint a more accurate picture for you: I'm eating cold leftover rice and beans and there's a fan blowing directly on my face. And I ... Read More →

Smoothie

Berry Green Smoothie

Truth: I drink green smoothies. Truth: Bjork gets bugged out by green smoothies.  I pretend that he's immature and usually give a mini-lecture about the health benefits of green smoothies, which usually ends with him eating a whole box of Marshmallow Mateys ... Read More →

Mini Donuts

Chocolate Glazed Baked Mini Donuts

Just, just, just... Breathe.  And eat a mini donut. Breathe mini donuts? Yes. That's what the voice inside my head is saying these days.  That was when there were still mini donuts left.  That was like a year ago.  It was fun while it lasted. ... Read More →

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Healthy Double Chocolate Malt

I hope our new apartment comes with a blender because I plan to make these ultra thick and creamy healthy double chocolate malts every morning in the Philippines. Chocolate for breakfast yo. I've gotta be honest with you guys. Searching for a home ... Read More →