Caramelized Shallot & Grape Chutney

Today's post is sponsored by Grapes from California. Okay, imagine this for a second. Yourself sitting around with friends, significant other, or let's be honest - happily by yourself - with a plate of crispy crackers topped with a jammy savory-sweet ... Read More →

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Life, why are you so ____? (insert any adjective ever) And carrot cake smoothie bowl, why are you so yummy? 👅 I mean, seriously, why? and how? This is nothing more than a few carrots, some pineapple, a dusting of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla, and a ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bread French Toast

Today's post is sponsored by Nespresso! We are superfans of their coffee, especially with Pumpkin Bread French Toast.Â Â đŸ™ŒđŸŒ And then I made pumpkin bread French toast and ate it with a creamy cup of Nespresso coffee. And by a creamy cup, I mean three ... Read More →

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Today's post is sponsored by Wholesome! We used two of their organic sugars for this magical pumpkin bread. Straight up classy. đŸ’…đŸŒđŸ’…đŸŸđŸ’…đŸ» That's what this is. I mean, classy among other things, like moist and lightly sweet and perfect for melty butter ... Read More →

Addicting Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Today's post is sponsored by Wholesome! and we are using their Organic Brown Sugar in this here caramel-apple madness. Question 👇 A thick, soft brown sugar crust sandwiching a heaping apple layer that is drizzled with homemade caramel: you down ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bites with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin bites! Nibbles of pumpkin love! Little sweets of morning joy! I wish I could say I wasn't this shallow, but the prospect of eating about 50 of these little guys is singlehandedly what got me out of bed this morning. That, and the fact that I would ... Read More →

Pitcher Style Margaritas for a Crowd

Give me a second, I'm just reflecting on the fact that this is going to be the last weekend of summer. 😭 Minnesota in the fall might be the most divine places on earth, but, ugh. Summer. WHY. The struggle is real. Regrouping in 3... 2... Today we've ... Read More →

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups

Today's drool-worthy French Toast Cups are sponsored by Wholesome! - we used their organic pancake syrup and organic  coconut palm syrup with this recipe and they were both ON POINT. Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness. It's been way too ... Read More →

Fresh Blueberry Peach Cake

Today's post is sponsored by our *sweet* friends at Wholesome! --> see what I did there? We love their coconut palm sugar in this recipe! Like, a lottttt. If I were to tell you the truth about this fresh blueberry peach cake, I'd tell you that I've ... Read More →

Coconut Pecan Cabin Granola

It's July 3rd! Almost July 4th! đŸ‡ș🇾 WHAT IN THE WORLD. I have no idea when or where that happened or, um, better question - what I was doing while it was happening? - but psh. No time for that on this Friday before the 4th. Here I am! Granola in hand, cabin ... Read More →

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy ... Read More →

Naturally Sweet Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Hey my sweet, sweet friends! I'm talking to the coconut bites, actually. These are my sweetest, most wonderful friends, especially when trying to cut back on the refined sugar sweets and still trying to LOVE LIFE. ♡ But I'm also talking to you, because ... Read More →

Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream

Today's post is sponsored by a new favorite: ALOHA! This company makes delicious, wholesome, and beautifully designed products that are straight up inspiring for a healthy lifestyle. Can't wait to share. Okay, so this is ice cream. Bjork and I ... Read More →

5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

You guys. I DID THIS. I made it. On my own, with, like, real peanuts. In five minutes and NOT EVEN JOKING. This is The Peanut Butter of peanut butters. It's peanut butter like you've never seen before. Or have you? If you've made your own peanut ... Read More →

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

All the good cookie eaters of the world! We were made for such a time as this. These cookies are soft, thick, bricks of chocolate chunks and buttery dough baked into a heavy, milk-loving cookie that is my most favorite chocolate chip cookie of all time. ... Read More →

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Well well well well well. What have we here on a Monday morning? To my hungry eyes, this looks like soft, sweet Medjool dates stuffed with creamy, tangy goat cheese wrapped in salty, smoky bacon and baked to crispy-soft perfection. And stuck with a lil' ... Read More →

The Ultimate Chocolate Granola

ohhhk. I am seriously bursting at the seams. With joy, I mean. With joy. Granola joy and dog joy. There are two really happy things going on in my life right now --> #1 - The dog. We have a dog! We have had our puppy for almost a week now, and ... Read More →

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins made with wholesome whole wheat, frozen wild blueberries, and honey. And a spoonful of butter glaze to make the whole thing pretty. THIS IS REAL LIFE. We're not quite at the point yet where good blueberries are showing their little ... Read More →

Simple Coconut Green Smoothie

Today's healthy glowing coconut green smoothie post is sponsored by my new friends at Bai5! You guys, I am on a green smoothie KICK. And when I say kick, I mean I'm in this phase where I'm doing a green smoothie every Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday ... Read More →

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Bars

Fri-daaaay. Good to see you, old friend. I love my job (someone just seriously pinch me that THESE CHOCOLATE BARS ARE MY JOB), but even still, Fridays have some kind of magic in them. Friday night pizza is only a few hours away and I can stay up ... Read More →

Coconut Oil Apple Crisp

This post is sponsored by my favorite beautiful, golden, always crunchy and always sweet Opal Apples. Pop Quiz: what's super cinnamony-cozy, made with wholesome ingredients (think oats, pecans, honey, coconut oil, and apples), and ultra joy-giving right ... Read More →

Grapefruit Mojitos for Two

I'm feeling the pretty pink love in the air! Not even because it's almost Valentine's Day (which I pretend to not care about but definitely do care about ♡) but mostly because these Pretty Pink Grapefruit Mojitos for Two have become a deliciously regular ... Read More →

Our Favorite Coconut Oil Granola

But seriously, you guys, it's so so so good. There is no other name for this besides OUR FAVORITE coconut oil granola. My favorite, Bjork's favorite, my friends' favorite, our neighbors' favorite. It's a deliciously golden, rustic-feeling medley of oats, ... Read More →

5-Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

This post is sponsored by my friends at General Mills just in time for their newest addition to the Big G cereal family: Cheerios + Ancient Grains! First things first: the red in those pomegranates just makes me feel all PARTY. Breakfast party? Extra ... Read More →

Extra Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies

Close up and in your face --> coconut oil brownies! I know, it's so confusing. But this is possibly my new favorite brownie recipe, says the girl whose best brownie recipe has historically been the Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix from a ... Read More →

Maple Glazed Gingerbread Scones

Is it just me, or is it a Maple Glazed Gingerbread Scones kinda day? These gingerbread scones are a) jumbo, because I accidentally made them huge - oops? b) soft and delicately crumbly like a good scone should be, and c) full of warm and wonderful ... Read More →

9 Healthy Holiday Treats

Surprise! Just popping in on Saturday to share with you a little collection of healthy holiday treat recipes. Say what?  It's true. Since doing the sugar free thing for a full 60 days earlier this year, I am looking at the cookie eating season a little ... Read More →

Eggnog French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

Today's eggnog French toast happiness is sponsored by King's Hawaiian, makers of the yummy bread that got fried up into beautifully golden brown THIS. Raise your hand if you love eggnog! *ooh! me me me me meeee* When I think of eggnog, I think of ... Read More →

How To Host A Holiday Cookie Baking Party

Last weekend I hosted a cookie baking party. Wait, let me say that again. I HOSTED A COOKIE BAKING PARTY! Like the real, true, responsible adult that I am trying to be. I planned, invited, prepped, hosted, and managed six people baking holiday cookies ... Read More →

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-breeaaaaddd! Okay, maybe I did just go and make gingerbread in November. Maybe I did and maybe I like it. Before I get distracted talking about any other life thing, I want to say this: I LOVE THESE MUFFINS. I say it ... Read More →

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING. I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

Five Minute Single Serving Apple Crisp

Dessert today is brought to you by those end-of-fall sweet, juicy, ruby red apples that are just completely irresistible. Organic Honeycrisp, I'm looking at you. Today these apples are coated in cinnamon sugar and conveniently topped with a healthy, ... Read More →

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Just let me tell you something real quick. Whole wheat cranberry dark chocolate biscotti with flecks of orange zest, raw honey in place of sugar, and a generous drizzle of dark chocolate are sitting nice and pretty on my plate (ahem, hand) this morning, and ... Read More →

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Halloooh! I'm still here! and so is this extra indulgent, feels like fall, crumb-heavy, spiced pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping and a maple glaze. Ain't nobody messing around with this one. No way no how. Pumpkin coffee cake to the max ... Read More →

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars

Hallo thare friends. No, sorry, I was talking to the healthy sea salt dark chocolate bars. Because a chocolate bar that is made with healthy ingredients (everybody say hiii to the friendly oats, coconut, nuts, and seeds) and wrapped up in peanut butter and ... Read More →

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Fluffy and satisfying, stuffed with apples and dusted with sugar. Is it possible to record someone saying that in a British accent and somehow make it my alarm clock? Siri, help a girl out. Recently I had this revelation: CARBSSS. I don’t mean to be a ... Read More →

Inner Goddess Chocolate Truffles

This is kind of the best chocolate healthy person life hack in the whole world. These naturally sweet whole food chocolate truffles are about to hit your mouth in their adorable little brownie-bite-esque form which is thee most perfect thing ever for an ... Read More →

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

MUFFINS FOR EVERYONE!!!! Shouting is necessary because we've got good news over here: last week I took my most simplest and favoritest old fall-time cinnamon sugar apple cake recipe and made it into little - okay fine fine fine - HUGE whole wheat muffins. ... Read More →

14 Smoothies For An Instant Mood Boost

I drink smoothies like it's my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome. It's TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<-- really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some ... Read More →

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

There are certain events in a person's life that call for blueberry crisp three times in a row. I'd like you to call one of those events to mind right now like right this very second, because you need this juicy sweetness in your life not once, not twice, ... Read More →

French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone

I can't even with this. This is whole wheat French toast with PEAR CHUTNEY and MASCARPONE. Do you even see that white melty creamy stuff on the French toast that looks like butter only better? Look at it and study it because it's how you're going to make ... Read More →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

O-la! Friends? Get yoselves ready because here come the Big Clusters marching down bloggy avenue. Your snacking, breakfasting, and crunchy-sprinkled-topping will never be the same. These are happy granola hailstones of epic peanut-buttery-delicious ... Read More →

Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffs! Like more PLEASE. They're big, puffy, and crackly on top, and beautifully moist and deliciously sweet inside, and perfect for all your Monday breakfasts and second breakfasts. And Wednesday lunches and post-lunch snacks and Friday afternoon ... Read More →

Milk and Honey Iced Coffee

This deliciously milky sweet iced coffee and giveaway brought to you by Nespresso. Scroll to the end of the post to pick an entry option so you can WIN one! Milk and Honey Iced Coffee: oh, you sweet, roasty, light, milky perfection. No, wait, just ... Read More →

No-Bake Mini Fruit Pizzas

I have really mixed feelings about healthy desserts. That being said, today's dessert is a rock star of a raw dessert that closely resembles our family favorite, Fruit Pizza. There's no sugar cookie crust here - wahhhhh! But honestly, I'm going to blow your ... Read More →