French Pancakes {No-Fail, Original Family Recipe}

One of our sweetest family traditions is my husband’s family’s French Pancake recipe. It’s the kind of recipe you are only introduced to once you have met the preliminary requirements of a long-term girlfriend and are well on your way to becoming the proud owner of a new diamond. For me, having grown up with the family, the legend of ‘Mom’s aahhhhh-mazing French Pancakes’ was hollowed and only spoke of in the most sacred of tones. Her boys would do almost anything to bring that deliciously light and yet satisfyingly rich, beautiful plate of scrumptious-ness to the table. So you can imagine my hesitation to undertake this endeavor upon becoming an official Mrs. A.frenchpan1

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Lemon Blueberry Loaf

I love hosting play dates. In fact, I pretty much love hosting anything {this would include a few minor exceptions such as Cat-Lovers Anonymous and Weight Watchers}. One of the challenges of a host is to continue to wow her guests over and over again with new and delicious original recipes {riiiiiiight}. Well, I don’t know how new or original this recipe is, but it is definitely a wow-er! lbloafhd2

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Easy Crowd-Pleasers for Your Super Bowl Party

Mommy Confession: I love football! I really, really do. It’s actually, somewhat embarrassing. I also love parties! Planning them, preparing for them and hosting them, they are one of my favorite things in the world. These two passion combined make for one of the best (or worst, depending on who wins…!) days of the year in my house… we love the Super Bowl! Over the years I’ve compiled a few of my favorite super-easy crowd-pleasing yummies to help you throw the best Super Bowl party yet.

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Gluten-Free Honey & Peanut Butter Pancakes

Pancakes are, by far, one of my weekend morning favorites. Nothing says lazy morning like sizzling hotcakes and globs of maple syrup!  But, as you may have already discovered for yourself, finding good gluten-free recipes that don’t taste like cardboard is a rarity. That’s why this one is such a gem! It’s just easy as throwing together any other cheat-baking-mix and so incredibly good you’ll want to double check to make sure they’re actually gluten-free!

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Pumpkin Glazed Sticks

It’s official: autumn is here! And with it comes everything apple, pumpkin, and cozy. There is nothing I love more then cuddling up on a luscious fall morning with a cup of coffee and something pumpkin. This weekend, the ‘pumpkin’ found it’s way into my Grandma’s famous sugar donuts!

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Clean Eating On A Dime {How We Did The Whole30 2.0 On A Budget}

cleaneating1I love clean eating. No really, I do. I feel my best, make better choices, and generally enjoy life more when the majority of our diet is clean, home/locally grown, and full of good nutrients, not chemicals and additives. (Occasional exceptions made regularly for Jordan’s hot dogs and Thin Mint cookies.) But let’s be real: clean eating is expensive! Forget a gallon of milk, have you priced organic produce lately? Or grass fed beef, locally raised, free-range chickens or coconut oil? Yup. It adds up really fast. Which is why my husband and I made some strategic decisions leading up to and during our 2nd Whole30 Journey this past March, to set ourselves up for success, both for our wellness and our budget.

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Best New Recipes {March}

A couple of months ago I started making a list of all the new recipes I was trying from Pinterest every month. I was quite surprised when I realized that I try, on average, a new recipe every week! Bravo, Pinterest, you have gotten this boring cook out of her rut! My favorite recipes from every month have been making it to the ‘Best New Recipes’ series (didn’t see February? Catch up here), because they are simply too good not to share!

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