Green Apple and Celery Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

Green Apple and Celery Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

It’s apple season, woohoo!!! I’m been (im)patiently waiting for August to end because now that it’s September I feel like it’s officially okay to post fall recipes. My kitchen has been looking and smelling like fall for a couple of weeks now, so get ready for an explosion of fall flavors – coffee, maple, apples, [...]

Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

I bet if you ask Ryan what he wants for dinner he will say either mostaccioli or taco salad. Sometime I should make a taco mostaccioli casserole then Ryan won’t have to decide between Italian and Mexican. But I like both of those dinner options, so I don’t complain when he suggests them, unless we [...]

Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal

Maple Glazed Pear Oatmeal

Well, it’s that time of year – back to school! While Ryan and I don’t have any kids, I have mentioned a few times that I work as a nanny. My summer has been filled with chalk, water balloons, silly string, play dates at the park, and lots and lots of sun screen!  I have [...]

Low Fat Blueberry Nut Crunch Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Nut Crunch Muffins

Where do I have to move to be able to have fresh blueberries all year long? If a place called “Blueberry Town” did exist, I would buy a one way ticket and would be in blueberry heaven. I could meet other blueberry enthusiasts and it would be so great. I’d get to make blueberry pie [...]

Out of the Kitchen #1

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Every so often I’ll be sharing an “out of the Kitchen” post, giving you a glance into our lives and what happens outside of our kitchen. However, Ryan and I do like to cook and bake in our free time, so there will technically still be photos of us in our kitchen :) As summer [...]

Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline

Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline | thefirstyearblog.com

This is a goofy time of year. It’s the end of August and I am not sure if I should still be eating ice cream and popsicles or if I should be looking at fall recipe books and stocking up on pumpkin. Actually, this past weekend I ate this salted caramel sundae with bananas and [...]

Fresh Dill and Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits

Fresh Dill and Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits | thefirstyearblog.com

This recipe for Fresh Dill and Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits is a part of the #FoodDeservesDelicious campaign and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias. As always, all opinions are my own. Calling all Ranch lovers, we have the perfect biscuit recipe for you! In my mind there are two kinds of ranch lovers – one group loves [...]