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 [...]

No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

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Disclosure: I am blaming this recipe on my sweet tooth. Dessert is not a once a week thing in my world, it’s practically a daily thing. Here is my logical thinking: I crave chocolate so I eat chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth. If I craved broccoli, I would eat broccoli to satisfy my craving. [...]

National Olive Oil Month

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This blog post is a part of the Pompeian #PledgeForEVOO campaign and has been compensated by Pompeian. As always, all opinions are my own and I only promote brands I love. Happy Olive Oil Month! In celebration of national olive oil month, we’ve teamed up with Pompeian, the number one selling extra virgin olive oil [...]