Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta | thefirstyearblog.com

Does your family prefer a certain type of noodle? Wheels? Elbows? Fettuccine? Angel hair? Alphabet pasta? Whatever your favorite noodle is you can use that to make this sun dried tomato spinach pasta! Bow ties are my favorite. Well, to look at.. because I’ve never found gluten free bow tie noodles before, so I am [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pudding Parfaits with Reese’s Crumbles

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pudding Parfaits with Reese’s Crumbles | thefirstyearblog.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pudding Parfaits with Reese’s Crumbles – ridiculously delicious. This is the perfect summer dessert. No baking, it doesn’t take too much time, yet it is so indulgent. If you don’t like it, I might think you’re crazy. Between homemade popsicles, donuts and these parfaits, I may have to start training for [...]

Blendtec Giveaway

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 11.50.02 AM

Guys, I can’t express how much I wish I could win this giveaway because I want a blendtec! Ryan showed me the “Will it blend?” videos on youtube for Blendtec and they are pretty comical! Google it if you want to see how powerful this blender is!! Use the form below to enter for a [...]

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Oh my gosh. My donut addiction is real. First it was coconut donuts topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut and now it’s these delicious lemon coconut donuts with a sweet lemon glaze. And I have to be truthful, these donuts are GONE! No crumbs. Nothing. So if you were hoping to come over for [...]

Tex Mex Frito Salad

Tex Mex Frito Salad

Let’s talk salad – aka summer’s best friend (besides popsicles!). I love digging into a big salad packed with veggies from the farmer’s market and loaded with beans or chicken. If you’re like me, then you’ll enjoy this Tex Mex Frito Salad, YEEE-HAW! This salad is fairly easy to prep – if you know how [...]

Peanut Butter M&M Monster Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Monster Cookies

Hello Easter monster cookies! Monster cookies are just too fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re an adult or kid, everyone’s eyes get big knowing that get to eat a monstrous cookie. And eating 1 monster cookie seems way healthier in my brain than eating 4-5 regular cookies. They are a few guidelines to making monster [...]

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

I’m a grazer. There’s kind of a running joke about how many snacks I eat. And how many different snacks are in my purse at one time. One time I found cooked bacon in my purse, but that’s another story. These baked oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter balls are my go-to snack. I like to [...]