Hamster Bites

Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad

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I won’t lie, I love a good Cranberry Walnut Chicken salad!  There is something about the combination of the sweetness of the craisins, the salty crunch from the walnuts, combined with chicken for a true taste of summer.  Last summer that was by go to at the ballpark, instead of the burgers, brats or hot […]

Hamster Bites

Cashew Cheese – Yes, it’s a real thing!

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Sometimes, exactly what we are looking for falls into our lap, just when we need it! Last week, I was making myself some bagels and decided that I really wanted something else to top those bagels with than the usual cream cheese (or jelly, depending on the bagel flavor). While my bagels were cooking (you […]

Recipes

2 Ingredient Bagels

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I will be the first to admit that I love bagels!  Give me a warm and/or toasted bagel, topped with a little cream cheese and I am in heaven. When I stumbled across this recipe for homemade bagels that only had 2 ingredients, I was skeptical, especially when I realized what the 2 ingredients were! […]

Recipes

Sweet Potato Porridge

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When the holiday’s roll around, I always make a point to try out a few new recipes.  This year was no different! A good hearty breakfast is always the best way to start a chilly morning and when I tried this porridge the first time, I decided to add it to breakfast Christmas morning with […]

Hamster Bites

Banana Oat Muffins

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Happiness is… Freshly baked muffins! Ok, maybe it’s not the only key to happiness, but it sure helps sometimes! Sometimes your inspiration for making is finding that right recipe or having a craving for something.  But sometimes it simply comes from having items in the kitchen that need to get used up, before you end […]

Breakfast

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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I can smell Autumn dancing in the breeze.  The sweet chill of pumpkin and the crisp sunburnt leaves Just as I mentioned last week, there are certain smells and tastes that we generally will associate with certain seasons.  Last week we talked about apples, this week, we turn to pumpkin!  I can pretty much guarantee […]

Breakfast

Apple Pie Oatmeal

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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe – Carl Sagan Ok, I didn’t invent the universe, but when you make yourself oatmeal that taste like fresh baked apple pie, you get pretty excited! Now that the temperatures are starting to cool off, it’s time to pack away […]