Lemon Thyme Loaf Cake

I know, I know. Citrus season is quickly waning and I’m a little late to the full spectacle that is blood oranges and Meyer lemons in their hay of their day, but there’s just something about spring that makes me crave citrusy flavors! (Side note: I did consume an unacceptably large amount of blood oranges between the months of January and February. Ob-sessed.)

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Hazelnut Cacao Granola

Some days are notably better than others, while some are notably worse than others. Last week I had one those “worse than others” days. I am a newlywed with a full-time job that I absolutely adore running operations for a local specialty coffee roasting company (yes, I’m one of those coffee people) while simultaneously being a full-time student at university (UNT in Denton) working toward my business degree where I’m required to maintain a 3.7 or higher GPA throughout my entire educational career, no big deal, no stress. Not only am I super busy, which is something I actually enjoy most of the time, but my commuting is absolutely crazy between work, school and “home”. One of these days I may just let Jesus take the wheel.

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Smoky Chili Cobbler

Growning up in a Texas home we were raised on chili during the colder months of the year. There was nothing like coming home after school or any number of practices to see that there was a piping-hot homemade pot of chili sitting on the stove with some fresh cornbread muffins waiting to be devoured. We had the extras on the side so we could make our own bowls, especially since we had some picky eaters in the family (*cough* my sister *cough*).

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Brioche? Bri-almost.

Carbs are an essential part of my life as a breakfast lover. These can include potatoes and grits but mostly consists of pancakes, biscuits, toasts of all sorts, shapes and colors, muffins English and American, scones and almost infinitely more breads.  I really wanted to stretch myself for the upcoming weekend and impending brunch and make my own brioche….or something close to it.

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Fresh Spiced Gingerbread

As I get older I start to understand more and more the reality of craving certain types of food during specific seasons. Summer is dripping with cool, fresh fruits to quench our appetites while winter arrives and we immediately want that full feeling that comes with warm foods full of whole grains, spices, and more. (soups, pies, gourds, meat, etc.). An epitomical food that fills your homes with the aroma of pure holiday joy is gingerbread. Packed with flavor, bursting with spices and so satisfying. This 100% whole grain loaf will keep you fuller longer and with give the bread a toasty, nutty, wholesome flavor and texture.

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Savory Pumpkin Curry Muffins

Sometimes baking out of necessity leave you with the most surprising of good results. Key word “sometimes”. This time was one of those times. I knew I had some ingredients on hand and needed to use my homemade pumpkin puree so I created this tasty, savory breakfast option for my mornings. I try not to start of my day plummeting into sugar, my and most Americans’ drug of choice. It doesn’t help that I’ve recently watched 3 documentaries back-to-back on the sugar industry and hidden sugars in our food supply. In case you’re wondering, yes, it’s terrifying. This rainy Monday morning was the perfect opportunity to make these happen. Fun fact: the kitchen is my favorite shelter to ride out a storm. Continue reading