For the love of oats

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I have a wee bit of a sweet spot for oats. A self-proclaimed carb-lover, I like that oats provide a complete breakfast with little more than a dash of salt and water. And unlike other carby breakfast foods, they actually fill you up.   I also love my cast-iron skillet so I’ve been waiting for a […]

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Very Berry French Toast

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We decided to mix up our Sunday routine and go to a later mass today. I know what your thinking. Real crazy life we are living these days. Truth is, since we moved in, we’ve been going to an early mass so we could get to the beach each Sunday. Matt’s family was in town most of […]

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The art of being a scone snob

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I’m a self-proclaimed scone snob. It’s years of love for these flaky, just sweet enough treats that’s made me this way. So you can imagine my concern then, when I decided to use some of my farmer’s market blueberries in a batch of scones this morning, only to have misplaced my go-to recipe. So I did as […]

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Banana Oat Pancakes

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I want to tell you that these banana oat pancakes were a cinch to make. And they would be perhaps, if you, unlike me, knew how to properly assemble your new blender to avoid almond milk spilling all over your kitchen from the start. Next time though, these will be a cinch to make. The […]

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Cinnamon-raisin coffee cake

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Believe it or not I used up all my words this weekend so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Speaking of sweet this coffee cake is just that. Sweet enough but not too sweet that you find yourself trying to get it to say something mean just to see if it’s capable of […]

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I’m having an affair

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Relax, I’m not married. But even if I were, it’s likely I’d still be having this affair. Fortunately it relates to food. And before you stick your head in the gutter, let me be clear that I’m simply referring to my love affair with scones. No food fetishes here ladies and gentlemen. Ah, scones. My […]

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Will Run For Food

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This weekend kicks off race season in the Murphy household. And by household I just mean myself. The only race Finn would win would be that of kibble inhalation and I’m fairly certain he would medal every time. Kid’s a maniac! Each April various members of my family and I run various distances in the […]

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Blueberry Tea Cake

blueberry tea cake

I must admit, my baking has been somewhat of a bust as of late. Last week I attempted a “healthy” oatmeal, banana, raisin cookie and it failed miserably. I was missing one of the ingredients and tried to make it work, and well, let’s just say it was intern level at best. I can’t promise […]

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

blueberry banana muffins

So I think I finally adjusted to west coast time. Only problem is I flew back to central time on Sunday. Or, it could be that Saturnsnowpacogeddon that rolled through yesterday causing all sorts of panic only to dust us with 5 or so inches here in the city. That may seem like a lot if you […]

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Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

whole wheat blueberry lemon pancakes

If you’ve read my brief ‘About’ section you know I like food. If you follow me on Instagram you may also notice that I like to take pictures of my food. I have to. Often times I’m cooking solo and Finn just doesn’t seem to appreciate the art as much as my camera or iPhone […]

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