Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

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I never intend to stockpile nut butter; it just happens.  I buy a few jars of nut butter on sale.  Then my brother gives me nut butter as a present.  Then a friend hands off a flavored nut butter that she doesn’t like.  Then I win a giveaway.  Next thing you know, I’ve got 10 jars of nut butter and only one mouth to feed.  If you (like me) ever find yourself with an accidental stockpile of nut butter, bake a batch of these bars!

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Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Have you ever heard of Oatmeal Monday?  No?  Well, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago.  I’ll tell you all about it after this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • One 20 oz. can pineapple slices in juice (both the slices and the juice will be used)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder (or oat flour)
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 5.3 ounces (1 single-serve container) pineapple Greek yogurt

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January Photo Challenge 2019

January Photo Challenge 2019

I have 365 photo prompts, and I have used 31 of them.  How long will I stick with this project?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Simple Joy Saturday #50

Simple Joy Saturday #50

Simple Joy Saturday will look a little different in 2019.  Instead of posting 3 “simple joys” every Saturday, I am going to post a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month.  My hope is that the content of these posts will be more substantial and that I will post more consistently.

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January 2019

Enjoyable Reads:

  • The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Cristie

My mom bought me a “100 Books Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster” for Christmas.  Since then, I have been listening to audiobooks like my life depended on it, and I have only listened to two books that were not on the poster:  The Year of Less by Cait Flanders and Shouldn’t You Be in School by Lemony Snicket.  In my opinion, those two books should have made the list, and a few other books should be removed from the poster.

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Peanut Butter Blossom Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Blossom Oatmeal

Does anyone else see the perfection of celebrating National Peanut Butter Day (today, January 24) during National Oatmeal Month (January).  It’s a match made in heaven!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (or water, but milk will yield a creamier result)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Hershey Kiss

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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

After hearing various people make general complaints about scrolling for hours to reach the recipe at the bottom of a blog post, I’ve decided to start with the recipe and follow with a story.  You can read my opinion about recipe locations below, and I would love to read your opinion in the comments!

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar (more or less to taste)

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Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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August 31 is National Trail Mix Day

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I’ll probably spend National Trail Mix Day (Friday) at work (like most of you, I assume).

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