Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles

Pop quiz for your Monday morning – pancakes or waffles? Tough question, huh? I’m firmly planted in the middle as I love them both, but B is overwhelmingly a waffle guy. So in the interest of preparing one meal instead of two, 90% of the time waffles win the weekend breakfast games.

Poor pancakes. :(

Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles |

For awhile now I’ve been itching to tweak our standard waffle recipe to be 100% whole wheat. Let’s just say that some of my attempts were…less than great. Too dense, not crispy enough, too whole-wheaty. They were edible, sure, but not that airy and crisp perfect waffle we’ve come to love. Until these. Fluffy, light, crisp, perfectly spiced, 100% whole wheat waffles.

Can it just be Saturday morning already? Geez.  Read more…

Spiced Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These potatoes. Ugh. If I told you that each time I make these,  I inevitably end up eating them cold from the fridge for breakfast the next day, do I need to tell you anything else?

Spiced Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes |

Rewind to our first grocery trip after moving to Nashville. Our cabinets consisted of the remnants of our road trip snack bag (err..bags) – trail mix, Nutella, and peanut butter, so our shopping list was loooong. Sweet potatoes were on that list. And sweet potatoes made it into our cart and back to our apartment. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Except for the fact that we hadn’t decided how to organize our kitchen cabinets yet. Those sweet potatoes ended up in a far up cabinet by themselves and were forgotten about.

For a week. Two weeks? Eeesh. Read more…

Skinny Orange Peach Sparkler

Happy Friday, guys!

What’s in store for the weekend? We’ll be checking out a Tomato Festival happening in our neighborhood, which looks extremely entertaining and delicious. I’m anticipating plenty of salsa sampling (the dip, hopefully not the dance), Bloody Mary sipping, and live music, because it’s Nashville after all. I may also sit out on our balcony, watch the sunset, and partake in a Skinny Orange Peach Sparkler.

Skinny Orange Peach Sparkler |

For me, ‘skinny’ drinks and girl talk go hand in hand, so that’s what you’re getting with this post, along with a little update on our lives in Nashville! Lord knows B’s been subject the brunt of my girl talk conversations as we’ve been spending a whoooole lot of time together navigating a new city. I’m 99.9% sure he’ll appreciate a rest from hearing me chirp about the Real Housewives and shoes. :)

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