We love popcorn around here, but it’s got to be homemade. My Dad made it when we were kids and I’ve loved it ever since. I taught Nick his recipe and now he makes it. Yum
avocado oil (or peanut)
butter (or Vegan substitute)
Just take a large soup pan and turn it on medium heat. Add a high heat oil like peanut or avocado oil to the bottom of the pan, just enough to cover the bottom. Place one popcorn kernel into the middle of the pan and cover. When the kernel pops, you know the oil is ready.
Remove the popped kernel and pour in popcorn kernels to cover the bottom, just like the oil, and cover the pan. Once it starts popping, wait about 30 seconds but then shake it around with the cover on, so that all the kernels have a chance to pop and nothing burns.
As good as popcorn is, there is nothing worse than burnt popcorn.
Pour the popcorn into a bowl and finish it off with melted butter and salt for the perfect homemade popcorn.
parmesan cheese and black pepper
parmesan cheese and garlic
peanut butter and caramel
caramel and chocolate
chocolate and peanut butter
salt and pepper
Everyone loves popcorn so make some tonight and maybe even try a new flavor!
It was at a wine tasting when Nick and I started talking about my pear cake. It’s an almond flour-based cake full of fresh, ripe pears, and it’s one of our favorites. The thing is, I don’t have an oven right now.
So I decided to make these pear (pan)cakes and they were a delicious substitute. The fresh pear shined through the dish and it was warm and cake-like.
2 pears, cored and smashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup almond meal/flour
1 pear for topping
Mix the two pears with the eggs, cinnamon, salt, and almond flour. Add the oil to a skillet pan on medium heat and cook your pancakes. (I like them extra crispy on the edges.
Top with sliced pears, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I can’t cook for just two people, like I literally CAN’T. I love to cook. I like to cook huge meals with lots of leftovers. And when I try to cook for just two, I always have enough for at least four.
But since going on the road, I needed to figure it out. And in a short amount of time, I’ve really gotten better! I’m buying less but prepping more and thinking about ingredient specific meals before even going to the store. #learning
My Gluten-Free Cinnamon French Toast was a great recipe to do for just two people and not make extras. (But truth be told, if we were going to be in this AirBnb longer than 2 more days, I would have batch cooked these, too, and had several breakfasts for the week.)
Gluten-Free Cinnamon French Toast
2 eggs, scrambled
3-4 shakes cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
butter and maple syrup
Scramble the eggs in a shallow dish. Add the cinnamon and Almond milk and stir until incorporated. Heat a skillet to low-medium heat and add 2 tablespoons butter. When the butter is melted, submerge the bread into the egg mixture and add the bread slices to the pan. Cook on each side until they begin to brown or to preference.
Top with butter and maple syrup and enjoy. Mmm.
I’m typically not a fan of sweet breakfast but when I do have sweeter things in the AM, they are always simple and delicious like this. I hope you love these as much as me!
Tip: If you like crispier french toast, quickly dip the bread into the egg mixture. For a “wetter” and less crunchy piece, submerge and let sit in the egg mixture for 15 seconds.
I love the Fall and I am experiencing it right now! From a girl who spent the last 3+ years in south Florida, this cool weather is the best!
Outside it’s foggy, chilly, and we just got back from a hike. And inside, I have a fan in the window, blowing in the fresh air and I just put a new fall blend into my diffuser. It. smells. great. Here’e my recipe!
Fall Hike Blend
8 drops Orange
3 drops Clove
3 drops Cinnamon Bark
Drop these oils to a diffuser, add water, and start it! This is such a perf blend for the Fall and I cannot wait to enjoy this scent again and again=)
What are your favorite scents of the Fall? Let me know what you think of this one!
Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest, and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family.
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If you read my Fall posts last year, you know I am not a pumpkin fan. I don’t want Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I don’t want pumpkin seeds, and I don’t want pumpkin cake. What do I want?
Apples, I want all the apples. Apple cider, dehydrated apples, raw and fresh apples, apple everything! And these stewed apples take next to no time at all, smell up your whole house with real apple flavor, and taste super indulgent all while being super healthy. Here’s the recipe:
Crock Pot Stewed Apples
6 medium apples, cored and cut into thick slices (I got about 6 pieces per apple)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a crock pot, add the apples and lemon juice and combine. Then on top of that add the raisins. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top and drizzle with honey. That’s it! Turn the crock pot on high and cook for about 1 1/2 hours. It’s done when you can poke a fork through them, but before they are mushy.
Seriously, this recipe couldn’t be easier or quicker, and the taste will fool anyone into thinking you put serious time and effort into this dish. Enjoy the apples of the season and Happy (almost) Fall!
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