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Pumpkin Scones

It is still November, so I am still on the pumpkin train.  I hope everyone is getting excited for Thanksgiving this coming week!!  We just pulled our turkey out of the freezer to start thawing, so it is ready to go on Thursday.  Lots of savory cooking will happen in our house this week.  But we also enjoy the sweets that come with the holidays. These pumpkin scones have been on our morning menu for a couple weeks!   Scones remind me of when my husband and I first got married.  We would go on morning walks to a local bagel and coffee shop to have breakfast, but then before walking back home we would get these mini scones to share.  It is such a fond memory.  I am so thankful for my little family and my husband has always been my best friend, you know, the kind you are willing to share your yummy scones with 😉  I hope this week brings you all joy and I hope you like this recipe.  Happy Thanksgiving friends! Print Pumpkin Scones Ingredients 2 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour + 2 tablespoons, plus another…

Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Gratin

This weekend was quite lovely.  I was lucky enough to spend time with some ladies I am truly grateful for!  The fall season and holidays always leave me so misty with reflection.  I talk about my girlfriends all the time, but I don’t always get to spend one-one time with them, which is different.  We all get busy– kids, work, life, and it just makes it a little hard to be consistent with visits.  Especially if you don’t live in the same town.  But, we did it.  We all got together, ate great food, drank wine and went to the movies, all NINE of us!! Amazing! Big shout out to you ladies, and thanks for moments like yesterday and today, that are just good for the soul.  In the month all about giving thanks, I am thankful for you all.  And for those fellas making it possible to get a night away, best dads around!!  I am also pretty excited to share with anyone needing a last minute side for Thanksgiving, or any holiday meal, today’s recipe! This vegetable dish is the…

Cranberry Cornbread

November, you snuck up on me.  Every year November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Time to bring awareness to a disease that effects so many.  As a diabetes educator, I work with folks who have diabetes most of the days I am at work, and they are amazing.  Diabetes has so many layers to it.  We talk about self-care all the time, but then you throw in self-managing a disease.  It can be overwhelming.  I think a common misconception is also that this disease defines a person.  I hear people all the time say “I am a diabetic” nope, you are a person “with diabetes.” A very wise mentor of mine, reminded me of this very early in my training and it is so true.  You have diabetes, it is not something you are, it does not define you and it definitely does not need to hold you back!   Those with diabetes out there, if you are feeling like you need more support in managing your diabetes, I encourage you to reach out, ask to speak with your diabetes educator or seek counseling and…

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Back with a recipe today!  This week has been a busy one.  I had a slight head cold and work was just packed.  Some great things happened though.  At work specifically there were so many wonderful conversations with clients about being more flexible with food and seeing people feel more empowered is amazing.  This was also week two of my seminars on intuitive eating with Evelyn Tribole.  This weeks’ session came with a helpful exercise I wanted to share with you all.  Plus, I’ve got a very tasty snack or breakfast treat that is perfect for a cozy fall day. The idea of listening to our bodies seems difficult and maybe a tad hippie-hippie.  But turning inward is very possible, and really helps you let go of any previous rules and/or just negative thoughts about food and/or your body.  You don’t need anyone telling you what or how much to eat or exercise, you can just list to what feels good.  It does take practice, and it takes being able to listen. So the exercise: asking ourselves to tune in and feel…

Sheet Pan Dinners- Meatloaf

Deciding what to make for dinner can be a challenge.  I am always trying to make the process easier on myself, and my husband, who does all the dishes.  Sheet pan dinners are great, they are quick and easy to clean up.  My husband really likes meatloaf, but traditional meatloaf can take awhile to make.  Plus, then you’ve got to make the sides.  I found making this comfort food favorite into a sheet pan dinner can speed up the cooking time and tastes just as good. I start by cutting up my red potatoes into bite size pieces, buying precut green beans and lining my sheet pan(s) with parchment paper or foil.  Spray pans with oil if using foil, then add my veggies and drizzle them with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  NOTE: if you want your green beans on the less cooked side (ours turn out crispy and browned), then add your green beans after 20 minutes of cooking your potato/meatloaf, so they aren’t as cooked.  For the meatloaf,  I mix all the ingredients in a bowl and free form the…