Strawberry Almond Rice Pudding

strawberry almond rice pudding

School is officially in session at the East 9th Street household! Brecken's first day at a new school went off without a hitch. She even told me that tomorrow I don't have to walk her to her classroom, she's a big kid and can do it by herself. Now I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about that. Part of me is proud of my shy kid for wanting to this by herself, the other … [Read more...]

Fight the Afternoon Slump with Plenti Greek Yogurt

Plenti yogurt

Everyone has a sweet spot. You know, that time of day where you're really productive and can get things done! For me, that time starts around 9 pm and ends around midnight. Those three hours are golden. My to-do lists shrink, my stress level decreases and I go to bed feeling like I accomplished something, a lot of somethings. The downside to my golden hours are that I … [Read more...]

Black Eyed Pea and Corn Dip

black eyed pea and corn dip

Zoo dip. That's what my boyfriend and brother called this. You see, neither one is very cultured when it comes to food and if they don't see a chunk of meat or a potato, they get a bit confused. At first I took offense, after all, it's hard work throwing things into a bowl and mixing them together (that would be sarcasm) but then I got the last laugh because the two of … [Read more...]

No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze

no bake cranberry energy balls #outshine frozen fruit bar drizzle

I created my healthy #Outshine No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap. This year I have one of those dreaded decade birthdays. Not the over the hill one but the second best, the big 4-0. Having one of those big blow out parties where everyone eats and drinks too much really isn't my style. I much … [Read more...]