Better-for-You Banana Bread

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For Heart Health Month this February, I partnered up with Mazola Corn Oil to create a better-for-you version of one of our (and soon to be your) favorite snacks: banana bread! In case you didn’t know, Mazola® Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses, including baking, grilling, sautéing, … Read more

Honey Fruit Waffle Parfaits

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VansFoodsWaffles #vansfoods #CollectiveBias Sometimes I do silly things: for instance, signing up for my second half-distance triathlon, which will be coming up in May (eeks! remember when I used to joke about this being a real thing?). And then sometimes I do incredibly smart things: say, making the best post-training snack EVER in the form of these Honey Fruit Waffle Parfaits.

The toughest part about training for a long-distance sport isn’t the time. It isn’t the energy, or the ten workouts … Read more

Apple Cheddar Veggie Meatball Skewers

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Everyone in my family has an obsession. My dad and brother are obsessed with football; I’m crazy about cooking (obviously); and my mom–well, she loves puzzle games and…paper towels.

I kid you not.When we went out for some quality grocery shopping time a few weeks ago while my dad and brother were at home watching the football game, she said to me: “Now where’s Viva?”

“What?”

“Viva. You know, Viva.

I had just begun to look around in bewilderment for … Read more

The BIG Blog THANK YOU { + peanut butter chocolate rice krispies-smothered jumbo marshmallows }

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The post you’re about to read to me is SUPER near and dear to my heart in many ways, mostly because it features two of my DEAREST friends, fans, and unconditional supporters (who you’ll be meeting today, yeee!). What’s more, today’s post is a rare chance for me to put my blogging overdrive on pause and say a BIG thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the people who have meant the most to me throughout this amazing blogging journey: yep, … Read more