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Healthy Pumpkin Tahini Blondies

Healthy Pumpkin Tahini Blondies

If you’re like me you’ve been baking pumpkin flavored anything and everything since before Labor Day no matter what people may have said about it! I’ll admit after testing over 100 pumpkin recipes over the summer and a lot in August for my Once Upon a […]

Blueberry Shortbread Bars

Blueberry Shortbread Bars

This post is sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry Council. All opinions are my own and as always, I appreciate your support! When I think of blueberries, I’m taken back to hot summer days spent in between bushes twice the size of my 9-year-old self […]

Maggie’s Favorite (& Healthy!) Fast-Casual Restaurants

Maggie’s Favorite (& Healthy!) Fast-Casual Restaurants

There are many days when cooking is simply not in the cards, and guess what? That’s ok! Although I do think cooking in the kitchen is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and that you can’t live off of eating out, I do […]

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin Medallions

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield. I’ll admit, I sometimes get into a dinner rut where I keep on making the same 3-4 recipes again and again each week. What helps me think outside the same-old, go-to recipes are […]

Pumpkin Decor Preview for Fall 2018

Pumpkin Decor Preview for Fall 2018

Did you know that as soon as 4th of July ends some stores start stocking their fall and pumpkin items? I’d say I’m overly excited that there is pumpkin decor you can get now for fall 2018 out already! Craft stores like Hobby Lobby and […]

The Clothes I’m Loving for Fall 2018 from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Clothes I’m Loving for Fall 2018 from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

As you know I’m no fashion blogger, but I do enjoy a good sale! The Nordstrom anniversary sale is one of those things that signals to me that fall is coming and there’s nothing more that I love then snagging some sale deals on the […]

Once Upon a Pumpkin Puppy: Pumpkin’s nutrition story with side by side pet food part II

Once Upon a Pumpkin Puppy: Pumpkin’s nutrition story with side by side pet food part II

This post was sponsored by Side By Side as part of a Two-Post Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. There’s almost nothing I enjoy more than making a meal, or dessert for someone else or to […]

Festive & Nutritious Eats for July 4th

Festive & Nutritious Eats for July 4th

This segment was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill & Suncore Foods. All opinions are my own and I appreciate your support! Can you believe it’s already the 4th of July?! Summer’s in Chicago feel so short as it is so to have July 4th creep […]

Broccoli Rice Stuffed Peppers

Broccoli Rice Stuffed Peppers

This recipe was sponsored by Cece’s Veggie Co. All opinions are my own and I appreciate your support! These easy to make broccoli rice stuffed peppers are loaded with nutrition, flavor and a spicy crunch!  If you’re following me on Instagram than you know my […]

Summer Hydration with True Lemon

Summer Hydration with True Lemon

This post is sponsored by True Citrus. All opinions are my own and I appreciate your support! With summer officially upon us, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities, parties, graduations, weddings, and backyards BBQs on any given weekend to keep us busy and always celebrating. […]


Top Pumpkin treats

Healthy Pumpkin Tahini Blondies

Healthy Pumpkin Tahini Blondies

If you’re like me you’ve been baking pumpkin flavored anything and everything since before Labor Day no matter what people may have said about it! I’ll admit after testing over 100 pumpkin recipes over the summer and a lot in August for my Once Upon a […]

Amazing Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Amazing Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Paleo pumpkin pie bars are the perfect treat when there’s a crisp breeze in the air, the leaves are rustling in the wind, and the golden hues of autumn’s warmest colors are all around you. That’s the exact moment when I want one of these […]

Paleo Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups

Paleo Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups

These paleo pumpkin almond butter cups are absolutely the perfect things to have on hand in your freezer when it’s after dinner and the thought of what you might have on hand for dessert starts creeping into your mind. I pulled one out of my […]

Pumpkin Flour Blondies + Giveaway with Live Glean

Pumpkin Flour Blondies + Giveaway with Live Glean

From the moment I found out that there was such things as pumpkin flour out there, I began dreaming up all of the different things I could possibly make with it. Cookies, cakes, soups, pies, pasta sauce, dressing, truffles, snack bites, smoothies…I could keep going! […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Chip Pumpkin Cookies + A Perfect Holiday Gift

White Chocolate Cranberry Chip Pumpkin Cookies + A Perfect Holiday Gift

This fall I created what may very well be my favorite pumpkin cookie! Picture a low sugar, high nutrition version of your favorite cookie, and this is it! I don’t think twice about eating a couple of these at a time and the addition of […]


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