Patrick’s favorite apple crisp

Patrick’s favorite apple crisp

It’s been SO long since my last post, please forgive the long hiatus!  When I started back at work, I found that the time I usually set aside for sitting down at the computer and writing my posts was gone!  I have really missed it though, and have been storing up lots of pictures and … Continue reading

PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I’m always on the lookout for recipes that call for over-ripe bananas and oats.  Somehow I seem to have an excess of both at all times!  These healthy chewy oatmeal bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction contain no flour, oil, or butter!  They are delicious and so satisfying.  The oats and peanut butter give these little … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We went to church, hunted for Easter eggs, and spent time with the kids at the park :)  There was way too much candy consumed, but who can resist a Reeses peanut butter egg on Easter?  I’m all about peanut M&Ms right now, too! It was … Continue reading

Sweet Bread Pumpkin Baked French Toast

Sweet Bread Pumpkin Baked French Toast

How is your week going?  Mine has been messy.  My son started eating solids, and while it’s been so fun watching him enjoy new tastes and textures, it’s doubled his baths and changes of clothes ;)  Our dog couldn’t be happier, though!  So far, my son has willingly ate anything I put in front of … Continue reading

Seared Scallops with Corn and Bacon Hash

Seared Scallops with Corn and Bacon Hash

We had a great St. Patrick’s Day, did you?  We spent the day at the beach, eating lots of yummy food and building sand castles.  My husband commented that only in Hawaii would you have corned beef and cabbage along with ahi poke on the same plate :)  Our little leprechaun has started crawling and … Continue reading

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

This is the “Lucky” edition of Collectively Creative where bloggers get together and write about a central theme!  I’ve been very lucky to be welcomed into my husband’s Irish family.  Little did my parents know that when they named their daughter Maura, that she would someday fall in love with an Irish man, thus making … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Thank you to my friend, Kanani, for suggesting that someone make this healthified chocolate chip cookie dough dip for our women’s bible study group this week!  At first, I was worried that people would be able to detect the beans in there, but it got the thumbs up from both adult women and a bunch … Continue reading

Love Languages – for adults and kids!

Love Languages – for adults and kids!

This is a “lovey-dovey” post for Collectively Creative, a monthly get-together where bloggers write about a central theme!  Please check out the links at the bottom of this post for more fun “lovey-dovey” posts! Have you read “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman?  I was encouraged to read this book before my husband and … Continue reading

What’s on your happy list?

What’s on your happy list?

When Shira of In Pursuit of More posted about creating a daily happiness list, I thought I’d come up with some of my own to share with you! 1.  Getting lost in a really good book (I just finished The Fault in our Stars and highly recommend it!) 2.  Cooking in the kitchen with Malia … Continue reading