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  • Ancho Chile & Cinnamon Brined Bone-In Pork Chops


    I feel like pork chops don't get the love they deserve. The pork chops of our youth were either thin cut and cooked until they were way overdone, fried or dare I mention Shake & Bake? (<--- AHH! I swear I could taste that seasoning as I typed the words!) Luckily, I had parents who were pork [...]

  • Roasted Broccoli Tutorial: Crowns and Stems


    Roasted broccoli is a staple side dish in our house. I'm sure many of you are already on the roasted broccoli bandwagon but today I'm going to walk you through a new prep method I learned from my dad that includes roasting the crowns and stems of the broccoli! Broccoli seems to be one of the [...]

  • Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: All of My PB Faves!


    Did you know that it's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day? This is a day I've been celebrating since back in 2012! I thought it would be fun to do a round up of some of my favorite things peanut butter related. When it comes to plain old peanut butter, I'm a simple girl. I'm looking for two [...]

  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls {Paleo + Whole30 Approved}


    This post features a recipe for sweet potato breakfast bowls. This delicious breakfast is Paleo and Whole30 friendly and also gluten-free. Sweet potato breakfast bowls are a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal.  Embarking on a Whole30 when a big plate of eggs and vegetables isn't quite your cup of tea first thing in the morning can [...]

  • The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 (Written in 2015)


    Time for the annual round up of the year's most popular posts! It's always fun to run a report in Google Analytics for the entire year to see what posts made the list. It's typically pretty heavy on recipes and workouts since those types of posts tend to stand the test of time. I was [...]

  • Recent Eats: 7 Nights of Homemade Dinners


    Good morning and happy Friday! Thanks for  your overwhelmingly positive feedback on my "Drawbacks" post. I am so happy that many of your found it a) relatable, b) refreshing and c) informative. I am an open book about anything career-related so please leave a comment or emails me if you ever have questions or want [...]

  • 2014 Year in Review: Life, Work and Blogging


    The last day of 2014 is here and I feel equal parts ready and nostalgic to close the door on this year. If I had to choose one word to summarize this year for me it would be growth. I truly feel that I grew in unprecedented ways both personally and professionally. I feel stronger, more [...]

  • ALDI Smoothie Challenge + Dinner (Tons of Recipes!)


    Happy Wednesday! It's a gloomy day here in Charlotte but good for productivity. I just finished teaching yoga and having coffee with a friend and now I'm hunkered down getting work done. I'm so excited to share more of my ALDI test kitchen visit with you today. You can catch up on part one in [...]

  • An Afternoon in the ALDI Test Kitchen {Giveaway!}


    I've spent the last month serving as a short-term blog ambassador for ALDI to bring awareness to not only their brand and the unique shopping and saving experience they provide but also their new focus on providing customers with nutritious and affordable food. ALDI recently launched a new organics line, Simply Nature, and introduced organic [...]

  • Pumpkin In The Morning


    Last night I wrote this whole post on 2012 and my feelings about all of the change and struggle that myself and everyone around me seem to be going through. I definitely questioned whether or not I really wanted to publish it because y'all know I have a hard time with the "putting myself out [...]

  • Fall Recipe Favorites


    I made a pot of my favorite chicken tortilla soup this evening and it reminded me of all the "fall-ish" recipes that I love but have kind of forgotten about on my old recipe blog, Bakin' and Eggs. I thought I would do a little roundup to give you some recipe inspiration. And yes, I [...]

  • Creamy Shrimp, Prosciutto and Mushroom Pasta


    The cooking streak continues thanks to a great Whole Foods restock on Sunday. For those of you who like to see the goods... Here you have it. Spinach penne pasta (coupon), sour cream, nutritional yeast (bulk), oat bran (bulk), eggs, gluten-free bread, tortilla chips (staple!), coffee, canned corn, canned pumpkin, cilantro, parsley, grapes, wild caught [...]

  • Blueberry Crumb Bars + A Dilemma


    Some of you might know this but I didn't get my start with blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. I actually had my food/recipe blog, Bakin' & Eggs, for two years before launching Peanut Butter Runner. I posted recipes there 3-5 times a week. I started PBR because I was constantly asked how I could bake [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 8/16


    Better late than never, right? Here’s the menu plan for this week. Please keep in mind that I’m only preparing meals Sunday-Wednesday this week because we’re flying to DC on Thursday for a long weekend! Sunday Grilled ribeye (using the T-Rex method) topped with blue cheese Grilled zucchini, squash and mushrooms Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 7/12


    There’s not much to this week’s menu plan due to busy schedules but still wanted to share with you guys since I missed last week. Things should calm down here in the next couple weeks and I’ll be cooking more. I’m really missing my evenings in the kitchen. No matter how stressful life is, cooking [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 6/28


    And I'm back with the weekly menu plan. Sorry that I didn't post last week's but we had tons going on and dinners were a little crazy and unplanned. I'm happy to be back on track this week. I have some more involved meals and baking projects planned this week due to my time off [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 6/13


    Last week’s menu planning post was very well received so I will continue to share our weekly menu plans. I created this week's menu plan on Sunday afternoon while I watched The Avett Brothers perform at Bonnaroo on YouTube. It was an awesome show! I kind of felt like I was at Bonnaroo but with [...]

  • Menu Planning Monday


    After posting about how to menu plan and shop for the week a couple of weeks ago, I thought it might be beneficial for me to share my weekly menu plans with you. I usually menu plan and shop on Sundays but as I discussed yesterday, Sunday was a random one for us this week. [...]