Brunchin’ with My Sister! 2

Ok, technically this meal was a “Brinner”… but that’s not a well-known word so I went with “Brunch.” Regardless of its formal title, this collection of breakfast foods pretty much sums up my most favorite things in life.  My sister chose each of these dishes for her birthday celebration this weekend (and last year, she chose […]

Maple Cream Cheese Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

A recap of this week's Budget Homemakers Seminar!  |

Budgeters Unite! 5

This week I had the honor and privilege of speaking to a group of ladies about one of my favorite topics: Cutting Your Household Spending! ~ ~ Truth be told, I’m a bit of a budgeting nut.  I actually find the challenge of a tight budget to be very rewarding and fun in itself (weird and […]

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 5

I’ve been posting some pretty darn healthy stuff around here lately, so I thought now might be a good time to take a break from the healthy stuff and show you these cookie bars (or “blondies” if you prefer that title.) ~ ~ If you don’t take one look at that picture above and want […]

Browned Butter Cookie Bars  |

Can you guess the secret ingredient in this fabulous pesto?

Bleepety-Bleep Pesto! 3

~ ~ Intrigued by the title of this post? Well, here’s the deal… I couldn’t bring myself to title this pesto as it should be titled, because doing so would require me to break TWO of my cardinal rules of recipe naming.  Those rules are: #1- Do not include the word “protein” in a recipe […]

My 28th Birthday Dinner + Recipe for Peach, Balsamic, & Basil Pizza 6

What a weekend we have had so far! My siblings blessed me with a celebratory meal last night in honor of my 28th birthday. (And since food is my love language, this was pretty much the best possible gift they could have given me.) ~ ~ ~ OH, but that wasn’t all!  They also created […]

Peach, Balsamic, & Basil Pizza

Whole Foods Shopping Spree  |

What I Bought on my Whole Foods Shopping Spree… 5

As you know, thanks to my incessant reminders, I had a birthday a few days ago!  (I turned the big 2-8.)  And my birthday activity of choice this year was a bit unusual.  Normally, we spring for a fun and fancy date night on the town at a nice restaurant.  But this year I decided […]

Swanky New Business Cards! 1

Happy 4th of July, dear friends! This is one of my favorite holidays ever.  :)  (Though I may be biased because it happens to fall one day after the 3rd of July, which is my birthday, which always makes for an extra fun couple of days for this girl!) As we speak I am enjoying a […]

My new business cards!  |

BBQ Pizza for 4th of July!

My Spin on BBQ Pizza- Just in time for the 4th! 1

~ Honestly, WHAT is more perfect for 4th of July festivities than BBQ?  It’s fun, it’s messy, it’s casual… it’s the essence of summer.  :) And BBQ Pizza?!?  Well, in my humble opinion, the only way to improve upon juicy barbecued goodness is to add mounds of melty cheese and lots carb-y, perfect bread.  That sounds […]

Sweet & Savory Balsamic Glazed Salmon 1

This morning, I felt certain that you needed this recipe in your life before another day could pass. Because who doesn’t drool at the sound of Sweet & Savory Balsamic Glazed Salmon, I ask you? ~ ~ The true beauty of this recipe is how easy it is to throw together, yet how impressive it […]

Sweet & Savory Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Cinnamon Blueberry Sourdough Bread - Perfect for toasting alongside a cup of coffee!

Cinnamon Blueberry Sourdough Bread 10

~ I have a major crush on a local establishment called the Old Mill Bread Co.  Ever heard of it?  Well, frankly, I curse the day I first learned about it, because I now find it very difficult to be content in life without Old Mill bread being a daily part of my diet.  It’s just […]

Feeding Your Toddler: 14-24 Months 5

Note: If you are new to the Pretty/Hungry Blog, you can catch Parts 1-3 of the “Feeding Your Baby” series here, here, and here!  Today’s post is a continuation of this series called “Feeding Your Toddler.” ~ ~ In my (nearly) two years as a mommy, I’ve learned that rearing children can be a bit of a […]

Feeding Your Toddler - Age 14-24 Months

The recipe I've been searching for!  Perfect and addictive Special K bars - PB & Chocolate-lover's dream!

My Brother Has Excellent Taste in Birthday Food. 3

~ I am uniquely blessed in that (currently) most of my close family members live within an hour of me.  Both of my siblings and their wonderful spouses, plus my adoring in-laws, all live in a neighboring town just one hour away!  And we even have a decent smattering of cousins that live right here […]

Quinoa Breakfast Bake 2

~ Hi all! I’m starting to worry that my fellow junk-food-lovers out there are going to think I’m forever lost to the Dark Side.  I know I’ve been posting a heckuvah lot of health-food on here lately!  And the reason for that is quite simple… these are the foods I’ve been cooking for our family. […]

Quinoa Breakfast Bake!

Vegan Broccoli Soup with Roasted Garlic, Sesame, & Miso

Broccoli Soup: An Utterly Fabulous Weeknight Meal 5

~ I recently found myself with an abundance of fresh broccoli on hand (as in: at least twelve crowns of fresh broccoli.)  Now normally I never buy broccoli fresh, because it suits our budget much better to buy it frozen and I don’t have to worry about it going bad that way.  But this week […]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Mini-Cupcakes

These little beauties are so pop-able and decadent, and fresh and Spring-y, and so pretty!  I highly recommend you make them the next time you entertain a group of ladies for Brunch or throw a tea party.  (Speaking of which, I cannot wait til Elsa is old enough to appreciate tea parties.  I have so […]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Mini Cupcakes