Posts tagged ‘cinnamon’

December 30th, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

by Chrissy

Apple Cinnamon Coffe Cake_LYK1

This year is winding down but we’re just winding up. We’ve got big plans for the LYK in 2014.

But first, let’s quickly recap this past year: we had a wedding and the many fun memories and months leading up to it; we’ve embarked on some worldwide travels–some with our loved ones and some together; we’ve stepped into bigger and better things relating to jobs, opportunities, responsibilities and more. This year’s been full of blessing and excitement, we look forward … Read more...

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK3

These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK2

They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK1

But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK4

I … Read more...

October 30th, 2013

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

by Chrissy

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Eat your hearts out.

This baked French toast is decadent, full of cinnamon-sugary flavor and perfect in texture.

Baked Cinnamon French Toast_LYK7

Some of my favorite memories of Christmas morning or other family gatherings, start with a sweet scent wafting out of the kitchen, down the hall, and into my bedroom, to gently alert me that it’s time to get up.

This is the only alarm that I wake up to, on the first time.

Baked Cinnamon French Toast_LYK11

Its impossible to snooze through fresh baked anythingRead more...

October 23rd, 2013

Pepita & Spice Crusted Salmon {+ Butternut Squash Hash}

by Chrissy

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK5

As you all read yesterday, Lauren and Chris are back! I had missed them so much, and was so glad to fetch them from the airport, upon their return from their romantic and adventurous European honeymoon.

Now back to the food.

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK7

Fish. I was craving fish. Probably for two weeks. Then I saw some nice wild, fresh caught salmon fillets, ready for me to take home. Score.

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK1

Channeling a the spiced flavors of Fall, this salmon has rich … Read more...

October 14th, 2013

Pumpkin, Coconut & Banana Oatmeal

by Chrissy

Pumpkin Coconut & Banana Oatmeal_LYK6

So I’ll finally admit that it’s feeling like Fall. I’m all about it now.

I love a hearty bowl of homemade oatmeal in the mornings to get me energized for the day.

Pumpkin Coconut & Banana Oatmeal_LYK5

My usual go-to consists of oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and dried cranberries and/or fresh fruit, like bananas, strawberries or pear.

Well, with the fall season officially here and the craving for pumpkin-spice flavored EVERYTHING constantly leaves me with half-used cans of pumpkin puree, this is … Read more...