Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

A few months ago I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of The Paleo Kitchen written by George Bryant and Juli Bauer. I was so excited to get in my tiny apartment kitchen and try out these amazing recipes! I have made many of their recipes in the past so I new it was going to be an awesome cookbook. Well then life got in the way, we bought a house and needed to move quickly.The Paleo Kitchen So this gorgeous cookbook was packed away. I finally got the house unpacked and was so excited when I finally found this treasure packed away in a box.

The Paleo Kitchen starts with tips on getting started on the paleo diet, then transitions into a list of seasonal list of fruits and veggies which certainly helps keeping the grocery budget in check. Then they move onto panty essentials and kitchen tools to make your life easier in the kitchen. They also discuss how to cook smarter and proper food storage. I think this is great resource for the beginner cook who may be completely overwhelmed and not sure where to start.

Now onto the recipes! I’m not sure where to start! Everything looks and sounds amaaaazing. My first recipe was the Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread.

Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

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Flower Mound’s all new Modmarket!

I had the most delicious lunch last Friday and I did not have to cook it! Score! As many of you know I am new to Flower Mound, Texas and have been so excited to try all the local restaurants. I do love to cook, but I also love to go out eat too! So you can imagine my excitement when I found out Modmarket was opening in Flower Mound.

Modmarket Invite

I was invited to a bloggers event at Modmarket. I had a chance to have lunch with some fantastic bloggers and also meet the awesome people who make this place happen! Continue reading


I love meatballs

Every time I post a meatball recipe I get such great feedback from so many of you.  They always seem to rank right up there my most popular recipes.  I guess it’s true that people really do love their meatballs.

I’ve tried to decide which I like the most and I just can’t seem to pick one.  I always seem to change my mind each time I try the next one.  My husband Eric loves anything spicy so he’s completely torn between the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and the Asian Chicken Meatballs.  

If you’re a fan of meatballs and haven’t tried these yet, I highly recommend trying them all.  I’d love to hear from you which one you choose as your favorite.

Your favorites so far go in the following order:

Asian Chicken Meatballs

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Chicken Kale Caesar Salad “In a Jar”

Salad in jar… Why have I never made these before? They are so easy to make! I made a Chicken Caesar Kale Salad, but any type of your favorite salad would work.  I have always kind of steered away from using kale in a salad. I always found it kind of bitter. But after I made this Kale, Strawberry and Avocado Salad, I learned that squeezing a lemon over the kale first and then massaging it with your hands turns the kale a bright green. This helps get rid of that bitter taste.   

Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

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