portobello lasagna roll-up

lately, i've been craving ( < more on that later! ) pasta at least once a week. my experience with cooking italian dishes is very limited... it usually consists of lots of vegetables, sauce that i doctor up & whole wheat pasta. pretty simple. i don't like to order italian food at restaurants because i'm really picky about how i like my stuff. weird, i know. 

* all of the above ^ does not include pizza. i love pizza, make it at home, eat it out & am willing to try pizza from almost anywhere! pizza, to me, falls under it's own category, not under my italian food category. 

back on topic...
i was scouring the recipe websites for something different to make at home & came across this portobello lasagna roll-up recipe. 
yes, i felt like martha stewart while i was making them. rolling up stuffed lasagna noodles, are you kidding me?! i felt really good about myself after making this dish. 

you should try it!
please feel free to share any great recipes you have!

{i was able to make 12 roll-ups following the recipe}


apple crisp

happy fall!!

it's been a little while (two months) since i've shared anything on the blog, mostly because we took our sweet time getting internet since we've been back in texas. yep, just got it a few days ago. how did we live without it, you ask...? not sure. but... we have kept ourselves really busy around here. since our week long road trip home from washington we've been to florida to visit my parents, gone to new york for a wedding, cleaned out the house & had a huge garage sale. my favorite part about being home in texas has been catching up with friends & family that we haven't seen in months. 

the weather has been beautiful here the last couple of days, warm afternoons & chilly evenings. the drop in temperature has me excited for fall & in lieu of, i decided to bake a fall favorite.
i followed this recipe & it turned out to be exactly what i wanted.
serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


homemade granola bars

have y'all ever tried making your own granola bars?
i made my first batch recently & they turned out to be the perfect snack!
i got this recipe from @feelgoodfoodie on insta.

no-bake enery bars:
1 cup oats (i used organic rolled oats)
1/3 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

mix ingredients together in bowl & then spread mixture in pan & refrigerate for 2 hours. 
slice & enjoy

since i wanted to make these little gems right away i had to use the ingredients that i had at home. here is how i modified & they came out great!

1 cup oats
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (hey, dark chocolate is good for us!)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp flax seed

i found that putting the bars in the freezer made them stick together a little bit better.