Tri-Color Maple Cranberry Breakfast Quinoa

Tri-Color Maple Cranberry Breakfast Quinoa

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, I give you:   A Love Letter to Trader Joe’s My Dearest Trader Joe’s, How do I love thee?  Certainly too many ways to count, but please indulge me as I list a few (in no particular order.)   I love that, without fail, I can fill one of your cute red carts to the brim with

“Heart-y” Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

I messed up. Like most people, I usually make a few New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably are broken or, as I like to say, become more “loosely interpreted” by the end of January.  “Broken” is such a negative way of putting it, don’t you think? For 2012, I resolved to not make any New Year’s resolutions.  Part of my decision was based on the fact

Cherry-Almond Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Cherry Almond Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast???   Wheeeee!!!! Well, sort of.  Read on. (But first, another cookie shot.)     It all started with Costco…. I have a love-hate relationship with Costco.  Like everyone, I love being able to buy certain items in bulk, like say, 52 pounds of dog food,  42 rolls of Charmin, or necessities like pillow-sized bags of Stacy’s Pita Chips (if you’ve tried Stacy’s Pita

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Well, it only took about four years, but I’ve finally created a Facebook page for Peanut Butter and Julie.  Hey–I’ve never claimed to be an early adopter.  I wanted to wait around and see if this whole Facebook gimmick has any longevity.  One billionaire, one pending IPO, and 800 million users later, I’ve concluded that it does (although my husband, Eric “I’m not on Facebook”

(PB&J’s attempt at) The Bunnery’s Famous O.S.M. Bread

Bunnery's Famous O.S.M. Bread

My 2012 has gotten off to a bit of a slow start.  This is because, for the first time in several years, I actually had something fun to do on New Year’s Eve — New Year’s weekend for that matter. Usually, Eric and I can be found at home on December 31, doing anything that we can to avoid the chaos and the Kardashian-magnet that