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Pound Cake French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the most decadent French toast! And you won't believe how easy it is!

I feel like the older I get (or perhaps the more kids/dogs I have), the easier I want cooking to be.

I no longer have the time to spend all day in the kitchen making everything from scratch. You guys, there was a time that I actually made yogurt. MADE YOGURT. Who has time for that?

Not me.

So I’m always looking for delicious shortcuts to make my life easier.

Pound Cake French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the most decadent French toast! And you won't believe how easy it is!

I picked up some Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake at Walmart recently. You guys already know I love the All Butter Pound Cake. Remember those fantastic Caramel Apple Shortcakes that I made in the fall?

The. Best.

This time I used it to make the most delicious and yet so easy breakfast!

Pound Cake French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the most decadent French toast! And you won't believe how easy it is!

The pound cake thaws in the microwave in just 10 seconds per serving which makes it get for quick desserts or breakfasts like this!

So I sliced it thin and then dipped it in an egg mixture, just like regular French toast. While I was doing that, I cooked some bananas in butter and brown sugar so they got all caramelized and delicious. And then I topped it all with whipped cream and maple syrup.

It was perfection. And this is the kind of meal that seems really impressive because WHOA! Caramelized bananas!

But seriously, so simple!

Pound Cake French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the most decadent French toast! And you won't believe how easy it is!

And the Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake just makes the most perfect French toast. It’s moist, the texture is perfect, and it’s made with the finest quality butter and eggs so it tastes great too!

The great thing about the All Butter Pound Cake is that it’s also delicious served alone or topped a variety of different! A great way to bring the entire family together is to set out a toppings bar of ice cream, sauces, fresh fruit, and whipped toppings!

Sara Lee® offers many more pound cake options and they are always in season and perfect for sharing with friends and family – check those out here!

Pound Cake French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the most decadent French toast! And you won't believe how easy it is!

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Happy Monday!

I know, a healthy recipe from me.

It’s been awhile since we had one of these, huh?

My life’s been kind of a mess (I swear I’ll explain it all when I can) and I’ve been avoiding being an actual adult by doing things like driving to Waco for tacos or driving to Austin for doughnuts. It’s been fun but it’s time to get back to eating healthy.

I mean seriously, bikini season. It’s right around the corner.

I already bought my doughnut-shaped pool float.

So in an effort to make eating healthy as easy as possible, I spent a good portion of the weekend prepping for the week.

We’ll see how it goes.

But I’m really excited to have these Paleo Blackberry Muffins for quick, easy breakfasts. You know I love a coconut flour muffin so of course I’m obsessed with these. They are lightly sweetened with honey and then loaded with fresh blackberries.

Because I can’t get enough fresh berries right now!

If you’re not into the blackberries, try raspberries or blueberries!

Make a batch of these and you won’t have to worry about breakfasts for the entire week!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy weekend, guys!

Fun plans?

I didn’t have anything planned and then I woke up this morning and said, “I WANNA GO FOR A HIKE!”

So we drove down to the lake and it was packed. Because it’s the Saturday before Easter and there was ginormous egg hunt that everyone in Killeen decided to attend.

Ugh.

So we found a spot away from that mess and ended up having a nice little hike with the husky. And doughnuts afterwards! Duh.

This week’s menu plan is looking delicious. So many awesome recipes!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I hope you have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Crawfish Dip - perfect for your next party! Serve on sliced baguette or crackers.

The grocery store by my house has officially put out the fresh crawfish.

It’s spring, guys!

It’s time to get out the cute sundresses and start getting excited about beach trips!

Aaaaaand it means spring and summer entertaining! I love entertaining this time of year! Summer foods are so fun and colorful and summer drinks are always light and delicious!

Crawfish Dip - perfect for your next party! Serve on sliced baguette or crackers.

In spring and summer, I love anything with bubbles, especially VOVETI Prosecco.

Have you tried it? It’s so perfect.

VOVETI is the chic, modern Italian prosecco that is both upscale AND affordable which makes it perfect for entertaining or pairing with your favorite snacks! A really cool thing about VOVETI is that is it a high-quality, craft Prosecco – only 15,000 cases are produced a year!

Crawfish Dip - perfect for your next party! Serve on sliced baguette or crackers.

Prosecco pairs well with pretty much anything. I mean, cheese, fruit, fried food, fish, Thai food… seriously, it’s all good with Prosecco.

So I made this cheesy and delicious Crawfish Dip to go with it!

I made the most epic gumbo dip for Christmas Eve this past year and have thought about it at least once a week since then.

I know, I have a problem.

Anyway, I had used shrimp in that dip and like I said, the crawfish is out at my store! So I decided to use crawfish instead this time. I did, however, stroll right past those live crawfish and went for already cooked crawfish tails because I wanted this appetizer to be quick and easy! It comes together in no time so it’s perfect for maybe a Friday night happy hour with a glass of VOVETI Prosecco.

That sounds like a good night, right?

I’m into it.

For more information on VOVETI Prosecco or for more pairing ideas, be sure to check out their website!

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Happy Tuesday, guys!

Let’s talk about what a wimp I am.

It was 35 degrees yesterday morning when I left the house. And you would have thought I was dying by how much whining I did. I ran the heat in the house, in the car, wore my warmest jacket. It was bad.

You guys, what happened to me?! I spent the last 4 winters in Colorado, playing in the snow every time it fell, and now I can’t handle 35 degrees?

Texas has ruined me.

Technically it is Spring though which is why I am sharing the most colorful list of recipes ever! So many fruits, so many veggies! Everything from salads to doughnuts to soup! There is definitely something for everyone here.

Let me know if you have a favorite spring recipe that I need to try!

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