Things I Like


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats (Water Bath version)

You all know I loves me some pumpkin oats. I especially love steel cut oats, but remembering to soak them the night before is kind of a pain. I have been obsessed with the slow cooker lately, but have not been as happy with how overnight oats come out. They can get burned on the […]

Healthy Heart Weekend is here!

It’s here! The Healthy Heart Weekend! You can still sign up through the weekend if you are just seeing this for the first time. Send me your photos to javaqueen01 (@) and what you did any time this weekend and I will do a round up post on Tuesday and pick the winners of […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars – grain free!

How about a Monday recipe post for a change? Seeing as you all don’t want to see me on a weekday without the espresso machine… One is on the way, though.

And….. my magazine article came out and I have not gotten a copy yet, so I will talk about that on Tuesday!! Eeeee – […]

Pumpkins galore!

We narrowly escaped the snow for the Northeast! We were predicted for a lot of snow, but it just skirted us and we only had a dusting. Thank goodness because twice in 1 week for October would have been too much to handle. I feel for the people a little south and east of us […]

Non bagel day!

Rainy, rainy morning. No biking today. The people at the cafe also mentioned that fact that we didn’t bike there (might be that we are known for biking around these parts!) It still was supposed to be bagel day, though. Except there were no wheat bagels available. So what did I have instead? Pumpkin coffeecake!


Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones

Fall is all about the pumpkin n’est pas? I am loaded for bear with pumpkin now. I wanted to make my whole wheat pumpkin scones, but since I am limiting the wheat, I wanted to see how well making them gluten free would turn out. Turns out pretty well, as a matter of fact!


Gluten-free Monday

Hope you all had a very good weekend. Mine was quite nice. It all goes too fast, though. I won the football picks for the week – so all is supreme in the land of Lori! I did fix John breakfast this morning because I felt bad about gloating, which is quite unusual (the cooking […]

On pumpkin and C25K week 5!

Okay – I guess I am not alone leaving my nails buff nekkid! It just seemed like I read a lot about manicures, but then after thinking about it, why would one announce that they were *not* doing their nails? (lightbulb moment).

Today was the start of week 5 for Couch to 5K. I can’t […]

No-oodles and sleep masks

Monday already! John and I lifted our No TV ban last night. That was 7 days of no TV. I honestly hardly missed it at all except for in the mornings when it is my habit to turn on the TV after my shower to check the Weather Channel. Nice to know that if we […]

Brand love

When talking about Fage the other day, I thought I would also share some of the other foods brands I love. Normally, I find no-name brands to be just fine the majority of time. However, there are some foods where I am extremely brand loyal.

First off? I love fresh blueberries, but alas, they are […]