Apple Streusel Coffeecake

With fall being my favorite season I couldn’t help but get a jump start on what I think fall is all about. Apples and baking are a huge part of fall and this recipe does both justice. This recipe is super moist, crumbly and delicious. If your like me and just happen to stumble upon your neighbors apples try out this recipe, you won’t be disappointed.



Apple Streusel Coffeecake

recipe adapted from here

  • roughly 5 cups apple cored, peeled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce(or oil)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Streusel topping(optional)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • few tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Lightly oil a 13x9x2-inch pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar let sit for 10 minutes
  4. Stir in applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Sift together flour, soda, and cinnamon; stir into apple mixture about 1/3 at a time just enough to moisten dry ingredients.
  5. Turn batter into pan. sprinkle with streusel Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake slightly before serving.



Breakfast Banana split

Most people love a good Sundae topped with whipped cream, hot fudge, carmel and even a cherry on top. Well this is not your average sundae. This sundae is a satisfying healthy breakfast sundae. It may not cut your craving for a real sundae but is a perfect, healthy and delicious start to any day.  The best part about this sundae is you can put anything you want on it. If you don’t have any of the ingredients, or don’t like them you can add or subtract anything and make the recipe completely your own


  • 1 banana (I used half)
  • plain yogurt
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • unsweetened coconut
  • flax seeds
  • almonds
  • cinnamon
  • honey


  • cut banana in half lengthwise
  • open and fill with yogurt
  • top with toppings of choice
  • enjoy!

the final product





Buttery Corn Bread

This is by far the best corn bread recipe I have ever used. I am huge fan of cornbread and no other cornbreads come even close to this one. Its super fluffy, buttery, a touch sweet and just melt in your mouth delicious. If you are struggling to find the perfect cornbread recipe, look no further. This cornbread is far from bland and dry like many other cornbread recipes out there.

buttery corn bread

12-15 servings

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

preheat oven to 400 degrees. cream butter and sugar. combine eggs and milk in separate bowl. combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. alternate adding wet and dry ingredients in the butter mixture. spray pan and pour  into a 13in x 9in x 2 in pan. bake 22-27 minutes.

Recycled Dress

Its finally done!! I started this dress last summer and pushed it off to the side until now. But I am just so happy its finally done and incredibly happy with how it turned out.

The dress is made of almost all recycled materials except for the zipper and many glue sticks.

materials used:

  • old plastic table cloth.
  • drink umbrellas
  • newspaper/magazines
  • zipper
  • teabag wrappers
  • glue gun
  • sewing machine.

I hope you are inspired to make something out of recycled materials!