German Streusel Kuchen to Go Back to my Roots

German Streusel Kuchen .. a journey to finding my way back to my roots as I look for inspiration in the kitchen.



Often as I’m writing posts for recipes, I have a hard time coming up with what to tell you sweet people. Seriously, how much do you really want to hear about my life? You probably just want to get to the goods, right? Some times, I honestly have nothing exciting going on. No drama. Nothing funny with my kid. Nothing [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Will Change Your Life

I used to live a very stagnant life. Going through day to day without much change. Just hoping to make it through. It wasn’t until I started setting and achieving goals that I felt a shift in my life and the way it was headed. Rather than a boring life without much to write home about, I began living a life that I couldn’t stop talking about. Things were happening. I was changing. I was growing! 

You may be asking yourself what sort of changes you can expect to see outside of the actual goals being met. What else could there be. Let me tell you, there is a whole host of ways you can expect to see change just from achieving goals that you have set for yourself. When it comes to getting healthy and happy, it’s all about making a plan, sticking to it, and actually following through.

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Can Change Your Life

So let me tell you 10 ways achieving goals for your health will change your life. [Read more...]

Lemon Chiffon Pie for Warmer Days Ahead

 This Lemon Chiffon Pie is bound to brighten your days, right from your dessert table. It’s light. It’s fluffy. And that last bite will have you wishing there was more!

Lemon Chiffon Pie - This light, fluffy, and sunshine-y dessert is bound to bring warmth to your life.

I’m pretty sure in the land of food-blog-writing, there is kind of a rule that says no one wants to hear you talk about the weather. I can pretty much bet that is an accurate statement. But I can also bet [Read more...]

Coconut Brownie Bites to Remind You that You Are Good Enough!

Coconut Brownie Bites - Little morsels of heaven from Holly @

You are probably wondering what coconut brownie bites and being good enough have in common at all. That is definitely a valid question. Maybe it’s a bit of sleep-deprived delirium. Maybe it’s just that my life is such a disarray that I can barely even think straight. Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything all week up to this point (chances are though, you’ve been too busy gawking at all the yummy Valentine’s Round-ups, like this one, to even notice).

But really, I haven’t felt inspired. [Read more...]

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti and How I’m Getting Healthy with Pistachios

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti. A great way to get some of those necessary nutrients as well as offering a ton of a yum-factor!

You know me. I love to find a healthy grab-and-go snack that will keep me fueled for a few hours until it’s the next meal time. There are so many unhealthy options we are presented with, that it’s easy to get side-tracked. Potato chips, cupcakes, sugary granola bars, and the list just goes on.

The awesome thing [Read more...]

Easy Raspberry Mocktail

Valentine’s day is a little bit different for me this year. Instead of sharing classy glasses of bubbly with my wife, I am celebrating the day with my the cutest little guy ever, over glasses of Raspberry Mocktails. It’s definitely a change of pace for me, but I’m learning to adjust for the time being, while my wife is away.


I have decided that I will send my wife a gushy card for Valentine’s Day, but in all honesty, it’s not going to be anything new. [Read more...]

German Chocolate Cake Pockets

German Chocolate Cake Pockets - Cake and Frosting all packaged up in a neat little pocket. Seriously YUM!

These days, I’m all about an easy recipe. Something that can come together in a matter of minutes. Lately, life has just been a whirlwind! Trying to keep up with all the chores by myself. Trying to fit in lots of exercise. And don’t even get my started on laundry. It’s kind of a joke how stressed I am these days.

But of course, I still want to be able to enjoy little treats [Read more...]

10 of the Best Healthier Comfort Foods

10 Healthier Comfort Foods - Enjoying Comfort Foods without compromising your health www.happyfoodhealthylife.comIt’s no secret that I love me some comfort foods! Especially this time of year. There has been research done that this time of year is the most common time for seasonal depression. The daylight is still short. The weather is cold. We’re stuck inside for long periods of time. It’s no wonder why many of us turn to our favorite comforting foods during this time.

I thought, what better time than now to bring you a quick round-up of some healthier comfort foods from my talented blogging friends. This way, you’re not completely compromising your health and wellness goals by enjoying your favorite foods during this cold season.

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Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese. This is what Comfort Food looks like!

I’ve been talking about comfort food all week here. Seriously, who doesn’t love food that warms them from the inside out? Most likely you don’t know what Zupas is, as they are only in a few select Western states, but it is a soup and sandwich restaurant that I just love. I crave it like no other. Especially on Sundays. When they’re closed.

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Comforting Corn Bread

Comforting Corn Bread. There's just something about Corn Bread that warms from the inside out.


There is just something about corn bread. You take a bite, and it’s like you’re getting wrapped in a blanket. Seriously. It’s some powerful stuff. You know what’s more powerful? When you combine comforting corn bread with a big bowl of chili that’s been simmering for house. This is truly one of my favorite meals. Especially when it’s cold outside, and even more so when my heart could use a hug.

Comfort food. That’s kind of where I’m going this week. [Read more...]