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The husband was born in raised in South Carolina. I’m talking lived there his whole life (minus 3ish months in Nashville) until I came along and blew it all to hell. Hashtag whoops.

Not only is he born and raised South Carolina, 99% of his entire family is as well. And that, kids, means I hear a lot about his grandmother’s cooking. Particularly her cornbread and buttermilk biscuits.

As it turns out, my mama didn’t raise no fool so every time he’d wax on about how amazing his grandmother’s cooking was, I’d just smile and nod with absolutely zero intention of ever trying to attempt anything he mentioned. Until now.

Somehow the husband persuaded me to try buttermilk biscuits. I warned him they would probably be nothing like his grandmother’s, but homeboy was desperate.


Nailed It/Failed It: Southern Buttermilk Biscuits


Clearly we learned why Yankees don’t make buttermilk biscuits. Not that these weren’t tasty – they were just a little tough. And, you know, a lot flat.

I suspect the toughness comes from the folding (which I would skip altogether next time now that I know the husband’s grandmother would make these as drop biscuits). I have no idea where the flatness comes from (although looking at the recipe again, the baking powder seems like brand new information which would maybe explain a lot). But, as we discovered, if you stack 2 on top of each other, they’re exactly the right height.





Original recipe from


Real talk – don’t tell your husband you’re thinking about making pumpkin donuts unless you actually make pumpkin donuts within the next 15 minutes. Otherwise you’ll get distracted by football, the donuts will never make an appearance, and you’ll have to hear, “You know what sounds really good? Pumpkin donuts,” for the rest of the day.


Nailed It/Failed It: Baked Pumpkin Donuts


I’ll be honest – I thought these were more like pumpkin bread in donut formation than actual donuts. However, his recipe made 12 pumpkin donuts and they were gone in 2 days sooooooooo I’m gonna have to go with nailed it.


I wasn’t about to go buy butter olive oil for one recipe so I melted 1/3 cup of butter and called it good. I also used the equivalent of pumpkin pie spice for all the spices (1/2 tsp cinnamon = 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, etc.). And when it came to the cinnamon sugar coating, I couldn’t bring myself to dunk the donuts in butter since they already had 1/3 cup of melted butter in them. So I sprinkled the tops with cinnamon sugar before baking them. I’m pretty sure they’d also be amazing drizzled with maple syrup.




Original recipe from Eat. Drink. Love.

I tried to come up with a more complex name for this. Really, I did. But then my dad declared me a “football savant” for dominating last week’s NFL weekly picks and I lost interest in anything other than basking in the glory.

So here’s the deal with this “recipe” – I realize strawberry season has come and gone, but the grocery store is still selling them which means I am still buying them. And will continue to do so until I get tired of this combination which, based on my track record here, should be approximately never.

Nailed It/Failed It: Peanut Butter Strawberry Chocolate Chip Toast


Can I declare a verdict on my own creation (that I realize is nowhere near original)? Because I am. Nailed. It. It’s entirely possible I eat this multiple times a week (read “daily”). My husband thinks it’s weird “because of the toast”, but that’s what makes it awesome. How else is the peanut butter going to get a little on the melty side?


Toast the bread of your choice (I typically use sandwich thins, but my mom gave us a loaf of wheat bread because we looked poor and hungry and I’m a fan of that as well). While your bread is toasting, cut your strawberries to whatever size you’d like. Once your toast pops, smear as much or as little peanut butter as you’d like. Then top with strawberries and a few chocolate chips and prepare to be addicted.

(I’ll also make this without the chocolate chips for breakfast. Seriously. I have a problem. Send help.)

My apologies for the straight up abandonment. Last week we were flying back from Harry Potter World (I don’t care what Disney says, HP World is the happiest place on Earth), and yesterday I turned in my 2 weeks notice which more or less shot my day to hell (let’s just say they did not take it well).

And speaking of 2 weeks notice, consider this your notice that the next 3 weeks are probably going to be chaos with packing, selling a house we’ve had for just over a year (I know – we’ve lost our ever lovin’ minds), finding a new place, getting things finished up at work, and whatever else goes in there. Basically what I’m saying is, I may abandon you again so go ahead and book those therapy sessions now.

In other news, I made breakfast! Maybe it’s just me, but by the middle of July I’m 100% over summer and dying for fall. So I decided to give us a taste of fall. Literally. It kind of actually worked, too, because the morning I made this was cool(er) and rainy. If only this was a guaranteed way to end the melt your face off stupid hot.


Nailed It/Failed It: Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast


Nailed it. It smelled like fall, it tasted like fall. I’m in love. The husband topped his with peanut butter which I was surprisingly not on board with. I am, however, fully on board the pure maple syrup train.


I used leftover hoagie rolls, 3 real eggs, real milk, and skipped all sweetener (I would have used real sugar).





Original recipe from Peanut Butter and Peppers.

My Saturday mornings typically consist of sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee while watching HGTV and convincing myself to work out. My Sunday mornings tend to be a repeat of Saturday except swap out Friends for HGTV and getting ready for church for working out. Knowing that, you can see how I always believed these productive weekend mornings you hear about – you know, where breakfast is more than a bowl of cereal – were fabled. And then I lived one.

It was a full blown crazy productive morning. The kind where you fully intend to spend the morning on the couch with a cup of coffee and Friends, but your husband is in the yard setting up the sprinklers at 7:30. And that, of course, makes you feel like a total slacker so you find yourself starting a load of laundry and making pancakes – while still in your pajamas of course.

Nailed It/Failed It: Greek Yogurt Pancakes


Nailed it. I doubled the recipe thinking we’d have enough left over for the husband to reheat throughout the week. That didn’t happen. What did happen, however, was me making these again two days later. And two days after that. And two days after that. Seriously. I’ve made these at least four times (in muffin form because, as it turns out, I do not have the patience to flip pancakes) and now have the recipe memorized.


I did the banana version of these, but since all I had was plain yogurt, I added a teaspoon of vanilla (2 teaspoons when I doubled the recipe). I also added some cinnamon and mashed up a banana to add to the batter rather than do slices because slices make me gag. These are great in muffin form (or “breakfast cupcakes” as the husband likes to call them) and reheat like a champ in the microwave.


Bonus Pic

This is how a starving husband attempts to move things along.

Nailed It/Failed It: Greek Yogurt Pancakes





Original recipe from Recipe Girl.

Two dollars a waffle. Two. Dollars. That’s what I’ve been paying for the last 3ish years to support the husband’s breakfast habit. The saddest part about this is that it took me not being able to find his beloved Kashi waffles to figure this out – and to decide that I could, in fact, sacrifice 20 minutes out of my Sunday to make him a batch of waffles for the week. Wife of the year right here.

Eat Yourself Skinny: Whole Wheat Banana Waffles(pinned here)

Nailed It/Failed It Whole Wheat Banana Waffles


Nailed it. The husband told me he actually prefers these because they keep him full longer. Ahhh the magical powers of real food.

These aren’t sweet so I wouldn’t recommend eating them plain, but when topped with peanut butter or maple syrup, they are delectable.


I used real sugar instead of Stevia.




Original recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny.

Welcome to the week after Thanksgiving – when we all claim to be on a sugar and carb detox (until the Christmas cookies make their appearance)! Of course, you have to ease into that detox or you’ll get a cramp and drown. And that’s where this bowl of oatmeal comes into play.

Peanut Butter and Peppers: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal(pinned here)

Nailed It/Failed It: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal


Nailed it. I’m pretty sure that if this oatmeal had been in my life earlier, I never would have gone through the “oatmeal makes me gag” phase. I halved the recipe and had it as a snack because I can’t really do sweet breakfasts without feeling slightly nauseous all day, but I can promise you this would be delectable any time of the day. I fully intend to have it for dessert.


I used regular milk, real sugar instead of stevia, and skipped the peanut butter chips because I didn’t have any. That’s probably my top life regret right now.





Original recipe from Peanut Butter and Peppers.