Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats Inspired By The Original Bircher Muesli


When I got The First Mess Cookbook, the first recipe I made was the Bircher Breakfast. It is the author’s recipe for overnight oats. I didn’t know why it was called Bircher and she didn’t explain it, but being curious, I googled it. It turns out there was a guy named MaximilianΒ Bircher-Benner, a pioneering physician and nutritionist, who createdΒ muesli, which consisted of apples, lemon juice, nuts, oats, milk and honey.

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Chocolate Pudding (Secret Ingredient: Coconut Meat!)

I love chocolate pudding. I could literally eat it every day. And I actually do! For the longest time, I have made it with avocadosΒ (it is a great way to use overripe ones.) I have also been known to make it with butternut squash. But my husband requested a new variation. He wanted me to make it with coconut meat.

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Pretzel Bites, Two Dips & Easier Pretzel Recipe


My son and I love making pretzels. It’s a great vacation day, mid-winter day, weekend project to get him into the kitchen with and have fun cooking. When we first started making pretzels back in my early days of cooking, I researched the how to and found out you had to use yeast, knead the dough, and do a baking soda bath. A little time consuming but still fun. Continue reading “Pretzel Bites, Two Dips & Easier Pretzel Recipe”