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Hey guys!

Did you think I forgot about you?? Well, I promise I could never do that! I’ve just been BIZZ-ay! Since I got off the plane from California on Friday night, the last 36 hours have been non-stop!

First up, there was a visit to Berry Bear:

Nothing like a bowl of peanut butter and cookies and cream fro-yo after 6+ hours on an airplane!

And a run to the grocery store for the “necessities”:

There was pedicures with the sis:

As much as I had hoped, sadly we did not get to sit in the butterfly chairs! 🙁

But I DID get something a little different:

Tiger toes!

There was farmer’s marketing:

This should keep me busy for the week!

Some baking and catching up with a good friend:

Fudgy Cherry-Cheesecake Brownies

We used this recipe with the following changes:

  • 1/4 cup sugar in the cheesecake topping instead of 1/2
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar in the brownie batter instead of 2 cups
  • 1 cup fresh cherries + 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder + 2 tablespoons coconut flour simmered on the stovetop until thickened instead of cherry pie filling

Served with vanilla ice cream, red wine and a side of witty humor from Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler made for a great Saturday night!

And then, of course, this morning, there were pancakes…made with the help of a little west coast stow-away:

Oh yeah! It’s about time I got my hands on some Kodiak Cakes pancake mix! I’ve seen this stuff ALL over blogworld and have been dying to try it, so when I spotted it in Cali, I couldn’t help but snatch it up!

And now I’m in LOVVVVVVVE! 

Easy Protein Pancakes

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 6-7 minutes

Keywords: stovetop breakfast pancakes high protein pancake/waffle mix

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup Kodiak Cakes flapjack & waffle mix (or other just-add water mix)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup + more as needed water to thin


1. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
3. Spoon batter onto skillet surface, forming 3 medium-sized cakes and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
4. Transfer to a plate and top as desired.

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Seriously, easiest breakfast ever…and SO filling! Now, the rest of the day is looking like unpacking, laundry, and some snuggle time with this little guy:

Little man missed me more than I thought he would! He’s been my shadow since I walked through the door!

I had a GREAT time in Cali and I want to give a BIG thank you to Emilia and her family for allowing me to stay in their beautiful home during my time there! Stay tuned for some vacay recapping later in the week!

What has been the highlight of your weekend so far?
Without a doubt…brownies!!

What’s the first thing you typically do after coming home from vacation?
I rarely ever unpack for the first couple of days! Typically, I take out what I need as I need it only to find myself a week later with a half-packed suitcase still laying in my bedroom floor! Haha!

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