Homemade Fruity Oat Bars {Delicous Protein With #NATUREVALLEYGRANOLA}

hangry-(adjective) : Feeling or showing anger caused by hunger. Combination of “hungry” and “angry”.

I’m not a breakfast eater. You might have noticed I don’t post much about it.

I’ve found a delicious way to kill off the 10 o’clock slump. You know, that time of day when you’re tired, and hungry and grumpy angry and your productivity just leaves? You’re hangry, right?

Enter Nature ValleyTM Protein Granola! With fresh fruit, and some plain or vanilla yogurt, I can whip up a quick breakfast in nothing flat, layering in the granola like a parfait.Not only is it pretty,  its delicious. The crunch adds some ‘tooth’  and there are 10 grams of protein in each half cup !  Now that’s a great way to add energy for breakfast or snacks and chase away the hangries!

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Perfect Hash Brown Casserole

Perfect Hash Brown Casserole

The famous Cracker Barrel hash brown  casserole has been copied and copies of it copied, most of the recipes are EXACTLY the same. (hash browns, cheese, eggs. boring!) Here at Simple plate we took  a road less traveled and developed  THE  Perfect Hash Brown Casserole ! Chock full of  fresh veggies, this one pan breakfast casserole can be made ... read more


French Toast Casserole

This french toast casserole is a great way to use up stale bread, and a delicious start to a school day or weekend morning!  Added plus, mom doesn't have to get up hours before everyone else to get a hearty breakfast on the table!   I buy day old texas toast for this and freeze what I don't use in the casserole and use for croutons or crumbs. Any ... read more


Nona’s Authentic Lasagna Recipe

I've been going through old family recipes recently and when I stumbled across my Nona's (authentic) Lasagna Recipe, it stopped me in my tracks. I have my old standby recipe, but this one, is truly something special. Mind you, its not a recipe you cook on a whim, it takes time. Lots of time.  This recipe is truly a labor of love !  And if I'm ever ... read more

Heaven On A Plate

Ricotta Lemon Pancakes

Light and delicate, these ricotta lemon pancakes are a delicious change from your regular pancake breakfast! I love pancakes, no one else here does. So I don't get a chance to whip up something different too often.  This past Sunday, I just did it. And ohhhhhh these are so good!  I used whole milk ricotta (available in the cheese section of most ... read more

mojito tart

Mojito Tart {With Homemade Lime Curd}

Birthdays are pretty special at our house ! I tend to over celebrate my own, setting aside the entire month of November as a birthday celebration. And I've extended that to my husband. He's not a cake aficionado, I love cake. But he does like a good lime pie and he enjoys a frozen lime cocktail. So, combining the two, I give you a thoroughly ... read more

peach cobbler

Blue Ribbon Rustic Peach Cobbler

This rustic peach cobbler is a Southern tradition. Easy and quick to make, I'll warn you its anything but pretty; but oh my goodness its delicious! Top with a dollop of fresh  whipped cream or a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. We love peaches! And this time of year, when the peaches have ... read more