Have you ever made shortbread? A shortbread recipe is simple in that it is basically butter, sugar and flour... then whichever flavor profiles you want to add in. Here, I did two hits of vanilla - seeds from a vanilla bean and pure vanilla extract.Read More
I talk a lot on my blog about how a meal is so much a part of one's life. Without it, conversations would be lost. Memories forgotten. Because one dish can take you back in time. That meal may have a story.Read More
Today's post is about giving ourselves a break and making life a little easier. And it involves chocolate, which is always a plus.Read More
Need a dessert for Easter next weekend? Look no further! Because who doesn't love frosted sugar cookies... and this recipe saves time by pressing it all into one pan. It's a cookie in bar form. And I think you'll love it!Read More
Lately I've been craving the peanut butter & chocolate combination. Or, let's be honest, when do we not crave this winning combo?Read More
Valentine's Day is aaaaalmost here! Perfect excuse to get in the kitchen and bake something for others. I mean, what better way to say 'I love you' than using your hands and creating something from scratch. And bonus points if it involves cookies.Read More
Hello! Another grain-free energy bite recipe for you. I usually whip up some type of date & nut bite on Sunday for the week ahead, so I'm always looking for new combinations and flavors to switch things up week after week. But, I still try to use the staple ingredients I have on hand.Read More
If you like fitness and a good cup of coffee, then today's post is for you!...
I've always been a morning person. It’s the time of day I prefer to workout or run. It’s when I feel my best because I’m not weighed down by the long day. But, it was always so rushed. I was spending much of my morning at the gym, only to have time to run home, shower and race out the door to work with a mug of coffee in my hand. I actually knew that I was spiraling into a frenzy and would be burnt out by it all soon enough. I mean, you can't keep that up 7 days a week forever! But it was how I’d always been. I think it started with an active youth and then playing 4 varsity sports in high school, I was always on the move.
Well something happened last year that sloooowed me down... like, way down.
A baby happened.Read More
We are just starting to feed Dylan solid foods. It's baby steps. Started with avocado for a few days, then sweet potato, and now just tried squash. She makes a confused look at her first bite of a new food. Like, so confused. Even cringes. But then eats it up with excitement...Read More
First of all, welcome to January! Wow, I can't believe another year has come and gone. I feel like it was just January 2017 and I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in the year ahead and now I'm here again facing another year. Maybe this is just how it is as we get older? Years fly by in a blink. So I'm definitely working on living in the moment in 2018. With my family - soaking up each dinner and holiday together. And especially with Dylan - watching her grow each day. Laying on the floor as she plays or holding her as I nurse, I watch her every move, trying to write it in my memory forever because I know she won't be this small forever. I know in a blink it'll be 2019 and I'll be writing a similar post about how fast the year went. Ahh life is crazy! But crazy wonderful.Read More
Need a last minute dessert to bring to your family on Christmas?
Look no further.
Here are rich truffles with a hint of mint. If you like Thin Mint Girl Scoot Cookies, you'll love the flavor of these! Or, if you don't prefer mint, leave it out! You'll have rich dark chocolate truffles that are so delicious.Read More
There is a week until Christmas and I can’t believe it. How is it that time goes by so fast!? I’m already going to miss the trees, lights, Christmas music and just all around joyfulness and the holiday isn’t even over yet!
Okay, okay. We have a whole week to bake all the holiday cookies our hearts desire.
Today - it’s a hot chocolate cookie.Read More
This holiday season is always filled with sugar cookies upon sugar cookies.. So why not add some chocolate to the dough? It's time to switch it up.Read More
The weekends go waaay too fast if you ask me. Working during the week, I've always cherished Saturdays and Sundays. But now with a little one, I cherish those days off like they are gold.
And then Sunday afternoon rolls around and I sadly have to start planning for the next day. Which for me, usually doesn't require much planning, because I'm horrible at meal prepping, and everything else I need to do to prepare for Monday I'll put off or never do.Read More
Well, I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to this end-of-week holiday.
Are you still in need of a dessert? A pie? Well, I have you covered!Read More
Sure, this Thursday is all about giving thanks and eating pie. Buuuut, holidays are so much sweeter with a cookie in the mix. And this chewy one filled with M&M’s is sure to please everyone at the table!Read More
I'm a new mom over here and up throughout the night... but to be honest, it's not as bad as I imagined it would be... or maybe I'm just already used to walking around during the day in a zoombie-like state that I don't even realize it!?Read More
What better way to celebrate than with homemade chocolate candy?Read More
Banana bread is always around at the bakery or on your counter after being faced with a batch of overripe bananas. There's so many recipes and versions. And if you ask me, you can never have enough banana bread recipes! So today I'm sharing a healthy one you can feel good about eating daily.Read More
About once or twice a week I manage to make homemade cashew milk... with a newborn. How is this possible you ask? Well, because it is seriously so easy!! And I actually prefer the taste to all non-dairy milks out there at the store... and once you try it, I think you will too! Especially in your morning coffee.Read More