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
For me, nothing feels like fall more than warm apple crisp fresh out of the oven. It's a dessert my family had growing up so often that I immediately picture my younger self eating it at our kitchen table after a week night dinner.Read More
I don't know exactly when I knew I was ready to have a child. Chad and I, even before we were engaged, knew we wanted one some day - talking about baby names on our nightly walks.Read More
Do you like Oreos? As a kid (who am I kidding, and still today), I was always a "filling" person. I prefer the double or "mega" stuffed Oreos (yes, mega stuffed is a thing) so that the icing to chocolate cookie ratio is probably 3-1. No thin Oreos for me.Read More
August flew by and I've been a bit busy staring at, changing, burping and nursing our little girl on repeat! It's left very little time in the kitchen.Read More
Today, I have the PERFECT summer drink. Refreshing, light, fruity. And it's all that sounds good to me right now.
I'm in the waiting game... waiting for our little girl to arrive. That feeling that every day of work will be the last I'll have before she comes. In court today I pictured my water breaking right there, in my suit jacket. Each night may be the last night we fall asleep before she is here. Did I ever mention, I am NOT a patient person?!Read More
I cannot believe it's already August! Summer is really flying by, as always seems to be the case. This weekend, let's all stop and savor it.
I have the perfect late summer treat for your weekend! Vanilla bean ice cream between two chewy brown sugar chocolate chunk cookies. Need I say more?Read More
At summer campouts, cookouts or just when relaxing around a fire... s'mores are always a good idea.
What is it about the combination of honey graham crackers, chocolate and a gooey marshmallow? To me, it screams summer nights. It just works. So, why not cram that winning combination into a cookie? You know. For those times when you don't have a bonfire near you.Read More
Quick post about a quick snack for you today. Because it's summer and it's hot...and let's not turn on the oven today, okay?Read More
So, I have this problem.
It involves the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer that I just don't put to use enough. You see, you have to freeze the ice cream maker before you use it. And well, I have a patience problem and by the time I decide to make ice cream, I am not willing to wait overnight to freeze the ice cream maker attachment.
Long story short, I'll resort to no-churn. But hey, it's okay! The perfect and beautiful thing about recipes like the one is that you can either make it in your ice cream maker OR freeze it without putting it through the ice cream maker. Brilliant, right?! I think so.Read More