Easy Chai Popsicles |

Easy Chai Popsicles

Sometimes I wish our culture would adopt the custom of taking siestas. You know, those naps that the Spanish so famously take each afternoon after lunch?  They sound kind of brilliant to me.  Because afternoons are without a doubt the time that I seem to move a littttle bitttt morrre slowwwwly....

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies | #dessert

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been searching for my trademark chocolate chip cookie recipe for years. My dad had his favorite recipe, which he made dozens upon dozens of times for our family when we were growing up.  His mom, my grandma, had her favorite recipe, which she actually called “chip chocolates” and always...

Samoa Cheesecake |

Samoa Cheesecake

Samoa vs. Caramel DeLites. Tagalongs vs. Peanut Butter Patties. Trefoils vs. Shortbread. Girl Scouts of America, why do you need to make the names of your cookies so confusing??  Yes, I know it’s all about the different bakeries that bake for different regions of the country.  But I feel...

Mojito Pie -- basically a key lime pie with some mint (and rum!) muddled in | #dessert

Mojito Pie

This past Tuesday, the hallowed day that our neighbors all get together for our #neighbornights to grill dinner together, it was raining.  So on a whim, I decided to invite the neighborhood over to my house for the evening. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to entertain.  But… 1....

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream.  Delish! | #dessert #vegan

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan)

I’m pretty sure that as long as I live, I will always get a little bit giddy when strawberry season rolls back around each spring. I. Love. Strawberries. Especially after a long winter, there’s something about those vivid, sweet, juicy, and yummy berries that just sing of summertime.  So accordingly,...

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream | #vegan

Coconut Whipped Cream

Call me a nerd, but I’ve started a spreadsheet amongst my friends.  (Well, I should point out that it’s one of many shared spreadsheets that we have.  We dig anything to do with organization and presentations.)  The most recent one?  What We Eat (and Don’t Eat). I don’t know...

3 Ingredient Nutella Croissants | #dessert #chocolate #vegan

3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants

You guys. I’m pretty sure this recipe may win the award as the best spur-of-the-moment, cleaning-out-the-pantry, 3-ingredient-dessert experiment of my life.  My life, I tell you. And if you love Nutella and French pastries, I’m pretty sure you had better try them too.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | #dessert

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

So, I did a juice cleanse earlier this week.  And now I’m craving cookies.  Cookies, cookies, cookies. That’s how it’s supposed to work, right? Well, since these cookies have peanut butter and banana in them, maybe that can at least partially count as health food.  ;)

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with (Vegan) Cream Cheese Frosting | #vegan #glutenfree #gf

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection.  Friends gathered from all around the city with chips and salsa and salads and popcorn and laughter and stories to share.  The fire pit was aflame.  The candles were lit on this (gluten free and vegan) carrot...

Chocolate Chia Smoothie | #vegan #glutenfree

Chocolate Chia Smoothie

I’m not quite sure how it happened.  But somewhere along the lines of the last 2 years of self-employment, after years of a late-to-bed-late-to-rise musician schedule, I have now officially become a morning show person. Still working on the morning person thing.  My body seems bent on the whole...

4-Ingredient Easter Egg (Golden) Oreo Truffles |

4-Ingredient Easter Egg (Golden) Oreo Truffles

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I got a little (ok, a lot) photo-happy with these little Easter Egg Oreo Truffles.  So today you’re getting a second post with our second round of truffle decorating using a slightly different filling — Golden Oreos! That’s right!  This batch is made with a...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie | #dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

So, last Friday I received the biggest package in the mail of my life.   You guys, I bought an elliptical!!!! And it has no less than changed my life.  I have been saving for one for months and months, partly because there are no good gyms near my loft...