Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! |

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites (Naturally-Sweetened)

Can I just say how much I love this time of year on the blog?? When I first began blogging, it seemed as though November and December were the busiest traffic months here as everyone was cooking and baking up a storm for the holidays.  But over the past two...

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge -- all you need are 10 mins to prep this delicious sweet and salty treat! |

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge

3-ingredient, foolproof, rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge…topped with crispy, sea-salty, I-want-to-eat-the-whole-bag Kettle Brand chips….drizzled with sweet and salty caramel sauce…and then cut into bite-sized pieces perfect for sharing and enjoying?!? (Oh, and all of this with just about 10 minutes of prep time?) As Uncle Jesse would say, have mercy.

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee | #dessert #chocolate

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee

This year, the Christmas season around my place is a little simpler than usual.  And I am loving it. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the season as much as ever.  But instead of going into auto-pilot this year with all of the parties, the decorating, the spending, the...

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake | #dessert

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake

Over the (now 5!) years that I have been food blogging, I have become accustomed to the random foods that grace my kitchen at some of the most random hours.  This was especially true when I had my full-time job on top of blogging. Grilled steak at 7am on...

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...

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.

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...

Flourless Chocolate Cake |

3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake

This past Valentine’s Day, I decided to remake a golden oldie from the blog to share with my friends.  Partly because it was super easy.  Partly because it’s gluten-free.  And partly because, well, it’s about as chocolatey as you can possibly get. We’re talking about flourless chocolate cake, people!...

Hot Chocolate |

Hot Chocolate

Call me crazy, but yesterday as a blizzard was rolling into Kansas City, I decided to get out of the house. I know.  I’m usually the girl who happily cozies up inside when the weather outside gets frightful.  But when all of my neighbors decided to bundle up and...

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies 9

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Alright, I’ve realized that this blog has been woefully low on dessert recipes during our healthy eating month.  But fear not!  I’m about to fix that next week.  But in the meantime, I thought I would circle back and share my favorite Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies with you.  I...

Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites |

Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

“Now here’s the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.  It’s…….” The 4th season of Arrested Development!!!!!  Finally being released on Netflix this Sunday night at midnight! My friends and I are going to...

Spiced Chocolate Popcorn |

Spiced Chocolate Popcorn

I have just spent the past four days in Tex-Mex food heaven.  So it seemed only appropriate that I kick off my week back home with a fun south-of-the-border-inspired treat — Spiced Chocolate Popcorn! Ok, I should backtrack. I had the complete privilege of spending the first three days...