Thanksgiving 2016

This was the first year we hosted Thanksgiving, and although it was only for one more person other than us (hi Mom!) and we didn’t need tons and tons of food…I still made tons and tons of food. The menu consisted of: Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Basic Turkey Gravy (from Serious Eats) Roasted Acorn Squash…

Butterscotch Blondies

I volunteered to bring dessert to a potluck a while back, but didn’t have time to run to the store, so I needed something that I could make with whatever I had at home. These ended up crumblier and sweeter than I anticipated, but I also have a pretty low threshold for what I consider…

Banana Oat Cakes

I needed a new breakfast idea since I was getting tired of eating yogurt everyday. I like things that I can take on the go, since I’m often rushing out the door in the mornings. This is a good breakfast-on-the-go and also works well as a snack or a small dessert. It goes great with…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate is my husband’s favorite dessert combination, so this is a take on that. It’s nowhere near the deliciousness of my mother-in-law’s chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, but this is a small consolation prize until we can get our hands on that goodness again. I made a ton of these –…

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles

Man, it’s hot outside! Instead of eating ice cream all the time, I decided to turn to popsicles to be a little healthier. It’s pretty similar to making frozen yogurt (see my Strawberry Scones & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe), just in a popsicle mold. Popsicles I don’t add additional sugar to these mixtures, so they’re not very…

Pumpkin Donuts

To say that I love donuts is a bit of an understatement. I love them so much that I had a donut tower at my wedding (thinking about it now and wishing I had some). While Pinterest-ing, I kept coming across recipes and pictures of baked donuts that kept staring at me (it’s creepy how much the internet…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

According to The Food Lab, these are the best chocolate chip cookies, and I agree! The only edit I made was to substitute light brown sugar for dark brown sugar only because I didn’t have any dark brown sugar. I made these twice in one week because I love them so much, trying to give away most of…

Strawberry Scones & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I was cooking dinner for some friends who recently had a baby (soooo cute!!) and thought I’d include some dessert as well. So, I know that scones are a breakfast food, but I love them so much that I probably eat them more as snacks and desserts than as breakfast. Also, I’m glad they turned…