Oatmeal with Cardamom Roasted Apples

  Apples tossed in cardamom and maple syrup are roasted until tender and sweet, and served with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This scrumptious, comforting, and nutritious dish makes waking up on a cold day a little easier. Confession time. Before this post, I totally thought cardamom was spelled with a “U” instead of anRead more

Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream

It’s incredibly easy to make this creamy, cinnamon-infused vanilla ice cream sandwiched between sweet and crunchy corn flake layers, then topped off with chocolate sauce! If you’ve ever had doubts that we live in gluttonous times, please consider the fact that we have such a thing as fried ice cream. As if ice cream wasn’t indulgent enough,Read more

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Marshmallow Frosting

Rich, chocolatey, pepperminty cupcakes are topped with a marshmallow frosting, then finished with crushed candy canes and chocolate syrup. These are incredibly easy to make (boxed cake mix anyone?), and are even easier to make super cute and festive for the holidays. There’s something about the holidays and the cold weather that really makes meRead more

Pineapple Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing blend of frozen pineapples and grapefruit juice topped with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds. I absolutely love everything that Thanksgiving brings- eating a true abundance of great food, spending time with people you love, and taking time to realize (and verbalize) how much we have to be grateful for (something we allRead more

Matcha Chia Pudding

Chia pudding gets a flavor, health and caffeine boost with the addition of matcha powder. Then it’s topped with greek yogurt, persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, and chocolate covered cacao nibs to make it extra special! Chia seeds are so interesting. Recently, there was a big hype about chia seeds because of their health benefits. People wereRead more

Ginger Pear Crisp w/ Maple Mascarpone Cream

This crips is absolute perfection: warm pears scented with fresh ginger and nutmeg, topped with the perfect pecan crumble, and finished with a maple mascarpone cream (and served with vanilla ice cream!!) With thanksgiving coming around the corner, I’m getting my belly nice and stretched out and ready to be in a 2 week longRead more

Vietnamese Coffee Milkshake

The easiest coffee milkshake served with sweetened condensed milk -the bold espresso is nicely rounded out by the vanilla ice cream, and balanced perfectly by the condensed milk, making the perfect sweet treat to enjoy any time!  I love Vietnamese coffee. If you’ve never tried, it, I really encourage you to give it a try. ForRead more

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

These cookies are loaded with ground oats, studded with butterscotch chips, and are the perfect balance of crispy, chewy and soft (the ultimate trifecta of cookie texture perfection). Cookies are one of the best desserts ever. It’s classic, but can be done in new and exciting ways with fun flavor combinations. One of my all timeRead more

Chocolate cake soaked with pudding and condensed milk, topped with Oreos and coffee whipped cream

The ULTIMATE Oreo Mocha Poke Cake

Chocolate cake soaked with chocolate pudding and sweetened condensed milk, layered with crushed oreos, topped with coffee whipped cream and finished off with more oreos and chocolate fudge sauce. This is basically the most amazing and indulgent (but super easy) dessert! When you’re watching  the video, either watch it full screen, or make sure theRead more

Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (with caramelized bananas & tahini)

Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with caramelized bananas, tahini, honey, chocolate chips, and granola. This exceptionally comforting dish is healthy and filling enough for the perfect breakfast, but is indulgent enough for dessert! I think I’m late to the tahini party. If you’ve never tried it (or heard of it) before, that’s ok. It’s basically groundRead more