French Onion Mac & Cheese

The warm and comforting flavors of french onion soup are incorporated into a an already scrumptious mac and cheese, creating an exceptionally delicious and flavorful dish! French onion soup is one of those dishes that I get super random cravings for, especially now that the weather has been a bit colder. It has a beef broth baseRead 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

Purple Cauliflower & Potato Soup

This creamy and silky soup is satisfying, healthy, and made extra vibrant and beautiful with purple cauliflower and potato. This past weekend, I met up with a couple of old friends, and we had such a great time. We ate too much, slept too little, laughed endlessly, and caused a minor scene wherever we went. GettingRead 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

Chili Loaded Baked Potato

This perfectly baked potato gets a major upgrade with homemade chili and a variety of toppings. The chili is easy to make, exceptionally flavorful, and hearty and comforting enough for any fall or winter day.  Plain baked potatoes are yummy with just a pat of butter and salt and pepper. However, sometimes you have toRead more

Harvest Salad with Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing

Roasted delicata squash, apples, red onion, feta cheese, and walnuts are added to a salad base of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green and red cabbage, then finished with the perfect tahini poppy seed dressing. You guys, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! I know with the colder weather coming (finally for usRead 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