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Category: Sweet

Chocolate Caramel Whiskey Spiked Banana Bread

The other day I was on the phone with my Mom talking about Lord knows what, you know a typical conversations with a Mom..when were about to hang up, and she asked if I had a good banana bread recipe. I told her I have too many banana bread recipes and I would find the best one for her. Banana bread is one of those things that you can get totally ridiculous and extravagant with or keep it very simple, which is why I think I have so many recipes. The most delicious banana bread I have ever had…

Oatmeal Coconut-Raisin Cookies

Valentines Day is coming up, have you heard? I’m not one to go all out for this pink teddy bear and box-o-chocolate filled holiday. I just like a little thought to go into a simple gift. The worst thing a girl could get (I’m just grouping us all together, don’t take me too seriously) is a last-minute 99 cent heart-shaped box of chocolates out of the clearance shopping cart that are the fruit filled nougat kind, you know…the weird ones, and a generic card. Every since I was…

Cosmic Coconut and Black Bean Brownies

So first off I have to confess something; I have Zayn Malik’s new song PILLOWTALK on repeat. Like for real – It’s good. Not the actual content of the song, but his dreamy dreamy voice and the song is catchy or something…no really it’s just his voice. Although, I can’t bring myself to enjoy the music video, it’s just Gigi Hadid in yet another music video, and…another guy having his hot model girlfriend in his music video. C’mon the shits not original, get it…

Pumpkin & Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

What are your thoughts on STEVIA? Are they good thoughts? Please be good thoughts. I have only baked with it a couple times, and that was when I worked at the bakery and we had a few requests for it. Naturally, I wanted to exercise my freedom and try something new. You know what? It was not that bad. For years I hated artificial sweeteners and that horrific taste it leaves in your mouth. When stevia became big on the scene I didn’t want to try it because I assumed it would leave that nasty aspartame, saccharin taste…

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Schedules are good. Schedules add structure, we need structure in our lives. Well, at least I do. Especially now being at home by myself a lot I need to set a schedule for myself every day of every week, discipline, structure and lists, every morning. At least I live for making lists. I am always making lists. I have stacks upon stacks of cute note pads from here and there – I think its an obsession. But I know the best of us have notepad and lists obsessions. tangent.. I am my own boss now and I need to be…

Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby

It’s almost Friday! That’s exciting for most people right? To me it’s just another day, I always wanted a Monday-Friday, 9-5 sort of job. Knowing you always had the weekends off, you don’t have to get up too early. Get home make dinner, it all seems so nice. Working in food service since well, forever has never allowed that. It’s part of the reason I left my job and started this masterpiece here (wink wink)! I’m not saying this makes normal hours by any means, but…

What’s on my mind? Wednesday. 1/20/16

Hi!! Happy Humpday. How’s it goin’? How ya doin’? What’s shakin’? This morning I was crrrrrrrrrrraving a sweet creamy cup of coffee, alas – I only had unsweetened cashew milk in the fridge (which tastes pretty gross in coffee if you ask me). So I got a bit indulgent – I decided to make hot chocolate with the cashew milk and then add some of that to my coffee. Voila! I had a rich, sweet, creamy cup of coffee and some extra hot chocolate left over for Ory. He got up long enough…

Raw Chocolate

So I love chocolate, you love chocolate, he loves chocolate, my cats love chocolate…well I mean, I’m sure they would love chocolate. Chocolate doesn’t need to explain itself, it always gets us, right when we need it, you know? What would you say to the best DIY, quick, nutritious, vegan, create your own chocolate? uh, HECK YES! With very few ingredients and very little time you can create a nutrient rich snack that will help to keep your skin and hair healthy and your mind sane. So what am I even talking about? Raw…

Double Limoncello Poppy Seed Cookies

We are in the dead of winter and I am over here making lemon poppy seed cookies. Why? Because I have quarts upon quarts of limoncello that I made last year for Christmas. I’m talking 2014, not this past Christmas. So this stuff has been getting good for over a year now! Limoncello isn’t something I like to drink daily. It’s a nice dessert-sipping lemon liqueur that is nice to have ice cold on a hot summer day. That is why I still have so much of it just chilling in my freezer…