Category: Food + Drink

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

When my bananas went mushy, I wanted to do something other than the banana bread or banana chip muffins that I usually make. If you saw my Butterbeer Birthday Cake post, then you probably know that I recently learned how to make salted caramel sauce, and since then, I’ve been putting it on E V E R Y T H I N G, including this bread. For good measure, I also threw in some chopped walnuts.

Butterbeer Birthday Cake

I turned 32 last week, and I decided to throw a party. The theme was Brunch and Boardgames, but in reality, this party was just a cover for my cooking and baking addiction. The piece de resistance was my butterbeer cake. For those of you who aren’t in the know (but honestly, if you clicked on a Butterbeer Cake recipe, you already know), butterbeer is a sticky sweet brewed concoction from Harry Potter.

Wild Blueberry Lemon Bars

Cozy winter desserts are wonderful, but sometimes (in the dead of winter) you start to miss the bright flavors and colors of warmer months. My Wild Blueberry Lemon Bars are certainly bright. They’re citrusy, they’ve got the sweetness of wild blueberries, and they’re neon pink! Whether you’re looking to brighten these dark winter days or summon an early spring, this is the dessert for you.

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

When I think about Starbucks during the winter, I don’t think about the red cups, Eggnog Lattes, or Peppermint Mochas. Instead, thoughts of Cranberry Bliss Bars begin dancing through my head. The only bad thing about Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars is that they’re seasonal, which means when the proverbial snow melts, these sweet treats also disappear. This winter I set out to fix that.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

I’ve been going super pumpkin spice crazy lately because I found THE BEST pumpkin spice, and I’ve been putting it in everything, including this Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream, which was a huge hit at this year’s Friendsgiving!

This recipe is super easy and only requires five ingredients. It’s a real crowd pleaser and a cinch to make. Whip up a batch to impress friends and family this holiday season, or to have a little taste of fall any time of the year!

Cinnamon Scout Cookies

I don’t eat a ton of cereal and I don’t like to be wasteful, so I wanted to find a way to use up the remainder of the package before it went stale. Then it dawned on me – those confusing cookies my aunt made used cereal, so why don’t I try my own version of a Ranger Cookie? Using crushed cinnamon toast cereal in my cookies was a game-changer. It inspired me to find other substitutions to create new flavor combinations and completely reinvent the Ranger Cookie of my past.

No-Churn S’more Ice Cream

This ice cream could not be easier. It’s as simple as picking up a few ingredients at the market, whipping some cream, smashing things up, and freezing. Once it’s ready, scoop and serve. This super easy, amazingly delicious ice cream will have everyone asking for s’more!

My 5 Favorite Summer Sips

When I’m home on a hot summer day and looking to relax and cool down, I want something no-fuss or frills. I want refreshing. I want light. I want fruity and botanical. I want is quick, and I want it while sitting in front of the AC or on the patio. These drinks are far from new and inventive. They are my go-to summer sips because they’re classics, but with my fresh take on them. They’re botanical, fruity, and bright, and I hope you enjoy!