Peanut Butter Granola Dessert Parfait


I found a recipe for Chewy Peanut Butter Granola at the website Something Swanky (thank you, Pinterest) and I knew I had to try it. I love granola. I love peanut butter. I love the idea of having something snack-y on hand. So I tried the recipe and I got to thinking … this is…

Flourless Oatmeal Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


After sipping a nice warm mug of hot chocolate on this nice warm muggy California morning, I decided I want to go back to my cookie-hot chocolate diet and that I needed some cookies on hand in order to do so. I took to Pinterest and immediately found this recipe in my feed. I’m not…

S’mores {birthday!} Cake


I’m not sure why but I’ve been obsessed with S’mores recently. I like marshmallows. I like chocolate. I’m not overly fond of graham crackers or their taste. Yet when my favorite local cupcake shop offered S’mores as their flavor of the month in June, I was all over that sh!t. And it inspired me to…

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan}


I’ve seen recipes for vegan banana “ice cream” floating around Pinterest for a while now. I’m big into real ice cream (have my own ice cream maker and cardboard pints for storing in the freezer) so I thought I would try out the substitute and see how it compares. This particular recipe was found at…

Sausage, Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Frittata


This weekend I laid down a lot of credit to purchase some new furniture for my bedrooms. Feeling the pinch immediately upon arriving home and having a slight case of buyer’s remorse (but not enough to cancel my purchase), I began thinking of ways I can scrimp and save until I pay off the furniture…

Baked (Stacked) Breakfast Quesadillas


This recipe is a riff from one that Bobby Flay does with bacon and hash browns. I’ve tried  this recipe before using bacon. Today I used what I had on hand in my fridge (chicken sausage breakfast links and avocado). I mean you can make a breakfast quesadilla out of almost any breakfast food, right?…

Almond Flour Buttermilk Pancakes


I have always, always, always wanted to try almond flour pancakes but have been a bit scared to do so afraid they would be nothing like the buttermilk pancakes that my mom made on weekends when I was growing up. As is, I’m always a bit leery of gluten-free recipes because any that I’ve tried…

Red Velvet Cake with Cooked Cream Cheese Frosting


For many years it was tradition on my birthday that my mom would make red velvet cake. It was hands down the best cake ever. And, if I must confess, it got to the point somewhere in my twenties where she would actually make me two cakes. One for me to share with everyone and…