Are you as excited as I am that it officially felt like fall this past weekend?! It cooled down just slightly and I immediately threw on a big sweater and scarf. It was definitely not quite cold enough for that, but I clearly didn’t care. Seeing all of the apples and pumpkins at the grocery store right now makes me so happy. It’s the little things and the first few fall days definitely call for some pumpkin bread. Not that pumpkin bread really needs to be messed with, but I figured adding a little nutella couldn’t really hurt. [Read more…]
What is it that makes anything in cupcake form THAT much cuter? Don’t get me wrong, I can always go for a slice of cheesecake, but these mini versions are pretty irresistible. And talk about portion control. There’s something more satisfying about having your own little cheesecake to yourself and since it is a pretty rich dessert to begin with, I found that I was perfectly satisfied with one of these (ok, maybe two).
Happy Tuesday! Is there such a thing as having too many cookbooks? I think I need an intervention. My shelves are overflowing, but that hasn’t seemed to stop me. One of my life goals is to amass a collection rivaling that of Ina Garten’s, so I guess I am just getting a head start. I’ve inadvertently started this tradition where I tend to buy new cookbooks while away on vacation and I kind of like how every time I cook from them I am reminded of where I purchased the book.
Meet my latest breakfast obsession. I cannot stop eating this and have been making it on repeat for weeks! I had even previously written off overnight oats because I found them to have a chalky texture and I just didn’t understand the hype, until this recipe. Are you wondering what overnight oats even are? Raw oats are mixed with banana, chia seeds, cinnamon and almond milk and the mixture soaks in the fridge overnight. [Read more…]
It looks like the re-creation of childhood favorites is definitely becoming a common theme around here. I’ve made brown butter Rice Krispie Treats and soft frosted sugar cookies, and the start of the school year inspired me to experiment with some more lunchbox necessities. Memories of the elementary school cafeteria definitely include Keebler’s pink and white frosted animal cookies…well, and Dunkaroos, but I’m still working on perfecting that one. There’s something about the pink and white icing covered in rainbow sprinkles that makes these cookies so much fun to eat. They were always a coveted item when my friends and I tried to trade the less favorable components of our lunchbox for the much preferred sugar-laden treats. [Read more…]
Is anyone else in need of an indulgent and comforting breakfast lately? After returning from vacation and immediately starting school, I knew I needed something to look forward to on a Monday morning. One of my favorite breakfast treats, other than pancakes, is banana bread. I have been using my grandma’s banana bread recipe since I was old enough to bake, so I thought it would be fun to try adding my own twist. [Read more…]
I’m spending these last two weeks of my summer on vacation with my family and there is no way I am going back to school without first indulging in a few s’mores. As I’ve mentioned before, a summer vacation isn’t complete without some marshmallow roasting and s’more making. This year I decided to step it up a bit by preparing homemade graham crackers and marshmallows to take along with us. [Read more…]