Some days just are just off days. So for the days when it downpours and you forget your umbrella, your coffee that you hadn’t even taken one sip of falls out of your hand and spills all over the floor, or when your bank account happens to be much lower than you remember, I have something for you. For the trip you spent so much time planning that isn’t happening anymore, that day you find a parking ticket on your car, or even better, your car breaks down and you find out you have to drop a pretty penny to fix it. That day you feel guilty about not spending more time with your family, avoiding a messy house when you know it will only take 20 minutes to clean, or the day where just nothing seems to fit. For days like those, there are these lemon bars. These lemon [Continue Reading...]
Ok, I don’t know if Guinness is 100% vegan (whoops!)…actually, I’m pretty sure it’s not thanks to my good buddy and his internet research skills! Aaand while we’re at it, Baileys Irish Cream doesn’t really make the vegan cut either… BUT BUT BUT…if you want the cake to be vegan, replace the Guinness with warm coffee and instead of the icing, drizzle melted chocolate or simply dust the cake with some powdered sugar. This is adapted from Joy the Baker’s Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe. It’s the perfect recipe because she created the recipe hoping that you would be able to find all (or at least almost all!) of the ingredients already in your pantry. She’s such a genius :) I tweaked it a little in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! I added a little stout, a little Irish cream, and some festive green sprinkles…yum! I also reduced some of the [Continue Reading...]
My last post was a little over a week ago, but for some reason, it feels like it’s been 3 months! I’ve been keeping busy with my new job. Veryyy busy. It’s very fast-paced, exciting, and I’m learning a lot. Fueled by caffeine like never before, this is definitely a new experience that I’m still taking in! So my poor blog has been pushed to the wayside…but I refuse, REFUSE (!!!) to let it remain like this. So, slowly but surely, I’m getting back into the groove. I planned on making two great recipes over the weekend but sadly, I only made one. The second dish was replaced with 2 Grey’s Anatomy episodes and a Mad Men episode (don’t judge my awesome TV show selections!). Without further adieu, I give you…nutella crescent rolls. NUTELLA! If I could marry it, I would. Not only did this take under 30 minutes to make [Continue Reading...]
Alright, I know I was a little M.I.A. last week but that’s because it was the first week at my new job! Let me make it up to you with a small Valentine’s Day treat round up for those that need some last-minute inspiration. Plus after all, it’s Monday morning. And sometimes on Mondays, we just need to sit in front of the computer and drool a little bit before diving into the work week. Who’s with me?! There will be more fun (and healthy!) recipes to come later this week! I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday morning. :) Enjoy! Valentine’s Day Round Up Chocolate Merlot cupcakes with Merlot Frosting Salted Nutella Cookies Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Rocky Road Brownies Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Can’t wait for Valentine’s Day tomorrow! Chocolate and love for everyone!!!
In first grade, she hated me and I didn’t even realize it. I’d walk by, smile, wave at her, and she’d never really wave back! I didn’t think much of it–you know how first graders are. But then, something happened in 5th grade and a best friendship was started. Perhaps it was when she invited me over to her house after school and we discovered our obsession love for folding printer paper in half, drawing our own grids, and playing endless games of Battleship all afternoon together (why we never actually bought the real game is beyond me). Or maybe it was our ability to order two Little Caesar’s $5 pizzas (one for each of us) on a Saturday afternoon and finish it all in the same day while watching movies and ya know, just hanging out. Oh, and there was also our shared interest in making up choreographed dances to 90s pop music. [Continue Reading...]