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New Years Healthy Foods: 7 Lucky Recipes

I had way too much fun writing this post on New Years healthy foods. All the symbolism reminded me of high school English class… which I actually enjoyed. (Yes, really. Where else can you write a 7-page research paper comparing Shakespeare to Star Wars?) Below are seven healthy recipes that, thanks to their symbolically “lucky” […]

Dark Chocolate Emerald Truffles

Thank you for all of the well-wishes on my What’s happening in my life post. I know my posts were a bit sporadic while I was in the process of moving, but starting next week I have BIG PLANS for the blog. (You’ll hear more about these big plans soon!) Meanwhile, one of my goals for this […]

An update on what’s happening in my life…

Readers have been asking about my references to leaving Texas, and since I promised to make the blog more personal anyway, it’d probably be good to elaborate. If you’re only interested in recipes, feel free to skip this post; the recipes will continue soon. I’ve always been a passionate person. This can either be a […]

Mexican Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

If you’re looking for a tried-and-true holiday cookie recipe that gets rave reviews and  yields a batch large enough to take to a party… Do not make these. The raw cookie batter is so addictive that, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find it completely impossible to stop eating the cookie dough by the spoonful. […]

Candy Cane Pudding Pie

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups. Candy. Candy canes. Candy corns… And syrup! Representing three of Buddy the Elf’s four main food groups hopefully means this pudding pie would earn Will Ferrell’s stamp of approval. You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee pudding pie! Great job, everybody! It’s […]

Homemade Gingerbread Recipe

This healthy gingerbread has THREE secret ingredients. The recipe turns out soft and incredibly moist, with the same deeply rich flavor as traditional gingerbread laden with eggs and butter and sugar. Yet this is probably the healthiest gingerbread recipe you’ll ever eat! It’s great for breakfast or dessert and is especially good with my cream […]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Currently without heat, hot water, and electricity (we caught Texas’s ice storm… thanks, Texas), these raspberry homemade cinnamon rolls sound seriously amazing to me right now. The recipe comes from an incredibly-talented photographer and writer standing in while I wait for the internet to come back and remind myself never again to take hot showers for […]

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Icemageddon On Thursday afternoon when I called my mom back in Texas, she said the state was about to get hit with a massive ice storm (nicknamed icemageddon in the news) and that Texans were going completely crazy—rushing the stores like it was Black Friday all over again, stockpiling food and waters and blankets and […]

Chocolate Jello Shots

Have you ever eaten a Jell-O shot? The alcoholic rainbow confections are almost as ubiquitous at college parties as those notorious red plastic cups. And yet, due to turning vegetarian at age 14, I’ve never actually tried one. Not that I mind… Jell-O is too sweet and not chocolatey enough for me anyway. So when I recently came […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Homemade butternut squash soup – comforting deliciousness in a bowl!   The summer before my junior year of high school (it seems so long ago), I took a road trip to visit colleges along the East Coast of the United States. One of the stops was Cornell University, located in the small town of Ithaca, […]