DIY · Food

Two Ideas for Gift Giving this Christmas

If you’re like me, you just flipped through your planner and realized that, oh crap, Christmas is NEXT WEEK. I have two ideas for gift giving this Christmas. Depending on your gift-giving style, one is DIY and the other is through Cotopaxi–a company that sells outdoor adventure gear that funds poverty alleviation across the globe. DIY… Continue reading Two Ideas for Gift Giving this Christmas


Spinach Egg Casserole

I am becoming a big fan of brunch…mostly because of the wonderful combination of breakfast food without the just-waking-up-I-don’t-want-to-eat-much-food feeling. I don’t like big breakfasts. I do, however, like a big brunch! My mom has this really good breakfast casserole. She suggested I photograph her recipe and add it to the blog. My mom brought… Continue reading Spinach Egg Casserole


Salted Toffee Cashew Cookies with a side of Neapolitan Cookies

One Saturday I sat around with a small group of women and sniffed stuff. Now before you let your imagination run wild….we were sniffing candles. Some of the scents made me hungry, some smelled like the outdoors, and some made me pull back in horrific agony (seriously one smelled like a funeral home). If there’s… Continue reading Salted Toffee Cashew Cookies with a side of Neapolitan Cookies


Mini German Chocolate Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting

I LOVE dark chocolate. I’m not even exaggerating when I say I eat it everyday (but only a little piece of course!). I am also a huge fan of mini desserts. I really like sugar, so making a mini dessert erases all temptation for seconds. I made this cake for my father on Father’s Day—and… Continue reading Mini German Chocolate Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting


Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

I absolutely love the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly. And so does my little brother, who graduated from undergrad this past weekend and has officially joined the Huntington University alumni club in our family. We threw a little party for him after the ceremony and I threw these PB&J muffins into the mix.… Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins


Skinny Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

So last week was Valentine’s week…which for me meant lots of sugary, sparkly (cookie frosting with the little cousins…who always end up using LOTS of sprinkles!) baking projects. Why buy valentine’s food goodies when you can make them yourself?! Red velvet recipes are obviously pretty dominant during the month of February, so I decided to… Continue reading Skinny Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls


Popcorn Cupcakes with Raspberry Jam Buttercream

When I bake late at night I come up with some strange combinations. And that is exactly what I was doing Saturday as my mom and I busily prepared food for my grandparents’ annual Sunday afternoon Labor Day weekend fish fry. One of my absolute favorite snack foods is plain, air pop popcorn. I probably… Continue reading Popcorn Cupcakes with Raspberry Jam Buttercream