Baked Granola Pears (six ingredients!)

Looking for an elegant dish that literally involves five minutes of prep time? These walnut pear boats are the ideal solution! To be honest, pears have always been one of my least favorite fruits. I can’t put my finger on why, but I just don’t normally find them that exciting. Perhaps it’s a texture issue?…

Apple Rose Tarts

Hi friends! Happy fall! It’s officially getting cooler here and I am not mad about it. Bring on the squash, potatoes,  soup, and of course 🍎🍏🍎🍏! Lately I have been really into the single-serving dessert format. Perhaps this is because these recipes are much easier to share? I love pies + cakes as much as the…

Chai Latte Baked Donuts

Yes, another “latte-inspired” recipe. Am I a true millennial? So be it! This post will be a break from you regularly scheduled pumpkin programming. Still full of cozy fall goodness. If you really do want pumpkin (I can’t blame you, honestly), I do have a version here! These donuts are lighter than the typical fried version…

Banana Dessert “Sushi”

*Note* This post purely draws inspiration from sushi. I recognize that because sushi is often considered an ancient art form originating in Southeast Asia, some may take offense to this interpretation. Please know that is not my intent! Sometimes, dessert NEEDS to be ready in five minutes flat. Ending the day with something sweet should not be complicated….

Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Cookies

With the first official day of fall later this week, it has truly gotten impossible to escape what’s been dubbed “PSL Season.” Pumpkin spice is seemingly EVERYWHERE , with the famed Starbucks latte in the forefront. I recently learned that, on average, Americans purchased only one PSL per season. Have I tried a PSL? Of course. I…

Sweet Potato Soft Serve

We’re officially entering the “dog days of summer.” I knew I needed to write a post with some ice cream. Preparing homemade frozen treats normally involves a long waiting period and, inconveniently, an ice cream maker. This soft serve necessitates neither! Ever tried purple sweet potatoes? They have a similar nutritional profile to the orange…

Chocolate Chip Cookie S’More Sandwiches

Every “true” food blog needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, does it not? For this I decided to take it a step further: a mashup of deliciously soft cookies and a classic campfire “s’more.” Have you ever seen a dessert more American? This dessert will certainly be enjoyed by voracious eaters of every nationality….

Tropical Coconut “Rice” Pudding (Paleo-friendly)

At this point of 2017, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the transformative powers of cauliflower. Perhaps you’ve tried out the ubiquitous “cauliflower crust pizza trend,” or dipped your toe in the waters of cauliflower mashed potatoes. If you have not, I encourage an open mind! I truly believe that cauliflower can in…

Individual Peach Crisps with Crystallized Ginger

There are few things better than fresh farmer’s market peaches in the summer. That first bite of perfectly ripe, golden fruit is a moment cherished by many during sweltering summer months. For this reason, I try to incorporate as many peach recipes into my repertoire as possible when they are in season. Baking the peaches…

5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles

These are some of the simplest truffles you’ll ever make,  and you’ll never guess what healthy main ingredient binds them together.. OK, you might guess. Avocado! Now if you’re not familiar with the magical combination of dark chocolate + avocado, prepare to enter a new dessert wonderland… “A world of pure imagination…” As a kid,…

“Cookie Crisp” Cereal

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…truly one of the best parts of baking without eggs is eating raw cookie dough. As a child the prospect of possible salmonella did not warrant hesitation nearly as much as it should have. However, as an adult I can now fully enjoy raw cookie dough sans the worry of…

4 Ingredient Banana Split Smoothie Bowl

The taste of a banana split will always be nostalgic for me. While in high school I worked the counter of an ice cream stand (hey, Creamland!), and banana splits were a common order from customers. Some of my coworkers would groan when we got this request, but for whatever reason I really enjoyed the…