Ingredient: vanilla extract

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious granola options at the grocery store. BUT, do you know how easy it is to make homemade granola make yourself? And then you can customize with your favorites. Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe […]

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I’ve always loved desserts in bar form for several reasons. And these Chocolate Shortbread Bars are no exception. It’s quicker. No scooping cookie dough onto baking sheets. Easy to transport in the baking dish. Can get fancy with layering with very little effort! These bars […]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Cookie Bars actually are healthy, although they don’t taste it! Made with no refined sugar (thank you maple syrup for the sweetness) and only 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. The majority of these bars is nut butter (I used almond) and oats! See, […]

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

I love a traditional cut out sugar cookies with a good icing or frosting on top just as much as the next person. But, dare I say, these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are so good they don’t even need icing. Yes, you read that right. […]

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

December is here which means a key component of my diet is Christmas cookies. A couple of days before Christmas, my mom and I have a tradition of baking batches and batches of holiday cookies to eat and share. But, I don’t wait until the […]

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Oh my goodness. This is one of those recipes that make me wish smells could be transported via screen. From the apples and the cinnamon sugar, it smells. SO. GOOD. Pure Fall. This Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake is extra moist and loaded with fresh apple […]

Layered Almond Butter Cups

Layered Almond Butter Cups

It’s time for another healthy-ish nut butter cup recipe. A little while back I shared this recipe for some classic Chocolate Almond Butter Cups. For this recipe, we’re adding the fun twist of layering the chocolate and almond butter mixtures. These are the most tempting […]

Almond Oat Energy Balls

Almond Oat Energy Balls

I’m a snacker. Are there really people out there that only eat at the designated meal times? If so, I’m not one of them. These energy balls are perfect to keep in the freezer for those moments when you’re draining and need a pick-me-up. Made […]

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Fun Fact: I have a peanut allergy. When people find out about this one of the first things they say is “You can’t eat Reeses?!?”. I’ve never had one, but the concern others show makes me think I really must be missing something special! Luckily, […]

Soft and Chewy Cream Cheese, White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies

Soft and Chewy Cream Cheese, White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies

A couple of weeks ago my parents took a little getaway to Hawaii. Upon their return, they brought back lots of goodies including lots of macadamia nuts (both raw and covered in chocolate of course). What’s a girl to do with a surplus of macadamia […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

How was your weekend? Mine was filled with one too many beverages 🙂 and one too many tastes of cookie dough. Friday night we celebrated a couple of birthdays with a party bus bar crawl. A ton of fun, but after a night filled with […]

Fluffy, Sweet Challah Bread French Toast

Fluffy, Sweet Challah Bread French Toast

They say the French do some things better.. fries, kisses, and of course toast. You know when you have French toast at a restaurant and it is so wonderfully thick and rich? But then you try to make it on your own with the sandwich […]