Chocolate Halo “Not”: High-Protein Ice Cream

Copycat chocolate halo top

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more.  I’m very, very excited to share this recipe for what we’ve come to call Halo “Not” ice cream. If you’re at all tapped into the “health food” scene, you may have heard there’s a new high-protein ice cream option on the market called Halo Top. Its claim to fame […]

Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec, what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

No Ice Cream Maker Peach Frozen Yogurt

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  As someone who does not own an ice cream maker, I always assumed homemade ice cream was out of reach unless I wanted to recreate the manual method of mashing cream and sugar together in a zip-top bag stuffed inside another bag filled with ice and rock […]

Bailey’s Hot Cocoa

Bailey’s hot cocoa is one of our favorite hot beverages in the winter. It’s easy to make with common ingredients (no fancy chocolate or heavy cream required) but the shot of Bailey’s takes it over the top into a decadent boozy treat. You can also leave it out to make a tasty standard hot cocoa. (Why is […]

Pumpkin Scones

These pumpkin scones are the perfect fall treat.

I’ve made at least one batch of pumpkin scones every fall for the past four years. Last year, however, I discovered the webpage I’d pinned with the recipe had gone defunct! With the help of the Wayback Machine and screen shots, I was able to recover my old standby. Over the years, though, I’ve made several tweaks […]

Microwave Apple Crisp for One

This apple crisp cooks up quickly in the microwave and makes a fast snack, breakfast or dessert.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You reach into your fruit bowl or your crisper drawer for a bright shiny apple, wash it and take a bite, looking forward to sweet juice and refreshing crispness…only to find your apple is underripe, overripe, mealy or otherwise less than ideal. Well, despair not. Just because you don’t […]

Fudgy Protein Bites

The texture of these bites is perfect--smooth, dense and rich.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  These protein bites are pretty simple to make but so delicious I couldn’t keep it to myself! This recipe is based on the Chocolate Fudge Bites from Running with Spoons. My alterations here are substituting protein powder for the oats and the addition of a little vanilla extract […]

Award-Winning Bacon-Wrapped Maple Cupcakes

The bacon-wrapped maple cupcake! A modern marvel.

Hi everyone! After a crazy-busy couple of months full of life changes–including marriage, name changing and laundry consolidation–it’s good to be back in the blogosphere. I’m excited to put all this new kitchen gear to work and share some more recipes! Now, on to the main event: Bacon-Wrapped Maple Cupcakes. This recipe came about as […]

Sugar Cookies

Just in time for the holidays, a classic sugar cookie recipe with super-easy icing.

This post is a real classic–it’s the cookie recipe my family has used for Christmas cookies every year for as long as I can remember! They’re the quintessential sugar cookie, with a light, slightly crunchy homemade icing to top it all off. Feel free to add other decorations–sprinkles, red hots, etc.–while the icing is still […]