Dark Chocolate Peppermint Kisses

Each of these little peppermint kisses is a drop of decadence. And at this time of year, I need a bit of something delicious, rich, and chocolate-y to get me through the day. Sure, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. However, that’s only if you count “Christmastime” as beginning the day after…

No Bake Trail Mix Bar

When I first tried out this recipe, I all but abandoned it. However, instead of throwing out the uncooperative granola bars, that just wouldn’t seem to stick together without being baked in the oven, I set them aside to return to later. And ended up learning quite a lesson on patience. When I came back…

Blueberry Orange Smoothie

I’ll have a blue Christmas… Because of this smoothie! Well, honestly this smoothie is more purple than blue, but as it’s made with a whole cup of blueberries and blueberry yogurt, I think “blue” is still a pretty appropriate adjective! You can’t get a fresher flavor combination than blueberry and orange. The sweet flavor of…

Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies)

I’m quite disappointed that it has yet to snow where I live. After all, it’s already December 8th! Yet, it seems as if the weather is purposefully refusing not to cooperate. It’s barely gotten below 40°F most days, and on the days that do drop below freezing, there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky!…

Funfetti Pancakes

You know that irresistible smell of pancakes, bacon, and eggs that fills your house anytime someone decides to make brunch? That’s exactly what I woke up to this morning. Slipping my glasses on, I blinked rapidly against the bright light shining in my bedroom windows as I tripped towards the hallway, allowing my nose to…

Peanut Butter Apple Muffin in a Mug

I must say, mini muffins are fun, but they really don’t do it for me when it comes to breakfast. My typical morning breakfast will consist of one of three options: a bowl of Puffins cereal with frozen blueberries, peanut butter and banana overnight oats, or pancakes. However, every once in a while, I’ll find…

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Shout-out to my friend, Emily, for suggesting this recipe! Without her suggestion, the world would definitely be at a loss. Because this hot chocolate is insanely amazing. Last year, I created a high-protein, dairy free version of hot chocolate that was so good it knocked my fuzzy wool socks off. However, I believe you can…