Hearty Whole Grain Pancakes with Sweet Berry Compote

My first year of college has come to a close!! Like any other freshman year, my past nine months have been full of both ups and downs, many unexpected occurrences, and lots (and lots) of memorable events. I am unbelievably grateful for all the opportunities I was given and wonderful people I have had the…

Whole Grain Banana Bread Donuts

Before I came to college, I never believed people when they told me that dining hall food was bad. However, I now very clearly understand the monotony and tastelessness that I was always told about. Because if I have to experience one more taco Tuesday, with mystery meat that always leaves my stomach feeling not-so-hot,…

Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

My best friend’s godmother makes handsdown the best chocolate-covered pretzel rods I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know if it’s the optimal amount of chocolate that always seems to coat the rods, or the ratio of salt-to-sprinkle, but they pack the perfect punch of sweet, salty, crunchy, and chocolatey. My best friend brought them to a…

Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

What just screams the winter season? Well, first off: snow. Lots and lots of snow. Last year, my hometown got almost 2 feet of snow. However, I now go to school in DC (since coming to college), which is two hours north of my hometown and gets about 6 inches to a foot more snow…

Decadent Chocolate Dessert Crêpes

This summer I discovered my inspiration. The ultimate chef, who was famous for her delectable French recipes and tendency to drop things in the kitchen (I can relate). Julia Child Every summer I travel up north to my aunt’s house to participate in a week-long jamming and pickling frenzy! My aunt has a beautiful, luscious…

Soft Oreo Cookies (Vegan!)

You know those super cute Oreo commercials where the kid and their mom or dad are sitting at the kitchen table, and the kid says some adorable joke about an Oreo and then the two laugh and take a bite of their cookies? Or, better yet, dunk their cookies in a huge glass of milk…

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cupcakes

Christmas is so close I can almost taste it! 😀 Christmas is without a doubt my favorite season of the year. Not only is it a time of love, cheer, and Christmas Music, but it’s the season of the year’s best spices. Gingerbread, pumpkin, peppermint, and eggnog- against these flavors, no other season even compares.…