Toasted Coconut Banana Truffles

Girl Scout cookies are my absolute weakness. Samoas especially. There’s never been a better marriage made than that between toasted caramel and chocolate. And samoas boast both flavors, with the addition of a crunchy cookie and caramel sweetness. They almost make the 140 calories per serving worth it. Almost. Because I know that when it…

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…

Lightened Up New Years Confetti Cupcakes

Can we talk about 2016 for a second? I thought 2012 was supposed to be the crazy year. You know, when the Mayan calendar ended and the world was supposedly going to end? Well, it looks like the world got the memo a little late, and ended up making 2016 the crazy year. To name…

Microwave Buttermilk Pancakes

Everyone always tells you: living in a dorm in college is a huge change from living at home. And on one hand you believe them– you know you’re going to have a lot less room to store your clothing, snacks, and countless college textbooks. But on the other hand, you think to yourself: how bad…

Healthy Chocolate Glazed Donuts

A few years ago, this local donut shop called “Sugar Shack” was established in my city. And believe me when I say these donuts changed my life forever. Although I grew up enjoying soft, fried Krispy Kreme Donuts (sorry Dunkin’ Donuts fans- it was never a favorite of mine), the minute that big, fluffy Sugar…