Quick & Easy Peppermint Bark

Sometimes, you just need that chocolate “fix”. I just finished my first semester of college, and I can tell you firsthand that the hardest part about college was not the homework load, making it to class on time, or even waking up for 8AM biology. It was not being able to bake. And not being…

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.…

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

This oatmeal is a healthy twist on the classic instant “Maple and Brown Sugar” oatmeal you can find in the supermarket! Honestly, the main difference between this recipe and the pre-packaged is the list of ingredients: while the Quaker version has at least 10 different ingredients, many of which you may not be able to…

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…

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!…

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…