February 13, 2018

Orange Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

I’m one of those rare people who gets really jazzed for Valentine’s Day. I love it. I’m not saying I have to get flowers and go out to a fancy dinner, but I love the little things about the holiday. I love the candy + treats that surround it, obv… and I’m all about the cutesy decorations that are everywhere, the sweet cards and the excuse to watch a sappy love movie.

My mom always gave my siblings and I little gifts for Valentine’s Day (and she still does! The heart platter in the last photo is from her this year) and that always made the day extra special. I look forward to doing the same… one day. For now I’ll enjoy baking all the sweets and dishing them up to Mark and anyone else who comes near me.

So in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I baked up something special this past weekend and it may be a new favorite!

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Food & Drink | Weeknight Dinners


February 8, 2018

Roasted beet vegan pasta

I love beets and eat them roasted all the time- on salads, with a little goat cheese and balsamic or just by themselves. And it should go without saying, I love pasta (who doesn’t??) So when I saw a recipe that used beets in the pasta sauce, I had to try it.

Vegan’s not a word you’ve seen on this blog before… and won’t see a lot of lol. But trust me on this one- this is a winner even for butter/egg/cream lovers like myself! This Healthy Roasted Beet Vegan Pasta is easy to make, but the color from the beets makes it a little more special than your average pasta dish. And instead of getting it’s creaminess from milk or cream, it comes from ground cashews!

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Food & Drink | Travel


February 5, 2018

Food guide to Tokyo and Kyoto

I realized as I was writing my trip recap of our time in Japan that I had wayyy too much to talk about for one post. I wanted to share all the sights we saw and places we went, but also wanted to write about all the amazing food we ate (SO MUCH RAMEN)!

So I decided to break it up and share this post today all about what we ate in Tokyo and Kyoto because honestly, the food scene in Japan is enough of a reason to go! And at the end I’m sharing some random things I noticed while in Japan.

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Food & Drink | Weeknight Dinners


February 1, 2018

Sheet Pan Nachos

I bring you this deliciousness just in time for your Super Bowl party this weekend or just, ya know, your random Thursday night dinner;)

These sheet pan nachos are super easy to make and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. The cleanup is simple too, which is a bonus! Plus you can get creative with your toppings and mix it up depending on your mood.

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January 18, 2018

Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

There is a cookie taking over your Instagram feed (if you follow a lot of baking blogs at least). And it is this masterpiece: Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread. OMG. I’d been drooling over photos of this deliciousness for about a week before I knew I had to make it.

The recipe comes from Alison Roman’s new cookbook, Dining In and it’s been shared online by Bon Appetit. It’s made with lots of salted butter (something I never bake with) and chocolate chunks and the resulting treat is less like a chocolate chip cookie and more of a buttery shortbread.  My verdict after making these is that the most popular cookie on Instagram is definitely worth the hype!

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