Give Your Valentine a “Whoopie Pie” Heart

If you’re like me, you’re already planning your Valentine’s Day. If you hate Valentine’s Day, you probably aren’t reading this. I’ve always been one of those people who enjoy Valentine’s Day—whether I was single or not. This year give your sweetheart a dark chocolate “whoopie pie” heart! We enjoy these little hearts because they are so simple and easy to make! 3 reasons why this recipe … Continue reading Give Your Valentine a “Whoopie Pie” Heart

Christmas Eggnog Sugar Cookies

A classic Christmas cookie & perfect for decorating: sugar cookie What’s not classic: a hint of eggnog. It’s very settle, however. These cookies are on the nice list for a couple reasons Unlike most sugar cookie recipes, you do not need to chill these! Making them perfect for time crunches They also don’t spread much, so your snowflakes will stay looking like snowflakes. Yay! Takes … Continue reading Christmas Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate Chips

  Did you know that there are over 1,000 different varieties of pecans? And most of them are named after Native American tribes. They also offer more than 19 vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium and so forth. Not only that, but 1 ounce of pecans contain 10% of the RDV (recommended daily value) for fiber. While all those facts are great, … Continue reading Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate Chips

Vegan Thanksgiving with Trader Joe’s

Holidays can be rough for vegans who have family members/friends who eat meat. Whether they refuse to make dishes that are okay for you to eat or one of those people who talk down about other’s different life choices. If you’re vegan and need to bring a dish for yourself, then bring this Breaded Turkey-less Turkey Stuffed Roast with Gravy from Trader Joe’s. I was … Continue reading Vegan Thanksgiving with Trader Joe’s

Spooky Pies

HALLOWEEN RECIPE #6: Spooky Pies For my final Halloween dessert this year I made spooky [whoopie] pies Celebrating Halloween is bittersweet. On one hand I get to drink my themed red wine, wear my Slytherin or witch outfit, maybe take some photos of witches in the forest, bake Halloween treats and snacks, hand out Halloween candy, and watch multiple Halloween movies. On the other hand, … Continue reading Spooky Pies

Spiderweb Brownies

HALLOWEEN RECIPE #4: Spiderweb Brownies I cannot believe October is already almost over! It’s true what they say, time goes by quicker as you age. It is also true that this these are the only spiders I’ll purposely put my hands on. This Halloween recipe is so easy and quick, it’s like taking candy from your kid’s Halloween bucket while they sleep. All you need … Continue reading Spiderweb Brownies

Trick or Treat Bucket Cake

Halloween Recipe #3: Chocolate buttercream candy cake. Decorated like a pumpkin, of course. So I’m calling this one Trick or Treat Bucket Cake. Birthday cakes are my favorite to make and this one was for my Papa’s 84th birthday! He is a second father to me, which means he deserves all the chocolate on his special day. This cake may seem a little tricky since it’s stuffed … Continue reading Trick or Treat Bucket Cake

Giant’s Finger

This week’s Halloween recipe is Giant’s Fingers! I climbed up the beanstalk and cut them off the giant myself, believe it or not. Okay, that isn’t true, but eating these fingers made me feel like I did. This a recipe perfect for little ones or adults who still have the Halloween spirit! They’re creepy, delicious, super easy and only takes a few minutes to make. … Continue reading Giant’s Finger