Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

These oatmeal raisin muffins are a delicious morning treat inspired by my favorite classic cookie! Lightly sweet and full of texture, these fluffy muffins trick me into thinking I get to have dessert for breakfast. Thankfully, the muffins are actually oat-packed, full of fiber, and sustained fuel for the start of my day! I love … Read more

My Favorite Travel Cooking Experiences

Some of my favorite food experiences were learning about food and culture directly from the source. Food is such an important part of every culture and there is always something we can learn. These may seem basic for some of you serious cooks and travelers out there, but for me these were really meaningful experiences. … Read more

My Favorite Kitchen Appliances and Gear

So many people have asked that I thought I would put together a list of my favorite kitchen appliances. I mention some of them in my recipes but am planning to collect more of them here. Here are the ones that I think make the biggest difference in my kitchen. If you have a favorite … Read more

New York Style Crumb Cake

One of my biggest baked-treat weaknesses is a crumb topping. Whether it be a dutch apple pie, a blackberry crisp, or a crumbly coffee take, I just can’t refuse the temptation of crumb-topped desserts. Fortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of working out a stellar recipe for a New York-style crumb cake that is quite literally … Read more

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These no-bake bars are a fudgy, rich take on peanut butter cups that I whip up at home when I need a last minute dessert. Simple and quick, they’ve become my go-to treat that everyone is guaranteed to love. This is a ridiculously easy treat to whip up- and requires only 5 basic ingredients to … Read more

Flourless Oat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies, and I love making chocolate chip cookies for the people I love. The thing about having a wide variety loved ones is they also tend to have a wide variety of dietary needs. Maybe you have vegetarian in-laws. Maybe you have that one friend with a gluten allergy. Maybe you … Read more

Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites

Brownies are such a special, classic treat that (almost) everyone loves. But what if you could take them just that much more over the top? With, say, a chocolate candy-like coating around bites of rich, dark chocolate brownies? And sprinkles?! These brownie bites almost remind me of a brigadeiro, a Brazilian chocolate candy made with … Read more

Mexican Chorizo Sausage and Cheddar Muffins

Breakfast can be difficult to throw together if you’re busy in the morning. You want a breakfast that can fill you (and maybe the kids) up for at least a little while, but who has the time to cook in the morning? That’s where muffins, like these Mexican Chorizo and Cheddar muffins, come in. Take … Read more

Chocolate Muffin with Peanut Butter Chips

Muffins are one of the best breakfast options for night owls like me who are slower-moving in the morning. I can easily grab one while running out the door for an on-the-go morning meal, or sit and savor the muffin along with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Either way, muffins are a breakfast … Read more

Triple Chocolate Nutella Brownies

I’m the kind of person who can’t keep a jar of nutella in the pantry without (regrettably) devouring the whole thing. I’m convinced that nutella tastes good on everything, it’s dangerous. For that reason, I make it a special occasion to buy that delicious chocolate hazelnut spread when I’m planning to make these brownies. If … Read more