Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

 Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They’re super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.Feels like its been a while, huh? Between my trip to Cabo, getting tonsillitis (icky), having my dad in town, and making 15 different desserts for my sorority’s Red Dress Gala, things have been hectic and crazy and though I’ve been baking a ton, I’ve barely had a minute to sit down and write and share something totally delicious with you all.

I do seriously need to go back and remake a few of the desserts I made for that event though. The event has a sort of dessert auction at the end where each table puts cash into an envelope and the table who donates the most chooses dessert first, and so on. I was tasked with making all of the desserts, which meant two straight days of baking. I had a few stressful moments – it’s so not awesome when the last batch of cookies spreads ALL over the tray – but it was so much fun to be able to make so many different things. [Read more…]

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These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

S’mores Brownies

These S’mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.I want to write a freaking novel about these s’mores brownies, because they’re so ridiculously good that they deserve it. I also want to tell you about my trip to Cabo, the good times, and the disasters that ensued. Disaster being: phone stolen, which meant me being disconnected from the world with no phone and no computer for a week. That’s mighty hard for a food blogger whose used to being connected 24/7, but in all honesty…it was pretty nice to have a break. Except for the coming back to 500+ emails part.

I really do want to tell you all about it all, but yesterday morning I woke up with a nasty sickness and have been bed-ridden and miserable (after my flight back to Seattle…not a fun flight) ever since. I’m all medicated now, but definitely still feeling way less than 100%, so we’re going to skip right to talking about how amazing these brownies are. Luckily for me, I’m sure you don’t need much convincing. Just look at the gooey-ness on these babies! [Read more…]

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These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!

Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They’re gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!Remember the Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins I made a few weeks back? Remember how I said they’re probably not the best choice for a breakfast muffin, and lean more on the side of dessert than healthy breakfast muffin? These little Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are the opposite.

These little guys were bound to be a hit, because I adapted the recipe off one of the most popular recipes on Bakerita – Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. It’s sooo good and totally tastes like regular banana bread, hence why everyone loves it. And because this recipe is loosely tied to that one…I had a feeling these would be delicious. [Read more…]

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These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

 These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!

These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!Not to make you jealous, but as you’re reading this…I’m in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, soaking up the sun beachside. I’m writing this the Friday before you’re reading it (well, maybe not. It’s March 13th if you were curious), because tomorrow morning at 11:00am I’m jetting off with 7 of my friends to Cabo for our senior year spring break.

Time was running out for us to have a real crazy college spring break, so we booked our flights a few months back and have been counting down the days ever since! [Read more…]

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These naturally Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so tender that they melt in your mouth! These flavorful cookies take just 5 ingredients and are totally gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These naturally Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so tender that they melt in your mouth! These flavorful cookies take just 5 ingredients and are totally gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar-free.

These naturally Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so tender that they melt in your mouth! These flavorful cookies take just 5 ingredients and are totally gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.Sometimes I don’t like saying a recipe is Paleo, and gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, because I feel like the people who don’t need or choose to follow those diets just dismiss them as not as good as the sugar-y stuff. And it’s wrong, I tell you!

These cookies are super secretly healthy (not that anyone would know from tasting them) and so easy to make (just five ingredients!!!) and so tender that they seriously just melt in your mouth. They’re moist and soft and just a little crumbly. My housemates devoured them, and we were all sad when these were gone off the cookie plate. [Read more…]

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These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.These muffins aren’t really the kind of muffin that you enjoy as a healthy breakfast. This is more of a decadent dessert muffin, or the perfect Sunday morning brunch indulgence. And oh my goodness, is it indulgent.

Despite all the sweet, delicious flavors going on here, one special ingredient stands out: the chocolate chips, but mostly because these are not any ordinary chocolate chips. These chocolate chips are filled with caramel. Seriously, each little chip has gooey caramel inside of it. These beauties are the product of Nestle Toll House, and the DelightFulls come in four flavors – caramel (mmm), peanut butter, mint, and cherry. [Read more…]

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This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread dough that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that's perfect for toasting.

Cheesy English Muffin Bread

This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that’s perfect for toasting.

This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that's perfect for toasting.
Editing the pictures of this cheesy english muffin bread is making me seriously wish I had some more of it right now.

I’ve been loving making breads recently (you saw my blueberry bagels a few weeks ago, right?) and I especially love it since I’ve discovered instant yeast. Instead of having to proof yeast, which I always stressed out about, you just stir it in with the flour and add your hot liquid. Voila. Stress free! [Read more…]

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No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

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