Blueberry Cornbread

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It’s baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It's baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.Hi, I’m back with more cornbread goodness. I know, if you follow the happenings around here, I brought you these green chile corn muffins not too long ago, and here I am with another cornbread recipe for you.

But this one is so different from those…I couldn’t help sharing both recipes. Where those muffins are totally delicious, they’re also definitely savory: they get their flavor from green chiles, cheddar cheese, and creamed corn. Yum for sure, but sometimes you want cornbread with a sweet edge. [Read more…]

Monte Cristo Pancakes

Ever had a monte cristo sandwich? You’ve never had one like this – these Monte Cristo Pancakes have pancakes instead of bread, with a filling of ham, cheese, and raspberry jam.

Ever had a monte cristo sandwich? You've never had one like this - these Monte Cristo Pancakes have pancakes instead of bread, with a filling of ham, cheese, and raspberry jam.

I’ve had quite a few phenomenal monte cristos in my day. There’s something about the salty/savory combined with the sweet that draws me to the dish, and I’ve ordered it at many brunches – the sandwich at Milk in Barcelona is amazing, and Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma, Washington also makes a great one.

Traditionally, a monte cristo is a sandwich of ham, a good melting cheese (typically gruyere), and jam. The whole sandwich is then dipped in a french toast-like egg wash, and grilled to melt the cheese and griddle the bread. Sometimes, it gets a good sprinkle of powdered sugar as well. [Read more…]

Green Chile Corn Muffins

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I’ve ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I've ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.I got back from my spontaneous, four day trip to Hawaii a few days ago and it feels like a whirlwind tropical dream. Thankfully, I acquired some tan lines to prove it actually happened. We got so lucky with the weather, and every day in Kauai was warm and dry, which is rare for January.

We hiked to some of the most magnificent spots imaginable, ate fresh fruit and fish every day, and spent plenty of time exploring beaches, caves, and little side-of-the-road fruit stands. The waves were extraordinary – I had never seen waves quite like this. We’re talking giant thirty, forty foot swells crashing with wild abandon against the rocks, creating splashes like you couldn’t believe. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover’s dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover's dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.Aloha from Kauai! If you had asked me on Saturday morning where I would be this week, I definitely wouldn’t have thought I’d be in Hawaii.

But, on Saturday morning, my sister texted me from the vacation house in Kauai she’d just arrived at with her boyfriend. They had two extra bedrooms, I had a voucher for a free flight, and a job that allows me to work from where ever I want. It was one of those times where it worked out too well for me to do anything but jump at the opportunity to escape the Seattle rain and soak in some sun rays in Hawaii. [Read more…]

Blueberry Crumb Cake

This Blueberry Crumb Cake has a thick layer of pecan crumble atop a flavorful cake that is bursting with fresh blueberries! This cake is perfect dusted with powdered sugar or served with a bit of whipped cream.

This Blueberry Crumb Cake has a thick layer of pecan crumble atop a flavorful cake that is bursting with fresh blueberries! This cake is perfect dusted with powdered sugar or served with a bit of whipped cream.This blueberry crumb cake was inspired by a candle. An amazingly delicious smelling, super cheap candle from Walmart. It’s one of the candles from their basic line, and I think the three wick was something like $4. The scent is called Blueberry Pancakes, but it always reminds me a freshly baked blueberry muffin.

If you’ve made blueberry muffins at home, you know the scent. The one that hits your nose right when you open the oven door to pull them out, or when you tear into one when it’s still warm. It’s the scent of bursted blueberries and a sweet, sugary crumb. The candle smells pretty spot on, if not a little bit artificial. [Read more…]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies (GF + Paleo)

These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies are a swoon-worthy and surprisingly guilt-free treat – they’re gluten-free, refined sugar-free and Paleo!

These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies are a swoon-worthy and surprisingly guilt-free treat - they're gluten-free, refined sugar-free and Paleo!I remember when my sister first asked me to try baking healthier for her. When I was first learning how to bake eight years ago, it pretty well coincided with her discovering her intolerance to gluten. She would come into the kitchen and scoff at me putting 2 cups of sugar and a whole bunch of all-purpose flour into something, begging me to please figure out how to make things delicious without all the sugar and gluten that I normally used, that she couldn’t have.

I heavily resisted for a while. I was convinced that nothing without gluten or sugar could possibly taste good, and I held on to that skepticism for a while. Finally, when my dad decided to try going gluten-free, I acquiesced, realizing the majority of my immediate family now wouldn’t eat the gluten-filled items I’d make. [Read more…]

Nutty Blondies

These Nutty Blondies are a soft and chewy brown sugar blondie filled with sliced almonds, pecans, and cashews. You’ll love these chewy treats!

These Nutty Blondies are a soft and chewy brown sugar blondie filled with sliced almonds, pecans, and cashews. You'll love these chewy treats!One of the best things about food blogging is the community – pretty much any food blogger will tell you that, but it took me way too long to figure out.

I started blogging when I was just sixteen years old, and I always felt like such a baby in the food blogging world that I never really reached out to other bloggers to make friends. Uhhh…such a mistake. As soon as I started chatting with other food bloggers, I realized how much value there is in chatting with other people who do the same thing as you, especially when that thing is done at home by yourself. [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal (GF + Vegan)

This Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal tastes like dessert for breakfast! This oatmeal is sweetened with a banana and cocoa powder + chocolate chips make it super chocolatey. It’s gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal tastes like dessert for breakfast! This oatmeal is sweetened with a banana and cocoa powder + chocolate chips make it super chocolatey. It's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Let’s talk about breakfast. Specifically, let’s talk about that fact that the chocolatey bowl of deliciousness you’re seeing above this sentence? Yeah, you can eat that FOR BREAKFAST. Who’s in?

I made this for breakfast for the first time on Monday, again on Tuesday, photographed it (and subsequently devoured) on Wednesday, make it again on Thursday, and then was exceedingly sad on Friday when I was all out of bananas and strawberries. You can say I’m a little obsessed. [Read more…]