Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies (GF + Refined SF)

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies stay soft and chewy for days! They’re gluten-free and refined sugar-free, and will satisfy all your chocolate peanut butter cravings.

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies stay soft and chewy for days! They're gluten-free and refined sugar-free, and will satisfy all your chocolate peanut butter cravings.How was your Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re in a relationship or not, I sincerely hope you enjoyed delicious food and at least some chocolate during the day. I spent the morning making way more croissants than three girls could eat, but we tried anyways.

It was nice to finally cross croissants off my bucket list – they’d been on it for years, and I was like a proud momma as I pulled my beautifully puffed, browned, beautiful croissants from the oven. I made tons of flavors because I had tons of dough and had to use all of it. [Read more…]

Magic Bar Macaroons

These Magic Bar Macaroons have all of the flavors of one of my favorite cookie bars, Magic Bars, in macaroon form! Chocolate chips, butterscotch, and walnuts make these naturally gluten-free cookies even more delicious.

These Magic Bar Macaroons have all of the flavors of one of my favorite cookie bars, Magic Bars, in macaroon form! Chocolate chips, butterscotch, and walnuts make these naturally gluten-free cookies even more delicious.Every year since I can remember, my mom and I would make batch after batch of Magic Cookie Bars in the weeks leading up to Christmas. A bunch would be given away in cookie tins to teachers, friends, and family, while another oversized stash would get put into the garage freezer to be saved for Christmas day.

The batch that got put in the freezer never lasted all the way until Christmas due to us all sneaking out to have a Magic Cookie Bar (or three) anytime we could sneak into garage to snag them. Magic Cookie Bars are just too darn addicting – if you’ve had them, you know what I mean. [Read more…]

Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom’s homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free – these muffins are sweetened with only bananas!

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom's homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They're gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free - these muffins are sweetened with only bananas!Settling in is an unusual feeling, don’t you think? A new apartment and a new city is finally starting to feel like home, but there is still a bit of nostalgia for the places you’ll never live again. My college house (and college, for that matter) has been left behind and now that summer is coming to a close, classes are starting again. The school year is beginning, and for the first time in my life that I can remember…I’m not starting classes too.

Instead, I’m sitting on my patio at home, sipping coffee and looking at our calming view of the Puget Sound, and enjoying my favorite spot in the house, writing a post to you. Let me just say: Our patio is seriously awesome. Super comfy futon, cute yellow trunk/coffee table, dining set, herb garden, twinkle lights, and flowers – what more could a girl want on her patio?

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom's homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They're gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free - these muffins are sweetened with only bananas! [Read more…]

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…]

Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! 

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! Sometimes, when life gets too hectic, or demanding, I stop and I reflect and I take a couple deep breaths, and then, when I can, I go bake.

Baking is, and always has been, my form of escape. It’s where my creativity unleashes and I can just get lost in the process of doing. 

I’m in a class this semester, Economics of Happiness, and we just read a book called The Geography of Bliss. It follows a man traveling around the world in search of what makes countries some of the happiest, or saddest, places in the world. My biggest personal take away of the book? I want to go to Iceland. [Read more…]

Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

This easy recipe for Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes is a healthy and delicious breakfast that is gluten-free and full of protein!

This easy recipe for Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes is a healthy and delicious breakfast that is gluten-free and full of protein!Who doesn’t love a good stack of pancakes? If you don’t, well, we can’t be friends anymore.

Hopefully we’re still friends, and you’re still here, because if you are…you’re going to love these pancakes.

And guess what? If you are for some reason not into either peanut butter, banana, or chocolate chips, I have a giveaway where you can win an e-cookbook called Stack’d that has over 30 recipes for amazing protein pancakes. This e-cookbook was written by a lovely girl named Jessica, and it is available on Amazon for only $3.49! [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is my favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe! This no-fail recipe creates a moist, flavorful quick bread.

This is my favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe! This no-fail recipe creates a moist, flavorful quick bread.

Something really exciting happened to me today. Like, really exciting. I’ve been waiting for yearsss and it finally happened. Kids all over the world wait and wait for it to happen, and it happened to me today.

Just guess what it is.

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