Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey in the center with crispy edges and big chocolate chunks, just as the best cookies are! These delicious cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan. 

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey in the center with crispy edges and big chocolate chunks, just as the best cookies are! These delicious cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Hi friends, happy Monday! As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the coffee shop right by my apartment…but when you’re reading this, I’ll be floating on a catamaran in the Caribbean, hopefully soaking up some rays 😎 the forecast says it’s supposed to rain, but I’m hoping it changes it’s mind and we end up with sun all week long.

I’m going with my mom’s whole family and we’re piling on a big boat for the week to float around, hang out and enjoy each other’s company, and soak up our beaaautiful surroundings. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!Ooey…gooey…doughy…with big, melted chunks of dark chocolate. Those are the words I like to hear when we’re talking about gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies, don’t you?

The biggest perk of a skillet cookie is the increased ratio of gooey insides to the crispy, golden outside. When you dig into the center of a skillet cookie with your spoon and get a perfect mix of melted chocolate, barely cooked doughy center, and crispy edges, there isn’t really anything better. [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…]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips.

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips.I’m going to start with a word of warning that this is a long post with a ton of recap from the International Food Bloggers Conference! It was a spectacular and exciting weekend, to say the least. Let’s start at the beginning: my weekend started bright and early on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM at the Krusteaz Headquarters.

As a member of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen, they invited me to come to their headquarters here in Seattle to shoot some hack videos. I said yes a few months back, before I would let myself freak out over being on camera and chicken out. I was beyond nervous going into it. To ensure I was well rested and didn’t have any under eye circles on camera, I went to sleep at 9:30pm the night before, which also happened to be my 22nd birthday. Wild and crazy birthday, yeah?

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips. [Read more…]

S’mores Cookies

Skip the campfire and whip up a batch of S’mores Cookies! Made with graham cracker cookie dough, chocolate chips & marshmallow bits, these s’mores cookies taste just like your favorite summer treat so you can have s’mores year round.

Skip the campfire and whip up a batch of S'mores Cookies! Made with graham cracker cookie dough, chocolate chips & marshmallow bits, these s'mores cookies taste just like your favorite summer treat so you can have s'mores year round.It’s my last Monday as a college student. My last finals week, my last week being able to claim ‘student’ when someone asks about my occupation, my last week living surrounded by people my age. It feels like my last everything.

I know, I know – it’s just the beginning. I need to be looking forward to the real world, and getting excited about what lies ahead in the future. For a little while though, I just need to be nostalgic and reflect on the damn good four years that have passed by in a blink.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart (Paleo, GF + Vegan)

This Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart has an almond coconut crust that doubles as a crumble topping, filled with fresh raspberries! This easy recipe is Paleo-friendly, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart has an almond coconut crust that doubles as a crumble topping, filled with fresh raspberries! This easy recipe is Paleo-friendly, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.It’s been a little while since I posted something healthier, because I’ve been too busy shoving lots of cookies and cakes in your face (and my face). No regrets, you (we) deserved some chocolate.

However, it’s time for a little detox. Not a real detox though, because real detoxes are hard and not delicious. This detox involves a raspberry coconut crumble tart, which is anything but hard, and it’s most definitely delicious. [Read more…]

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and if desired, a dulce de leche surprise.

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and if desired, a dulce de leche surprise.Did you know that chocolate lava cakes are actually super easy to make, and you can have them ready to serve in 25 minutes? Because they’re such a restaurant dessert, I always assumed they were a pain in the butt to make and definitely wouldn’t turn out as well. [Read more…]

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It’s the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, or a small celebration.

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or a small celebration.
Sooo…I’ve been thinking about this cake for a while. It’s been a lingering recipe idea for long, but I’ve been holding off until Valentine’s Day to make it happen. And it’s here! We’re 2 weeks out, so the cake has finally been made.

It’s nothing novel, or extraordinary, but it’s darn adorable and tastes amazing, especially if you adore the combination of chocolate and strawberry like I do. And it’s mini! That word alone makes me about 20x more excited about anything. [Read more…]