Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are bursting with tart cranberries + orange zest and topped with a sweet crumble – you’d never guess that they’re vegan! This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are bursting with tart cranberries + orange zest and topped with a sweet crumble - you'd never guess that they're vegan!I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling the cranberry love this season. Since they’ve been in stock in the grocery store this season, I’ve had a bag in my fridge. I’ve been wanting to put them in everything going through my kitchen that’s needed a burst of tartness. Too often, cranberries are relegated to the Thanksgiving table in the form of cranberry sauce and maybe a few Thanksgiving leftover meals, and then they’re forgotten about until next Thanksgiving.

I’m not cool with it. And for that reason, I try to be generous in my use of cranberries as long as they sit on the grocery store shelves – that’s especially evident in these cranberry-packed brownies (they have fresh, dried, & chocolate covered cranberries!). [Read more…]

Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies

These Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies are a classic soft and chewy ginger cookie with a hint of orange zest. These flavorful cookies stay soft for up to a week!

These Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies are a classic soft and chewy ginger cookie with a hint of orange zest. These flavorful cookies stay soft for up to a week!I don’t know about you all, but I’m up to my ears in cookies of all sorts, candies, and fun holiday treats. My neighbors have been getting frequent packages full of assorted holiday goods on their doorsteps at an alarming frequency, and my candy thermometer has been getting used more than it had been all year.

Thankfully, I’m also starting to do some prep for January…which means some healthier recipes that will hopefully help balance out all the cookies and homemade marshmallows I’ve been eating. But for now…we’re still on delicious, sweet, and totally giftable chewy ginger orange cookies! I have so many recipes I want to share this time of year – it’s like the baking Superbowl :) [Read more…]

Cranberry Crumb Bars

These easy Cranberry Crumb Bars are super portable, super delicious, and perfect for your holiday cookie platters!

These easy Cranberry Crumb Bars are super portable, super delicious, and perfect for your holiday cookie platters!So, I know I’m a little bit late but…Happy New Years!!

I would have said that exactly 9 days ago, but unfortunately my New Year was rung in asleep in my bed (where I had been since 7:30 P.M., thank you very much), with the beginnings of a nasty bout with tonsillitis. It was a rough 8 days, and yesterday, when I was finally able to get out of the house (because I had literally not stepped foot out of the house in 8 days), I was exhausted by 11 A.M., took a two hour nap, and was still in bed at 8:30 P.M.

This recovery thing might take a while.

While I was sick, I couldn’t even do anything. Like at all. I watched TV occasionally, but even that got to be strenuous and I would get turn it off, roll over, and go to sleep so I was unconscious for my misery. [Read more…]