An Adequate White Sangria Recipe

Dear Reader, How many times online have you seen people advertise “the best” or “the perfect” recipe? These labels have become so ubiquitous that often I find myself looking at recipe ratings (out of 5 stars) and ignoring the titles altogether when searching for a good recipe. When looking for a sangria recipe, I found... Continue Reading →

Not-Too-Unhealthy Apple Pie

Dear Reader, Making healthy recipes can be more complicated than it sounds. For one, often such recipes require a handful of ingredients you may not have on hand, like arrowhead root, spelt, agave, or coconut sugar. Additionally, at times these recipes substitute natural ingredients, like cane sugar, for more questionable options like stevia, erythritol, or... Continue Reading →

[Review] Home Chef

Dear Reader, If you’re a reluctant-but-wannabe-better cook, meal-prep delivery services may just appeal to you. With my (somewhat) recent Hello Fresh experience in the back of my mind (more here), I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into when I subscribed to Home Chef. Like with the Hello Fresh, I... Continue Reading →

“Blueberry Pancake” Breakfast Muffins

Dear Reader, Pancakes have never been my breakfast of choice, however, every once in a while, it’s nice to have something sweet in the morning. Recently, I stumbled upon a healthy donut recipe on ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. While I had high hopes for a light fluffy pastry, somehow, my modifications created a whole other baked good —... Continue Reading →

Easy Creamy Coconut Cake

Dear Reader, I’m not the most patient person and for this reason, when I bake, I like to keep things simple. So, when I come across recipes, I often make adjustments that will cut down on the number of ingredients or reduce the prep time. Recently, I came across a coconut cake recipe that looked... Continue Reading →

Simple Blood Orange Cake

Dear Reader, More often than not, I don’t have all of the right ingredients to follow a cake recipe. For this reason, I have come to rely on substitutions (with mixed results). Recently, I found a Blood Orange Cake recipe on the New York Times website and knew just by looking at the ingredients list... Continue Reading →

Nutritious, Beginner-Friendly Banana Bread

Dear Reader, Are you a procrasti-baker? If you are looking for a sweet, nutritious distraction, check out this banana bread recipe! This banana bread recipe is: Packed with proteinFree from refined sugar (aka table sugar)Suuuuper easy (if you have the right ingredients) TRIGGER WARNING: bananas were harmed (brutally) in the baking of this bread INGREDIENTS... Continue Reading →

Banana Butter Ice Cream

Dear Reader, By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that you can make “ice cream” with just a ripe banana. But, today, I would like to put a little twist on this classic recipe and give it a little extra protein. This recipe is super easy, delicious, and more nutritious than traditional ice cream. But, because... Continue Reading →

Better than from a Box

Dear Reader, Do your homemade cakes come straight from the box? If so, that’s perfectly fine! Who doesn’t love a good Pillsbury cake mix (Funfetti anyone??)? If you’d like to step up your baking game, but don’t have the time to bake a cake from scratch, do read on…. The best cakes are moooooooist cakes... Continue Reading →

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