[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 →

Merry Christmas — Lite

Dear Reader, Merry Christmas!! And what a Christmas it has turned out to be! Christmas time is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but does this sentiment ring true in 2020? I, like very many of you out there, was unable to have a family gathering this Christmas. Scrolling through Facebook, I see that... Continue Reading →

[Review] Hello Fresh

Dear Reader, Have you ever tried one of those meal prep services? My birthday was recently and as a gift a family member gave me a gift card to purchase three meals from the service Hello Fresh. While I have not used this service before, I am familiar with the concept. Back when I was... Continue Reading →

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