Dark chocolate cherry coconut poptarts (vegan)

Holy moly. I have been wanting to make homemade poptarts for so long now. This did NOT disappoint, let me tell you. Poptarts are really having a moment I think.  They even have ~artisinal~ poptarts at the Starbucks checkouts now. My favorite flavor of poptarts growing up was cherry, followed closely by wild berry (dat… Continue reading Dark chocolate cherry coconut poptarts (vegan)

Fresh peach french toast bake

There is something about a breakfast bake that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  It reminds me of waking up on Easter and Christmas mornings to the ahmaazing smells of my mom making her incredible sausage bread, or pull-apart monkey bread, or maybe her delicious seafood quiche.  A leisurely hot breakfast will pretty much… Continue reading Fresh peach french toast bake

Frosted animal cookie truffles

Yes, you're reading that title correctly.  Frosted animal cookie truffles!! And the frosted part is actually really important.  I could eat an entire bag of these pink and white beauties without blinking an eye.  There's something very nostalgic to me about those pink and white sprinkled cookies, so when I saw someone make these on… Continue reading Frosted animal cookie truffles

Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes

This past Spring, I pretty casually decided to sign up for a half-marathon (if you read this post you know that didn't turn out exactly as planned...)  I didn't have any particular race in mind, so I took a look at all the upcoming halfs in Michigan to see if any stood out to me. Ever… Continue reading Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes

Homemade ricotta gnocchi

Ahhh homemade pasta.  There is nothing quite like it.  So comforting, satisfying, and 100% worth the effort to make it fresh.  Making your own gnocchi may sound a little intimidating, but it's actually a lot easier to make than other types of pasta.  You don't have to roll out the dough until it's super thin,… Continue reading Homemade ricotta gnocchi

Coconut shrimp tacos with sweet chili sauce 

Happy (late) 4th of July all!  I hope you've had a wonderful long weekend. I didn't have anything spectacular planned for the weekend, which is unfortunate since I've seen about a million pictures of everyone ever frolicking on the beach or on a lake. I need to start making friends based solely on whether they… Continue reading Coconut shrimp tacos with sweet chili sauce 

Berry ricotta overnight oats

So I've gotten really into overnight oats lately, partly because they're so yummy and easy, and partly because I no longer have a microwave to warm up baked oatmeal 😂 What happened to the microwave you ask? Well, one of my roommates moved out recently and took her microwave with her. Since I'm moving to another… Continue reading Berry ricotta overnight oats