Candied Cranberry Crepes

One Food for the Rest of Your Life… If you could only eat one food for the rest of your entire life, what would it be? I would choose crepes every time. There are endless flavor possibilities with these French staples! If you’ve never had crepes before, they are like super thin pancakes with aContinue reading “Candied Cranberry Crepes”

I Let Buzzfeed Decide What I Eat For A Day…

I first found Buzzfeed in about 2012 and I quickly became enthralled by their quizzes. They are so random and unnecessary, and they are unnervingly entertaining. Most of the quizzes only take a few minutes, so you can quickly find out all sorts of things you never needed to know about yourself. For a funContinue reading “I Let Buzzfeed Decide What I Eat For A Day…”

vegan miso banana bread

The perfect bananas for making banana bread are so brown that they are toeing the border of going bad. Like, not moldy yet. But the ratio of brown to yellow should be about 9:1. So yes, it will take some time and patience to prepare this amazing vegan miso banana bread. But the wait forContinue reading “vegan miso banana bread”

Thai-Style Quesadillas & Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Trying an Internet Trend During Snow First, this was the weather while I was making these delicious quesadillas. SNOW! It rarely snows where I live, so this was a treat! But now, on to more important things… FOOD! I’ve seen this cool way to make quesadillas all over the internet and it looked quite simpleContinue reading “Thai-Style Quesadillas & Tacos with Fresh Tortillas”

Strawberry Ombre Heart Cake

Hellooo How are you? Are you in need of a super cute pink cake? Yes?! Me too!! My parents and my grandparents all came to town for a family get-together. And I wanted to make something super special and delicious and impressive for everyone to enjoy. Hence, say hello to this gorgeous strawberry Ombre heartContinue reading “Strawberry Ombre Heart Cake”

Vegan Pink Donuts (Dyed with Beets!)

A Magical Dream Came True I LOVEEE donuts. My boyfriend used to work at a donut shop way back in the day. I loved to go there and just be immersed in the heavenly scent of fried dough and frosting. Ahh good times… But there’s only so many donuts I can eat every day untilContinue reading “Vegan Pink Donuts (Dyed with Beets!)”

Harry Potter Sugar Cookies!

Harry Potter for Christmas For Christmas, I received this super awesome Harry Potter-themed cookie baking kit from Williams and Sonoma! IT IS SO COOL! It provides the recipe, a bunch of neat cookie cutters and piping bags to make incredible Harry Potter sugar cookies! So in December and into the beginning of January, we justContinue reading “Harry Potter Sugar Cookies!”

Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 6

Welcome Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 6, to the last and final part of our holiday on the gorgeous island of Oahu, Hawaii. I had the privilege of flying with my partner to visits my parents, who are living on the island for a few years for work. I can’t express justContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 6”

Easy Dairy Free Chicken Casserole

An Ode to Casseroles After all the cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats this season, I am ready for some healthy food to restock my fridge. Do you like casseroles? I personally have a love-hate relationship with them. I love their convenience. Casseroles achieve a quick and easy meal prep because they’re soContinue reading “Easy Dairy Free Chicken Casserole”

Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 5

Day 7 – Kualoa Ranch Raptor Tour and Ziplining, Chasing Big Waves and Watching the Sunset at North Shore! Kualoa Ranch Have you seen any of the following movies? – The Karate Kid II (1986)– Jurassic Park (1993)– Mighty Joe Young (1998)– Fifty First Dates (2004)– Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (2018) We gotContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 5”

Small Batch “Pick-Me-Up” Cupcakes

We needed a pick-me-up Let me tell you why we needed small batch pick-me-up cupcakes at our house. Recently, my family experienced a loss. Our dog, Spencer, went to be in doggy heaven. He was an English springer spaniel and he had super cute soft and floppy ears. Unfortunately, Spencer developed intramuscular disc disease andContinue reading “Small Batch “Pick-Me-Up” Cupcakes”

Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 4

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to read Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 4! Day 6 – Ka’ena Point, Shave Ice, Pearl Harbor Museum, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Utah Memorial and Dinner at Aiea Bowl Walking to Ka’ena Point The most western tip of Oahu is called Ka’ena Point. By taking aContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 4”

Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 3

Happy New Year, friends! I’m still reminiscing about the sunshine and family time I soaked up in Hawaii just a few weeks ago. Here’s Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 3, which covers Day 4 and Day 5 of our trip to visit my parent’s home on the island of Oahu! <3 DayContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 3”

New Year’s Fortune Cookies for 2021

Hellooooo 2021! It’s about dang time you got here! To celebrate, I made New Year’s fortune cookies for 2021 with inspiring and funny messages inside. The recipe was super simple and they look just like the ones from the Chinese restaurants! Hopefully this brings some good fortune in the new year. If nothing else,Continue reading “New Year’s Fortune Cookies for 2021”

Carrot Galette with Carrot Top Pesto

Joyeux noel, my friends! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you! Behold, the carrot galette with carrot top pesto! Buttery, flaky pie crust envelopes sweet roasted carrots on a bed of creamy hummus, drizzled with tangy carrot top pesto. Voila, a Christmas dish for you! This recipe is perfect for Christmas this year because it’sContinue reading “Carrot Galette with Carrot Top Pesto”

Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 2

Day 3 – Green World Coffee Farm, Snorkeling at Shark’s Cove, Matsumoto Shave Ice, Sunset at Barber’s Point Lighthouse Welcome back to Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020. Here’s Part 2! We did so much on Day 3 that I could only fit the recap of one day into this post! If you missedContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – December 2020 – Part 2”

Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Wreath Christmas You can totally make this scrumptious treat any time of the year. But cranberries are in full stock right now, since they are harvested between mid-September until around mid-November in North America. Braid them in your Christmas cranberry cinnamon roll wreath with a needle and thread for an impressiveContinue reading “Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Wreath”

Holiday in Hawaii – Dec 2020 – Part 1

On Thanksgiving, I had the amazing privilege to travel to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. My parents moved there for my dad’s job a couple years ago, and I hadn’t seen them in nearly a year! I was so excited to be able to spend the holiday in Hawaii with my parents at theirContinue reading “Holiday in Hawaii – Dec 2020 – Part 1”

PB & J Pancake Cake – Breakfast for the Family

Breakfast Memories It’s one of those things where people either love it or hate it. Some people love it and no matter what time they wake up, they need to eat something in the realm of “breakfast food”. Others will skip breakfast entirely, maybe just opting for black coffee. I grew up on the classicContinue reading “PB & J Pancake Cake – Breakfast for the Family”

Savory Breadsticks Four Different Ways

The Breadsticks The gluten free breadstick recipe I followed is from The Healthy Gluten-Free Life by Tammy Credicott. Her cookbook creates really delicious gluten-free food without a pre-made gluten-free flour blend. There’s a lot going on to create these chewy, soft, flavorful breadsticks including xanthum gum, potato starch and tapioca flour. When I first readContinue reading “Savory Breadsticks Four Different Ways”

Vegan, Raw, No Bake Pumpkin Pie!

Are you ready for this? It’s raw, vegan, no bake pumpkin pie, my friends. Let me say that again, for the people in the back. RAW. VEGAN. NO BAKE. PUMPKIN PIE. *and the crowd goes wild, roaring with applause!!*I know, I know. Pumpkin pie is as classic and traditional at Thanksgiving as the turkey. HowContinue reading “Vegan, Raw, No Bake Pumpkin Pie!”

One-Pot Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing

A Smaller Gathering at Thanksgiving Happy November! This holiday season is definitely different than ever before. In our family, we have a tradition on Thanksgiving to get together with my dad’s side of the family. It’s a fun time with about 20 – 30 people who are all really good cooks! But this year, withContinue reading “One-Pot Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing”

Turkey Stuffed Squash – Small Holiday Gathering

Helloooo, November! Wow! Can you believe we are at the 11th hour and at the close of 2020? Did this year fly by for you? Or did it drag on forever like 7th grade math class? However your year went so far, we are heading into a magical time of the year. Typically this wouldContinue reading “Turkey Stuffed Squash – Small Holiday Gathering”

Healthy Carrot Cake with Chocolate Frosting

A Healthy(ish) Cake! Say hello to your snack for the week, my friends: easy & healthy carrot cake with chocolate frosting. The cake is loaded with carrots & apple sauce, and it contains zero butter or dairy. The optional chocolate cream cheese frosting is definitely not “healthy”, but it is insanely delicious on this cake.Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake with Chocolate Frosting”

Creamy Cheese and Chive Dumplings

Tvorog Vareniki from Kachka These creamy cheese and chive dumplings are like soft pillows that ooze with gooey goodness. They are from the cookbook Kachka, written by the owners of the local restaurant by the same name, here in Portland. We visited Kachka (the restaurant; I wish you could physically visit places in books…) theContinue reading “Creamy Cheese and Chive Dumplings”

Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples

Colder Weather Is Here Hello there! How has your weather been? Have you turned to more roasted veggies (I made Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples) now that the colder weather is blasting in? Here in Oregon, I feel like the temperature took a nose dive and my morning walks are nowContinue reading “Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples”

Why Halloween is the Worst

Why I Hate Halloween Ok, I actually don’t “hate” Halloween. But let me tell you why Halloween is the worst holiday these days. First, let me say that I truly have tons of fun and happy memories around this time of year. I love carving a hand-picked pumpkin from the pumpkin patch every year. IContinue reading “Why Halloween is the Worst”

Lessons I Learned from ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’

If you have never heard of Samin Nosrat, she is a hilarious chef who wrote the book Salt Fat Acid Heat. This book is basically the only “textbook” you’ll ever need to cook amazing food for the rest of your life. Samin explains different cooking methods in a simple yet comprehensive way. The book alsoContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’”

Apple Picking By The Mountains

It is officially Fall! And the one thing to rival pumpkin this season is APPLES! Gala, granny smith, jonagold, honeycrisp, ambrosia, you name it! Apple pie, caramel apples, apple turnovers, apple cider, applesauce, apple chips, and of course, fresh, crisp, juicy raw apples. Last weekend we drove about an hour and a half to KiyokawaContinue reading “Apple Picking By The Mountains”

Four Delicious Layer Cakes

Welcome to the world of layer cakes! I am absolutely obsessed with layer cakes. They look so impressive and there are literally endless creative possibilities! I could binge-watch Cake Boss all day long. I watch Cupcake Jemma’s weekly videos on YouTube as if my life depended on it. Call me Ms. British Baking Show Addict.Continue reading “Four Delicious Layer Cakes”