Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies are moist, sweet, salty and nutty all at the same time. Each cookie packs about five grams of protein – the perfect snack to curb your post-dinner sweet craving! It has been a hot damn minute since I’ve used chickpeas in a dessert recipe. I’ll never forget the first time…

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Dark Chocolate Chunk S’mores Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chunk S'mores Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Chunk S’mores Cookies are the answer to your campfire prayers. Whip them up on a rainy day and enjoy with a cold cup of milk. Ever since I made these Nutella s’mores, I’ve been wanting to make s’mores again, in a different fashion. Sometimes I get these recipe ideas in my head,…

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7-Ingredient Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten-Free 7-Ingredient Brownies

Make these 7-Ingredient Gluten Free Brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your wholesome diet. These brownies are gluten-free, contain a higher protein content than most brownies, and are moist, sweet, and fudgey! Social media is a funny thing. It is so crazy to think that after years have passed since middle and high school, we…

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Names Over Numbers: How I Combat the Traffic Slump

Names Over Numbers: How I Combat the Traffic Slump

Confession time: I have been blogging for almost three years (three in October) and my traffic is nowhere where I’d like it to be or where I’d expected it to be by this point. At times it has felt like I am doing everything in my power, calculating every move I make, every recipe I…

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Skillet Chickpeas with Broccoli Rice

5 Simple Egg Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Enjoy these five easy egg recipes for busy weeknights (you know, when the last thing you want to do is cook)! Thank you to Eggland’s Best for sponsoring this post. Photos, recipes, opinions are all my own, as always. Thank you for your continuous support! When I was in college, eggs were probably one of the…

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3 Ways Instagram Has Transformed My Blog

3 Ways Instagram Transformed My Blog

I discuss the three main ways Instagram transformed not only my blog, but my blogging journey as a whole, in a positive way. It’s funny to look back at how my blogging journey all began. It was such a combination of things. Let me start this off by giving you some insight from the beginning….

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Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream

Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream

These Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream are the sweet breakfast you’ve been dreaming about. Enjoy the moist center, smooth and sweet buttercream, and pops of crunch with colorful sprinkles.  If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a little in love with making donuts. (Re: these, these, and these). Even though I’ve made plenty of donuts,…

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Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

A sweet, refreshing, and satisfying Strawberry Watermelon Sangria with the perfect hints of mint and tang of orange liqueur.  In December 2015, I shared a holiday sangria recipe that broke the internet. Okay, totally kidding. But, it was the most popular post I’d shared (until this one). I had a giant spike in traffic, my…

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I'm a Food Blogger, and I Forgot Why I Love to Cook

I’m a Food Blogger, and I Forgot Why I Love to Cook

My favorite way to cook is with absolutely no plan or recipe. No roadmaps to follow, no measurements, no ingredients to match; I’m the artist. I walk into the kitchen, the possibilities feel endless. Except – they are. They end with the fact that my kitchen is not a grocery store, and I’ve got to…

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Vegan Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake

Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake

This Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake is light, sweet, refreshing, and as always, simple! Thanks to Queen Creek Olive Mill for sponsoring this post. The recipe, photos, and opinions are my own (as always). Thank you for your continued support. Remember that time I went on a press trip to Arizona? Well, the food nerd…

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Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos

Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos

These Beef Short Rib Tacos are fall-off-the-bone, juicy, and refreshing, all at once. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with these flavorful tacos! So, I don’t know about your household, but in my house, tacos make a pretty regular appearance. Not even on an ‘every Tuesday’ basis. Just like, all the time. I’m not sure what…

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How to Make Pizza at Home

How to Make Pizza at Home + Video

Making pizza at home might seem like a daunting task, but fear not: it’s much easier than you think! Here is How to Make Pizza at Home! If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember a little request I put in the day I hit 14,000 followers. Here’s a refresher: 🎉Woke up to 14,000…

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Easy California Club Breakfast Sandwich

Easy California Club Breakfast Sandwich

Take a trip out West with this super easy, simple, protein-packed California Club Breakfast Sandwich on a toasted sesame bagel with melted, creamy mozzarella cheese.   Rare are the days of no oatmeal for breakfast. I eat oatmeal almost every single day. Pretty much like it’s my job. But some days, I feel a little…

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Mom's Cuban Flan Recipe

Mom’s Cuban Flan Recipe

This Cuban Flan Recipe has been passed down generations in my family, and it’s so good, I had to share it with you.  Believe it or not, it’s funny to look back on my past and say that I was a picky eater as a child. My parents would have to pull the “we’re not leaving…

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5-Ingredient Mini Strawberry Pie Cups

5-Ingredient Mini Strawberry Pie Cups

These 5-Ingredient Mini Strawberry Pie Cups are the perfect, easy, light Summer sweet snack or dessert. Utilize those fresh strawberries and whip these up in under 30 minutes! I’m going to confess something right now, but you can’t tell anyone. I’ve never liked fruit mixed with dessert. OKAY STOP YELLING. Maybe just apples, actually. Here’s…

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