30 Easy Summer Desserts

Does anyone else have a weakness for summer desserts? I definitely do. It’s funny, because for most of the year, I don’t think of myself as much of a dessert person. I might reach for a slice of banana bread at breakfast or crave a cookie i…


Does anyone else have a weakness for summer desserts? I definitely do. It’s funny, because for most of the year, I don’t think of myself as much of a dessert person. I might reach for a slice of banana bread at breakfast or crave a cookie in the afternoon, but by the evening, I’m rarely in the mood for something sweet. But all that changes in the summer. I’ll never turn down a bubbly fruit crumble topped with vanilla ice cream, brownies at a picnic, or a scoop of sorbet on a hot day. These summer desserts make the season […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Here’s how much I love these oatmeal breakfast cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to head to the kitchen to make more. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and they have fiber from the oats and protein and heal…


Here’s how much I love these oatmeal breakfast cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to head to the kitchen to make more. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and they have fiber from the oats and protein and healthy fats from almond butter. Thanks to maple syrup, they’re naturally sweetened too. But these breakfast cookies aren’t just good for you. They’re also delicious! The same ingredients that pack them with nutrients give them a sweet, nutty flavor and soft, puffy texture. Who wants to eat a bowl of oatmeal when you can eat a cookie for breakfast!? Breakfast […]

45 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

Once Memorial Day arrives, all I want to eat are fresh, easy summer recipes. I know, I know, summer won’t officially begin until June 20, but here, the weather’s warm, the days are long, and berries, tomatoes, and zucchini are popping up at…


Once Memorial Day arrives, all I want to eat are fresh, easy summer recipes. I know, I know, summer won’t officially begin until June 20, but here, the weather’s warm, the days are long, and berries, tomatoes, and zucchini are popping up at the farmers market. Why wait? I’m ready to make my favorite summer dinner ideas on repeat! No offense to winter, spring, or fall, but summer is my favorite time to cook. So much is in season now – fruits, leafy greens, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, etc., etc. The beauty of this peak-season produce is that you don’t have […]

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE RECIPESpring and summer are the perfect time to enjoy strawberries, and to turn them into delicious desserts like our Strawberry Shortcake Recipe! I love everything about this recipe so much! The cornmeal biscuits are so good on th…

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE RECIPE
Spring and summer are the perfect time to enjoy strawberries, and to turn them into delicious desserts like our Strawberry Shortcake Recipe! I love everything about this recipe so much! The cornmeal biscuits are so good on their own (especially served warm with some soft butter, sea…

Easy French Toast

This classic French toast recipe is one of my favorite things to make for brunch. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, Mother’s Day, or a regular old lazy weekend morning, just thinking about French toast makes my stomach start growlin…


This classic French toast recipe is one of my favorite things to make for brunch. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, Mother’s Day, or a regular old lazy weekend morning, just thinking about French toast makes my stomach start growling. What could be more crave-worthy than thick slices of bread with custardy middles, crisp edges, and a mound of fresh fruit on top? This French toast recipe is delightfully quick and easy, so Jack and I make it whenever we have day-old bread in the house. Still, it has the flavor of a special-occasion treat. The eggs make it nice and rich, and […]

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German Apple Cake

GERMAN APPLE CAKETraditional German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) is one of our favorite cakes to make. We love that it’s a delicious and gorgeous single layer cake that is also pretty low maintenance. We don’t peel the apples, like …

GERMAN APPLE CAKE
Traditional German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) is one of our favorite cakes to make. We love that it’s a delicious and gorgeous single layer cake that is also pretty low maintenance. We don’t peel the apples, like most German apple cake recipes do because we like the…
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Mulled Wine

Jack and I may not always get around to putting up the Christmas tree, but we do love to celebrate the holiday season by making this mulled wine recipe. Packed with notes of citrus, apple, and warming spices, it’s cozy and festive – the per…


Jack and I may not always get around to putting up the Christmas tree, but we do love to celebrate the holiday season by making this mulled wine recipe. Packed with notes of citrus, apple, and warming spices, it’s cozy and festive – the perfect defense against Chicago’s winter weather. Colorful garnishes like orange slices, cranberries, and fresh rosemary make it even more cheery. With a mug of it in hand, I forget that it’s cold outside in an instant! If you’ve never made mulled wine before, you’re in for a treat. It’s not only a) delicious and b) super simple […]

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Our 50 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

OUR 50 BEST THANKSGIVING RECIPESThanksgiving is right around the corner and we have our 50 Best Thanksgiving Recipes for you! We have everything from appetizers, breads/biscuits, side dishes, mains (and not just turkeys!), and desserts. It’s the …

OUR 50 BEST THANKSGIVING RECIPES
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have our 50 Best Thanksgiving Recipes for you! We have everything from appetizers, breads/biscuits, side dishes, mains (and not just turkeys!), and desserts. It’s the ultimate list of thanksgiving recipes! Thanksgiving Appetizers Everyone loves to prep their stomach by…
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Dehydrated Citrus Wheels

DEHYDRATED CITRUS WHEELSSo I’m really excited about our post today because it’s dehydrated citrus wheels! I love when winter rolls around and we’re able to enjoy all the fun seasonal citrus. I specifically get really excited for tange…

DEHYDRATED CITRUS WHEELS
So I’m really excited about our post today because it’s dehydrated citrus wheels! I love when winter rolls around and we’re able to enjoy all the fun seasonal citrus. I specifically get really excited for tangerines, blood oranges and Meyer lemons. Although the process can be a…
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Pumpkin Bars

If you’re looking for a fun, festive, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet treat to make for Halloween, this easy pumpkin bars recipe is just the thing for you! It’s based on the pumpkin bread recipe that I make every fall. Like the bread, these bar…


If you’re looking for a fun, festive, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet treat to make for Halloween, this easy pumpkin bars recipe is just the thing for you! It’s based on the pumpkin bread recipe that I make every fall. Like the bread, these bars are moist, tender, and filled with pumpkin spice flavor. UNlike the bread, they’re topped in a rich, tangy cream cheese frosting, which really highlights the warm spices inside them. On cool fall afternoons, they’re the perfect treat to pair with a coffee or tea. But heads up: these pumpkin bars are seriously addictive. Eat one, and you’ll have […]

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