Desserts

Peanut Butter and Apple Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Apple Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I’m starting to really dig into recipe development and try different exercises for coming up with original ideas. This is easier said than done because recipes are ALL OVER THE INTERNET. You get stuck on things you see all the time, things you really want […]

Mocha Peppermint Brownies

Mocha Peppermint Brownies

I made these mocha peppermint brownies twice in a week and gave away nearly all of both batches. I ate roughly 4 out of 32 of them. I gave some to my trainee, Ellie, some to Justin and a whole batch to a co-worker who had […]

All Natural Chocolate Avocado Protein Pudding

All Natural Chocolate Avocado Protein Pudding

Now I know I’ve posted some recipes like this chocolate avocado pudding in the past but I’ve tinkered with it a lot and tried some different things based on what my diet “rules” were at the time. For example, my lower-carb diet days I would […]

Pecan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Pecan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Some of you may have seen my hazelnut cranberry truffles last week. Those and these pecan chocolate peanut butter truffles were the two flavors I made to bring to Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. My mom absolutely LOVES them so she’s already requested more for […]

Toasted Hazelnut & Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

Toasted Hazelnut & Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

This is the third year I’ve made these truffles for the Holiday season. The first was way back when my food photography wasn’t so great as can be seen here. The recipe was slightly different this time around though. Plus I got a little more […]

Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies were a baking experiment of mine. I haven’t been baking as often as I used to or creating my own recipes due to my lack of grocery budget to fund any mistakes or the expensive ingredients I generally use. It irritates me […]

Baked Apples With Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

Baked Apples With Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

These baked apples were actually a treat I made for Justin and myself last fall. Back when I was eating protein ice cream on the regular. I was inspired by fall-recipes all over pinterest so I thought a healthy version of baked apples and ice […]

You can’t Top Toppings: How to Top Off Every Meal

You can’t Top Toppings: How to Top Off Every Meal

I recently came to a realization that sometimes, the meals I eat (especially dessert and breakfast) are really all about the toppings I’m putting ON or IN the dish than the dish itself. A plain waffle? Pass. A plain bowl of oatmeal? No thanks. A […]

Mocha Protein Brownies

Mocha Protein Brownies

So Friday was Justin’s birthday and I had most of the day off. I worked a few hours but went in at 6am so I still had the whole day off pretty much. I came home from work and started baking some protein brownies so […]

Birthday Cake Protein Cookie Dough

Birthday Cake Protein Cookie Dough

It’s Justin’s birthday! Last year I was in Texas with Camp Gladiator so I missed it (a trip I really regret, to be honest). I did send a Snapchat video wishing him happy birthday at 3am that morning (the time I had to wake up for […]