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Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Summery goodness meets balanced breakfast in this delightful recipe. It’s full of juicy peaches and berries, textured with oats and nuts, and flavored with a cozy combination of cinnamon and vanilla. The recipe makes about 6 servings, so it’s perfect for sharing or saving leftovers. 

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Stumbled upon these DELICIOUS tiny cookies while experimenting in the kitchen. It all started with Nilla wafers – one of my childhood favorites and a serious guilty pleasure. My sister and I agree the vanilla sweetness is simply irresistible, so we thought it would be 

Gingerdoodle Cookies

Gingerdoodle Cookies

I just finished all my final exams, and it’s time to celebrate – with these cookies to be exact!  Snickerdoodles and gingerbread cookies collide in this delightful holiday recipe!  These scrumptious treats have the best of both worlds… they are perfectly spiced and delightfully soft 

Festive Double Chocolate Cookies

Festive Double Chocolate Cookies

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these rich, soft in the middle, and wonderfully indulgent cookies.   They make for the perfect little gift for friends, teammates, or co-workers during the holiday season, as they look quite fancy but are actually super easy to make!  Simply dipping 

Raisin Challah

Raisin Challah

Raisin challah is a braided Jewish bread made with eggs and baked to golden perfection.  It is typically enjoyed during the Jewish high holidays, and can be found at most grocery stores during those times.  However, many places only carry normal challah the rest of 

Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies… they’re here!  I’ve had a few people request this recipe, so I finally took photos of them before they got gobbled up, and now I’m ready to share them! Before I get into the rich, indulgent nature of these gluten free treats, I wanted 

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I was enjoying my last piece of pumpkin banana bread the other day, and let me tell you – I was savoring that slice!  I just kept thinking, “wow, I need to bake more of this!”  Of course, going a day without pumpkin spice in October 

The BEST Zucchini Bread

The BEST Zucchini Bread

Who doesn’t love a slice of sweet, flavorful, and moist zucchini bread?  I have had several versions of (very good) zucchini bread, but this one surely tops them all.  I just can’t resist grinning and letting out a huge mmm hmm when I take the first 

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Yes, I’m the type of person who always likes to finish off a meal with a bit of dessert.  Whether it’s a square of dark chocolate or a spoonful of ice cream, I always like to leave my taste buds with something sweet.  More often 

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Instead of simply raving about the recipe, I thought I would bring in some inspiration.  So, I will be introducing a quote and adding my personal insight before discussing how it relates to your life.  Ultimately, it all ties back to this delightful strawberry banana bread and 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Bananas and chocolate – a classic yet decadent combination, especially for breakfast, and especially in banana bread.  However, making a loaf of bread can be a time consuming task because it takes nearly 60 minutes to bake.  But what if you are short on time, or you 

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

“A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant” The first time I made these, I messed up.  Yup, it happens to everyone.  I wasn’t careful enough when writing out the recipe, and I failed to add enough wet 

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

  These cookies are one of my personal favorites, and they are sure to be any chocolate lovers dream.  The first time I made these ooey-gooey, super-chocolatey, “I-think-I-might-eat-seven, delicious cookies, I shared a few with friends and even gave one to my hairdresser.  She loved 

Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

I’ve made oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and ones with pumpkin spice.   In this recipe, they all combine to make one ultimate oatmeal cookie!  I mean it’s got all the goodness in one spot, perfect if you can’t decide what to make! With 

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are such a classic cookie.  They are a perfect dessert to bring to a party, gathering, or simply to share with your friends.  I often ask my team, “if I were to bring a treat to the gym today, what should I make?” These, 

Apple Bread

Apple Bread

It’s honestly difficult to describe how amazing this bread is.  Mouthwatering, irresistible, and utterly delicious, it’s the kind of bread you just can’t resist coming back for another slice.  It’s got plenty of apple, shredded to bring out the flavor and moisture in every bite, 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies merge in this decadent recipe.  With a distinct nutty flavor in the base and gooey chocolate goodness all over, these cookies are any PB chocolate lovers dream.   Biting in brings back memories to baking with my mom 

Protein Packed Fudge Brownies

Protein Packed Fudge Brownies

I decided to try something new the other day, and OH MY GOODNESS did this recipe turn out amazing!  I don’t mean to brag, but it might be one of my greatest kitchen success stories.  They turned out absolutely perfect: extra fudgy, gooey, and chocolatey.  

Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

I’m sure a lot of people would agree that granola is a total pantry staple.  It certainly is for me!  As one of my favorite toppings on oatmeal, chia seed pudding, and Greek yogurt parfaits, it is rare I go a day without eating some 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

As mentioned in my oatmeal raisin cookies post, they are my favorite kind of cookie.  However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good chocolate fix!  This recipe combines the best of both worlds – chewy oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips.  It makes a big 

Mint Chocolate Macaroons

Mint Chocolate Macaroons

Every Passover, my mom used to pick up macaroons from the grocery store – something I seriously looked forward too.  She would always get a container of the Manischewitz original coconut ones and a container of the iconic mint chocolate chip ones.  Without fail, I 

Berry Crisp

Berry Crisp

Each morning, I begin by writing down three core intentions for the day and three things to be thankful for.  Today, my gratitude list included frozen produce.  Although it is something we do not often think about, freezer technology allows us to enjoy food at 

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

In the mood for a crunchy snack?  These roasted chickpeas are sure to hit the spot.  Inspired by multiple cuisines, the flavorful spice blend lies between sweet and savory.  With cinnamon, chile powder, paprika, nutmeg, ginger, and a drizzle of maple syrup, this recipe will 

Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies

When you can’t decide if you’re in the mood for cheesecake or brownies, these are the perfect compromise!  With a fudgy brownie layer and a classic vanilla cheesecake layer on top, they are rich, sweet, and absolutely delightful. What’s more, they are lightened up!  Substituting 

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

My inspiration for this recipe stems for peanut butter banana toast.  It is one of my favorite quick and healthy snacks, and I often add cinnamon and dried cranberries for extra pizzazz.  I was in the mood for baking today (per usual), so I decided 

Apple Lava Cakes

Apple Lava Cakes

Over the years, my mom has always made my Nana’s apple bundt cake for special occasions.  Let me tell you, it’s absolutely delicious… so moist and full of apple bits.  The cake itself has an unbeatable flavor, but the sweet glaze that covered the cake 

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Delightfully moist, naturally sweet from the bananas, and super chocolatey, these muffins will bring you to breakfast heaven.  With cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips, and un-melted chocolate chips incorporated, these muffins are a chocolate lovers dream.  Plus, you can have these cuties completely ready to 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal raisin cookie?  I certainly do!  Actually, oatmeal raisin cookies are my all time favorite… even though chocolate chip and snickerdoodle come really close.  I am also a huge fan of dried cranberries, so using half raisins and half dried 

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

I was in the holiday baking spirit the other day, and gingerbread muffins seemed like the perfect thing to make.  The only problem?  I did not have any molasses on hand.  So, I whipped up these cuties using maple syrup instead, and they turned out 

Soft Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Soft Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies

I kept eyeing my near full jar of tahini sitting around after making edamame hummus.  Naturally, I started brainstorming what I was going to do with the rest, and I decided to try baking with it!  Although ground sesame seeds in cookies may seem a 

Hawaiian Muffins

Hawaiian Muffins

A little bit tropical, a little bit sweet, a little bit plain delicious!  Banana, pineapple, and coconut intermingle in this simple muffin recipe.  Plus, this breakfast treat is on the healthier side 🙂    

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread and banana bread merge in this delightful fall recipe, and let me tell you – it’s delicious!  With a mouthwatering balance of sweetness and pumpkin spice, good luck eating a single slice!     Wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkin?  Check 

Autumn Favorite Cookies

Autumn Favorite Cookies

These are actually pumpkin-spice-oatmeal-cranberry cookies, but that is quite a mouthful, and it only takes one word to describe them: scrumptious.  Plus, they taste like fall and waft an amazing cinnamon spice aroma through your kitchen.  So, I decided to call them “autumn favorite cookies” 

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Although these cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, you certainly don’t need to have a special diet to enjoy them.  Chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and chocolaty all over, they are absolutely scrumptious!  Plus, they are better for you than your typical 

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

As an ambitious girl with a busy schedule and a passion for eating a balanced diet, I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier and more efficient.  On top of being absolutely scrumptious, these blueberry banana muffins accomplish both of those things. By 

Mini Muffin Trio

Mini Muffin Trio

This mini muffin trio is not only super cute, but beyond delicious. With vanilla spice, orange blueberry, and cherry chocolate chip flavor variations, these little muffins make for a great snack when craving something sweet and scrumptious! It’s almost impossible not to smile when taking 

Lava Cake

Lava Cake

This lava cake is everything a dessert should be; warm, gooey, and deliciously rich. Paired with vanilla ice cream and garnished with fresh berries, this lava cake will surely impress.  

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

The addition of apples and cinnamon to bread certainly adds a wow factor that brings delight to each bite.  Cinnamon and apples has to be one of my all time favorite flavor combinations, it just tastes so good!  However, you can easily substitute the filling 

Easy Multigrain Bread

Easy Multigrain Bread

Baking bread may seem like a daunting task, but I promise most of the work involves waiting for the dough to rise!  Plus, it is totally worth it… this homemade bread recipe is so much tastier, healthier, and fresher than most breads you find on