Trader Joe’s Best (Addicting) Items

A round-up of my favorite addictive snacks from Trader Joe's

This isn’t one of those “here are the healthiest items at Trader Joe’s” or “you can make a week of meals for $25 with this Trader Joe’s grocery list” article. This is a binge-worthy “you must try these foods if you have a soul, a stomach, and you’re not lactose or gluten intolerant” type of article. more »

MORE Zing and Pep Cookies

MORE Zing and MORE Pep Cookies

While pondering what to name these cookies, I thought about how a reasonable person likely never would have made them. MORE MORE MORE is my motto. Chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls and sea salt and raspberries and hot fudge and sprinkles and cookie dough and brownie chunks? I’m in. Moderation is for punks. Okay, okay, I don’t more »

Mini Apple Pies (with salted caramel!)

Salted Caramel Apple Mini Pie

So, it’s almost fall. Blah, blah pumpkin spice latte. Though pumpkin doesn’t thrill me, I loooove salted caramel ANYTHING (except salted caramel pumpkins). Like a small child recklessly driving a Barbie Jeep, it hit me – fall apples are the perfect excuse to consume lots of salted caramel! And so I searched our beloved Pinterest and came across more »

Raspberry Goat Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Just in time for Labor Day – raspberry goat cheese thumbprint cookies! I came across this recipe by Two Red Bowls and replaced the blackberries with raspberries I bought at the farmers’ market for added sweetness. The cookies are simple to make, and leftover compote can be used on … well, anything! If it’s any more »

Valentine’s Day Sweets <3

Valentine's Day Sweets

Here’s a collection of my latest Pinterest recipe finds, just in time to make for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Or to make all for yourself to combat cold winter loneliness. Rather universal desserts, really: So, yeah, I have a thing for salted caramel because I’M A HUMAN. Here are the recipes! (1) Feeling more »

Summer Strawberry Bruschetta

summer has arrived and we are so happy to see it! nothing spurs creativity like a good craving. with strawberries in season, i couldn’t resist picking a basket up from the farmer’s market! these simple, yet elegant crostinis will be the perfect addition to this weekend’s gatherings. these are so simple to make, it’s almost embarrassing. slice more »

Mini Maple Cookies

mid-week treat. okay, these aren’t the healthiest cookies; but, i mean, maple! i tend to be into classic desserts: brownies, chocolate chip cookies, etc. i’m all for a good macaron, but nothing beats the basics for me. warning: even better with sea salt on top, but far more dangerous. ||| enjoy! – r ||| ingredients: 1/2 more »