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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

It’s been so long since I’ve posted and so much has happened! The past 6 months have been super crazy finishing up my dissertation, graduating, and starting a new job. But being so busy was worth it! Now that I have a steady schedule (and I’m no longer in grad school woo hoo) I’m hoping to make more regular posts.

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Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

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When I was trying to figure out what dessert to make for Thanksgiving last week I knew pie was out. I made pecan pie the week before Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie two weeks in a row before that. I think poor Eric was all pie’d out so I had to get a little creative. Last year when we were home for Christmas my mom bought a pack of cranberry bliss bars from Starbucks for us to snack on. They were delicious. When I remembered this I figured it might be time to try to make a vegan version. Continue reading

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Scones (Vegan)

pumpkin pecan sconesHappy Pumpkin Day! It’s been a while since my last post, I can even believe that it is Halloween already.

What’s more fitting for Halloween than pumpkin? At dinner one night this week we realized we ran out of dessert (truly a travesty in this house). Eric suggested making these pumpkin cookies, but I realized we had been eating a lot of oats lately and thought it was time to switch it up. So these pumpkin scones were born, and really hit the spot for me. I still plan on making those cookies soon, though. They look delicious. Continue reading

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells – Vegan

Stuffed shellsFor Thanksgiving this year my family flew out to Los Angeles, we rented an RV and drove up the coast of California to San Francisco. There were a few people with dietary restrictions so I made these butternut squash stuffed shells as a backup.  Eric and I whipped these up a few weeks ago and loved them and they were a great thing to have in the fridge to pop in the microwave. Continue reading

Blue Raspberry Scones Recipe

Scones Title PNGHappy Summer! Yesterday was the first day of summer and these beautiful scones were the perfect breakfast to kick off the summer. Ever since I made these cranberry-orange scones that we loved so much, we have been changing up the ingredients to make variations. This summer variation is just as tasty as it is gorgeous (There is no editing on these photos!). We switched out the orange juice in the previous recipe for a blueberry puree and added raspberries in place of the cranberries. Yum yum I love me some scones.  Continue reading

French Toast Sticks (Dairy and Egg Free)

french toast sticks dairy free egg freeWow it has been a stressful week! There are a lot of changes going on right now that are just going to take some getting used to. I’m hoping that this weekend we can go on a nice hike to clear our minds. My mom even sent me new hiking shoes so I am SUPER excited to use those!

Last weekend we didn’t get the chance to go hiking because Eric was working really hard on his talk, so instead of waking up early to go hiking, I woke up early to make french toast sticks! They were so good. They taste like Burger King french toast sticks. Continue reading