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15 Baking Recipes To Make This Weekend

Sharing 15 Baking Recipes To Make This Weekend to help keep you all busy and well fed during these crazy times. Like me, I'm thinking a lot of you are taking this unexpected downtime as a chance to spend more time in the kitchen. Although I love cooking, I tend to turn to baking during times of a stress so our last few weeks have been filled with homemade cookies[...]

Gingerbread Brownie Sundae with Peppermint Ice Cream & Molasses Drizzle
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Gingerbread Brownie Sundae with Peppermint Stick Ice Cream & Molasses Drizzle

These Gingerbread Brownie Sundaes with Peppermint Stick Ice Cream & Molasses Drizzle are a fun and interactive dessert that allows your whole family to come together around the table to assemble their own. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands[...]

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Celebrating Turning 30 + A Look Back At My 20’s

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Last week I turned 30! And to celebrate, I whipped up a delicious yogurt cake (using coconut yogurt to make it vegan) and served it with Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Dairy Free Peanut Butter[...]

Cherry Fudge Ice Cream Pie

This Cherry Fudge Ice Cream Pie is the perfect summer dessert to serve at your next gathering! A chocolate graham cracker crust is topped with delicious Hudsonville Dairy-Free ice cream, fudge, homemade whipped cream, and more chocolate. What's not to love?! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are[...]

Cookie Lover’s Sundae
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Cookie Lover’s Sundae: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Month! We are kicking things off with this Cookie Lover's Sundae! It's a huge chocolate chip skillet cookie that is then topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream's Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream, sprinkles, and cherries! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you f[...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Gluten Free
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Gluten-Free)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Gluten-Free) is an easy and delicious spring rainy day baking project that can be made in under an hour! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Hey spring, hey! I'm beyond excited that the days[...]

Citrus Cake
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Winter Citrus Almond Cake

This Winter Citrus Almond Cake With Yogurt & Mint recipe is an easy winter cake that can be enjoyed with coffee or tea. Make it when citrus is in season! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. You know what gets me[...]

Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy dessert perfect for date night or to finish off a Valentine's Day dinner menu. Did I tell you that I got engaged a few weeks ago? Yes! I've been a little quiet about it around here because it feels...very personal. I was never that little girl dreaming of her perfect wedding day - I w[...]

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Holiday Stollen Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This batch of Holiday Stollen Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for Christmas morning or for a lazy weekend around the holiday season. A few Christmas seasons ago, I somehow talked my mother, aunt, and grandma into helping me make our family stollen recipe. The recipe called for several bags of flour, obscene amounts of fruit, required all of us to knead the[...]

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Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti

This Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti recipe is perfect for the holidays or when you are planning to have friends over for tea or coffee. The biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week. Checking in for a quick one today and to share this amazing biscotti recipe! I made an addicting hybrid of the Spicy Double Chocolate[...]

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20 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try This Year

Thanksgiving is less than a week away - do you know what you are making yet? Whether you are planning the whole menu or just looking for a dish or two to bring to the party, I've got 20 Vegetarian Thanksgiving that are perfect for the occasion.   Quick Starters and Appetizers This Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary recipe is a bright an[...]

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Chai Apple and Almond Puff Pastry Tarts

Today we are covering how to enjoy ‘me’ time this fall before the holiday busyness begins. Plus, I’m sharing a recipe for these delicious and easy Chai Apple and Almond Puff Pastry Tarts. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oregon Chai®. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible.[...]

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Blueberry Lemon Pie

This Blueberry Lemon Pie recipe has a flaky crust and juicy filling perfect for a summer treat when blueberries are in abundance. As I'm sure you can tell by the recipes I've shared over the last few months, I usually shy away from anything too labor intensive. And to me, pie has always been at the top of the list when it comes to time consuming and finicky r[...]

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Seedy Blueberry Banana Bread + Scenes from Blueberry Picking

This Seedy Blueberry Banana Bread recipe is a great way to use up overly ripe bananas and to get a boost of fruit in your diet! It's less sweet than most banana bread recipes making it an ideal choice for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Not sure exactly what it is but it doesn't take much for me to get the summer bummers - maybe it's the expectation that sum[...]

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15 Recipes To Make While Summer Fruit is in Season!

15 Recipes To Make While Summer Fruit is in Season! From drinks to sweets to savory items, these recipes will have you making fruit recipes all summer long!   If you are anything like me, you can't resist all the colorful and juicy fresh fruit currently stationed at your local farmer's market. Summer fruit can be fleeting so here are some recipes to mak[...]

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Roasted Plums and Blueberries with Cardamom and Vanilla

This versatile Roasted Plums and Blueberries with Cardamom and Vanilla recipe comes together in under 15 minutes and is the perfect summer breakfast or dessert when fruit is thriving at your farmer's market. I picked up these beautiful plums and blueberries at the farmer's market over the weekend and couldn't resist whipping up something simple for the blogs[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Fruit Salad with Tahini Granola and Creamy Yogurt

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Granola is a modern hybrid between a parfait and fruit salad for a crowd. It's cooling, crunchy, tangy, and juicy, making it the perfect light dessert on a warm summer day. This fruit salad recipe with yogurt was the product of having people coming over for an impromptu grill-out and me wanting to whip up a dessert[...]

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies + New Site Make-over!

These Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect hybrid between indulgent chocolate chip and a rich nut butter cookie. These photos are not anything special because I had not planned on even sharing this recipe on the blog. Originally, I had made these one Sunday night when I was out of freezer cookies (AKA cookies that I make a batch of and then free[...]

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10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over!

10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over: Starters, Drinks, Entrees, and Desserts to make the most of the season! I shared a round-up of my favorite vegetarian spring recipes over on Instagram Stories the other week and realized I should probably go ahead and share them here in case you don't follow me on IG. Spring is zipping by and before you know[...]

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Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Grits with Toasted Pecans

This Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Grits with Toasted Pecans recipe is the perfect spring time weekend breakfast or dessert for your next dinner party. It FINALLY feels like spring here which is huge for my creative mindset and recipe developing. I was starting to a feel pretty bored with winter produce and annoyed with cloudy lighting. And then, what felt l[...]

Apple Walnut Yogurt Coffee Cake

This Apple Walnut Yogurt Coffee Cake recipe is the perfect fall sweet breakfast or afternoon snack. Serve it with a cup of coffee or peppermint tea. Picture this: windows open with a breeze gently pushing in the curtains, dressed in a flannel half buttoned up and cozy leggings, the scent of apples and cinnamon wafting through the house, and blues tunes coming[...]

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Cookie Dough Balls From The Savvy Cook

Today's post features the recipe for Cookie Dough Balls from The Savvy Cook. These no-bake cookie bites  are about has healthy as you can get while still tasting like indulgent cookie dough.   One of the last things I did before heading out on my week long road trip last Sunday was whip up a batch of these cookie dough balls for easily snacking in th[...]