Posted in February 2013

Breakfast To-Go: Granola Bites

Breakfast To-Go: Granola Bites

Looking for an easy and portable make-ahead breakfast? Look no further. These Breakfast To-Go: Granola Bites are perfect. Its been beaten into our brains that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet we still find ourselves scrambling in the morning, and I’m not talking eggs. Sorry, lame joke. Anyways, whether you like it … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Oh. Em. Gee. I even surprised myself with this one. Yesterday was my longtime friend Matt’s 24th birthday. 24. Yikes, we’re old. Anyways, cupcakes seemed a little inappropriate and overplayed for his birthday treat and he’s my all-time guinea pig for new recipes so I decided to give this one a shot.  Salted Caramel Peanut … Continue reading

Gypsy Urges and Vintage Camper Dreamin’

Gypsy Urges and Vintage Camper Dreamin’

I want to own a vintage camper. Plain and simple. It’s been a while since I’ve had a giant project (painting/decorating my parents’ den in their house, organizing nearly all aspects of my life, planning mega trips with friends, etc.) Maybe I’m just a little antsy due to my lack of current renovation and DIY … Continue reading

Boyne Highlands Trip

Boyne Highlands Trip

Its that time of year again! The annual trip to Boyne Highlands has come and gone. To bring you up to speed – every year, four families including my own head all the way up to Harbor Springs, Michigan to Boyne Highlands for a weekend full of skiing and snowboarding shenanigans. We all stay in a … Continue reading

Simple S’mores Bars

Simple S’mores Bars

This weekend we headed to Northern Michigan for our annual skiing trip! Woot woot! Being out in the snow all day makes me think of hot cocoa and campfires. What goes perfectly with campfires? You got it – s’mores. I was looking for a way to pre-make s’mores to avoid all of that sticky mess … Continue reading

Brownie Cookie Bites

Brownie Cookie Bites

Now folks, don’t say I didn’t warn you. These suckers are ADDICTING! They are so incredibly easy to make and everyone is sure to love them — I know my friends and family did! In this recipe I took a little shortcut (who doesn’t love shortcuts?) and used a boxed brownie mix and only made … Continue reading

Garlicky Guacamole

Garlicky Guacamole

Not many foods make me jump in a fit of joy, but the perfect avocado has that effect on me. I’m also a firm believer in the fact that you can never have too many ripe avocados on hand. Avocados have awesome health benefits (heart health, healthy fats, vitamin E powerhouse, etc, etc) so I … Continue reading

Michigan State Spartan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Michigan State Spartan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s my thought on Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Now they’re not rocket science, but these Michigan State ones turned out so stinking cute that just I couldn’t resist posting about them. My sister’s friend Marisa recently signed with Michigan State University to play soccer there in the fall (woot! … Continue reading

Cheesecake Stuffed Red Velvet Cake Balls

Cheesecake Stuffed Red Velvet Cake Balls

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Cheesecake Stuffed Red Velvet Cake Balls. To. Die. For. These little cake balls are perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat, without the chocolate overload. They’re incredibly simple to make as well, so this recipe is perfect to get the little kiddies involved. INGREDIENTS: Cake Balls: Your favorite red velvet … Continue reading