Double Chocolate Waffles

It seems we’re on a waffle-kick, my friends! Since Winter Storm Jonas had us stuck in the house for several days (seriously – we haven’t left the apartment since Friday), we’ve been watching a lot of food porn — aka, Good Eats and America’s Test Kitchen. I don’t know what it is about snow falling outside (and trapping you…

Maple-Glazed Oatmeal Spice Cookies

The spiced goodness of a warm, fresh from the oven oatmeal cookie is one of my favorite things. I love the way their deliciously cinnamon aroma fills the house as they bake. They also make a perfect holiday cookie to share. A lot of my gifts this season were of the homemade-cookie variety. The week before Christmas I made…

Berry Pineapple Smoothie

This week’s menu “theme”? Clean out those cupboards! (And the fridge! And the freezer!) This week, we’re on a little more of a budget than usual – a combination of paychecks coming in on strange days, added bills this month, etc. Hey, it happens.  For us, that meant channeling a little extra dinner inspiration. Side note: apparently there is…

Crunchy Chocolate Candy Bites

I love chocolate. Like, seriously. Love chocolate. I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty much always trying to figure out new ways to enjoy it. And since dark chocolate has a nice list of health benefits and antioxidant properties, it’s not something I feel the least bit guilty enjoying – even on the reset. 100% dark chocolate…

Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Some days, you just want a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie. Some days, that day is Valentine’s Day. I’ve felt quite busy lately, which means I seem to be in a perpetual state of thinking about writing, and then all of a sudden, an entire week has gone by and I haven’t written a dang word. Part of having a blog was to…