Recipe // Pickled Peppers

A few month's ago we took my Dad out to Trattoria al Forno where we shared some delicious appetizers and pizzas. It was all amazing -- but what really caught my attention were these little pickled sweet peppers. The appetizers only brought 3, so I had to share, but took note that I needed to figure out how to make these at home. After some time on Pinterest I found out that pickling requires a lot of sugar (really?) and can be a bit of a process. As I am a bit of a lazy cook (always ...

Recipe // Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Ice Cream

When it comes to ice cream I really have no self control. I mean seriously, how am I supposed to turn down a delicious bowl of ice cream? It's hard to say no. But lately we've been trying to cut back on the amount of dairy we are consuming because it's not really the best thing for our bodies. So whenever I try to cut back on something that isn't healthy I like to find alternatives that taste just as good but have less of the bad stuff in it. I started doing some research on ice cream that ...

Recipes // Almond Lavender Bundt Cake

Earlier this week I went to the eye doctor to get my eyes checked. I've never gotten my pupils dilated and had no idea what the expect. When I got home I told myself that everything was alright and started working - but apparently when the eye doctor dilates your pupils your eyeballs refuse to look at a computer screen or anything bright. For a moment I had absolutely no idea what to do. I just sat there trying to relax but it didn't really work out. So I did the only thing that wouldn't ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide & UncommonGoods

Today I partnering with UncommonGoods to talk about a couple of important things: Mother's Day, good business practices, and scones. Ok, maybe scones aren't that important but it's still going to be talked about. So last year Mother's Day was a bit of chaos for me - I ordered her gift sorta late and it got there extra late. She definitely deserves better than that. So this year I am getting into Mother's Day earlier to make sure we don't repeat that big mistake. I wanted to make sure ...

Day 10 // Cookie Roundup

During the holidays I feel like cookies are one of the best gifts you can give to just about anyone. Yes, we are all probably eating way too many cookies right now. But that's cool - we deserve a few cookies here and there this month. ;) After my year long Cookie Challenge I have gotten pretty good at baking up a batch of delicious cookies, which I find to be an important skill. I love that you can make some cookies in less than an hour and have a great gift to give to your family, friends, ...