Chai Vanilla Bean Shortbread

You may have noticed from other recipes that I love chai tea. Chai lattes, plain chai, chai cake, chai panna cotta, chai body scrub, chai ice cream, it’s all wonderful. The warm, toasty, comforting spices – cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, and coriander – makes a cozy blend that’s perfect for winter. And since I’m a huge fan of chai, I obviously needed to put it … Continue reading Chai Vanilla Bean Shortbread

Dutch Baby

Guys guys guys…I got a cast iron pan! I know what you’re thinking…”Danica, how did you not have one before?”. I just didn’t, okay!? But now I do, and I think I’m going to be obsessed with it. It was such a great black Friday deal that I just couldn’t help myself. Besides being able to make delicious breads (cornbread on it’s way!), skillets and … Continue reading Dutch Baby

Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

If you remember my cranberry white chocolate muffins then you remember how much I love cranberry and white chocolate. Starbucks sells cranberry bliss bars starting in late November through the holiday season every year, and they are addicting. They’re also $4.00 a pop..and frozen, but delicious none the less. But these homemade copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars are just as blissful as the Starbucks ones (maybe … Continue reading Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

Nutella Pinwheels

Any dessert that is two ingredients is a winner, especially when it involves chocolate and puff pastry. Puff pastry is super versatile and pretty much saves every dessert disaster – it can be stuffed with anything and within minutes you have an easy dessert. You could also take a walk on the more traditional street and make palmiers, which is puff pastry spread with sugar … Continue reading Nutella Pinwheels

Peanut Butter & Blueberry Chia Muffins

These tasty little treats were the result of me trying to perk myself up and get myself organized for the week ahead. The last couple (challenging) weeks have been a write-off resulting in me spending more than I’d like to on food that I would normally prepare myself (along with spending more than I should be on a fun distracting app). So instead of spending … Continue reading Peanut Butter & Blueberry Chia Muffins