bars3

oh, mango and coconut. you guys are just too good together! you bring out the best in one another, an all-important aspect of any successful relationship. in a desperate, late-ditch effort to hold on to capture some of my favorite summertime flavors, i made these creamy mango coconut bars. and oh my, am i...

radish2

i’m in the throes of a deep, passionate love affair. don’t tell my fiancĂ©. i have a serious thing for radishes. i think they’re dreamy. the bee’s knees. funny, because i used to loathe them as a child. they were too spicy, too strongly-flavored. oddly enough, I even thought they were too crunchy for...

shake2

i have a bit of a problem. i can’t stop making milkshakes. hands-down, they’re probably one of my favorite things to make in the entire world. i mean, they’re so easy! and so delicious! and fun! maybe i should change the name of my blog to “milkshakes + words,” because then i wouldn’t feel...

granola2

banana granola.

i bake, cook and make a lot of things. i mean, i guess that’s pretty obvious. i have this amazing live-in taste tester who samples all of the things i bake and cook and make. he’s funny, crazy smart and he knows a thing or two about good food. this boy also makes me...

cookies3

true story: the thought of drinking plain milk makes me a little sick. i know that milk is crazy healthy and full of vitamins and minerals and all that jazz, but i seriously can’t stomach the stuff unless it’s chocolate-flavored or in a milkshake.

muffins

i’m pretty terrible about remembering to eat breakfast. i know, i know. a good breakfast is the foundation of a good day. it’s the most important meal of the day. eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight. despite all of those lovely things that make perfect sense, most mornings i just can’t seem to...

pbpie

isn’t it strange how your heart can break for someone you barely know? when i heard the news that Jennifer Perillo’s husband had suddenly passed away from a heart attack, it really shook me. violently, to the core. i’ve never met Jennifer, nor her husband Mikey in person. i read her beautiful blog, where...