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April 2013 Recipes

April came and went in the blink of an eye for me. Here’s what I made, along with noteworthy events, and my reflections on the month. Slice-and-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip...

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French Almond Cookie Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Glaze

Almond extract lends the most wonderfully rich, nutty, and sweetly perfumed flavor to anything it touches. And it touched this unique cake plenty in the three tablespoons I used. French almond...

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Browned Butter Oatmeal Raisinet White Chocolate Bars

I’ve been on a major oatmeal kick lately and the streak continues. Oatmeal tastes way better when it’s mixed with browned butter, Raisinets, and white chocolate. The truth is, I love...

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Fluffy Vegan Coconut Oil Banana Muffins

These muffins embody everything I was trying to achieve. No butter, no eggs, and no mixer needed. Fluffy, soft, light, moist, and they’re vegan. And they remind me of mini donuts,...

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Soft and Chewy Spiced Carrot Cake Cookies

These cookies weren’t originally in my plans. They’re the result of a carrot muffin failure. I was so disgusted that I couldn’t even bear to re-make the muffins. So I made...

Le Creuset 3-Piece Serveware Set Giveaway

As if one piece of Le Creuset wasn’t enough, the winner of this giveaway will win this three-piece Serveware Set. Consider it your early Mother’s Day present if you’re a mom....

Get Calm with $80 Giveaway

When life throws you curve balls and stress is at its peak, there’s a natural way to stay calm. It’s called Natural Calm and it’s an anti-stress drink made with magnesium....

Friday Things

Time for an installment of Friday Things: 1. I’m going to The Big Potluck this weekend and can’t wait. 75 bloggers will be in attendance, and we have a packed lineup...

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Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini

Is it Friday yet? Let’s pretend it is and that we’re enjoying this. I’m sure it’s at least 5 o’clock somewhere. This light, refreshing, and tasty little number is made with┬áMango...

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Cinnamon-Sugar Crust Cinnamon-Ribbon Bread

I have six other recipes for cinnamon bread on my site. But this one’s different. Really, it is. It has a cinnamon-sugar crust that’s so good. I find myself wanting to...