Breakfast/Brunch

Mini Churro Donut Muffins

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016

If you love churros, donuts, and the excuse to justifiably eat them both for breakfast--trust me, these sugary babies are for you. Mini…

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Fluffy White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

I never used to love scones. They always looked so bland sitting on the tray of continental breakfast pastries that I never gave them a second glance…

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Vegan Coconut Scones

Posted on Nov 8th, 2015

I have so many updates (I mean, seriously. SO MANY!!!) for you guys from the World Food Championships over here in Kissimmee, Florida, but I can't…

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Breakfast Tiramisu Parfait

Posted on Oct 19th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias Fun…

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The Fluffiest Little Pancakes {secret ingredient!}

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySparkling#CollectiveBias It…

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Healthy Spiced Apple Granola

Posted on Sep 30th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Vons. All opinions are mine alone. #AStockUpSale #Vons #CollectiveBias Whenever I get stressed, I go on…

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Easy DIY Peanut Butter Honey Greek Yogurt Scoops

Posted on Sep 6th, 2015

Have you ever heard that saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way"? Well, I've got a will--so can we pleeeeeease just have a few more weeks of…

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Easy Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron Omelettes: Guest Post on Neighbor Food Blog!

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

Growing up, our house was chock full of Disney paraphernalia: classic Disney VCR tapes here, Ariel candles there, the obligatory Winnie-the-Pooh…

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Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

Whether we're out searching for our ideal partner, building relationships with friends, or already happily settled in a 50-year marriage, it's no…

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The BEST Bread Pudding for #OXOCookware

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015

Disclaimer: I was selected to be part of OXO’s Blogger Outreach program, for which I received an OXO Stainless Steel Pro 5 Qt. Casserole Dish +…

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Mini Samoas Sticky Banoffee Cake Donuts {+ topwithcinnamon cookbook giveaway}

Posted on Feb 10th, 2015

Looking for a special, last-minute way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day? Check out my selection of baked goods and other treats on…

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Mickey Mouse Waffles for #SundaySupper

Posted on Jan 18th, 2015

Raise your hands if you love Disney!!!! There are few surer ways to my heart than through an enthusiastic conversation about all things…

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats {+ a giveaway!}

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015

Sometimes I like to talk about food. Other times, I like to talk about deep and meaningful topics relevant to a betterment of the human mind (or…

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Gingerbread Granola {Gluten-Free} for #BobsRedMill

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014

{Congrats to Linda for winning my My Bakers Box giveaway last week! Can't wait for you to bake up a storm, girl!} So today I'm actually going to…

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Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Parfaits {+ My Bakers Box Giveaway!}

Posted on Dec 11th, 2014

What is your resting face? Do you wear a worried frown or a mild smile or a cheeky grin or--dare I say it--the classic resting bitch face? (No…

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Strawberry Smoothie Cubes {+ 3 Ways to Enjoy Them} for @WilliamsSonoma Smoothie Week

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014

Winter is coming! Here in California, we've been saying this for about 11 months now, and winter still has not come. I don't think it has visited…

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1-Minute Coconut Granola for Two (No-Bake)

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Okay, so deal: why am I baking making granola for two when I'm only one? No, I'm not preggers, you sick Sherlocks, I know who you are and…

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Guest Post from Jessiker Bakes: Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2014

So about three weeks ago I reached out to the inestimable Jessica from Jessiker Bakes about doing a guest post for me because I was going a little…

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Cookie Butter Pancakes–And, the Big News……

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

I can't believe I've waited 8 months to type this. I have a Master's degree in English Literature. And I passed my qualifying exams. And while…

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Crunchy Cookie Butter Espresso Granola

Posted on Jan 7th, 2014

If life milestones were potluck dishes, moving would be a crusty dry loaf of fruitcake. I'm sure somebody out there appreciates fruitcake, and…

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Vanishing Granola (or the BEST Granola You Will Ever Make–Honey Bunches CopyBETTER Recipe)

Posted on May 25th, 2013

This is going to be a very brisk LWOM post (what's LWOM?). First things first: Print this recipe. We have to be brisk today, because-- "I'm…

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Green Eggs and (Veg)Ham: Celebrating Dr. Seuss! (March 2nd)

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

He's a good man, Oh! a good man is he-- Who's HE, we all said, And HE said, who's WE? "Why, don't you know?" "Oh, didn't you hear?" "Didn't…

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Classy Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Posted on Feb 12th, 2013

Every once in a while, something happens in our lives that makes us put the gear in park, turn off the ignition, and just wonder. I consider…

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Crunchy Cookie Butter Granola (and Ala’s Breakfast Breakdown of People in Your Day-to-Day Life)

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

I'll confess. I've been reading Victorian novels lately. This got me thinking about angst muffins (who I'll explain in a second--hold onto your…

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LWOM: Berry Oat-fait in a Bowl

Posted on Jan 6th, 2013

In today's edition of Literary Wit and an Oven Mitt, we're throwing aside the mitt and going bear paws all the way...and it is a beary, berry long…

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Posted on Oct 17th, 2012

"Meltdown" seems to be the word of the week over in these parts. As a consequence, I've chosen to melt down one of my favorite desserts and turn it…

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DIY: Homemade Plain Yogurt

Posted on Oct 7th, 2012

Guess who's sitting in the reading room of a world-reknowned research library... ...writing on her food blog. I'm such a great academic, I…

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“Sorry–It’s Still Summer!” Cinnamon Rolls (Raspberry Cheesecake Rolls with Lemon Icing)

Posted on Oct 5th, 2012

With the plethora of pumpkin and autumnal recipes hitting the web these days, I thought we all needed a little reminding that it is not, in fact,…

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Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

Do you all know what it means to feel hurt by someone you thought you could trust? It feels a little bit like you're sinking, a little bit like…

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie, A la Wallflower

Posted on Jul 19th, 2012

It's my philosophy that all good wallflowers need to have a good wallflower drink--you know, the kind you can clutch onto desperately at a party when…

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