So I received my first war wound at the bakery. Well I guess technically this is my fourth war wound. I’ve already burned myself 3 times but today I received my first cut. I stupidly grabbed the wrong side of the knife while trying to clean it and sliced my finger Don’t worry, it’s just a flesh wound. I won’t be losing the finger lol … Continue reading Halloween edition: vampire bite treats – cupcakes and turnovers
I would like to formally introduce you to my latest obsession – (ghost) pudding parfaits! Ok, honestly this obsession is nothing new. Every few months I go through a pudding phase. However, this time is different because I decided to go all out and get “fancy” and do ghost pudding parfaits. We’ve been doing all kinds of fun and festive Halloween treats at the bakery … Continue reading Halloween edition: Ghost pudding parfait cups and latte pudding parfaits featuring Daily Harvest
So one of the cool things about my job at this bakery is that all my coworkers went to culinary school. So they all know what they’re doing but on a more professional level. I’m more of a self taught baker so my ways of doing things are pretty unorthodox. So basically I get to learn from all of these super talented bakers and actually … Continue reading Halloween edition: brains! Red velvet “brain” cupcakes + witches brew zoats with (strawberry) zombie brains
So I recently discovered pot pies. Who here is a pot pie fan (raise of hands?) I admit I was never into pot pie as a kid. But now that I’m an adult I look for any excuse to eat pie, even if it’s savory pie lol Since starting my new job at this bakery I’ve been getting really friendly with pie crusts. We’re already starting … Continue reading Halloween edition: Jack skellington veggie pot pie
Warning: long life update ahead lol. If you’re not interested in the specifics of my life, feel free to skip to the end for the recipe lol If you follow me on social media then you may have already seen my life update. But just in case you missed that post, I recently quit my job. I had been working at a local bread bakery … Continue reading Cranberry cream cheese scone danish + life update
So awhile ago I had this idea to make rainbow cinnamon rolls. However I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to pull it off. Did I want rainbow dough? Rainbow filling? How would I pull either one of those off? And then, alas, someone in one of the foodie groups I follow on Facebook posted a recipe for rainbow filled … Continue reading Rainbow cinnamon rolls three ways – rainbow filled, rainbow dough, and rainbow tie-dye!
So sometimes I get inspiration for recipes from the weirdest places. Earlier this year one of my best girlfriends came over and she came bearing gifts. She knows me quite well and knows that I love all things food related so she got me all food scented lip smackers. So I thought it would be fun to make a fun food creation based on each … Continue reading Lip smackers inspired food creations
So….I recently acquired a stepdaughter. Kind of a long story how that came about lol But all you really need to know is that she’s 16, her name is Reese, and she’s a meat eater lol. She’s only been here for a few months so it’s been a bit of an adjustment since we went from having zero kids to suddenly having a 16 year … Continue reading (Vegetarian) Cheeseburger quiche – it’s what’s for brinner #MeatlessMonday
I work every Saturday so Sunday’s are MY fundays. My self care days. I cannot stress enough how important it is to set aside some time just for yourself. For me, self care generally involves a face mask, Netflix, and a baking project. My current binge: The Sinner on Netflix. I’m currently on the second season and I am hooked. But I digress, I find … Continue reading Self care Sunday baking project: Coffee banana bread cinnamon rolls with chocolate filling and a coffee cream cheese glaze
Rainbow bagels have been on my bucket list for awhile. Y’all know I’m pretty obsessed with rainbows and unicorns and just all the colors. And now pretty much any time I get an idea for a new baking project my first question is “how can I rainbow-ify this naturally?” Honestly my little pipe dream is to open my own rainbow bakery one day. It will … Continue reading Rainbow bagels – how to dye them naturally with superfood powders
So in case you weren’t aware, Edward and I are pretty big Harry Potter fans. Just check out my previous Harry Potter blog posts (harry potter monopoly and lego hogwarts castle) if you need some convincing 😉 We were even planning a Harry Potter themed wedding. I made everything by hand – wands, invites, potion favors. They’re all in storage right now and when we finally … Continue reading LEGO hogwarts castle part 2 – Harry Potter inspired food!
So a few weekends ago Edward bought me the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle to put together. In case you didn’t know we are pretty big harry potter fans. Years ago I made Edward his very own harry potter monopoly game for Christmas (check it out here). And back when we were planning our wedding, I had a whole harry potter theme going. I made … Continue reading LEGO Harry Potter hogwarts castle – part 1
Last year I did a similar blog post featuring some of my fave patriotic creations. You can check that out here. This year, let’s talk cobbler and cheesecake. And cheesecake brownies. All 3 recipes will be at the very end of this blog post so feel free to jump to the end and skip my mumbo jumbo in the middle 🤣 Not to play favorites … Continue reading 4th of July roundup: patriotic cobbler, cheesecake, and cheesecake brownies – oh my!
Hi my name is Kirsten and I’m a chocoholic 🙋♀️ So one afternoon I’m sitting at home binging criminal minds and cheers on Netflix when I decide I want to make homemade bagels. I love the whole bagel making process so I was excited to get this project going. Then all of a sudden I had a craving for chocolate. And that’s when inspiration struck. What … Continue reading Chocolate bagels
Happy National Donut Day! Facebook memories kindly reminded me that it has been 4 years already since I released my ig famous 5 minute donut recipe ebook! So a little plug before we dive into today’s fun post – you can download my ebook for free here! 20+ microwave donut recipes because ain’t nobody got time for an oven 😉 Ok onto today’s post. Y’all … Continue reading National donut day: unicorn donuts edition!
So today I have a product review for you featuring Watermelon Road Fruit Jerky! I actually came across these fruit jerky’s while perusing instagram late at night (as one does lol) and became immediately intrigued. I love dried fruit so I was really curious about the flavor lineup: apple pie, watermelon lemonade, pineapple mojito, and Mango margarita. And what I really love about these is that … Continue reading Product review: Watermelon road dried fruit jerky (apple pie,
Happy (almost) June! If you guys have been following me on twitter or facebook you’ll know I was out of town all last week visiting my parents for my birthday. Was such a great visit full of delicious food and family bonding time. Fun fact about my parents’ place: they live near a bunch of fruit farms so their freezer is always stocked with delicious … Continue reading Apple rhubarb (microwave) cobbler
So anyone that’s been following my blog for awhile probably knows by now that I don’t typically make the same old things all of the time. My scones recipe is one of the few that I’ve gone back to again and again. I’ve been wanting to make scones again for awhile but could not settle on a flavor combo. And then inspiration struck. Red rose … Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day with a bouquet of red rose scones featuring kodiak cakes
Today we’re talking ch-ch-ch-chia! Chia puddings, that is! These are one of my fave things to mealprep for breakfast or as a snack. So easy to put together and the flavor combinations are endless. As you can see, I definitely lean towards the more vibrant and colorful! So in this post I’ll be sharing some recipes as well as some tips to help you make … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-chia puddings – recipes and tips to make the most out of your chia pudding experience!
So I’ve been on a huge rainbow and unicorn kick lately, if you hadn’t noticed. As well as a kodiak cakes kick (especially since kodiak cakes has been kind enough to send me boxes of goodies to play around with every few weeks). After the rainbow sugar cookies I made last year turned out so well I had to try a unicorn poop 💩 cookie. … Continue reading National unicorn day: Unicorn rainbow poop (kodiak cakes) sugar cookies + bonus cinnamon roll sugar cookies
So if you guys follow me on twitter you already saw this but I applied for a job at a another local bakery. Ideally I would like to work there in addition to the bread bakery I already work at. My fiancé is actually the one that encouraged me to apply. He saw the job posting with the little tear offs with contact info. But … Continue reading Orange red velvet waffles + red velvet cake: a history #WaffleWednesday
Happy Sunday, friends! I’ve actually had a really great week! On Friday my friend and I hit up our local spice merchants which Ive never been to before so it was quite the experience. They had every spice blend you could think of and then their tea selection? Oh my goodness gracious. Amazing! I snapped pics of my favorites below: We also sampled their … Continue reading fun st paddy’s day inspired recipes: potato chive bread pancakes, potato chive mini quiche cups, mini chocolate chip Irish soda bread, and stuffed orange irish soda bread french toast with chocolate orange curd
Ok let me preface this first by saying I’ve been really lazy with my blog lol February and March have been pretty hectic for me. I’ve been doing a ton of collabs with other bloggers lately, you can check out my latest here which discusses my frustrations with the healthcare system and why I will likely never work in clinical care again. Then in February I … Continue reading Savory zoats (zucchini oats)- lasagna/pizza inspired and taco inspired + protein sources that aren’t meat!
Happy Monday, guys! So we had an interesting weekend. We had severe weather advisories all weekend for “bomb cyclones” aka severe wind storms along with power outage warnings. Thankfully our power did not go out during the day. However, it went out at least 10 times during the night. And it woke me up every. single. time. There is not enough coffee in the world … Continue reading Packing healthy snacks and meals for traveling featuring tips from a flight attendant (Girl On The Fly)
Happy Valentine’s Day month, everybody! First off, can we talk about this spread of deliciousness? A local bakery posted this picture on their social media and I can’t even handle it right now. I just want to faceplant into everything. Which is actually sort of what inspired today’s post. But before we get into that, I don’t think I shared this last year but for … Continue reading Valentine’s Day inspired treats featuring donuts, chocolate covered cherry truffles, red wine waffles, and more + a proposal!?
This year, I made a resolution to do more collaborations with other bloggers so I can bring you more variety with my blog posts. This week we are talking skincare! And going along with that, how your diet can directly contribute to the health of your skin. And to add one more component, I will be including some of my favorite skincare products and also … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Nutriton and skin health + my top skincare products featuring Tianna from storybook apothecary
Are you ready for some football? I admit, I could care less about the Super Bowl lol. But I do love the fun snacks that are involved so I figured I would get in on the fun this year and make a bunch of “healthified” Super Bowl snacks to eat while I veg out watching Netflix. Actually what started it all was this glorious picture … Continue reading Are you ready for some Football (snacks)? Fun ideas for super bowl themed snacks, Super Bowl workout game, and tips for a healthier Super Bowl
If you follow me on twitter you may have already seen this announcement but I was recently brought on as the newest ambassador for nutrabio. My fiance actually is the one to thank for this partnership. He is a huge fan of their products and he thought I should reach out to them to do a product review. After looking over my credentials and social … Continue reading Product review featuring Nutrabio and banana bread pancake protein muffins!
Happy Toast Tuesday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I kind of gave myself a mild concussion soooo…that happened. We were hit by a snowstorm over here in Michigan and in my haste to brush the snow off my jeep I smacked my head on my car which resulted in a severe migraine that lasted all weekend. I, at first, didn’t connect … Continue reading Jazz up your toast for #ToastTuesday! featuring emoji, cartoon, rainbow, and holiday inspired!
Happy #NationalGlutenFreeDay! So it’s kinda funny that National gluten free day happens to be today as I have actually been planning some gluten free content for my blog so this is a nice little segue. If you follow me on ig or fb then you saw my sneak peeks at some gluten free baking mixes I was sent to test out for you guys. In … Continue reading Happy National Gluten Free Day! Your comprehensive guide to gluten free flours including flavor & nutrition profiles, uses, and links to recipes!
I have been on a huge smoothie kick this year which inspired me to do this post for you guys today! Smoothies can quickly become huge sugar and calorie bombs which kind of defeats the purpose of them. They are supposed to be a healthier option, not break the nutrition bank. Like these smoothies that I made way back when I was trying to be … Continue reading Smoothie basics 101 – how to build a better smoothie
Happy new year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I spent all of last week visiting my parents which was really nice. Lots of food was had lol But now that Christmas has come and gone, I can finally post these healthier homemade granolas that I made for Christmas gifts this year. I made 3 varieties, 2 of which I gifted and one … Continue reading Homemade granola, a guide to eating healthier/cutting back on sugar, meal prep ideas, and debunking nutrition myths!
So I know it’s past Christmas but i posted a sneak peek of this on twitter and you guys seemed pretty interested in seeing how these turned out. One of my ig friends and I made a pact to each buy the kit, make the “ugly” cookies, then post them as part of a collab so I figured I would just document the experience for … Continue reading Ugly sweater Christmas cookie and ugly sweater pancake shenanigans!
Happy almost Christmas! I will be gone all this upcoming week visiting my parents so I wanted to get in one last holiday/christmas post before the holiday passes! I had an incredibly busy week at work, working 6 incredibly long days this past week. And the thing about working in a bakery is that it is actually a pretty physically demanding job so any shift … Continue reading Christmas tag, Christmas tree pancakes, reindeer bread, and Chocolate orange (black bean) truffles
Happy almost holidays! Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? I had a busy weekend! I volunteered on Saturday with a wonderful organization that provides Christmas dinner and gifts for families in need. We provided gifts for 135 families in need. And then Edward surprised me and took me to a Jurassic quest Dino exhibit. Despite being the only couple there without kids, … Continue reading Jurassic quest dino exhibit, giving back for the holidays, and vegan pecan pie and date caramel cups (with a secret veggie ingredient)
So National Cookie Day was the other week and I told you guys over on my facebook page and ig that I was doing a full on blog post full of fun cookie ideas! I have nothing clever to say other than here it is lol So not a cookie, per-se, but one of my fave ideas for this year: Christmas tree scones I used … Continue reading Christmas tree scones and fun ways to jazz up those Christmas cookies!
I was trying really hard to wait and post this for Taco Tuesday. But I got impatient because I have an extra fun recipe for you today so here we are on Taco Thursday? So today’s recipe: vegan taco pasta salad lettuce wraps. I admit when I started making this I wasn’t 100% sure where this recipe was going to take me. It started out … Continue reading Vegan taco pasta salad lettuce wraps featuring a lentil walnut meat and avocado cilantro dressing!
Some people have expressed interest in trying to eat a bit healthier while we have this break between thanksgiving and Christmas and I’ve felt the same way. My solution? Dessert tea! My biggest vice is desserts. I may be a dietitian but that doesn’t mean I just lost my taste buds or all of my bad habits when I became a dietitian lol So I … Continue reading Tazo dessert tea, coffee vs tea, and tea infused custard recipe!?
Another blog post so soon? I know, I even surprised myself. I’ve been sitting on this blog post for a few weeks so it would be ready to go as soon as Thanksgiving was over. So now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time for all things Christmas, right? Not so fast! Show of hands, how many of you guys still have opened, unused cans of … Continue reading Leftover pumpkin? Try making Pumpkin curd!
Happy Thanksgiving leftovers day! I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday. Work was crazy all week so it was especially nice for me having the day off Yesterday. I work in a bread bakery so you can imagine how insane this time of year is for us. Case in point, over the course of 3 days we made 420 dozen rolls (over 5000 … Continue reading Thanksgiving: dessert edition – Magic cake with cranberry curd
Happy lazy Sunday before the Thanksgiving craziness really takes off! I work in a bread bakery so you can imagine how crazy it gets for me this time of year. I am taking full advantage of my last free day today before the holiday since I know I won’t have a minute to myself again until next weekend. So I decided to do some baking. … Continue reading Pumpkin pie spiced apple, Brie, and walnut scones and balance during the holidays! Learn to treat yo self!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner so I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and share some of my fave Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving inspired dishes. Starting with this cinnamon roll turkey! So the original versions I saw featured bacon feathers buuuuut I’m not a bacon fan (or much of a meat fan, for that matter) so I opted to use … Continue reading Thanksgiving roundup: appetizers, desserts, sides, and “experiments” – oh my!
If you follow me on ig or my Facebook page, you’ve already seen a sneak peek of this. And I had at least 10 people request that I alert them when this recipe goes live. For those that missed the sneak peek, you’re in for a delicious surprise. Despite being a dietitian, I love love love Mac and cheese. I also love pumpkin. So … Continue reading Vegan pumpkin and butternut squash baked mac and cheese cups #MeatlessMonday
Happy Halloween! I have been doing so many fun Halloween activities this year which has really helped get me into the Halloween spirit and has also really helped inspire me in the kitchen. Last week I volunteered at a Halloween event in the next town over. I have volunteered at this even for the last 7-ish years and this year’s event was the most fun … Continue reading Happy Halloween: Jelly donut zombie (matcha) pancake skulls!
Happy almost Halloween! Today I have a smorgasbord of Halloween treats that I’ve been making these last few weeks so I thought it would be fun to just share them in one post. Some of you may recall that I work in a bread bakery so this time of year we’ve been making Halloween bread spiders: And more recently I introduced bread ghosts! Meet … Continue reading Fun Halloween ideas roundup! Featuring bread spiders and ghosts, Halloween toast, and candy corn inspired treats!
Today I have a really fun Halloween inspired recipe for you! Jelly donut pancake skulls! These were (fairly) easy to put together and super fun to eat! And these would be such a fun treat for kids leading up to (or on) Halloween. This is also my final entry for the blogger recipe challenge I entered. I swear I mean it this time. I did not … Continue reading Jelly donut pancake skulls – your new fave halloween recipe 😉
Today I have a super fun recipe for you! This recipe is in honor of National Dessert day which is October 14 so I figured may as well celebrate big, right? This is also my third and final entry for the blogger recipe challenge I entered sponsored by Lang’s Chocolates. You can check out my first entry here: strawberry lemonade poke muffins and my second entry … Continue reading Magic chocolate shell rainbow mugcake (early #NationalDessertDay recipe)
Happy first day of Halloween! Que all of the festive Fall/Halloween goodies! I thought it would be fun to put together a fall/halloween roundup so today’s post will feature some of my old favorite fall recipes as well as some of the things I’ve been cooking up this year! Let’s start with some of my more recent fall/halloween faves! Last month I became obsessed with finding … Continue reading Fall/Halloween Favorites: featuring caprese skull pizzas, “poison apple” mugcakes, and Halloween unicorn poop sugar cookies
Happy Fall, everybody! Now that it is officially Fall I feel like it is finally appropriate to start unleashing all of my fall recipes that I have been slowly collecting over the last few weeks. So today’s recipe is actually another entry for the blogger recipe challenge I entered a few weeks ago sponsored by Lang’s Chocolate. My first entry, strawberry lemonade poke muffins, was a … Continue reading Your new favorite fall recipe: Pumpkin spiced apple pie pull apart bombs
Guys! It’s almost Fall! I’ve kinda been celebrating all things Fall already but since it officially starts this Saturday, I am getting PUMPED up! Well, in my head I am anyway. Physically, I’m just getting exhausted lol Anyone else just get really worn out when the seasons change? This morning while attempting to google “fatigue and seasonal allergies” I literally just typed “tired.com” into the … Continue reading Cinnamon roll scones, FALL, and your questions answered: the 411 on milk vs plant based alternatives