Wednesday, December 28, 2016

crispy peanut butter cups // toasted coconut

Crispy PB Cups
Peanut Butter Cups are one of Justin's most favorite candies. He can polish off a bag without thinking twice. Peanut Butter Cups are super easy to make, for an added twist I included some of his favorite chocolate crisp cereal and toasted coconut.

I was able to enjoy a total of one peanut butter cup - the rest were gone within 2 days of making this batch.

The perfect little sweet treat for New Years Eve.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Holidays // DIY sugar salt scrub

Sugar Scrub
Merry Christmas!

This post can either be considered right on time or a day too late - anyway you look at it there is always next year or another holiday to celebrate. 

Today I am sharing with you a super easy, yet adorable and thoughtful sugar salt scrub that smells good enough to eat and makes your skin soooooooo friggin' soft.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Holidays // cookie box

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Cookie Boxes, hands down is my most favorite part of Christmas. I love coming up with a new assortment each year, anything goes from cookies, to truffles to little dessert bars + bites. I always inlcude a combination of homemade and semi homemade treats. Think chocolate dipped Oreos with sprinkles, chocolate dipped apricots with pistachios, white chocolate peppermint cookies.

All these goodies are tucked into a cute little box with a homemade tag tied up with ribbon. I love passing out my tower of cookie boxes to friends and family. 

It is a simple little gift given with lots of love.

Today, I am sharing with you my favorite Holiday Cookies + Treats.

(simply click directly on each recipe title to be brought to the blog post)


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Holidays // edible gifts

1-glitter dear head 8x10

Each year I make it a point to pick a handful of gifts that are from the Kitchen. People love food- eating it, giving it and receiving it. Food + Drink make people happy- a food hug from your favorite person is the best kind of hug.

Today I am sharing with you a few of my all time favorite gifts from the kitchen. I hope you have a chance to share some Kitchen love with your friends + family this Holiday Season!

(click on the recipe title to be direct to the recipe page)


Monday, December 5, 2016

The Holidays // a plant based menu

One of my favorite things about the Holidays is the Menu planning. I mean, duh, this is a food blog and all- of course food would take center stage!

Not only do I love developing a menu where all the courses flow and compliment one another, I love designing the table. It makes our everyday table feel a little more special.

Flowers or herbs, greenery, votives and printed menus always make an appearance. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Holidays // a DIY christmas village

How cute are these little houses! The best part is you don't even need to be crafty to make a little village of your own like the one you see here. A little bit of paint, a few paint brushes, pretty ribbon and a handful of pre made wooden bird houses flipped around.

Add a few faux trees and twinkle lights and you have a custom DIY Christmas Village!