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Pistachio Cannoli Cream Cake

With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner grocery stores have started selling baked goods covered in green food coloring and sprinkles. Home decorations and leprechaun-themed attire are out on the racks. If you’re heading to a St. Patty’s Day brunch or party, you can surprise your friends with a homemade – yet still on… Read More Pistachio Cannoli Cream Cake

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Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

I’ve been baking up a storm this winter and while doing so re-discovered my love of the playful sweet/bitter combination that cranberries bring into the mix. I made these bars for Thanksgiving this year and upon request, they’ll also be making an appearance in a few weeks again at Christmas! They’re packed with so much… Read More Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

As we get deeper into the winter months, the urge to turn on the oven for the extra heat (does anyone else always feel cold?!) and the excitement of baking something warm and yummy kicks in more than usual. I love spontaneous baking adventures using ingredients that are already in my cabinets and refrigerator –… Read More Vegan Blueberry Muffins

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Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s been a while since I last baked something from scratch and played around with a new recipe – this summer has been quite hot and turning on the oven just hasn’t seemed like the right move. But when both my mom and boyfriend came to me with bunches of overripe bananas this weekend asking… Read More Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

Each year families and friends partake in a wide variety of traditions to manifest good luck for the start of the new year ahead. Not unlike an athlete’s pregame ritual (speaking of which, get ready for my interview with New York Giant’s lineman, Justin Pugh!) these traditions are meant to manifest some good in the… Read More Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

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Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

Over the next few weeks you’ll see an influx of gift guide recommendations and reviews from me, first-hand details from what I’ve seen at holiday previews held by awesome brands like Barnes & Noble and Staples, and delicious recipes (like this one!) that look good, taste good and are actually good for you! I posted… Read More Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites

I just worked a 61 hour work week. You can probably imagine the frustration, stress levels and lack of free time that comes with that – as well as the importance of healthy comfort food. When I reach a mildly high stress level, my first instinct is to lace up my sneakers and get outside for… Read More Healthy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites

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Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

These little bouts of cold weather in NYC – yes, to me 60 to 70° means sweater weather and jean weather and most importantly leather jacket weather – give me the motivation to get back in the kitchen, turn on the oven and whip up something delicious. Another fun fact about me – this is… Read More Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

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Dark Chocolate Ghiradelli Brownie Cookies

The 4th of July is swiftly approaching. Bring on the pool parties, BBQs, beach days and all the outdoor fun! Since we’re using a Ghiradelli brownie mix for the cookie batter, this recipe is really rich with chocolatey goodness and takes just a few minutes of prep work to make. Although I always make my goodies… Read More Dark Chocolate Ghiradelli Brownie Cookies

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Almond Cookies with Blood Orange Frosting

The tantalizing combination of blood orange, almond and sugar will have you reaching for more to go along with a big hot cup of herbal tea.… Read More Almond Cookies with Blood Orange Frosting