White Chocolate Almond Chunk Cookies


After the holidays I know you want salads + kale + quinoa + millions of vegetables. Trust me, I do. I want those things too. But I was looking of my page views and popular recipes in 2012, and the stats don’t lie. You beautiful, smart, and totally amazing readers are looking at sweet things. […]

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Top 25 Recipes From 2012


This year has been fun. I finished my first year of college and started my second year. I saw a bunch of concerts. I went camping a bunch of times…oh, and I got engaged. I would definitely say that 2012 has been the best year for this blog as well. More people seem to be […]

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Homemade Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties // Warm Vanilla Sugar

I’ve been making peppermint patties since I began baking and cooking on my own. It seemed easy enough – make the filling (no bake!) and coat it in chocolate. But you see, coating a soft filling in chocolate when you’re not experienced can sometimes lead to ugly treats. And this is why I haven’t posted […]

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Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Some things just scream Christmas for me. 1. Eggnog. 2. Gingerbread anything. 3. Cats in Christmas hats…. I officially finished all of my Christmas baking yesterday, and tried quite a few new recipes from various bloggers. Needless to say, my pants don’t fit. Despite running between 5-15 miles five days a week my body has […]

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread {Warm Vanilla Sugar}

I had a birthday party for two on the 8th. I turned 25, and the boy and I celebrated with mulled wine, the walking dead, paneer curry…and cake. Ohhhh the cake. It had a toasted marshmallow frosting, a delightful spiced sweet potato based cake and cinnamon brown sugar buttercream. Everything was going splendidly until, seemingly […]

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies {Warm Vanilla Sugar}

When I think of Christmas baking my mind immediately goes to cookies. And hunny, I’ll take any kind! I am so pleased that I was able to participate in the 2012 Cookie Swap this year hosted by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen. I sent out 1 dozen of […]

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Happy Birthday to me! 25 years old and I am not above eating cake for dinner. This tres leches cake has been made for many birthdays and parties in my life. My fiance, my soon to be mother in law, my cat (it’s her favorite since it has a lot of milk products)…uhh, anyway, this […]

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2012 Gift Guide For Winter (Lady) Runners (under $200)


As I mentioned before, the only Christmas gifts I’m giving this year are delicious baked goods. Not a bad thing, certainly, and definitely something I would be happy to receive, but a big reason for this is my selfish obsession for running. Running gear and signing up for running races, to be exact. Because, as […]

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Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

As I cross “being vegan for a month” off of my 30 Things To Do Before 30 list, I am excited to get back to my old pals cheese and butter, but I’m extremely happy that I was able to consume animal free products for an entire month. During the 30 days, I must say […]

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Christmas Baking Time – 2012 Edition

Nanaimo Bars

I hope you like Christmas baking, because this year it’s all I can afford! You’d think I was kidding, but I’m totally not. You need to know two things about me. 1. I’m a student and barely make any money. 2. I put all the saved money that I have into running clothes, props for […]

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