24 Hours In: Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington is a town known for its tech companies, ports, and Pike Place Market (including the original Starbucks!). Seattle was also the first stop as my friend Amanda and I road tripped down the West Coast. Read on for the highlights of our day in Seattle!

24 Hours In: Seattle, WA

Cowboy Bark Cookies

A chewy brown butter cookie is studded with crushed Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark for a sweet and salty treat infused with chocolate, cookies, pretzels and more. Easy to pull together, and sure to please a crowd!

Cowboy Bark Cookies

Banana Coconut Scones with Buttermilk Glaze

Tender scones reminiscent of traditional banana bread are filled with flakes of sweetened coconut and topped with a sweet buttermilk glaze for an ideal breakfast, or snack at any time of day. Make these for your next brunch for a dish that's sure to be a hit!

Banana Coconut Scones with Buttermilk Glaze

Tropical Avocado Salsa

The tropical flavors of strawberry, mango, avocado and more combine to create a delicious and healthy salsa that is perfect as a spread on meats or scooped up with chips. This is sure to be a  hit at your Memorial Day barbecue or any summer get-together!

Tropical Avocado Salsa

Cherry Almond Lattice Pie

A sweet-tart cherry almond filling is encased in a flaky, all-butter pie crust for an All-American treat that evokes summer even in the coldest months. Serve alongside some vanilla ice cream & rosé for maximum summery vibes.

Cherry Almond Lattice Pie

Blueberry Coconut Scones

Tender, flaky scones are made with coconut cream and studded with fresh blueberries for the perfect breakfast or snack any time of day. Summery and refreshing, you'll find yourself craving these over and over again!

Blueberry Coconut Scones

Red Velvet Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

A traditional Red Velvet cake is dressed up with a delicious cream cheese frosting made unique with brown butter. This cake will disappear right before your eyes!

Red Velvet Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

White Cheddar & Sage Cheese Ball (Gluten Free)

White cheddar, brown butter and sage combine to make an incredibly delicious spread for your next party. Shaped into a ball and studded with dried cranberries, this decadent cheese ball is a crowd pleaser!

White Cheddar & Sage Cheese Ball (Gluten Free)

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Chewy, fudgy brownies are topped with a tangy-sweet raspberry cheesecake layer in this dessert that is perfect for Valentine's Day! Make some of these and you'll be impossible to resist.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Mediterranean Lentil Salad (Gluten Free)

Your standard salad gets an upgrade with flavorful sundried tomatoes and roasted red pepper, protein- and fiber-packed lentils and creamy feta. The perfect healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner that will keep you full for hours!

Mediterranean Lentil Salad (Gluten Free)

Thai Chickpea Lettuce Wraps (Vegan & Gluten Free)

A protein-packed mixture of chickpeas and vegetables is coated in a spicy peanut sauce and wrapped in a romaine leaf for an easy, delicious and filling lunch or dinner. Perfect for those days when you need extra energy in a pinch!

Thai Chickpea Lettuce Wraps (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Sweet Potato Pizza Toast (Gluten Free)

Sweet potato slices stand in for crust in this twist on sweet potato toast! Roasted, topped with sauce, cheese and spices and then broiled to gooey, cheesy perfection, this is the perfect healthy alternative to pizza.

Sweet Potato Pizza Toast (Gluten Free)

Confetti Birthday Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar Copycat)

Inspired by the famous Momofuku Milk Bar birthday cake, a sweet vanilla cake is studded with lots of sprinkles for a colorful cake perfect for a celebration. Layers of whipped cream frosting (and a Drake on Cake motif) finish this off! Truly a delicious addition to your next birthday party.

Confetti Birthday Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar Copycat)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Chewy peanut butter cookies are studded with semisweet chocolate chips and crushed pretzels for a salty-sweet treat that's impossible to resist. I bet you can't have just one!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Kale & Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

A traditional macaroni and cheese recipe gets an upgrade with sautéed kale, flavorful sundried tomatoes and spicy chili pepper. Perfect to make ahead for lunches and dinners all week long!

Kale & Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Vegan)

A classic banana bread gets a vegan makeover, plus a double layer of chocolate chip-walnut streusel. A decadent breakfast or snack that you can feel good about!

Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Vegan)

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Pâte a Choux dough forms a crispy, fluffy shell, the perfect vehicle for a sweet chocolate whipped cream filling. A crown of semisweet chocolate adds the finishing touch to this crowd-pleasing dessert.

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Tomato Basil Bruschetta (Vegan)

Fresh tomatoes, basil and onion are tossed with a blend of Italian spices and olive oil to create a fresh and flavorful topping for toasted baguette slices. These bruschetta are the perfect appetizer or party treat!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta (Vegan)

Best of: December 2017

Hello, hello! Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful New Years Eve full of fun, friends and laughter. And now, onto a blank slate/time period where I will be consistently writing and subsequently crossing out '2017' in the date. Fun!

Best of: December 2017

Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

Tender vanilla cupcakes are flavored with champagne, then filled with a homemade raspberry jam. A crown of champagne cream cheese frosting and a gummy bear garnish complete this dessert, perfect for your New Year's Eve party!

Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

Smoky Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Hearty lentils add protein and richness to a smoky and spicy soup with a sweet potato-tomato base. Top with avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips to make the perfect meal for a cold winter night!

Smoky Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili (Vegan & Gluten Free)