Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bars

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Happy Father's Day—to my amazing dad and all of the other irreplaceable papas out there! In honor of the holiday, I baked you (and him) a treat. :) Since I couldn't be there in person to celebrate the holiday with my dad, I sent a batch of this dessert his way. It's includes some of his favorite snacks, peanuts, pretzels and chocolate. And who doesn't love a bar cookie? This recipe turned out to be the perfect gift for my dad in ...continue reading

Healthified Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Little in life says, "Thank you," "I appreciate you" or "welcome to the neighborhood," than freshly baked goodies. Don't you think (and agree with this quote from Buzzfeed)? As a sign of gratitude for my co-workers who covered duties while I was away in Iceland, I baked up a big batch of cookies. These were not just basic cookies, mind you. With summer just coming into full swing, I decided to share s'mores-inspired cookies!Taking ...continue reading

The Adventurous Girl’s Guide to Iceland: 9 Things to Do, Eat + See

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First things first, if you haven't been to Iceland, I have three words for you: "Just do it." The breathtaking scenery that makes you feel like you're stepping into a painting... The amazing mix of geological quirks (from very long or very short days and ginormous glaciers to hot geothermal springs and active volcanoes) you're likely to come across only in Iceland... The how-can-they-make-something-so-simple-so-delicious ...continue reading