OMG, Tiramisu Cupcakes Are Real

The topping is a mixture of thick and creamy mascarpone cheese and whipped cream, with only a tablespoon of sugar so it stays true to the real tiramisu flavor, which isn't overly sweet. Then it's topped with dark cocoa powder for a hint of chocolate. ...more

How to Get Your Photos Accepted to Foodgawker

Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is something that a lot of us struggle with as food bloggers, but I promise it's not as hard as they make it out to be. Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is tough at first, until you figure out what ...more

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Thit Nuong)

I love Vietnamese food, but the closest Vietnamese restaurant to our house is too far for us to be visiting often. So I decided to try making one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes at home.  ...more

Where to Eat Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more

You Deserve These Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

These mini mascarpone cheesecakes are made with homemade raspberry jam filling. It's a magical blend with this creamy, rich, soft Italian cheese. Add a phyllo shell base, and you have a match made in heaven. So delicate to the touch, but simply extravagant on the lips. ...more
That looks lovely and refreshing! Thanks Danielle :)more

It's Grilling Season, So Why Not Grill a Salad?

I don't know that there's an official start date for grilling season, but definitely once the calendar flips into June, it's time to be cooking things on the grill. And for anyone who's focused on Meatless Monday eating, one of the best things about summer has to be grilled vegetables. ...more

This Tomato-Mint Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat eating it—was a touch unexpected. ...more
Samanthas Kitchen Table Honestly, I was never into cold soups but gazpacho has a great texture ...more

Gluten-Free Banana Bread French Toast

A handful of months ago when we were planning our year-long road trip, we made a list of all of the National Parks and places we wanted to see and calculated the driving distances between each. Four to six hours is where we like to cap our driving time at any one go to help... Read More » The post Gluten-Free Banana Bread French Toast appeared first on ....more

BANANA BREAD COOKIES with COCONUT CREAM + CHOCOLATE SAUCE

These cookies taste like banana bread. We all like banana bread (except for the crazies). Therefore, we (except for the crazies) will all like these ....more

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #167

Welcome to Showcase Your Talent Thursday!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend. ...more

You Deserve These Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

These mini mascarpone cheesecakes are made with homemade raspberry jam filling. It's a magical blend with this creamy, rich, soft Italian cheese. Add a phyllo shell base, and you have a match made in heaven. So delicate to the touch, but simply extravagant on the lips. ...more
That looks lovely and refreshing! Thanks Danielle :)more

Vegan Hazelnut-Coffee Mousse (& Banana Crunch Parfaits)

I finally managed to whittle down my out-of-control nut butter stash to just 2 jars ...more

Molten Bittersweet Chocolate Lava Cake

B, being the ultimate romantic, rewrote the lyrics to Maroon 5's Sugar - my new favorite song.♬♩...more

Roasted Pepper Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Basil

Next time you’re asked to bring a veggie...more

Grandma Shoaf’s Quick and Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

I did a shout out a few months ago on my Facebook page asking what you wanted to see more of on the blog and one of the responses I got was “quick and easy cheater desserts” (thanks for the comment DaNae!). Unbeknownst to most of you, I’m a master at “cheater” desserts. I love making things from scratch but I also know the value of my time and money ....more

Peaches & Cream Sweet Babka

I feel like I should start this with some sort of Seinfeld reference or something… Alas, I don’t know any. So, alternatively, I’ll just start by saying– ...more

Bison Meatloaf Muffins