holiday spiced zucchini bread

I am not usually very dramatic, but this zucchini bread is insanely delicious and you should make it asap. It is dense but very moist, only slightly sweet, and has holiday spices that warm you right up. Plus, if you decide to make it with the “optional” fresh cranberries (and, ahem, you should), you now […]

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vegan & gluten-free strawberry cheesecake bars

One half of me is hanging on for dear life to these last days of summer, and the other half of me is glaring at the trees in our neighborhood to WITHER YOUR LEAVES AND DIE ALREADY because fall is simply the best. It’s not even debatable. So, if you’re hanging on to summer, make […]

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vegan hot fudge sauce

This might be Dahlia Kitchen’s quickest recipe to date as this hot fudge sauce takes all of five minutes to prepare once you have the ingredients. And let’s be honest – on a hot summer day the last thing you want is to spend hours in a hot kitchen when you could be at the […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers. Even though this milkshake is technically […]

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Friday night brownies

Friday nights as a night shift nurse hung-over from a lack of sleep were less than exciting during my early and mid 20s. Every other week I would have just finished a stretch of work and had a cherished few days off over the weekend. I would drag myself out of hibernation at 5pm only […]

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Whole30: fruit bowl with coconut “whipped cream”

As I am writing this, it is Valentine’s Day and I cannot think of anything more annoying than making my favorite brownie recipe and not being allowed to eat even the tiniest bite. Of course, that was the self-assigned cooking task for this morning. Damn you, Whole30 diet. I did not make the brownies to […]

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chocolate chunk snickerdoodles

As I passed these cookies around to my family last night, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the health, safety, and abundance we have been blessed with. Yes, the world is fraught with injustice and unrest, and everyday I miss the mother who brought us into the world and made us […]

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vanilla bean marshmallows

I must have been living under a rock, because I did NOT know marshmallows could taste this good. Let me convince you that these are worth every ounce of effort that you might exert in making them (it’s only a moderate amount of effort). AND, most of the effort comes from the self-control you must […]

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jolly hot cocoa

Good-bye, Swiss Miss and Nestle. I’m breaking up with you and have found something waaaay better. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve found another tall drink of chocolate. Friends, this is no ordinary hot cocoa. It’s thick and creamy, sweet but not too sweet, boozy or not (alcohol content is up to you, but you […]

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toffee bars

You can thank my Grandma Braem for these heavenly bites. She made toffee bars every Christmas growing up, and I cannot wait to share them with you. I would describe them as dense, buttery, cookie-brownie-toffee squares. They include only 6 actual ingredients (if you don’t count salt), and only take a few minutes to prepare. […]

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