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honeycrisp apple + melted peanut butter + cinnamon + chocolate chips

I made this while my boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch watching Mad Men, and I could see him eyeing the plate as I walked back to the couch but hesitating to assume he could take any for himself. So out of excitement I said “NACHOS!” because I realized it looked like nachos… and immediately his face fell and his hand pulled away from the plate I had put right in front of his face.

I should have yelled “OURCHOS!” sorry Andrew

anyways. they were really good

this was my dinner last night and it was tasty and it really made me wish that it was cold here already. today: hot, overcast, and humid 

i keep painting my nails dark colors and wearing long sleeve shirts hoping that the weather will cool down if i dress for it

annnnnd that is exactly how little i have to say - i’m literally talking about the weather. but i’m also in class learning about Franklin and his virtues

white wine sangria w. apple and mint … & my new apartment 

i got back to dallas about a week ago and my apartment is finally starting to resemble a suitable living environment. most exciting find for me: a 3-piece coffee table set off craigslist from pottery barn - all white, wood, and exactly what i was looking for, mainly because it will look good in pictures

and now that my roommate and i have a dining table, couch, AND coffee table, we find it necessary to entertain every night of the week. Friday night we opted for a refreshing  white sangria that pretty much tasted like spa in a glass — and, of course, the first recipe i am posting after getting my own kitchen is a drink that requires zero cooking

but basically i was just in love with how the green and white drink looked in my green and white themed apartment (ignore the blue and white pillows in the background - they will be replace shortly)

recipe courtesy of The Clever Carrot

  • 1 bottle of dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc
  • 1 cup all natural lemonade
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • club soda
  • 4 granny smith apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • ice
  1. In a large pitcher, combine white wine, lemonade and triple sec.
  2. Using a mandoline, thinly slice your apples and add them to the pitcher. The lemonade will help prevent them from turning brown. Also, depending on the size of your apples, you may not need to use all of them. It’s up to you. If you are making this in advance, chill in the refrigerator.
  3. Right before serving, toss in some whole mint leaves and give it a stir.
  4. Fill individual glasses with ice. Pour in some sangria and top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with extra apple slices and mint.

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars

this is what i do on my days off of work, i just can’t help myself

i made this yesterday along with the orange-teriyaki tofu as part of my little challenge for myself to cook using only ingredients from the cafeteria. but i ended up using shredded coconut (and cinnamon) that i had leftover from one of my batches of granola. 

these turned out to be absolutely delicious and the coconut is a must! 


  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or soy milk
  • cinnamon
  • shredded sweetened coconut

1. Slice the apple and bake slices at 350 for about 20-ish minutes

2. Remove from the oven and place in pan on medium heat, add milk. Cook for a couple minutes.

3. Add cinnamon and coconut, bring up the heat and try to evaporate some of the milk off. (stir constantly and watch out not to burn anything!)

4. Enjoy! (yes, it’s that easy)

Thank you, parents

for providing me with a beautiful house to cook in :) oh how i miss that kitchen and it’s natural lighting.


Your homesick daughter

and really, how could it possibly be a good morning with a nice dosage of pinterest?

featured: morning munchie (half munched)

morning munchie : don’t skip breakfast!

this can be made easily in a dorm room - quick to make and portable for when you’re literally running out the door

i used a microwave but it’s not a necessity

  1. microwave together 1/2 tbsp peanut butter with 1 tbsp honey for ten seconds. stir
  2. spread honey/peanut butter on top of a rice cake 
  3. sprinkle with apple bits* & shredded coconut
  4. repeat if desired 

*i like to have these on hand - they’re also great in oatmeal and as a snack by themselves

  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. dice apple
  3. spinkle with cinnamon 
  4. bake for 20-40 minutes - until browned — stir them around occasionally so one side doesn’t get too dark
  5. let cool

Baked Apple Chips w/ cinnamon and sugar

crunchy, sweet, and totally addictive. this healthier option will hopefully satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season

[preheat oven to 225]

1. thinly slice a crispy apple with a mandolin, apple slicer, or slice it yourself with a knife

2. lay apple slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. if you want, sprinkle with cinnamon and/or sugar

3. bake for about 2 hours, turning over the apple slices halfway through. then take out the slices and let cool - letting them cool is what makes them crisp up 

my friend and i did some grocery shopping in attempt to save money on food..

note to travelers: Belgium has amazing apples. other places probably do too… 

but these were beautiful and red and juicy and crispy and tasted like halloween :)