How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla extract is so easy to make at home and is a budget-friendly gift idea during the holidays. Use it in cakes, cookies, brownies, and more!

jar and vanilla beans on a blue backgroundWhen it comes to DIYs, the kitchen is really my jam over house projects and crafts. Sure, I like a good Pinterest-worthy kitchen decorations project, but as my fiancé can attest to, sometimes my crafts aren’t the greatest when they involve creating things from scratch. Except when it comes to kitchen DIYs, now there is something I can totally get behind! I have a fascination with trying to make most kitchen staples from scratch, or at least give it a good shot. Sometimes, making staples from scratch is (more…)

Vegan Banana Bread

Stack of banana bread on silver grater on blue background

We’re getting back to basics with vegan banana bread! I wanted to start tackling some of the basic baked good and vegan dessert recipes this year, really making sure I have a solid foundation for some delicious desserts before tinkering with them (and almost always adding chocolate, DUH). First up, this EASY and delicious vegan banana bread recipe! I played around with this one for months, trying to get the texture just right and making sure it’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but not too sweet so you can still eat it for breakfast. I actually polled you all on Instagram and most of you said you eat your banana bread with butter vs. peanut butter (one person was appalled someone was putting peanut butter on their banana bread, ha! However you eat it, this is one perfectly basic and delicious banana bread recipe that I see myself adding alllll kinds of things to in the future!

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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide: The Best Girls’ Getaway

Well HELLO and welcome back (to me!). I’m so glad I took a little time to reset and just rest after the new year, but taking a break just made me SO much more excited to come back to you with new recipes, roundups, and travel guides! I’m making it a goal this year to incorporate more travel posts into my schedule. I would love to share the places I’ve been with you, just in case you happen to be traveling to them too!

Casa Velas kindly provided our lodging and meals for our stay, but my opinions and thoughts are my own.

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10 Delicious Vegan Soup Recipes

10 Delicious Vegan Soup Recipes

Okay y’all, it’s COLD outside. I mean, nose hairs freezing with every sharp inhale kinda cold. Nothing makes me want to stay in and cozy up with a good book and fuzzy blanket more than sub-zero temps. Add some piping hot soup and we’re in business. Because let’s be real, I’m not going outside unless I have to. Here are some comforting soups to warm you up from the inside, out!

Spicy Vegan Carrot Potato Soup

I love it when I can make food in record time. The sooner I can eat, the better – for everyone involved. This Spicy Vegan Carrot Potato Soup is quick, easy, and full of veggies in every spoonful! 10/10 recommend topping it off with sriracha.

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