Healthier Halloween Treats

Hi friends! Happy weekend-before-Halloween! This time of year was always a favorite for me growing up… not so much for the halloween candy, but for the homemade chocolate pumpkin-y treats that my mom would bake. I liked a good 3 Musketeers bar, but I loved pumpkin brownies and cookies even more. So in the spirit of things that won’t get stuck in your teeth, here are some homemade favorites that I’ve made and a few tasty treats from others’ sites that had me drooling this week: Pictured above: Vegan Chocolate PB&J Cups Buttercup Squash Crumble Bars  /  Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats Sweet Harvest Pumpkin…


Favorite Summer Sips & Sweets

I keep hearing all of this crazy-talk about summer being almost over. I suppose backpacks are on the shelves at Target, but until the first pumpkin muffin shows up on Pinterest, summer is in full swing to me. To celebrate my favorite season not being over, here are a few of my favorite cocktails and sweet treats… Ginger Peach Sangria Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt  /  Watermelon St. Germain Cocktails Fancy S’mores / Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits … and last but not least: Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillets. (You could also bake these as normal cookies or in ramekins). What are you making this weekend?

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.