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Sweet potato casserole with an oat, pecan and cranberries topping and sweetened with maple syrup. No sugar added!

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole with an oat, pecan and cranberries topping and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Gluten-free, no refined sugar added! This sweet potato casserole was almost a no-go. Since American Thanksgiving is coming up, I wanted to test out some healthier versions of traditional sides. My first attempt was a big pile of mush …

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Vegan and gluten-free no-bake carrot cake energy bites. Quick easy snack that's healthy but tastes like dessert!

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Plant based carrot cake energy bites, vegan and gluten-free. It’s a quick and easy no-bake snack that’s healthy but still tastes like dessert, ready in 10 minutes! Recipe video at the end of post! Have you ever tried full-body cryotherapy? It’s basically a machine that freezes you for 3 minutes. Seriously. Tony Robbins swears by it …

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Hot Cross Buns with added dark chocolate pieces, dried cherries, and/or raisins.

Hot Cross Buns with Dark Chocolate

Hot Cross Buns with added dark chocolate pieces, dried cherries, and/or raisins. Traditionally eaten on Good Friday before Easter, these spiced sweet rolls will be a holiday hit. Hot cross buns ALMOST ended up permanently on my Failed list. Logically, I don’t know how I messed it up the first time. No matter what, you’d think …

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Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!

Cooked Eggnog

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs! SO I have this thing about eggnog. The thing is, I don’t really like it. Great way to start a post about eggnog, right? I have friends that will drink it by the gallon, but the thought of drinking a raw egg mixture …

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Cherry peach crumb bars - perfectly balanced with just the right amount of fruit and just the right amount of crust! | trialandeater.com

Cherry peach crumb bars

Cherry peach crumb bars – perfectly balanced with just the right amount of fruit and just the right amount of crust! Summertime fruit dessert that will surely be a crowd pleaser. Have you noticed I’ve been making a lot of double-fruit creations lately? There was the berry berry cinnamon swirl bread, blueberry banana bread, and …

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Steel cut oats that cook for you while you're sleeping. A great way to wake up and have breakfast in bed!

Crockpot overnight oatmeal

Overnight oatmeal – Steel cut oats that cook for you while you’re sleeping. A great way to wake up and have breakfast in bed! It is not often that I make steel cut oatmeal (or any involved breakfast, for that matter) because anything that requires extra effort before coffee just, well.. doesn’t happen. My struggle …

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