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Gluten-Free Ricotta Cookies

Gluten-Free Ricotta Cookies

  Italian ricotta cookies are another throwback to my childhood. Italian ricotta cookies are another staple at our annual family Christmas party, along with chocolate peanut butter balls and M&M cookies. Ricotta cookies are known for being moist and tender, almost like a little piece […]

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

  I love myself a good crusting buttercream on a cupcake. On first bite, I love the little crunch of the frosting that gives way to a creamy, heavenly frosting goodness. I’ve always made crusting buttercream with butter, but since I’ve been working on minimizing […]

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

  You guys…this is my very FIRST cupcake recipe on The Panicked Foodie! I remember baking cupcakes for the first time several years ago and it was a disaster. I filled the cupcake liners with too much batter, and the cupcakes went EVERYWHERE. I remember […]

Vegan Hot Cocoa

Vegan Hot Cocoa

  Here in central NY, we have hit the worst part of winter: the much dreaded months of January and February. For us, this is the coldest and darkest time of the year. I like to use this time as a time to slow down […]

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

This coconut whipped cream is delightful! It’s thick, smooth, and creamy, just like the original. It’s the perfect topping on a slice of pie, golden milk latte, hot cocoa, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and a variety of other homemade desserts and beverages. Coconut whipped cream […]

Creamy Tortellini with Sausage and Spinach

Creamy Tortellini with Sausage and Spinach

  This creamy tortellini with sausage and spinach is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night. We are hunkering down for winter storm Jayden in the Northeast, and I prepared this dish so I would have a nice hot meal for the next […]

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats

  After eating an English muffin with peanut butter every morning for a year, I decided it was time to switch things up a little bit. I was looking to increase my fiber intake, and I figured breakfast was probably one of the easier places […]

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

  I know I had promised that I would not post recipes with processed ingredients. But homemade rice krispie treats are such a classic (and really one of my favorites!) that I just had to share it. I did change it up a little bit, […]

Brownie Batter Hummus {Vegan, GF, Top 8 Free}

Brownie Batter Hummus {Vegan, GF, Top 8 Free}

Now, I have to admit…I think hummus is disgusting. I’ve tried a few different variations from the store, and I just never got into it. However, I am fairly open minded about trying different foods. While shopping in Aldi’s, I came across a brownie batter […]

Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

  Peanut butter blossoms are a staple at Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. I’ve also heard through the grapevine that peanut butter blossoms are one of Santa’s favorite cookies ;). Keeping along the theme of healthify-ing (trademarking that term now!) classic Christmas cookies, these healthier […]

Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

This whipped cream fruit salad, along with the homemade whipped cream, is a throwback to my childhood and one of my favorites. Whipped cream fruit salad is a staple at every Thanksgiving, and it is so easy to make with only four ingredients. I remember […]

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

I was first introduced to homemade whipped cream with my grandmother’s fruit salad that we used to have at Thanksgiving. It was easily one of my favorite dishes and I would always spoil my appetite with it :). When I got a little older and […]

The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner

The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner

Introduction Everyone is so busy these days juggling a full-time career, parenting responsibilities, chores, finances, errands, exercising, traveling, etc., that who has time to make a Thanksgiving dinner from scratch? Well, I am going to let you in on a little secret 🙂 Nearly everything […]

Golden Milk Latte

Golden Milk Latte

  Golden milk lattes are my new favorite drink. It tastes like a chai tea, but creamier. I literally took one sip, and was like why have I not tried this sooner?! Golden milk latte is a very healthy drink, if you skip the canned […]

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Healthy homemade applesauce is a staple in my household, especially when fall rolls around. I have somewhat of an apple buying addiction once they are in-season. I love making a bunch of homemade applesauce at a time to freeze for later use, especially with cold […]

It’s Time to Embrace Full-Time Telecommuting

It’s Time to Embrace Full-Time Telecommuting

Introduction While not mainstream yet, full-time telecommuting positions are becoming more common and give an employers an edge in recruiting top talent. Many studies have shown that a lot of people would prefer a full-time telecommuting position, as it offers numerous benefits over traditional types […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls {GF}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls {GF}

  Chocolate peanut butter balls are THE cornerstone of my family’s annual holiday gatherings (we get together A LOT). These are my favorite cookies, and have been since I was a small child. Every year we make these, and every year they are gone within […]

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked butternut squash is probably my most favorite dish at Thanksgiving. I love how the sweetness of the squash mingles with the brown sugar, the creamy butter, and the salt. It also has a hearty consistency to it. Now that I’ve gotten a little older […]

12 Tips for Starting New Medications

12 Tips for Starting New Medications

Introduction Starting new medications can be frightening. One glance at the leaflet from the pharmacy is enough to send anyone into a state of anxiety. But for those of us struggling with mental illness, especially an anxiety disorder, trying new medication can be really difficult. […]

World Mental Health Day (2018)

World Mental Health Day (2018)

Introduction World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year. The objectives are to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to reflect on what is and isn’t working with regards to supporting mental health. Having made my way through […]