You might (v) burst with excitement for this tropical parfait…

What sounds better than healthy parfaits for two on this little Sunday Valentine’s Day?! I first learned of VBURST Vitamin Shots through one of my best friends and roommate for the past three years, Abbey. Her boyfriend, Justin Bruckel and his co-founder, Chris Martin, both St. Lawrence University alumni, launched VBURST Vitamin Shots in 2015. Each shot has a…

Sweetie Pie, Don’t Go Baking My Heart…

You know what is literally breaking Bex’s heart right now though? The fact that it is -17 degrees in Canton, NY. No, I have not stepped outside today and yes, I am still in my pajamas. I am currently debating whether I want to face the eyelash-freezing, eyeball-burning, nostril-hair-icicle-forming, nose-reddening frigid air that is gusting outside…

Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

When home in Rochester, NY, I am used to waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of sweet waffles or pancakes cooking downstairs in the kitchen (courtesy of Mama Doser). It had been a while since I had some delicious pancakes so my good ‘ol friend Greta came over yesterday for these vanilla cinnamon pancakes…

You (peanut) butter watch out….

Nothing tops a mean pb&j on toasted homestyle wheat bread. Mmmm, melty peanut butter overflowing only a scarce amount of strawberry jam making for a solid 2-1 ratio of PB to J (because you’re weird if you like more jelly than peanut butter…I mean, common sense right there). Craving those toasted pb&j late night sandwiches that I…

These chocolate mocha protein pancakes are the whey to go…

You wake up with a sweet tooth feeling like, “Damn….I could probably shove 3 donuts to the face right now” but then you realize that you would likely hate yourself for doing so. Thus, instead, you decide to whip up a whopping stack of Chocolate Mocha Protein Pancakes because the fact that “protein” is in the…

Bex’s Best of 2015!

Hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. 2015 was one to remember for many reasons – 8 months spent in D.C. for the first half of the year left me with countless memories, professional experiences that have opened many doors for the future, new friendships, and a few more pounds along the way…

Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Gingerbread Cake…

Mmm, the flavors of the season! From peppermint to eggnog to gingerbread…how can one even choose. My roommate Abbey definitely knows me all too well. A Williams-Sonoma pull-apart snowflake cake pan with gingerbread spice quick bread mix for this year’s Christmas present?! Well done, Ab. Well done. With an addition of some chocolate chips and icing,…

I just couldn’t Reese’s-t putting candy in my breakfast…

I’ve already decided that I am giving up peanut butter for lent next year. Yup, 100% positive. It’s a done deal. I don’t know what has gotten into me but living in a house with peanut butter addicts this year has changed Bex. It made me think…hmmm…I never really used to indulge in peanut butter that much. I…

I b(rusch)etta come up with an apple-ing pun for this recipe…

“How do you eat that plain Greek yogurt by itself, Bex?” my housemate Abbey asked me one day as I made a breakfast parfait with Chobani plain Greek yogurt. “You just have to jazz it up, Ab!” I responded. “It’s amazing!” Easy, creamy, beautiful, Chobani. Ok wait…that just sounded like a Covergirl advertisement… Chobani’s non-fat…

Let’s Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About…

Less than 24 hours until Bex gets to go home for her first ever mid-semester break in all of college history! Here I come Penfield, NY! I can’t wait to see my lovely family, enjoy the joy and comfort of home and share the world of Rochester, NY with my good friend, Cate who is…

L-O-A-F

L-O-A-F By Rebecca Doser L is for the way you look at me. O is for the only one I see. A is amazingly, amazingly extraordinary F is fairly more than any loaf that you adore can Please, please hold your applause. I know, this shortened-version of Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” just pulls at the heartstrings. This love…

Don’t be un(c)raisinable…have more than one cookie

Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit?!? Get outta town! After talking to Mama Doser on the phone last Wednesday, I found out that G&G were headed up to our family cottage in Westport, Ontario for the weekend. Our cottage on Crosby Lake just so happens to be within an hour and a half distance from…