I usually exchange gifts with a friend around the holidays. She had one simple request. That simple request was to bake her some vegan cinnamon rolls.

I’ve made many things, but not once did I ever consider making cinnamon rolls, let alone vegan cinnamon rolls.

She gave me a recipe she thought I should try and realized the only thing vegan about the cinnamon rolls was the replacement of butter and milk. Luckily, I already consume a milk substitute, but I had to get introduced to vegan butter.

My boyfriend plays a game called ‘Guild Wars 2.’ He keeps trying to get me to play, but I really don’t have the patience for that game, but I am fascinated with the foods the gamers can create for their characters.

Bowl of peach raspberry swirl ice cream caught my attention and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I would love to make this again with a custard base. I haven’t yet perfected the use of eggs in my ice cream base, but I will. I would also like to remake this with fruits during peak season.

The ice cream base is really basic to make, but have patience when straining the raspberry puree.

Do you hate when you crave something hearty, but remember how complicated it can be to make from scratch? Yeah, that sometimes kills my vibe of having it.

On this day, I was craving a nice hot chicken pot pie. Could have traveled up to Ralph’s grocery store and got my favorite Marie Callender’s frozen pot pies, but didn’t feel like traveling. As you can see I was having a superb lazy day.

I’m obsessed with peanut brittle made by See’s Candies. Each time I go to my local store, the brittle boxes are sold out. My timing obviously isn’t great. Figured I would attempt to make my own brittle. Made it once with my mother…when I was in elementary, so I figured it wouldn’t be that hard :).