Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

All About That Bundt

I have a new obsession: my new Bundt pan. Well, technically it’s an old Bundt pan of my mom’s, but it’s new to me. And I’m convinced there’s no easier way to make a pretty cake. No tricky layers to stack, and the rounded shape makes it simple to decorate with glaze rather than carefully […]

Apple-Cinnamon Muesli Bowl

My Breakfast Is Better Than Yours

I am a firm believer in breakfast. I will sacrifice valuable make-myself-presentable time before work to saute veggies for a sunny side-up hash or stir up cinnamon roll oats to accompany my coffee. I may not always sit down to eat it, but I WILL EAT IT goshdarnit. Honestly, I don’t understand those people who […]

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Everything I’ve Been Doing Besides Running

Exciting news: I signed up for marathon no. 3! I’ll be back on my college stomping grounds to run the Columbus Marathon this October, and I can’t wait. Soon my weekends will revolve around high mileage training runs again, but for now I can be a bit lazy.

Lemon-Blueberry Doughnuts // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

I Made Doughnuts!

It’s true! Look at this little ring of lemon-blueberry perfection. This was my first time making homemade doughnuts, and I must say, I feel pretty pleased with myself. What inspired this new baking adventure? Well, it was my work wife Kaitlin’s birthday! And nothing goes better with Monday morning coffee than freshly glazed doughnuts.

Batman & Buttermilk Vanilla Cake // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Batman and Buttermilk Vanilla Cake

Yesterday I finally used my long-dormant cake stand to show off a from-scratch birthday creation—buttercream frosting and all—complete with a Batman and Catwoman chase scene.

Belated Holiday Baking Post // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Belated Holiday Baking Post

I’m back! I’ve been away visiting family for the past week, but now I have to share the sweet rewards of my holiday baking bonanza. I went a little cookie crazy, guys.

The Chillest Thanksgiving Ever // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Chillest Thanksgiving Ever

One Scrabble victory, two pies and countless hours of relaxation later, my Thanksgiving holiday has come to an end. This was the first year I didn’t travel home to spend it with my family. Instead I headed to small-town Wisconsin to celebrate with my boyfriend’s parents and grandparents.

The Bliss of Fall Baking // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Bliss of Fall Baking

Some people say they prefer cooking because they hate following directions, but the precision of baking is exactly what I love about it. Follow a simple recipe, stick the mixture in the oven and just relax while you wait.