November 25, 2017 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats | No comment

Fika, one of the greatest traditions ever, literally means “to have coffee.” Fika is usually accompanied by pastries or cake and is a daily celebration in Sweden. I can’t think of anything more festive than coffee + delicious Swedish treats on a cold winter day. Fika is not just an occasion for coffee, but also… read more »

Because. Halloween.

October 31, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | 1 comment

Because who doesn’t like halloween candy? Especially when it’s homemade! These caramel cups are really easy to make and only require a few ingredients. They are also easy to customize- I made a pumpkin peanut butter version earlier in the week.   Homemade Caramel Cups Caramel: 5-6 medjool dates, pitted water, as needed Chocolate: 1/2… read more »

When you bonk you make strawberry donuts

June 4, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | 4 comments

After a failed run yesterday, I slept in and decided to bake something delicious. DONUTS! I’ve been pushing hard to prepare for Western States and my body decided it needed a break. So I indulged. With race day just about two weeks out, these are the days that make a difference. Anyway. DONUTS. The genius… read more »

Luck O’ The Irish

March 10, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

  Taste the rainbow…. Is there anything that better conjures up childhood dreams of leprechauns, rainbows, and a magical fairyland than a bowl of sugary marshmallow cereal?? Lucky Charms were a rare occurrence in the Howe household, but I do remember a couple blissful mornings of a marshmallow induced sugar coma. So worth it. I like to… read more »

Baked Chocolate Donuts

October 6, 2016 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Sick days are no fun. But, they are better when you make donuts!…. and eat almost all of them in one sitting. Ooops. I’m not going to claim these baked donuts are as tasty as their fried counterparts,  but they are pretty easy to whip up without the mess of trying to make a deep fryer in… read more »

Croissants with Taryn

July 30, 2016 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats | No comment

My friend Taryn rocks. Not once, but twice, she has come to Bend to hang out with me when I’ve found myself injured and Zach is out of town. We’ve got in down to a routine. We bake, watch movies, drink wine, and laugh a lot. I cannot express in words how great it is… read more »

Oatmeal Cookies, made with CLIF

April 4, 2016 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats | No comment

I just returned from New York for the launch of new CLIF Organic Energy Food Oatmeal. The event was held at the Mile High Run Club and it was a lot of fun! Not only did I get to talk about a product that I helped develop, but I got to experience NY club fitness life and… read more »

3.14 Happy Pi Day!

March 13, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

I had to make a pie for Pi day. I’m just that cool. 3.141592653589793238462643383279501884197169399375105820974944592307816 I’ve made a few pies in the past, mostly on thanksgiving. I have a recipe I LOVE for pumpkin pie that uses spelt flour for the crust. I don’t actually love the flaky texture of traditional pie crusts, rather I prefer… read more »

Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies

March 2, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | 4 comments

I have to confess, the reason I decided to bake cookies is because I was eating spoonful after spoonful of nut butter with chocolate chips on top. Save me from myself! So, instead of just eating the nut butter + chocolate chips by the spoonful I thought baking them as cookies would make it more… read more »

Rustic Blood Orange + Pear Galette

February 8, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

Jillian comes to visit! I love my cousin to pieces. I so much look forward to spending time together and  immersing Jillian in Bend life. She fits right in.  Jillian and I both love good food and are passionate about cooking. So, of course, we love to create recipes together! On this particular visit, we… read more »