Carrot Cake with a Twist

*By: Linz Bordner* Photos: Linz Bordner Easter is the perfect time for carrot cake. It is also one of the most popular cakes for birthday celebrations. My favorite part, of course, is the luscious cream cheese frosting. This recipe adds a little twist and incorporates melted white chocolate and orange juice into the frosting which…

Hot Chocolate Challenge

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* Hot chocolate is the go-to drink during the winter months, and we decided it would be fun to perform a hot chocolate challenge. The concept of this challenge was to compare the taste difference between a low, middle and high-priced hot chocolate and to determine if cost…

NYE Fashion: From Da Club to Da Couch!

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* Let's face it, most of us will be chillin' hard from our couches this NYE. But if you're like me, you'd hate to waste a good outfit. So, why not keep the party going and bubbly flowin' at home? It may not be the same, but you'll…

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies That Are Vegan Too!

*By: Christi Shingara* Chocolate chip cookies have always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. My mom always made the best (yes, I may be biased!), using the recipe right off the Nestle Toll House Morsels packaging. I remember after she made the batch, I would take a bunch, eat one…

Tis’ the Season for Some Mulled Wine!

*By: Christi Shingara* During my days as a NYC bartender mulled wine was always on the menu around the holidays. It is fairly easy to make and equally easy to drink. It is probably one of my favorite seasonal drinks other than the traditional eggnog. Photo: Hannah Pembert I first learned about mulled wine through…

Need Some Gift Ideas?! We Got ‘Em!

*By: Christi Shingara* Need some inspiration this year for some unique gift giving? Look no further we have done the dirty work for you! Check out these holiday deals and get all your holiday shopping done in no time. Choose from handcrafted gifts and unique gift ideas for the whole family. Happy Holidays from Fit…

Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Linz Bordner A favorite dessert I make around Thanksgiving are Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream. If you are a maple-lover like I am, these will hit the spot! The recipe is from the one and only Martha Stewart. The key ingredient is of course maple syrup, but be sure to use…

Favorite Holiday Foods

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Kraken Images The holidays may look different this year, but that doesn't mean you still can't celebrate with some of your favorite foods. I know I always look forward to this time when I can indulge a little more than usual and not feel guilty about it. Besides the ham and the…

Creative Ways to Repurpose Candle Holders

*By: Christi Shingara* I have always been a candle lover. From the aromatherapy effects to the nice added touch they bring to any room decor, candles are a staple in my home. Moreover, they create a relaxing and calming atmosphere, which really helps me de-stress after a long day at work. I especially love soy…