Where You At?

Wondering where this food scientist has been? Well, between my full-time work as a cheese scientist (which is generally as much fun as it sounds) and working on my masters degree (which is exactly as stressful as it sounds), I also decided to start my own food company last fall!
My business name is Anna Made It, LLC. Our first line of products is a brand called All You Can Oat and consists of packets with ground oats, flaxseed, nuts, and freeze dried fruits or dark chocolate to add to your yogurt cup or smoothie. They’re a great boost of fiber and flavor to add some variety to your diet, without any weird ingredients. I eat them in yogurt and oh my gosh are they ever perfect. I add some honey and dive into it every afternoon for an energy boost.

4A66A8FD-0C24-4353-BF53-95270CECE222.jpegWe also just starting making oatmeal cups that are SO DELICIOUS, I am completely hooked on them. There’s one with dark chocolate chunks, almonds, and freeze-dried raspberries that makes me so very happy. I scrape the container- oh, speaking of our containers, all our packaging is biodegradable and recyclable! How cool is that?5AA2AF04-271C-4526-99FC-DCAA04DFBB96So anyways, this is why I’ve been too distracted to share new recipes here with you. I love doing this food blog but man I love creating an innovative, healthy food idea and putting it out there in the world even more! This is my passion project.

Michael and I drive to a commercial kitchen and hand package all our products under strict GMPs. Knowing the ins and outs of the food industry’s has really helped us advance faster than some small food companies, but wow there is a lot to figure out you guys!! We are currently discussing UPCs, secondary packaging, labeling more effeciently, buying some fun swag items to sell along with our products…and I want to keep developing new flavors, products, even brands!

A85EA7F2-8350-4B32-9A0B-2235A4B71613.jpegI tend to go full force into life and never quite know where I’m going to end up, but it’s a fun adventure. If you want to join in on the fun,check out wwww.allyoucanoat.com!

Pecan Spice Cookies

These pecan spice cookies are what would happen if you crossed a Pecan Sandie with an oatmeal cookie I think. They’re crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle, and packed with spice that doesn’t overwhelm. Fall has become my new favorite season thanks to all the gorgeous trees up here in Wisconsin and plenty of sunshine. I’ve been buried in homework, quizzes, and exams, but have been finding time to get outside to enjoy the perfect weather every day! Continue reading “Pecan Spice Cookies”

The Best Baked Donuts

I know that I have a few good donut recipes already, including one that’s similar to this- Chocolate Glazed Donuts– and they’re very good, but this one’s the best. It just is. You can make any kind of glaze for it, make it in a muffin pan, put whatever mix-ins you desire in the dough (Coconut? Sprinkles? Why not?), and it’s going to turn out perfectly. You can use any kind of milk and any kind of yogurt you desire. This recipes wins just for being flexible! Continue reading “The Best Baked Donuts”

A Weekend in New York City

Alternative title: when you want to see New York City, but you don’t have a lot of vacation time so you cram in the highlights in 48 hours. Michael and I went to NYC and then Washington, D.C. (coming up next!) over the 4th of July week. We took a road trip from Wisconsin, so it took about 14 hours. We had a fantastic time, and learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share! Continue reading “A Weekend in New York City”