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Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

February 19, 2017

Every time somebody asks me about this blog, I get a bit antsy and say something along the lines of, “I’m not blogging much these days, but I’d like to start it up again.” This is my first attempt in awhile to revive this space and get back into the routine of sharing the going-ons [...]

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Chocolate Cream Pie

September 28, 2015

We celebrated Andrew’s 31st birthday over the weekend! It is crazy to think that Andrew was 21 (a spring chicken!) when we first started dating. Over the years I have baked him various treats to celebrate his birthday—many cakes (in recent years it’s been this cake mentioned in my last post) and several chocolate cream [...]

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Pink Ombre Cake

March 19, 2015

I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post on this cake so I wish I had more pictures, but I think you can get the idea with the few pictures I did take. I made this pretty pink cake for a sweet little 2-year old named Paige. I don’t think Paige had any opinions on [...]

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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

March 29, 2013

Cheap candy has long been a weakness of mine. Generally speaking, I’m pretty good about not eating processed foods, but packaged candy is one of those foods that I can’t seem to shake. It tempts me at checkout aisles, calls to me at movie theaters, and I can rarely resist it. Peanut butter egg season [...]

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Brownie Pie

February 14, 2013

I can’t believe that my last blog post was back in November. How time flies! I had big plans to bake and share a whole host of Christmas recipes in December and healthy recipes in January, but none of that happened. Shortly after my last post in November, Andrew and I bought our first house—an [...]

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Chocolate Covered Almond Pralines

October 31, 2012

Instead of overindulging in store-bought candy this year (Reese’s and Snickers are my weaknesses), I made a batch of these Chocolate Covered Almond Pralines to satisfy my sweet tooth. This is a Halloween treat for grown ups to say the least. Almonds coated in caramelized sugar, covered in chocolate, and dusted with cocoa powder are [...]

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That Chocolate Cake

September 27, 2012

The first time I made Andrew a birthday cake, I was up until 3 in the morning baking it. I was in college, too busy studying and interning to be fussing with a cake from scratch, but I was determined to bake him one and so I did. The next day, we celebrated his birthday [...]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

August 9, 2012

When I found this recipe, I was intrigued, but didn’t have high expectations. The ingredient list is simple, but curious. Does the base layer, which is full of walnuts and dates, actually taste like a brownie? Will the raw oats in the peanut butter layer be edible? Can chocolate ganache be made with coconut oil? [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

June 22, 2012

Even though I’m calling this “Vegan Chocolate Cake,” it should really be called “Chocolate Cake (That’s Surprisingly Vegan).” When it comes to vegan baking, I find it best to withhold the “vegan” part from Andrew until he has had time to taste and praise it. He loved the cake and after I told him that [...]

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Matzo Toffee with Fleur de Sel

April 2, 2012

This is the kind of treat that once you start eating you can’t stop. It’s addictive and many people have appropriately nicknamed it “matzo crack.” It’s basically crackers covered in homemade toffee, chocolate, and any toppings you want. I keep my version simple by topping mine with a sprinkling of Fleur de Sel French sea [...]