How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Cream Pie – My 1st Video!

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AH! Big day for Whipped. Today.... I'm launching my first ever Cooking Demo Video! Ok, and I'm so nervous!! So be nice please. In the spirit of Christmas...at least wait until I've had a few glasses of wine to lay it on me :)   I've been wanting to start posting videos for a while now, I think its a cool way to show some of my more labor intensive recipes so you guys can get a good look at what you need to do. That's why I thought my Chocolate Cream Pie would be a perfect video … [Read more...]

Ginger Sandwich Cookies

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I did a terrible terrible thing guys.   The kind of thing that gets you kicked off the Polar Express. Or high-fived by the Grinch....   I'm home in the burbs this week for a catering gig so I've been staying at my parent's house (using my mom's 2 oven kitchen instead of my 1 oven apartment is FABULOUS) and I needed to take pics of these yummy yummy Ginger Sandwich Cookies... only problem is that my food props have been mercilessly evicted from my mom's kitchen so I was sent … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

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Mmm...mmm...I LOVE pumpkin bread. And if you're reading this post I know you're right there with me. There are exactly 12 zillion billion recipes for pumpkin bread on the internet and I literally cannot stop myself from clicking on any and every recipe I find.   I would be the world's worst lab rat. I'd be that one stuck in the cheese maze for life  with absolutely zero conditioning skills. They would dangle a piece of cheese in front of a trap door and I would literally take … [Read more...]

Halloween Graveyard Oreo Brownies

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 BOO!   How cute is he?? I am a firm believer that Halloween should be reserved for friendly ghosts, Glinda the Good Witch, Disney Princess costumes, and free candy for all.   No thank you to Mr. Scary Clown...creepy house at the end of the street...and movies rated higher than PG- 13. I will never ever forget my first (and ONLY) Haunted House...after surviving at least 6 back to back heart attacks and a possibly sprained ankle from jumping sky high at ever corner... I MADE … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Crumble Pies

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I just had the most FUN catering event this week! It was complete dessert spread - fall themed. My favorite.   Twist my arm... um...YES I will make pumpkin cupcakes...mini apple crumble pies... maple sugar cookies...double chocolate thumbprints. And then I will eat it all. I am in a self induced sugar coma, recovering from a week of cookie taste testing and a crazy yesterday of party execution.   I am like a one woman jam band at the moment trying to orchestrate some … [Read more...]

Skinny Mini Apple Crisps

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  Mm..mmm! Apple crisps are the epitome of Fall. I know Pumpkin is usually the popular kid on the playground but lets not forget who is first to recess! It is apple season guys and ALL I want to eat are apples. Especially those covered in buttery crumble and baked warm with cinnamon....and maybe some ice-cream. I'm sorry but this post it 100% selfish... it was Friday... and I really just wanted apple crisp. Like really, really bad. All week my mailbox was stuffed with cooking … [Read more...]

Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free & Dairy Free

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So originally I wasn't planning on posting this recipe! The other night I was just baking for fun... because secretly I am an 85 year old grandma trapped in the body of a 25 year old. I also go to bed by 10:30. And drink tea... omyGod! Sounds so much worse when I type it out....   I have been on a mission for the past year to find the absolute best Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cookie recipe! Not even for the blog, but just because I have been dying for a delicious cookie that I can eat … [Read more...]

Cookie Almond Clusters and the Winner of my Contest and Giveaway!

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Thank you so much to everyone that participated in mine and Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange this year! The exchange is literally bursting with irresistible cookie pics! I've gotten so many fun e-mails from you all talking about which cookies inspired you at home, so sending a big smothering grandma hug to all my lovely readers today! And the official winner of Kristina & Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange and a $10 Starbuck's Gift Card is.... Stephie with her "Maureen's Rice Crispy … [Read more...]

Red, White, and Blue-Berry Shortcake Cupcakes

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 Happy 4th of July weekend.....ish! Chicago fireworks are on the 4th but my hometown's are this Sunday (very excited!), so that means an extra day of beer, bbq, and burning yourself on sparklers...and...in that order.   But this weekend is even more special because today I am guest posting for one of my very best foodie friend's, Kayle, from The Cooking Actress!!   Its no secret I'm kind of obsessed with her. She is the absolute sweetest girl ever and SO funny. I can … [Read more...]

Very Berry Cheesecake Pie Bites

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Hi guys! Notice anything different? Does blue and pink make my butt look big? Whipped got a bit of facelift this week! A few Botox injections into the header....couple chin tucks around the sidebar... I've been working with the most fabulous designer (shout-out to Allison from Green Tangerine Designs!) for the past month and half re-designing and reorganizing my blog. And I am so excited to announce that is is just about finished!! There's just a few more bits to fix and tweak (I'm having a … [Read more...]

Portillo’s Chocolate Cupcakes

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So it was my little brother's high school graduation this weekend! It was a gorgeous ceremony. Picture happy students eagerly waiting for their hard-earned diplomas...proud parents snapping pictures and taking videos... a beautiful school choir singing songs of encouragement and good luck.... And.. The power goes out. Halfway through distributing the diplomas. Pitch black.  (pic of the gym post-black-out) Best graduation EVER! I swear it was like a rave. Only better. It was almost … [Read more...]

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

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I"m home! I'm home! I'm home! ....And I'm ready to turn right back around :) NYC was SO much fun! I don't even know where to begin telling you about it! [divider] How about Birthday Cake Truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar?? Tomato Focaccia at Eataly? Chocolate Souffles at The Little Owl?? At least 5lbs of peanut butter M&Ms at that ENORMOUS M&M store in Times Square. Don't judge. [divider] O wait... and what's that Kristina? Who did you see? Is that... is that a blurry Nick … [Read more...]