Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

So for all of you single ladies out there- I've been doing some research. (more like way too much magazine reading, please don't judge). And according to Cosmo Magazine (again.. please don't judge.. I was in a waiting room... I was bored...??) There are 3 tell-tale signs a guy is into you. So if your worried about asking that cute guy in the cubicle next to you, or that guy you've been stalking relentlessly on Facebook on a date... don't be. Are you ready for this? There are "3 Clues He's … [Read more...]

Chewy Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

So I love online shopping. There's no crowds, no pushy sales ladies trying to convince you that those sparkly pleather pants really are the next biggest thing (but really), no awkwardly sitting in your car, following shoppers leaving so you can snag their parking spot before that mini van next to you does....game on. But, there's also no Nordtsrom's Cafe! Which means there's no Nordstrom's Cherry Oatmeal Cookies to grab before making the long car ride home. These cookies are delicious! Worth … [Read more...]

Cookies ‘N’ Cream Cupcakes

Did you know that Americans consume almost 12 billion Oreos every year? (Don’t use that stat in a research paper or anything... its the first number that came up in the google search results)   That’s more than the number of toilet paper rolls plus the number of toothbrushes people bought in 2011. (Don’t use that stat either, I made that one up)   If American’s put 25 cents in a jar every time they ate an Oreo… it wouldn't matter because t hey would probably use their … [Read more...]

Fudgy Brownie Faceoff

Meet the competitors.... Drum roll please.... Touted as Oprah's 'favorite brownie'...rated as 'Best Brownie' by America's Test Kitchen...more mouthwatering than George Clooney in a suit at the Oscars... First up, the famed Baked Brownie, adapted from the geniuses behind Baked: New Frontiers In Baking And the underdog... The Classic Fudge Brownie, adapted from Cooking Light Magazine. Claim to fame: 4 star rating on the web and a starring spot in Cooking Light Magazine's top 16 … [Read more...]

“Light” Monkey Bread

My family is obsessed with monkey bread. Forget birthday cakes, my brothers ask for these yummy warm doughy globs dripping in cinnamon sugar. Every year. Same with Christmas morning breakfast... Father's Day... Valentine's Day.... I'm not kidding, in high school my younger brother wrote a paper on monkey bread. Needless to say, when I told them I was trying a not only 'new' monkey bread recipe, but a 'lighter' monkey bread recipe... there was an uproar in my house. How could you perfect the … [Read more...]

Tomato and Parmesan Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

So I have a new life calling. And its not baking cakes or saving the world. Its getting tickets to the Ellen Degeneres Show. Do you know how to do this? Because I think its actually impossible. The website told me to 'click' on the date I wanted to see the show on. So I did. Simple right? Wrong. You can't click on any day. The little cursor turns into a hand when you wave it over the calendar... taunting you... pretending its on your side...but then refuses to click on a date. But its ok. … [Read more...]