Chocolate Dumpster Cookies

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I had to work this weekend, and although I love my job, working on a Saturday really isn’t my thing. Unless, of course, you are working on the set of a photo shoot and get to take a bunch of swag, like chocolate and cereal, with you. That helps to make working on a Saturday not so bad. Baking with chocolate isn’t something I do frequently because chocolate is expensive and I find it hard to justify buying something expensive … Read More

Nutella Olive Oil Cake

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I’m terribly undecided about this cake. Which is probably why these images have been sitting on my computer for weeks, taunting me, begging to be posted – or not. It’s not that I didn’t love this cake. In fact, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I’m just unsure how others might feel about such a cake. Olive oil and Nutella? Together? Yes, indeed. Since mildly sweet, humble cakes are somewhat of an obsession of mine, this cake won me … Read More

Roasted Garlic Popcorn

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A few weeks ago, the great people over at Garlic Gold contacted me and asked if I would like to sample some of their new products. I’ve seen Garlic Gold referenced on a number of my favorite sites, so I was more than excited to get my hands on some and see what all the fuss is all about. Immediately, my mind turned to popcorn. You see, my mom loves popcorn and eats it almost every night. But most of … Read More

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

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This weekend, Joey and I had a date to celebrate the fact that he passed a very important work-related certification exam. Naturally, I thought baking a cake was in order and had intended to share with you a cake and frosting recipe. However, the cake was a tad on the dry side and not yet ready to share. The frosting, on the other hand, was fabulous.  It was thick, dense, and ultimately rich in the very best sense. And I … Read More

Carrot Spice Muffins

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Every morning starts off pretty much the exact same in my apartment. 5:30 – Alarm goes off5:45 – I am making breakfast with coffee in hand6:00 – I’m seated on my couch, eating breakfast and catching up on my favorite blogs I catch up on the lives of my blog ‘friends’, get updates about family (my future sister in law just started a blog!) and drool over amazing recipes shared by talented chefs and home cooks. But rarely do I … Read More

Big Kid Sick Day Eats

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I fought my cold for the last two weeks and my cold won. Last night I woke up after sleeping horribly for a couple hours, knowing that a trip to the doctor would be absolutely necessary in the morning. Although I hate having to take medicine, sometimes it’s absolutely necessary. I woke up this morning wanting my mommy, some Tylenol, and food fit for a sick day. I never ever lose my appetite when I’m sick, and I tend to … Read More

Breakfast Cookie Dough

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Happy Valentine’s Day, all! Before I say anything about Breakfast Cookie Dough, I want to let you all know how much I love you all. Over the past year, you’ve made this site more than I could have imagined it being, and I’m oh so thankful for you. Every time you e-mail me, send me a photo of a recipe you’ve made from the site, Tweet me, or comment about a recipe, I’m reminded of how blessed I am. I … Read More

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies

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One last post before I unplug for the weekend. After work tomorrow I plan on spending the weekend with my Valentine. Fingers crossed that I’m able to fight off this cold that has been plaguing me all week so we can enjoy our time together.There’s a little story behind these cookies… One Valentine’s Day when I was 15 and a sophomore in high school I had a boyfriend who was a senior. We dated for almost two years, practically an … Read More

Berry-Love Smoothies

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Inevitably, as Valentine’s Day creeps closer, I start to think about people I love and cherish. I’m fortunate to have quite a few of those individuals in my life, and on February 14th I plan to make sure they all know how deeply I care for them. And while it’s so important to love those around us, I think it’s time we start showing our bodies a little bit more love, too. Body-image and weight isn’t something I’ve talked much … Read More

Link Love

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I really love you guys. Seriously. Over the past week and a half, I’ve spent my free time sifting through the hundreds of blog and magazine recommendations you passed along during the Silpat giveaway. If you have a few hours (or days) I would highly suggest checking out all the awesome links in that post. Goal achieved: my Google Reader is absolutely packed with great new finds. Here are a few of my favorite new revelations: Sugar Plum BlogJudging by … Read More

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

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Happy “Week Before Valentine’s Day” my dear readers. If the day dedicated to love isn’t up your alley, please forgive me for what’s shaping up to be a very chocolate and love intensive week. Regular posting will resume next week, I promise! Greater than my love for chocolate is my love for semi-healthy desserts. I have been known to incorporate whole wheat flour, ground flax seed and fruit into sweet treats because it makes me feel just a little bit … Read More

Weekend Plans

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To say that I can’t stick with the same hair color or style is a vast understatement. With summer and a wedding coming on quick, I’ve transitioned my hair color to blonde and am working on growing it back out. Since I’ve never had long blonde hair, I’m excited for the change. Though anyone who has ever tried to grow their hair out knows the pain I’m going through! My mom and Joey are going to be in town this … Read More