brownie-crusted banana ice cream pie

Note to self: never go grocery shopping on the day you’re recovering from a red-eye. These are some of the things I purchased during my so-tired-I’m-basically-drunk excursion: 2 mangoes 10 lemons organic turkey burgers collard greens store brand tomato sauce a loaf of white bread The majority of the stuff I bought was organic, which…

dark chocolate espresso mousse

Devastating news. A couple of weeks ago, I fumbled while doing dishes and broke my coveted Loyola College mug. I know I’ve mentioned several times that I’m a tremendous weirdo/creature of habit, and the green mug was one of my habits. I drank my coffee out of that mug every day for over 5 years….

chocolate layered ice cream cake

Who doesn’t need an ice cream cake recipe in February? My little Kev-Wev is turning 14! Which is so weird, because I was 12 when he was born but I’m currently 18 and living it up as a college student at Loyola sooo… I know my presentation isn’t the best. I tried the parchment paper…

dark chocolate chai affogato

It’s not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Is it the warm weather? Is it the lack of a big fat tree in the house? This is our tree. A true compromise between husband (no tree) and wife (big fat tree). If you’re wondering, those makeshift ornaments are in fact a few of the…

whole wheat chocolate pomegranate bread

Here it is, the quintessential “basic” photo of fall: A few weeks ago when I made this forbidden rice with pomegranate seeds, I had some leftover seeds. At first I thought, “Salad!” and then I thought “Chocolate!” Chocolate always wins. After ruining my shirt with the last pomegranate, I figured there has to be a…

almond joy frozen greek yogurt

Another year, another birthday, another dessert! I turned 26 yesterday. My first birthday wish came from Kevin. He beat my dad by 6 minutes and was quite proud of himself. Once I confirmed that he had the right date, of course. I had my final exam for my job training in the morning. How many…

flourless brownies

It seems like forever since I posted a dessert! I’ve been slacking on the sweet tooth end lately. I didn’t even really indulge on Halloween candy, but that was mostly because Kevin neglected to bring home any Almond Joys in his trick-or-treating bag. I was home for the weekend and passed out candy  at my…

chocolate greek yogurt truffles

We have a new look! There’s a pretty good chance I’ll change the theme 8 more times in the next two weeks. An even bigger announcement is that after much soul searching I’ve decided I don’t have the self confidence (or the time) to carry a blog on my own. A good friend of mine…

oatmeal dark chocolate cookies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! What would we do if people embraced the major holidays of every culture the way they do with St. Patty’s and Cinco de Mayo? I realize that both are somewhat drinking oriented which makes everyone decide that they must be partially of Irish/Mexican descent, but really. For example, we could…

oatmeal granola chocolate chip cookies

Is everyone sick of cookie recipes? I hope not. ‘Tis the season of cookie trays. I highly recommend these. I often go through phases of eating the same thing over and over. Some last longer than others (I’m looking at you, PB&J). This happened with my brown rice/chicken/veggie combo, pasta with quick and easy tomato…