chocolate souffle

Sorry if you’re in a sugar coma from Halloween and here I am bringing you something sweet. Actually, I’m not sorry. I had one piece of candy over the Halloween festivities and it was a Twizzler so that doesn’t even count. What else is ticking me off about Halloween celebrations? Well I spent a good…

pumpkin blondies: two ways

Oh hey, Libby. We meet again. I didn’t have class yesterday morning and therefore had a pretty extensive to-do list. That list was somehow scrapped in favor of making two batches of pumpkin blondies and going to the new DSW in Canton to buy rain boots. My old ones ripped about 2 years ago and…

baking with coconut oil!

I know, I’m really late to hop on this train. Coconut oil is just so darn expensive. But because I don’t consider a day complete unless I’ve spent at least a few minutes foodgawking, I know it’s all the rage. When I was at camp this summer, I was eyeing a jar of organic coconut…

peanut butter cup crunch ice cream cake

Yeah, that’s a mouthful. When I told people I was making myself an ice cream cake for my birthday they all said some variation of “Wow, that sounds ambitious!” Of course, that was after the brief moment of being judgmental that I insist on making my own birthday cake every year. Store bought baked goods?…

fleur de sel chocolate chip blondies

I’m a bargain shopper. I shop at Target, Marshalls, the sale rack at Lord & Taylor. Well now I mostly don’t shop at all. But when I need to buy anything , I use Ebates. Send me a check for $2, I’ll take it. My desire for sales also translates to food. I went to…

brown sugar chocolate chip cookies

Happy long weekend everybody! I just spent the past few days at home in Camillus, where I suffered through Morgan’s long and boring graduation (it’s cool, she sat through mine) and enjoyed Kevin’s antics as usual. This week at school the fifth graders watched.. THE movie. So it was pretty entertaining to be home. I’m…

chocolate pecan macaroons

I’m currently in a love/hate relationship with Baltimore. Love: Getting a snow day last Wednesday without spotting a single flake. Just a little rain and a slight chill in the air. If I were as bad at my job as the Maryland meteorologists are at theirs, I’d be diagnosing every Tom, Dick, and Harry with an acoustic…

salted chocolate mocha cookies

I have been prettyyy cranky lately. School is making me stressed and annoyed in general. Good to know I’m not even halfway done. However, my family came to visit this weekend which was a nice break. I made chicken riggies in mass quantities for dinner on Friday, and then Saturday we went to the Duke/Maryland…

peanut butter pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Clearly this is my outlet for venting the ridiculous things that happen in my life. So here goes: Yesterday I was lifeguarding from 12-5 at the gym. As I was leaving, they gave me a stern talking-to about the fact that my car was parked in the lot for more than 3 hours. “This is…

death by chocolate

Don’t worry, this isn’t another mug cake recipe. Perhaps you feel you’re already in a chocolate induced coma post-holidays. But if you’ve indulged in sweets of the candy cane variety, or if you still have holiday cheer to spread, this is the dessert to make people love you. I’ve personally been battling flu-like symptoms that…