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…

aunt diane’s italian cookies

BIG NEWS! (In case I have any followers that don’t actually know me in real life.) My sister is engaged!! It makes me nostalgic for my pre-GS third wheel posts with Kelly and Aaron. Now they’re getting married! My cousin, Hannah, is also getting married (in less than a month!) and I volunteered to make…

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…

apple cheesecake crumble

I’m not super active on social media.. I never post Facebook statuses and I usually tweet once a week or so with sarcastic life observations, if and when they strike me and are 160 characters are less. More often than not I’ll type out a tweet and decide “that’s not funny” and delete it. But…

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…

whole wheat apple crumble cookie cake

I’m back in Baltimore! This is exciting because I was really missing my gym. I taught Body Pump on Wednesday night when I got back and I had SIXTY FIVE people in my class and 12 on the  wait list. This has never happened before. Usually I have about 30 or 40 but the room…

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…

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…

spice cake with amaretto glaze

Happy Halloween everyone! One of my favorite holidays, for sure. I love any excuse to get crafty and look like a fool. Some of my favorite Halloween-related things going on thus far… This video of two of Ellen’s employees going through the Walking Dead maze. If you somehow haven’t seen it, please watch. I emailed…

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…