birthday cupcakes

Hey hey, yesterday was my birthday! Social media has made birthdays so interesting. The vast majority of the people who write on your wall would probably have no idea what month (or possibly even what season) your birthday falls in if not for Mark Zuckerberg. It’s still nice to receive notifications that 87,000 people sent you…

carrot cake cupcakes

Things you don’t disclose to a boy you like: 1) When he asks, “What is one thing that you would cry over if you lost it?” You respond, with no pondering necessary, “My flash drive.” 2) “I started keeping a list in my phone of all the books I’ve read since January 1st, 2011. It…

frosted shortbread cookies

I thought giving up chocolate would curb my bad desserting habits a little bit. On the contrary, instead of pounding a handful of semisweet chocolate chips after dinner, I’ve reverted to other alternatives. Making a batch of peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough to have in the fridge and then just baking two cookies at a…

homemade twix bars

You can judge me for two things: 1) I’m blogging at 10:00 on a Saturday night while I watch Titanic for the 387th time. L-O-S-E-R. 2) I stole this idea from Andie at Can You Stay for Dinner, but found different recipes for the components because I was too lazy to go to the grocery…

half moons

The time has come for another vocabulary lesson. This is called a half moon. My friend Sarah’s birthday is in early September, so when we first started at Loyola she had that awkward celebrating-your-birthday-with-new-friends experience. Her mom sent down a cake and we went in the common room and had party hats and sang Happy Birthday…

whole wheat carrot & pineapple muffins

Yesterday’s Hilton Head party was a great success. I ate my face off. Proscuitto and provolone bread, spinach and tortellini casserole, spiedies, a variety of salads, and of course Nicky cookies. They are phenomenal. I won’t even ask her for the recipe because I ‘m convinced they have to be made by her, served in…