Category Archive: Tell Me Sweet-Nothings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

Gosh it’s been awhile. Sorry for the hiatus. Though honestly, I doubt you noticed — just sayin 😉 I’ve been getting ready for ma big ole trip to Ireland. (No big deal.) I… Continue reading

Nutella-Surprise, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies: An OXO Bake Sale

Let me begin by telling you a short story. Every year, OXO holds an annual charity event bake sale. All of the proceeds go towards pediatric cancer research. OXO has a personal connection… Continue reading

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies: Creamy meet Fudgy

I am devoted to this one brownie recipe. I have tried countless of recipes, cycling through them in effort to find the best of the best. And every single time, I just find… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge Brownies

Who could resist salty & sweet combos? Honestly. Because I know that some people prefer one over the other, but both at the same time? Game changer. Everybody wins. I decided to make… Continue reading

Buttery Apple Pie Squares

    As you may know… I love pie. But sometimes, you just can’t have pie.  You may lack the proper silverware or you’re possibly on the train, where you would like to avoid… Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie 2-Ways: Turnovers and Classic Pie

Jim: “Michael had chicken potpie for lunch. Actually, let me rephrase that, Michael had an entire chicken pot pie for lunch, and- let me be more specific. Michael ate an entire family-sized chicken potpie… Continue reading

Whiskey Chocolate Cake with Whiskey Frosting and Praline Topping

          This cake is a sneaky devil! It rises and falls from out of the oven, going from souffle to moist, flourless chocolate deliciousness. It also develops a slightly crunchy outer layer,… Continue reading

Mini Strawberry Tart with Basil Pastry Cream

          In the past, I made a Mint Glazed Strawberry Galette in a Thyme Crust. One of my favorite ingredient combos though, besides peanut butter/chocolate and nutella/whipped cream, is strawberry/basil. I am… Continue reading

Daring Baker: Nutella Crostata

        MY FIRST DARING BAKER CHALLENGE Introducing: Nutella Crostata Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens. Cream pies, fruit… Continue reading

Blueberry Plum Upside Down Cake

This sweet girl — aye, she be a keeper. And she’s pretty easy to make — the only part left to the wind is taking the cake upside down out of the pan… Continue reading

Italian (Almond) Rainbow Cookies

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we9_CdNPuJg     That’s for you. So I’ve told myself on several occasions that I would never make these cookies again — not because of their taste, which is pure wonder, but… Continue reading

“Easy as Apple Pie” Tart

I can convince myself that anything is healthy, as long as I made it with my own two hands.  I.e. Butter and eggs are the staples of a humble and natural life. Or… Continue reading

Mint-Glazed Strawberry Galette in a Thyme Crust

Around a week ago… My coworker at OXO and I attended a blogger charity event in NYC (for City Harvest). Basically, a bunch of bloggers came together and brought picnic themed foods while a bunch of eaters… Continue reading

The Ultimate Fudge Brownie

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES There is something you should know about me, and that is that I am a brownie nazi. If I don’t like your brownie, I’ll do my best to sneakily not finish it because damn… Continue reading

Healthy and Moist Strawberry Walnut Loaf Cake

Ever eat foods together and wonder if people would judge you harshly for it? Or… if maybe you’re  a genius? That’s how I felt just now while eating the brown sugar&cinnamon butternut squash… Continue reading

Easy Caramel Puffcorn Candy

Just had chinese food leftovers. Why is it that chinese food is always better the next day *in my opinion*. But don’t trust my preferences. I don’t see what’s the big deal about… Continue reading

Olive Oil Zucchini Nut Cake with Lemon Glaze

When I worked at Magnolia Bakery, my favorite cakes included the Hummingbird and Carrot Cake. (If you’re going there for cupcakes, you should opt for cake. Just my advice. Take it.) In case… Continue reading

Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Cupcakes

I love breakfast so much that I wake up in the morning already excited to eat breakfast. I.e. Frosted Flakes with extra sugar. Or Life cereal. MMMmMMmm. Growing up, I loved breakfast sausage,… Continue reading

Banana Walnut Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Jelly Topping

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate pb&j into my diet. I usually top my ice cream with it,  *fricken YUM on cookies and cream*, but sometimes, I don’t let the dairy hold… Continue reading

Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Whiskey Frosting

Pie, meet Cupcake; Cupcake, Pie. I propose that we all make happy time together and create some delicious hybrid children, yes? (Side thought: mix-raced children are so precious.) This was another cupcake from… Continue reading

Homemade Mallomars

Most people buy their favorite goodies, ie. Mallomars, and are content knowing that a few dollars will guarantee quality with every purchase. But then there are others who think to themselves, screw the… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Brownies

I do believe that Reese’s Cups are the best candy in the world, followed by Reeses Pieces, and then I don’t know, who cares. I always used to nibble my way around the… Continue reading

Milky Way Tart

This next dessert is called a Milky Way Tart, which I made for a friend’s birthday at work. I think she was pleased. Actually, this tart is very reminiscent of the candy; I assume… Continue reading

Nutella Crack Pie

It’s kinda funny how much our palates change over time. The foods that we once idolized as kids slowly slip from their prestige. Nightly doses of chicken fingers are  replaced by newer obsessions.… Continue reading

Crème Brulée Chocolate Tart

Jeez. What can I really say besides Yum?  The part of this post where I playfully banter and censor myself from swearing like a sailor is, of course, fantastic, but the real gift is… Continue reading

Chocolate Early Gray & Lavender Truffles

I saw the dentist today. Not so good. On an unrelated note…Chocolate Truffles today! I consider tea flavored chocolates part of the “funny chocolate” category. These chocolates are the basic creamy, sink your… Continue reading

Lavender Pavlova

Pavlova (Disclaimer: Many chicken fetuses were harmed in the making of this project.) 1. Cracked two eggs in a bowl. One was too runny and got yolk in the mixture. This mixture has to… Continue reading

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting and Health Bar Topping

This cupcake was inspired by a shake that I had at a place called Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium in St. Louis. They make a pumpkin shake mixed with heath bars that is to die… Continue reading

Imitation Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse cookies are such a love-hate relationship for me. I love almost everything about them—from their unnaturally vibrant coloring to their moist texture. The hate part comes from reading the label. Don’t do… Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

These cupcakes are terrific, if you are into delicious. They melt in your mouth, much like my favorite brownies. I could start ranting now about all the less-than-worthy brownies there are in the… Continue reading