These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

S’mores Brownies

These S’mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.I want to write a freaking novel about these s’mores brownies, because they’re so ridiculously good that they deserve it. I also want to tell you about my trip to Cabo, the good times, and the disasters that ensued. Disaster being: phone stolen, which meant me being disconnected from the world with no phone and no computer for a week. That’s mighty hard for a food blogger whose used to being connected 24/7, but in all honesty…it was pretty nice to have a break. Except for the coming back to 500+ emails part.

I really do want to tell you all about it all, but yesterday morning I woke up with a nasty sickness and have been bed-ridden and miserable (after my flight back to Seattle…not a fun flight) ever since. I’m all medicated now, but definitely still feeling way less than 100%, so we’re going to skip right to talking about how amazing these brownies are. Luckily for me, I’m sure you don’t need much convincing. Just look at the gooey-ness on these babies! [Read more…]

These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

 These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!

These Red Velvet Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are from-scratch red velvet cookies with Red Velvet Oreos and mini chocolate chips folded in. The center has a luscious sweet cream cheese filling. These are some decadent cookies!Not to make you jealous, but as you’re reading this…I’m in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, soaking up the sun beachside. I’m writing this the Friday before you’re reading it (well, maybe not. It’s March 13th if you were curious), because tomorrow morning at 11:00am I’m jetting off with 7 of my friends to Cabo for our senior year spring break.

Time was running out for us to have a real crazy college spring break, so we booked our flights a few months back and have been counting down the days ever since! [Read more…]

This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread dough that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that's perfect for toasting.

Cheesy English Muffin Bread

This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that’s perfect for toasting.

This Cheesy English Muffin Bread is an easy to make bread that comes together quickly and is full of cheddar cheese! It bakes into a beautiful loaf that's perfect for toasting.
Editing the pictures of this cheesy english muffin bread is making me seriously wish I had some more of it right now.

I’ve been loving making breads recently (you saw my blueberry bagels a few weeks ago, right?) and I especially love it since I’ve discovered instant yeast. Instead of having to proof yeast, which I always stressed out about, you just stir it in with the flour and add your hot liquid. Voila. Stress free! [Read more…]

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating.

Mocha Raspberry Cake

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. 

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. Birthday cakes are a thing around here. I talk about my housemates a lot, and one of the perks of being my housemate? A custom-made, just for you birthday cake.

My friends are the best resource I have when it comes to brainstorming baked goods. The other night, a few of us were sitting on my bed, and I mentioned I wanted to make something with M&Ms. All of their eyes got wide as they sat, debating ideas and the pros and cons of each, barely taking a breath as every M&M dessert idea they had was thrust at me. I didn’t say one word for about five minutes as they did this. [Read more…]

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate!

Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! 

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! Sometimes, when life gets too hectic, or demanding, I stop and I reflect and I take a couple deep breaths, and then, when I can, I go bake.

Baking is, and always has been, my form of escape. It’s where my creativity unleashes and I can just get lost in the process of doing. 

I’m in a class this semester, Economics of Happiness, and we just read a book called The Geography of Bliss. It follows a man traveling around the world in search of what makes countries some of the happiest, or saddest, places in the world. My biggest personal take away of the book? I want to go to Iceland. [Read more…]

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and a dulce de leche surprise

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and if desired, a dulce de leche surprise.

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center.Did you know that chocolate lava cakes are actually super easy to make, and you can have them ready to serve in 25 minutes? Because they’re such a restaurant dessert, I always assumed they were a pain in the butt to make and definitely wouldn’t turn out as well. [Read more…]

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or a small celebration.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It’s the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, or a small celebration.

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or a small celebration.
Sooo…I’ve been thinking about this cake for a while. It’s been a lingering recipe idea for long, but I’ve been holding off until Valentine’s Day to make it happen. And it’s here! We’re 2 weeks out, so the cake has finally been made.

It’s nothing novel, or extraordinary, but it’s darn adorable and tastes amazing, especially if you adore the combination of chocolate and strawberry like I do. And it’s mini! That word alone makes me about 20x more excited about anything. [Read more…]