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  • Many of you may be scolding me for posting these decadent, irresistible cookies only two days into the new year when the most popular resolution is to lose weight or at least eat healthier. But I just cannot help myself! It is impossible for me to resist so why must I be alone in consuming all of these cookies? The more I share, the less I have to eat! These cookies are made with chunks [...]

  • It’s time for the holiday baking to dominate your kitchen! I hope you had a talk with your oven about all the overtime it is going to be accumulating over the next month. Which means you need to be sure that you fill it with plenty of delicious treats for compensation. Last year through a holiday cookie swap, I received a batch of white chocolate cherry shortbread cookies. They were the best shortbread I had [...]

  • Cupcakes have been on my brain non-stop lately, and there is no end to the list of flavors I want to try. At first I had planned on making peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate cheesecake frosting, since that’s what the original recipe had paired with this frosting. Peanut butter + chocolate is of course my favorite combination of flavors. But at the end of the post, there was mention of using it on top of [...]

  • It is hard to believe that fall has already begun. If it weren’t for the sun setting earlier every day, it would still seem to be summer where I live because we are still experiencing highs in the 80s. As a result, it took me awhile longer than most to be ready to dig into the fall flavors such as pumpkin. That all changed when I saw these cookies in the Joy the Baker Cookbook. [...]

  • Want to know the simplest way to make brownies? All you need is a box of brownie mix and 12 ounces of your favorite pop — root beer for me! No eggs are needed, not even oil. But don’t be shy about adding your own little extras like butterscotch chips. Versions of this recipe have popped up all over the place, usually with Diet Coke. But I don’t like Diet Coke unless it is concealed [...]

  • Do you own a kitchen scale? Because you’re going to need it for these cookies. Until now, I had never baked using a scale to measure my flour and sugar, but have been told it’s the way to go in order to ensure reproducibility. It makes sense, because how packed your flour or sugar becomes when using measuring cups will vary every time. Weighing it out ensures that you are using the exact same amount. [...]