A Note, On Biting Off More Than You Can Chew.

Over the weekend, I learned a Very Important Lesson™ in time management, crisis control, and making the best out of a kitchen roughly the size of the kitchen on a nuclear submarine.  Actually, I just Googled it, and my kitchen is way smaller than that. It’s tiny, is what I’m getting at. I had promised…

Mojito Cupcakes

GUYS.  Guys.  Here it is, the first proof of boozy baking that I’ve done since having the blog.  This intro will be short, as this recipe is dark and full of terrors (actually, I just can’t pass up the opportunity to make a Game of Thrones reference.  I have come across several mojito cake recipes…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are…maybe…5? things better than a really good chocolate chip cookie.  The crispy outside, gooey-ass inside, chocolate overload sensation…all crucial aspects to the full body CCC experience.  Luckily for all of you fine people, I have perfected what I think is the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Now, of course, “perfect” is not the same…

Maple Bacon Pancake Cupcakes

UGH, you guys.  So sorry that I’ve been MIA – the worst part about not being a baker as my real life full-time job is that sometimes I have to do the boring corporate stuff more than the fun delicious stuff.  I also went away for Labor Day Weekend and, ugh. Here, I made something…

Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

Blogosphere, what do you like to jam to when you’re in the kitchen?  My go-to is always Led Zeppelin.  Fiancébot can usually tell when I’m about to get down to some real business when he hears “Friends” by Zep start floating out of the kitchen.  It reminds me of both my Mom and Dad, which…

Chipotle Chocolate Cookies

My goal as a baker is to provide standalone classics (just wait until I get around to making my Grama’s cheesecake recipe…so classic that both she and my mom know it from memory) and crazy twists on your average baked good.  Will I attempt croissants at some point? Mais oui! Will I also be making eggnog…

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Living in South Florida, as a New England transplant, there aren’t many days that give you that “stay inside do nothing become a human slug” feeling.  I sometimes miss the fall days when you wake up and it’s cold and raining and somewhat dark still and you just “awwwww yeahhhhh”, turn on Netflix, and fuhgeddaboutit….

Peanut Butter Cup-Cakes

My very most favorite Halloween candy has always, and will always, be a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  Really any form of Reese’s will do, but specifically the fun-size cups just get me feeling some kind of way.  Is it the way you can easily eat 47 in one sitting and feel minimal guilt?  Perhaps the…

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

One of the best parts of baking, other than mainlining frosting in secret in your kitchen, is being able to share it with people.  I have a super awesome coworker who has to keep a gluten-free diet, and I feel bummed every time I bring stuff in because she can never try it.  She claims…

Raspberry Streusel Bars

Yesterday, I got home from work and decided that I was going to play housewife.  I made a full dinner with everything from scratch (except I cheated and used frozen chicken breasts…ain’t nobody got time for that), and yet somehow I was not satisfied.  Then it occurred to me – bars! Yes, bars.  One of…

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Among my top 5 things I enjoy in life, I would say snacking is pretty far up there.  One of my ultimate favorite snacks is a perfect chocolate chip cookie – chewy on the inside, crispy edges, chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.  But…what if I could make them even more amazing? Enter tonight’s star –…

How? Why? A (not exactly) brief history of my baking love affair.

One of my earliest baking memories is being somewhere around 6 years old and misreading a recipe, adding 1/2 cup of salt into a batch of peanut butter cookies.  They were unsalvageable, but one thousand Mom points to mine for trying.  Then I had an Easy Bake Oven and would try to pawn off my…