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Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Bacon cupcakes? By now, you’ve most likely noticed the recent pervasiveness of bacon in grocery stores, in restaurants, and especially on Pinterest… Bacon chocolate bars, bacon vodka, bacon cinnamon rolls, bacon toothpaste?? Scarily enough, all of these items are very much real entities. And bacon cupcakes: rich chocolate cupcakes with a smokey flavor sure to […]

Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars

New York City is home to a critically-acclaimed restaurant called Dirt Candy, whose menu boasts some truly unique dishes: popcorn pudding, celery cheesecake, jalapeno hush puppies, mint chocolate nanaimo bars with a base of green peas… You can all breathe a sigh of relief, because I did NOT use green peas in my mint chocolate […]

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Better known as Chipwiches! The first time I ever tried a Chipwich was at a Texas Rangers baseball game, and I remember thinking, “Two cookies, chocolate chips, and ice cream all in the same wrapper? This must be the best dessert EVER!” I pretty much still believe that :). (Today’s recipe is a raw version… if […]

Homemade Spaghetti Os

Uh oh, homemade spaghetti os! More than 150 million cans of Spaghetti Os are sold each year, many of which are consumed by children. There’s just something about those cute little os in the cheesy tomato sauce that is irresistible! Spaghetti Os were a common sight in my own elementary-school lunchbox, much to the bemusement […]

Maple Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

Two-ingredient caramel sauce… Yesterday was the birthday of a close friend, and when she asked me to make my Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies, I came over with the works: frosted brownies, ice cream, and caramel sauce for a small gathering of friends. Maybe “gathering of friends” is the wrong phrase. It sounds so formal… like we […]

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins – sweet, fluffy, soft, hearty, and completely irresistible!!! Farmers markets are like candy stores for grown ups. Sugary-sweet cherries, berries, and melons glitter in the sunlight, beckoning hungry buyers to acquiesce to their charms. It’s pretty much impossible to leave a farmers market without at least one impulse buy for which you […]

Kale Brownies

Yes, kale brownies… I promise I’m not crazy. Well maybe just a little bit. When I first started blogging, I loved to see what google searches were leading people to the site. A few of my favorites: Chocolate covered bumblebees Chocolate covered grasshoppers How to turn your boyfriend into a pig Ugliest banana ever Sarah […]

Coffee Cream Brownie Bites

Engagement announcements, marriage announcements, and pregnancy announcements are taking over my facebook newsfeed. Every time I blink, another of my friends gets married. This past Saturday I attended my third bridal shower in the past eight months, which is nothing compared to one of my friends who has gone to two bridal showers and five […]

Batman vs. the Watermelon

Some superheroes battle villains. Others fight injustice. Batman protects the world from dangerous watermelons. Whatever would we do without him? The watermelon was sitting on the kitchen counter when Batman came in and suddenly began barking like crazy. He was absolutely beside himself and just would not stop, so I put the watermelon down on […]

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

An frosted homemade watermelon smoothie – the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat! I often played hostess for summer parties and gatherings as a teenager, because my family had a giant pool in the backyard that offered an escape from the brutal Texas heat. It was a great location for summer parties or for simply […]