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Everything (But the Kitchen Sink) Cookies

Everything (But the Kitchen Sink) Cookies

I have been having some serious cravings for a cookie loaded with chocolate and nuts, but I have quite the mish-mosh of ingredients on hand. After the cravings didn’t subside, and Mikey started getting them too, I just decided to throw whatever I had into the batter and the results were outstanding! These cookies are

Dark Chocolate Souffles with Cardamom Crème Anglaise (A Valentine’s Feast Part 2)

Dark Chocolate Souffles

This is Part 2 of my Valentine’s Day feast that I made for my boyfriend Mikey and I. This is the dessert! The main course can be found in Part 1. The Souffles turned out fantastic which was especially exciting since they are the first souffles that I have ever made, but it’s the Crème

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Brandy Sauce and Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta and Leeks (A Valentine’s Feast Part 1)

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Brandy Sauce

  I like to make Valentine’s dinner for Mikey and myself because I think it’s more special than going out. Last year I made an Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Hasselback Potatoes, Lemon-Butter Green Beans with Pine Nuts, and Mocha Pots de Crème. It turned out delicious but I was still fairly new to cooking and

TKO’s for Valentine’s Day!

TKO's for Valentine's Day

So, TKO’s may actually stand for Thomas Keller’s Oreos, but I think it should stand for Total Knock Outs because man-oh-man these are sinfully good! I decided to alter them a bit for Valentine’s Day and cut them into heart shapes and dyed the filling pink (aw). These seriously are so unbelievably delicious. I wouldn’t

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

I’ve been really wanting to try my hand at baking and decorating sugar cookies for a while now and I thought around Valentine’s Day would be the perfect time because a) I would have a theme, and b) I can give them as gifts! I’m shipping these out ASAP 🙂 (yes they will be a

Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

Being so close to Valentine’s Day and all I’ve been nonstop craving something chocolatey and rich. If you haven’t noticed I haven’t really been baking lately since I’ve been so busy with school, but I took a break from typing up my lab report this evening to answer my cravings. I borrowed from quite a

Poached Eggs Over Sauteed Garlic Spinach

Poached Eggs Over Sauteed Garlic Spinach

On Thursdays I don’t have class until 1:30 so I get to sleep in and have brunch :)! Today, though, I didn’t do much sleeping in as I got up at 8am. I laid around on the couch for a few hours and studied for my English exam this afternoon (which I totally aced if

Salty-Sweet Granola "Clusters"

Salty-Sweet Granola Bars

Tastespotting didn’t like the “composition” of this photo 🙁 Yes, I had originally set out to make granola bars. Some tasty, easily portable, better-than-the-store-bought snack bars (by the way I just mistakenly typed “bras” which is definitely not the same, ha ha). Well, things didn’t go exactly to plan, though, to be fair, I don’t