M & M Bars

M&M Bars

I mean, you should probably make these.

A sweet, and easy dessert to make for your next summer BBQ.  Exploding with chocolate – these are sure to be a hit with everyone!

M&M Bars

M&M Bars
(Inspired by this recipe)   [Read more…]

A Pregnancy Sweet Tooth

Man o man – this pregnancy has given me a major sweet tooth.  I used to be a lot of crunch and salty and now I’m all, “cookie – get in my belly”.

I’m not ashamed to admit my husband is out of town and I made myself a “little” pan of brownies this weekend. Don’t worry – there is still 2/3 left to take to work tomorrow.

Fudgy Brownies

YUMM. So so good.  These are perfectly gooey and they melt in your mouth! Add a scoop of ice cream and you’re good to go.

Fudgy Brownies

 

Here’s what you need for this delicious, chocolately, sweet treat: [Read more…]

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread

It’s officially the Holidays! Christmas music – check.  Fall sweaters – check. Pumpkin bread – check and check.  If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, you’ve got to try their fall Pumpkin Bread.  mmm mmm good!

TJ Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall sweets!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread

It’s so easy – just add water, eggs and oil (+ chocolate chips).  Oh, and did I mention the mix is only $2.99 in stores? Buy your own mix here.

Pumpkin Bread Mix

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Raspberries & Dark Chocolate

Raspberries and chocolate

{Your Welcome}

Brownie Fudge Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Let’s talk baking.

And how much I love it.

And how I love these cupcakes.

Brownie Fudge Chocolate Chip Cupcakes.  Now that’s a mouthful, but a good mouthful. I was inspired by Kevin and Amanda’s blog post with this recipe.  (side-note – I love this blog – she has the most amazing photos and everything she posts looks delicious!)

These cupcakes are perfect for your next holiday party.  Grab your friends and enjoy these cupcakes!

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Day 4: A great kitchen.  My parents spent Saturday night with us and instead of going out to eat, I whipped up a fabulous homemade meal.  I love my kitchen and I love making delicious food for the people I care about.  It was great to have my family around the dinner table, drinking wine and telling stories. Cheers!

Day 5: Fabulous partners for my friends.  I was reminded this weekend of how thankful I am that my friends have all found wonderful partners to share their lives with.  One of my best friends called me to tell me that she got engaged to a wonderful man.  Tiffany and Dave have a great relationship.  They are both driven individuals, have the same goofy sense of humor, love to travel the world and care a lot about each other.  Tiff and Dave are a great example of how lucky all my friends are – to have found great life mates.  A cherry on top is that we all get along and have a blast on the rare occasions we get to spend time together.   I’m thankful that over the years we have expanded our circle to include new friends.  It makes the rest of our lives really exciting to think about!

Congratulations again Tiffany and Dave! I’m so excited for you both!!

In other news, I checked off another item on my Fall bucket list.  I made my first ever loaf of pumpkin bread. I found this recipe on Pinterest from Bon Appetit.

This bread is perfect for fall – a great blend of spices and even a little chocolate.

It made two loaves – which was great because Tim and I could each take a loaf to work.  It’s a bit addictive – not gonna lie – I couldn’t stop eating it!

Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Birthday and Brownies

Today was my mom’s birthday.

My mom is an incredible woman.

She is…

She is my mom.

Always inspiring me to be a good person, motivating me to reach the stars and loving me every step of the way.  I couldn’t be more blessed.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you and hope you had a wonderful day.

In honor of my mom’s birthday, I wanted to share a delicious new brownie recipe I made last week: Chocolate Chunk and Toffee Chip Brownies.

Inspired from Picky Palate’s blog.

These brownies are fantastic.  The next time I make these I’m going to sprinkle some sea salt on top (recommended by a brilliant co-worker).

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

No Bake Peanut Butter Crack

I’m sorry, I meant, No Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Squares.  But I swear there are small pieces of crack in this sweet dessert.

*WARNING: This recipe contains heavy amount of peanut butter goodness and might send you into diabetic shock. 

That being said, these are AWESOME.  I made these for my co-worker Betty’s birthday today.  I wasn’t able to start baking until 10 p.m. last night so I was looking for a easy recipe that wouldn’t take too much time to prepare.

I saw this recipe on my favorite blog, How Sweet It Is.  It looked divine and “No Bake” sounded easy.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Monster Cookie Bars

3 words: Monster.  Cookie.  Bars.

If you like monster cookies, then you’ll love these bars.

My favorite part is the pretzel M&M’s.

Happy Baking!

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Hello delicious peanut butter.

Hello chocolaty chocolate chips.

Hi blonde brownie.

I think we should be friends.

I made these awesome brownies for my girlfriend’s birthday.  If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate – this is the perfect treat for you!

So, so good.

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