How to Bake, Part 1: Ingredients

  Did you know that baking is chemistry? So — because baking is chemistry, it’s very important that you always, always follow the recipe. I’m really talking to myself here because I’d rather read a recipe over once and throw it out the window. But every time that happens, my cookies never turn out how […]

Neiman Marcus Cookies

Neiman Marcus. Some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. Apparently the recipe used to be secret and cost a bit of money to buy. But there’s really no secret about it. The only difference between regular chocolate chip cookies and these is espresso powder. Since they are a crowd favorite, my brother graciously asked me […]

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

Geez, this summer flew by fast! It’s unbelievable that some schools have already begun the Fall Semester and here I am, graduated and wondering what to do with myself now that I will never walk into a university again. (I know, I know. You’re probably saying, “never say ‘never,’ Hope.” So maybe it isn’t never but […]

Easy #Blueberry Pie

It seems like only yesterday that I was picking blueberries with my friend. And now, sadly, the season is over! Fortunately, there was still had a good amount of blueberries left in my freezer to make Cobalt yet another birthday pie! (aaand two years ago) I used my recipe for Easy Oil Crust from an Apple Pie […]

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hands down, these are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever eaten. Of course if you don’t like raisins, you can mix in another type of dried fruit – cranberries, dates, blueberries – the possibilities are endless!   Prep Time: 10 minutes | Bake Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed 1 […]

Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake

I don’t know about you, but I’m super picky when it comes to cake. Especially chocolate cake. You see, the reason I’m devoted more to brownies is because they’re fudgier… if they’re made right, that is. Oddly, red velvet  is the only chocolate cake I like. On second thought, perhaps its the cream cheese icing enveloping […]

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

The inspiration for these lemon muffins came from the fact I bought 2 1-lbs bags of lemons for $2 at Aldi — they were on SUPAH SALE. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen lemons this cheap before! (Usually lemons are 50 cents each. Makes sense, though considering they are travelling across the country…. #nonlocalfoodismoreexpensive. ) […]