July 23, 2013 by Holly
As I've said before, my boyfriend is allergic to my baked goods. At least that's what I tell myself. Because I mean, let's be serious, who chooses to NOT like sweets?! I'm not sure if it's a fat/caloric thing or the whole 'I prefer salty over sweet' but he's just not that into my baking. That being said, ol' boy loves him some cheesecake. But only skinny cheesecake. So every year, I have to set out to make some form of skinny/manorexic cheesecake for his birthday.
Last year I used his mom's turtle Read more [...]
Category Cupcakes, Low-Fat | Tags: , cheesecake, cheesecake minis, turtle cheesecake | No Comments
May 8, 2013 by Holly
If you're anything like me, no amount of chocolate will ever be enough. Sure, I can practice self restraint when it comes to chocolate and desserts. But the question always arises, why? Why should I give up the sweet treat sitting right in front of me? Everything in moderation is okay. Right? And hey, maybe my definition of moderation is a far cry from yours. You say potato, I say patahto. But I digress.
Chocolate is delicious and should always be included in baked goods. I mean, do it in the Read more [...]
Category Cookies | Tags: , brownie cookies, brownies, chocolate brownies, chocolate cookies, Cookies, dark chocolate | No Comments
April 15, 2013 by Holly
And then there were cookie bars...
Remember that last post about sea-salted brown butter chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Nutella? Well, I've made that recipe easier [and equally as delicious] by turning them into bars! Who wants to spend the time stuffing cookies, when you can just throw them in a pan, whip up a yummy frosting and call it a day?
Don't get me wrong, the original recipe is pretty much the best cookie I've ever eaten. No seriously... best ever. But it does take a lot of effort Read more [...]
Category Bars, Chocolate Chip | Tags: , #chocolatechipcookiebars #nutellafrosting #baking #cookiebaking #cookies #seasalt #brownbutter | No Comments
February 12, 2013 by Holly
Oy, I can't believe it's been so long since I've put up a post. I take pictures of pretty much EVERYTHING I bake & then my poor phone has to lug them around until I manage to get to them. Sorry iPhone, I'll be kinder in this new year, I promise.
So, something you may not know about me is that I am UBER competitive. I've played soccer all my life and it may be the one place you'll ever see me be a complete wench. Seriously. I am terrified of confrontation in real life, but get me on the soccer Read more [...]
Category Chocolate Chip, Cookies, Uncategorized | Tags: , baking, brown butter, Cookies, nutella, sea salt | 1 Comment
December 3, 2012 by Holly
I absolutely hate public speaking. It's truly painful for me. With that in mind, I have the good fortune of participating in a company-wide Toastmasters' club. I know, it doesn't make sense, but wait, doesn't it? What's the best way to get over your fear or loathing of something? Do it all the time? Apparently.
It just so happens that my nearly year of lunch time speaking (with friends) offered me the opportunity to give a speech last week. And with the Christmas season upon us, I couldn't ignore Read more [...]
Category Cookies | Tags: , Christmas baking, Cookies, hersheys, peanut butter | No Comments
November 22, 2012 by Holly
Anyone else feeling this way after a huge meal? I’m thankful for my family, friends and of course all the food I’m enjoying! Happy Thanksgiving!
Category Funnies | Tags: , funnies, Honey Boo Boo | No Comments
November 20, 2012 by Holly
All hail the weekend before Thanksgiving! Dare I say it is ALMOST as wonderful as Thanksgiving itself? No, that's blasphemy. But in all fairness, it is pretty awesome. It is the perfect excuse/time to try out your new Turkey Day recipes before the big day without fear of totally flopping and having to buy something from the store at the last minute. STORE bought pumpkin pie? Cookies? Stuffing? Well I never...
In light of the upcoming holiday, I was dying for a reason to make something pumpkiny. Read more [...]
Category Cookies | Tags: , baking, Cookies, pumpkin | No Comments
October 31, 2012 by Holly
I’m so happy it’s Halloween. I can’t deny it and I won’t try to hide it.
Category Funnies | Tags: , funnies, halloween | No Comments
August 1, 2012 by Holly
I almost forgot! This is fabulous. Thanks @chisherman for sending this over.
Category Funnies | Tags: , baking, funnies, wednesday | No Comments
July 31, 2012 by Holly
I know I've told you about my addiction to Pinterest before. Well today, we're going to talk about my older sister's unhealthy obsession with Pinterest. Okay, not really, but I think it's safe to say that Pinterest comes up in conversation nearly every time we see each other. Did you see my pin? Did you try that recipe? Did you see that I repinned the pin you repinned from so and so? It goes on and on. We're enthralling, I know. BUT with this unhealthy obsession, we've definitely come across some Read more [...]
Category Bites | Tags: , baking, banana, chocolate, peanut butter | No Comments