Archive for December, 2011

I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for a little over eight months already!  It’s been a huge joy to make and post recipes for you all, and I can’t wait for what 2012 may hold (although I have a pretty good idea already…) When I was younger, I never really had a hobby.  I had […]


I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty picky when it comes to brownies.  I’m obsessed with the paper-thin crinkly layer that forms in the oven.  I adore the sugary, fudgey inside that spew the true essence of chocolate.  These brownies are definitely sweet and fudgey, but they lack that paper-thin crinkly surface feature.  Nonetheless, they are as […]

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I’ve always heard about how healthy oatmeal is and how it can lower your cholesterol, keep you fuller for longer, etc etc etc, but for the life of me I could not get over my first experience with it:  I bought the instant stuff, Quakers I think, and even all the sugar and flavorings didn’t […]


My friend (an employee at Starbucks) got me hooked on Starbucks’ Peppermint Mochas.  They taste like hot chocolate rather than coffee, and the peppermint is just so refreshing.  It’s starting to get cold here in Arizona, and sometimes, green tea just doesn’t cut it when it comes to warming up on your way to class. […]


You know, it’s about time I made a chocolate cake!  But not just any chocolate cake, a healthy chocolate cake that is moist and decadent just like storebought mixes. And of course, it isn’t chocolate cake until you’ve frosted it.  But almost every frosting recipe I came across was laden with butter and powdered sugar, so I made […]