Peanut Butter Brownies

Dollops of peanut butter filling placed in brownie batter and swirled together creating thick, fudgey, rich brownies you'll love! Just as easy as buying a boxed brownie mix, but tastes even better! Let's just say I've never made from scratch brownies before...ever. I know! That's so bad! lol I can remember my twin sister, Emily, [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I've never had one I didn't like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I've learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It's a little hard to wait that long especially if you're like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it's totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I've made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that's here to stay!

S’mores Cupcakes

Last week my sister, Chira, posted a picture of S'mores Cupcakes on her Facebook page. It was my nephew, Evan's, 10th birthday, and Chira made them to bring to Evan's classroom to celebrate. S'mores are one of my favorite desserts. I love the combo of graham crackers, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow. They are such a staple dessert in the summer. These cupcakes are a nice alternative when you can't toast the marshmallow outside over a fire. For these cupcakes, you have a chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

Energy Bites

These last few months have been crazy for Lance and I. Between Lance studying for his EMT exam and me studying for a work exam, our wedding planning and full-time jobs we haven't had a lot of time for anything else. We've been making a lot of quick and easy meals and snacks at home. [...]