Chocolate Chip Muffins for Breakfast

I was cleaning out my pantry and noticed that I had a bag of unused chocolate chips; and being that it was early on a Sat morning,  I felt that chocolate chip cookies were probably not appropriate. But the next best thing in my mind were baking chocolate chip muffins for breakfast! I could already picture the warm muffins with the ooey gooey chocolate chips and a nice cold glass of milk. Serving Size: 12 muffins Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 3…

The Perfect Late Night Snack – Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

I attempted to make chocolate chip cookies a few months back, with nutella as the special ingredient, and to my dismay, it didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. So I wanted to try my hand at this classic recipe again. This time, I wouldn’t add any special ingredients, I just wanted to keep it simple. And man, straight out of the oven cookies with a glass of milk, this was the perfect way to relax on the couch and catch up on my DVR. Bake Time: 10…

A Very Special Oatmeal Cookie

 Catherine turned the big 3-0  this weekend and she doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth (anymore), but I still wanted to bake some goodies for her to help commemorate the milestone. So I went through my normal cupcake and cookie recipes, and felt that everything I’ve made so far would be a little too rich for Catherine. But I do remember these amazing oatmeal cookies Theresa had made a while ago, and I loved them. I remember even having a few cookies for breakfast cause they felt super healthy! So…

Deep Fried Oreos!!!

This is one of my favorite go to food items at the fair — along with gigantic turkey legs, corn dogs on steroids and an array of other deep fried goodness that will harden your arteries. I’ve toyed with the idea of making this at home for a while, and finally talked myself into making it last night! Most of my justification came from the fact that I’m using all organic ingredients and Oreo substitutes from Trader Joes — so the cookies themselves were all natural and made with real vanilla…

A State of Pure Chocolate Bliss

Since I’ve started my whole baking adventure, I only have 2 cupcake recipes under my belt. I realized that I tend to make the same recipes over and over cause it’s was I’m comfortable with. So I challenged myself to try something a little different and branch out. One of my favorite cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes is their chocolate ganache, so why not attempt a version of it at home! And not only am I gonna attempt something new, but the chocolate on chocolate combo really excited my taste buds…

Third time is the charm for Tiramisu cupcakes!

We had planned an Italian-themed dinner for Saturday night. The main entrees came out amazingly delicious, we made linguine alla carbanaro and chicken marsala. I’d like to take a moment to pat ourselves on the back for a successful dinner! Future blog entry about the entree will be coming later. But the main point of this post is the interesting day I had on Saturday trying to make the dessert — tiramisu cupcakes. I never thought I’d spend an entire day baking, and baking the same exact recipe! I had…

Trying to master the signature swirl

I’ve been a fan of cupcakes all my life! How can you not love receiving an individual cupcake, it’s your very own dessert that you do not have to share with a single person! When I was working in Bethesda, there was this bakery right next to our building, I remember going there pretty much on a weekly basis to get their delicious hazelnut cupcake. I remember the cake being so delicious and chocolaty, and the hazelnut frosting was perfect, even topped off with a little hazelnut on top. It was…