No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Here it is, guys. My first recipe of 2017. Peanut. Butter. Pie. Or as I like to call it, “the reason why I already broke my New Years resolution.” 😛    Look dude, you can’t really blame me for this. I wanted to make a peanut butter dessert all summer long but talked myself out of it because summer is supposed to be “light” and “airy” and incorporate a buttload of berries. Well, it’s winter now. And my thighs want[Read more]

Chocolate Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

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We’re almost there. Can you believe it? I’m feeling a bit like the violinist on the Titanic right now since I’m still baking baking baking while I’m sure everyone else has moved on and started panicking about other things.  But what is Christmas without your classic crinkle cookie? They are a must! And I refuse to piss off Santa Claus by not including them on this blog. They’re fast, easy, beautiful, and ridiculously tasty.    I love a classic chocolate cookie,[Read more]

Maine Needhams

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My mother emailed me the other day and was like, “You need to make your Great Grandmother Roy’s Needhams. They’re a Maine tradition!” My first thought was, “Whaaaaat?” But then she stipulated not to use Russet potatoes and I was like, “Oh, right” because I remembered her baking fail from years earlier. 😛 Needhams!   What are these beautifully shiny candies, you ask? Well, they are essentially homemade Mounds bars. Sweet, flaky coconut dipped in your chocolate of choice. I was never[Read more]

One Bowl Mexican Chocolate Cake

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I have a friend who has been telling me to make a Mexican chocolate cake forever. People don’t take their friends’ advice often enough, wouldn’t you agree? I sat on this one for quite a while, mainly because I already have a recipe for a cinnamon-infused chocolate mud cake in my recipe box. But let’s get real here—it’s not really the same. Mud cakes are wonderfully dense like brownies, while this one is light, fluffy, and remarkably similar in texture to Add a Pinch’s Best[Read more]

Almond and Amaretto Cookie Chocolate Fudge

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Hello lovelies! The other day I was browsing the sweets aisle of my local grocery store when I found the cutest little amaretto flavored cookies. Given the fact that I can’t even pronounce the name of them, I figure they must be the real deal! The brand is Matilde Vicenzi, and the cookies are called “Amarettino D’Italia: Ricetta Tradizionale Italiana.” Quite the mouthful. Fancy, right? But don’t worry if you can’t find the brand; the recipe I’m about to show you will[Read more]

JUMBO Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My high school had the best lunch program ever. Not only did we have a contract with Subway on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the grannies in the kitchen sure knew how to throw together some tuna salad. They’d add negligible amounts of the healthy junk (celery) and opt instead to just load it with mayo. Then they’d slap a good glob of it between a hamburger bun and wrap each one in plastic wrap. It was heaven! I had a[Read more]