Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies

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Lately it seems like I find myself facing very serious baking dilemmas on an increasingly regular basis. Do you ever have this problem? Baking dilemma problems?

Now by baking dilemmas, I don’t mean the question of “to bake, or not to bake?” – because let’s be honest, when faced with that question, I will always very emphatically choose “to bake!”

No, no for me, my baking dilemmas are more a consequence of my ridiculously indecisive nature, which usually makes it near impossible for me to decide exactly what it is that I actually want to bake in a given day – or more importantly, what I want to eat.

Typically my baking dilemmas go a little something like this… “should I bake cupcakes or a layer cake?”; “vanilla or chocolate?”; “pie or cobbler?” “scones or muffins?” … you get the idea.

Recently during one of my episodes of said baking dilemmas, I was debating whether I should make cookies or brownies – and having a seriously hard time. I mean can you blame me? Honestly, sometimes it’s just pure torture trying to decide between two options that are each so delicious.

Then suddenly it hit me, that there was no good reason for me to have to choose – so I didn’t and the result; These Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies… Best. Decision. Ever.

I’m so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to get the recipe for these Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies! Click here and get the recipe! 

Happy baking lovelies <3 <3

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Butterscotch Stuffed Brown Butter Skillet Cookie

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I don’t know about you, but when I take a tray of fresh cookies out of the oven, I can usually only wait all of about five seconds before feeling an uncontrollable need to eat one immediately.

Some might say I have absolutely no self control, {and that’s definitely part of it}, but I prefer to think of it as just having good sense. Because I mean honestly, there really is nothing quite like warm homemade cookies, that are still ooey, gooey, fresh from the oven. Are we on the same page here….?

Alright then you’re going to love this recipe just as much as I do, because essentially it’s a giant cookie that you can eat straight out of the pan, while it’s still hot from the oven…. aka the best damn thing ever. Oh and did I mention that its a cookie that is made with brown butter…? So yeah, it really is just the bees knees 😀

I’m so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to share the recipe for this Butterscotch Stuffed Brown Butter Skillet Cookie! So if you are about ready to lick your computer screen like I am, pop on over to their website via this link here and get the recipe! 

Happy baking lovelies <3 <3

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Chocolate Velvet Pie

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If you have spent more than roughly thirty seconds on my blog, you will know that it’s no secret that I kind of have a special relationship with chocolate. But for those of you who are just meeting me, let me just say this… I love chocolate. I literally have zero self control when it comes to chocolate. Once I have a piece, I can’t stop until I have consumed the entire chocolate supply.

And since we’re getting to know each other, I should probably tell you that I also love pie. Suffice to say, the idea of chocolate and pie coming together in a magical harmony of homemade, baked deliciousness is pretty much my idea of heaven.

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Baileys Irish Cream & Brownie Swirl Ice Cream

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Eve peeps!

I was going to save this post until tomorrow, because it is somewhat St. Patrick’s Day themed, what with Baileys Irish Cream and all – but I just couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you!

Besides, if I share it with you early it means that you can make it today and thus have it ready to demolish as part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration tomorrow. You’re welcome 😀

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Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Marbled Meringue

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Happy PiDay friends! AKA – my definition of the best day of the year…. who else is with me on this one?

Seriously, I wish everyday could be Pie Day.  It just really seems like the most appropriate thing to make happen in the world to make everybody a little bit happier… scratch that, a lot happier – don’t you think?

Mhmmmm…. so can you tell I love pie or what?

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Confession: Yesterday I had a super, duper, giddy girly moment. Ladies you know the kind of moment I’m talking about right?

One of those moments where you literally just can’t possibly contain all your happiness, and your excitement escapes you body in high pitched squeals and very awkward, frantic, body flailing movements. We’ve all been there –  no need to be embarrassed. We’re all friends here.

So what was is exactly that possessed me to turn into a squealing, arm flailing spazoid yesterday? Well it may have had something to do with when Food52 featured the picture of my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies their instagram feed –  well actually it had everything to do with that…

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Sour Cream Cake Donuts with Maple Brown Butter Glaze

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Happy Wednesday friendlies <3 < 3

So I’m thinking that today is a good day for a donut … are we in agreement on this subject?

If I’m being totally honest here, I have to admit that I think pretty much every day is a good day for a donut. However, I suppose if we must try to be at least a little bit “healthy” in our daily lives, I guess it’s only fair that we try to keep our weekly donut consumption to a somewhat reasonable level… like once… err maybe two…. okay three times a week max.

Sure. Let’s go with that…

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Raspberry-Apple Pie + Tips for the Perfect Pie!

1407813922For some people, Summer is a time for hitting the beach; for others, Summer is a time for lazy vacations; for me, while I enjoy the latter, Summer is most importantly a time for Pie! Oh yes! Now you may find this hard to believe, (probably not,) but has been absolutely no shortage of pie in my house this Summer. In fact, the number of pies that I have managed to bake this Summer is definitely bordering on insane – but come on, how could I possibly pass up the opportunity to bake with some of the Summers finest and freshest local fruits??? The answer to that questions is simple – I couldn’t and I most certainly did not.

Let’s start from the beginning…

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Vanilla Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting for Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of your beautiful, wonderful, hard working and just down right amazing mummies out there! Okay, so I know this post is coming in a little late, but this is a very special post for me to make so I figured better late than never right???

I hope you all had the most amazing Mother’s Day ever and that you were pampered to no end because let’s just get right down to it… you deserve it! I am of the opinion that Mother’s more than anybody need to be pampered on this one day a year, because seriously, where would all of us be without the love, support and guidance of our amazing mummies?

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Maple & Brown Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Filling

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Happy Tuesday everybody!
So it’s official – I have totally broken my 2015 New Years resolution… which was to post to this blog at least once a week. But hey, It’s basically mid April so that means I kept up with my resolution for three and a half whole months, which is essentially a quarter of the year and I think that I deserve some credit for that right??? Okay, so maybe I don’t deserve credit of any kind, but I’m just trying not to dwell on the fact that I have to add yet another thing to my list of failed New Years resolution attempts. But alright, alright, in the interest of owning my up to my shortcomings, i’ll just admit it – I failed …(insert defeated sigh here :P)

Now I’m not trying to make excuses for myself, because I am a big believer in the “no excuses” policy right now, but what can I say, these last two weeks have been a little bit of a whirlwind for me and as a result I totally let myself get behind in my posts… Blaaah!!! But hey – I am here now, so I say enough with the dwelling on the bad and let’s move on to celebrating the good – agreed?! Agreed.

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