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Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

How I start a blog post is largely dictated by my mood when I sit down to write it, and today that mood is decidedly cranky. I have my first cold of the season, and generally I only get one a season, so when it arrives I tend to be a bit of a grouch. I apologize in advance! The good news is I’m writing about something I love, chocolate! Double chocolate. And it’s goooood. (more…)


Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

I took the month of September off from the Secret Recipe Club, so this is my first post in a couple of months and it feels good to be back! For October, I was assigned Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, a blog written by Jamie. Jamie has a great blog full not only of recipes, but lots of sewing and crafting tutorials – something I’m trying to get into lately! I had a lot of fun looking through her site and getting inspired. (more…)


Fresh Fig, Walnut, and Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Hello! How are you?! It’s been a while. Since I last wrote something here, I had my final wedding dress fitting, Kevin and I moved into our new condo, we traveled for wedding appointments, and started condo renovations. To kick it all off, we tore down a wall and painted our bedroom. We also bought 4 new toilets (even though we only have one bathroom…), finally successfully installed one of those toilets that actually fits in our microscopically small bathroom, we installed two closet systems, and a shelving pantry area behind our new kitchen, plus picked paint colors for the entire place, painted the pantry, started painting and priming the in-transition living room and made about 1,000 trips to Home Depot. It’s starting to feel more like Home Depot is my home than our condo! (more…)


Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

In all my time in the kitchen, I’ve never made marshmallows. I’m not a big marshmallow eater, and never caught on to the gourmet marshmallow trend (was that even a thing?), so it’s never been really high on my priority list. That said, it is something I’ve always wanted to tackle, and for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I finally did! (more…)


Fig Corn Muffins

This past week was a tough one. I haven’t posted since early in the morning on Marathon Monday, I haven’t been able to gather thoughts in an appropriate manner, and it wasn’t the time for fun new recipe posts anyway. For those of you also in the Boston area, I hope you made it through the week safe and sound, and that you are gradually getting back into the swing of things. I can definitely say it’s a relief to be returning to normal, though I wish we’d never had to endure that week and those horrific events in the first place. (more…)


Honey Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

While the weather outside certainly doesn’t show it, spring is just 2 days away! And with the arrival of spring comes a whole slew of new recipes. As each season comes and goes, I always get excited for the recipes that I’ll make, but spring recipes just might be my favorite. We’re all coming out of hibernation and looking forward to a warmer, brighter and cheerier season. As such, for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I opted for a lighter lemon recipe, but one with a twist. (more…)


Mocha Cheesecake Bars

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Sara’s blog, Cook With Sara. There, she shares a plethora of recipes across pretty much every area of cooking – grilling, slow cooking, baking – and also all sorts of ingredients. Her recipe index was so long (and well organized!) that I was immediately overwhelmed with so many stellar options.Fortunately, I knew I wanted to make something with coffee for an upcoming dinner, so I was able to sift through her many recipes to settle on these Mocha Cheesecake Bars. (more…)


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