Valentine’s Day Recap & Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without too many baked goodies and an over abundance of chocolate. You’re not celebrating correctly if you don’t wake up the next morning with a tummy ache from sampling every single chocolate in the box. My dad sent me a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and my Valentine gave me […]

Nutella & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

So, I go into work one morning and there’s a box of Rice Krispies sitting on my desk. Uh…what? Breakfast? Nope, my manager Amy gifted me the box so that I could bake with it. It was a full box with a fast-approaching “sell by” date and there was no way she and her daughter […]

Cookie Butter Shortbread Cookies

Okay, food bloggers, I know we’ve all had our mishaps in the kitchen — flat cookies, sunken cakes, burnt casseroles, tough chicken… It happens to the best of us. Do you guys blog about them anyway? Since most of us are home-cooks, it only seems natural that when we make mistakes, we should share them […]

Eight Nights of Hanukkah Baking, Night #3: Miracle Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re three days into Hanukkah already! We all know the story we were taught in Sunday School about the miracle of the oil burning for eight days, so I figured it’d be appropriate to honor the “oil miracle” and use it in a recipe. Chocolate chip cookies using vegetable oil instead of butter — and […]

Eight Nights of Hanukkah Baking, Night #2: Triple Chocolate Oreo Cookies!

Happy second night of Hanukkah!  Today, being the first official DAY of Hanukkah, the Kabbalah Centre is putting on a huge Hanukkah festival at Mizner Park. I’ll be there volunteering for a few hours. There’s a bounce house, rock wall, face painting, food, rides, astrology readings, and a candle lighting at sundown. It’s a pretty […]

Escape from Hurricane Isaac: NJ Visit Part 3

Being that I’ve gotten to be this crazy baker/chef/food fanatic, my family wanted to see what I could do. My sister and one of her best friends requested I bake something, so I had to come up with something good to impress them. I decided on a banana-Nutella bread, loaded with chocolate chips and topped […]

The easiest cookie recipe you’ll ever find…

Aside from watching just about every cooking competition on TV, I’ve also got a pretty lengthy list of shows that I watch religiously. During the summer, my DVR is no where near as full as it is during the fall/winter season, but there are still a few shows I can’t do without. One of which […]