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Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Coconut Cake Roll

Mar 26, 2015
Chocolate Coconut Cake Roll

Oops… I did it again. I made another cake roll. This one is full of chocolate and coconut. That’s just how I roll. Last weekend I had the perfect Easter recipe planned and ready to make. It was a riff on these cupcakes combined with these muffins. It failed. TWICE. As I sat there...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Mar 23, 2015
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of melty chocolate chips. With less than half the carbs & 3 times the protein, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat!     Nearly every year, I forget that my corner of the world skips straight past spring. The weather gives us about two weeks of mild 60-70° temperatures before hurtling into...

Crazy for Crust
Coconut Brookies

Mar 22, 2015
Coconut Brookies

Sometimes I want to change my name to Brooke, because then I could have the best dessert ever named after me: Brookies. They’re part brownie, part cookie, and all super decadent. Oh, I’m sorry. Your keyboard is full of drool now, isn’t it? If only computer screens were scratch and sniff. Better yet…if only computers...

Bake It With Booze
Irish Car Bomb Twinkies®

Irish Car Bomb Twinkies®


Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Irish Car Bomb "Twinkies" are the perfect end to your corn beef and cabbage celebration!  These are made very similar to the cupcake varieties that you see on the internet with some adaptations:  chocolate stout cake with a creamy chocolate whiskey filling and topped with...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Samoas Truffles

Samoas Truffles

After Thin Mints, Samoas (they’re actually called Caramel deLites here now, but I’m so used to saying Samoas!) are my favorite flavor of Girl Scouts cookie. After I made these Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes, I wanted to honor this slightly less popular, but still awesome cookie. Last year, I made Samoas Macaroons, which were inspired by...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaar…no, it’s not Christmas – it’s Girl Scouts cookie season! Like most people, I can’t resist a box of Thin Mints. And there’s only one thing better than a plain Thin Mint: a Thin Mints s’more. It’s one of those desserts that’s so simple to make yet...

Crazy for Crust
S’mores Blondies

Mar 15, 2015
S’mores Blondies

Some days you just want an ooey, gooey s’more. Today? Is one of those days. On the ooey, gooey, chewy front, we had something BIG happen last week. Big! Huge! Jordan got her braces off!!!! (You can see her pretty smile here.) She’s had her braces for about 2 1/2 years. (She’s 10, if...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Magic Bar Pies

Mar 14, 2015
Mini Magic Bar Pies

Magic bars are my jam. Today I’m turning the seven layer bar into something even better…a Mini Magic Bar PIE! GUESS WHAT TODAY IS????? Come on…if you read this blog you might already know. #mathnerd Did my posts this week tip you off? First, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie. Then Lemon Meringue Pie Bars....

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Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

Mar 13, 2015
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

A thick & creamy chocolate milkshake that’s healthy enough for breakfast! Just 5 ingredients & no protein powder necessary!     During my early middle school years, my mom drove my younger brother and me to a college about 30 minutes away to watch weekend basketball games. With our ages, we qualified for the...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

Mar 11, 2015
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!     Every May and September, my dad and his friends spend a week backpacking through the wilderness: Utah in the spring, California in the fall. Their trips...

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