Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost named these unicorn poop chocolate chip cookies, because I thought that would be cute and hysterical, but then I didn’t. I decided that one, it wasn’t a very descriptive name, and two, it was kinda weird/inappropriate. The second reason is probably not even true to most people, but it’s not really my style. But there, I told you I was going to name it that, so now I practically have.

Three-Layer Berry Marscapone Cake

This cake is epic. I mean epic. I love making cakes for several reasons. One, the decorating, of course. I’m definitely not a pro decorator here, but I love decorating, so I stick with it. I think it’s fun and there’s always new things to try out, so it’s a fun process. The other reason I like making cakes is because they take more time and effort, which I know sounds paradoxical, but it actually makes sense. I have a passion for baking, so naturally I actually love making things that I get to be in the process of baking longer. Plus, the final result in this case was impressive and absolutely delicious.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Streusel Bars

Peanut butter and jelly is a classic you just can’t beat. They’re so good together, that I (and many other people), use it as a phrase. “They’re like peanut butter and jelly together,” or something of the sort. It’s fun to come up with new combinations all the time, but sometimes you just gotta revert back to the classics because you know it’s going to work. That’s what I did here.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These cupcakes were so delicious! I really had to strain myself to not eat the rest of the cupcake I took a forkful out of for my photo. If you read this blog regularly, you should know that I LOVE the peanut butter and chocolate together. So naturally, these cupcakes seemed right up my alley. I’ve made chocolate cupcakes plenty of times before, but this time I frosted them with peanut butter frosting and they were delectable.

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Here I am, writing another life post… about a month later from my last. So much for the every 2 weeks goal I set for myself. Well, I’m here now, and that’s what counts!

I’m officially home for the summer now. Last time I wrote in my cookie crumbles, I spoke about the finish line and the eventual return home, but I was still in finals mode. Which, by the way, I did very well on all my finals and in all my classes, which I am proud to say (even organic chemistry!). 

Strawberry Lemon Crumb Bars

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you know that I love to make baked goods in the summer that have fruit in them. Well I love using fruit in general, but in the summer especially, it seems more appropriate to be eating something that tastes more refreshing and has real fruit like berries or citrus, as opposed to chocolate on chocolate on chocolate. I still do plenty of that, but I really love using fruit.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve covered all the basics on my blog, so it’s time to start thinking outside of the box. This isn’t crazy outside of the box, I’ll give you that. But I thought cookies and cream cupcakes sounded cool. It reminds me of the ice cream. Plus, the frosting looks just like the ice cream. With the half cookie on top, it kind of reminds me of an ice cream sundae.

Mixed Berry Galette with Cornmeal Crust

Today’s the day of my organic chemistry final exam. Wish me luck, I’m going to need to it. But then that means I go home tomorrow, for a whole summer! I’m really excited. I am excited to see my dog, first and foremost, of course. I’m also excited to hang out with my family, have fresh fruit available to me, to have a real kitchen again, watch the Nightly News every night, not have homework, and for playing horse on the basketball court across the street from my house in those wonderful summer evenings.

Brown Butter Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was a kid, I refused to eat nuts. In reality, I had never actually even tried nuts, I just assumed I must not like them because I said I didn’t like “crunchy things.” How I ever got away with this, I have no clue. I think I was first introduced to nuts with my mom’s famous Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread cookies, and then gradually discovered that I really like them.

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

I actually almost remembered to write this in time! This is a crazy time of year for me and all other college students across the country. The final stretch. Next week is the last week of classes (except for that one awkward Monday that we still have classes for). After that is exams week. This means two “reading days” that are dedicated to allowing us to prepare for exams. Then, they start and everyone goes into crazy stress mode.