Halloween Bloody Bandage Cookies and a Giveaway!

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It is officially my last week here in Massachusetts. And it’s strange. Exciting and wild and cluttery, but yes, strange. Bittersweet. It’s sort of timely that Halloween falls squarely in the middle of the chaos, because why not? Let’s make things creepy while we’re packing. Or at least, let’s use the candy as fuel for…

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Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecake Bars

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Silky chocolate hazelnut cheesecake + creamy peanut butter cheesecake + buttery crushed Oreo cookie crust   I want to gush about this recipe.     Gush, I tell you.     But I’m at a loss. I have very few words for how incredible these bars are because, well, incredible really sums them up perfectly….

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Apologizing through Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Writing a weight loss memoir, food conference planning, all the stuff I’d rattle off in a bulleted list if and when I told you what I’ve been doing in Seattle for the past week- they’ve painted me the happiest color of busy. But I woke up today, crazed and chaotic and charmed beyond charmed with…

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My Favorite Cookie: Congo Bars

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I’m a baker at heart. Don’t let this ol’ blog title fool you. I cook; I make dinner every night; but I’m nothing without my beloved butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. Lonely and lost without chocolate. This recipe is the one that…

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

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Sometimes I meet people who say they don’t “live to eat” they “eat to live” Sometimes I envy these people. Because then maybe I wouldn’t think about food in the same infatuated, wish-I-could-breathe-you, way I thought about Daniel when we first fell in love. Sometimes I’m out with people who simply forget to eat, who…

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The Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You know that woman I talk about a lot? The one that my world revolves around? No, not Oprah. (Mom, forgive them.) My mother. Mames. Mumma. Mum. Ma. That woman. Well, she’s turning…Sorry, if I could just—ooone sec–I just need to grab my megaphone. [Tap] Is this thing on? Testing-tes-testing. There we go. Ahem. “SHE’S…

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Chewy Double Chocolate Coconut Blondies

    Dear Daniel, Remember a few nights ago when I woke both of us up at 3am, shouting, “I’m so thirsty I’m going to die!!”? Hard to forget.     Well, remember how you ran to the kitchen to fetch me a glass of water? How when you brought it to me I spit…

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Strawberry Crumb Bars

  Excuse me, um, Monday Morning? First, hi, how are you? Tired? What’s that, you didn’t sleep well? Ah, I’m sorry to hear it. Aaanywho…Juuust wanted to touch base with you about something I’ve been thinking long and hard about lately. And that is: you just don’t treat me as well as I think you…

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Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Cookies

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If my calculations are correct, almonds + coconut + chocolate will either equal sweet oblivion or my demise. More likely the latter. Last year I was on a bender with candy bars. Filling my daily chocolate quota with the likes of Almond Joy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers. Practically veering off the road anytime…

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Shortbread Valentine Cookies

  I thought long and hard about the list of sweets I wanted to bake for Valentine’s Day. In fact, I spent a good portion of Saturday considering Cupid. The one problem I ran into was that the list began and ended with chocolates. Chocolates oozing and gooey with cream and caramel centers. Chocolates tucked…

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