Mini Hi-Hat Brookie Cups

 Hi-Hat Brookie (Brownies & Cookies) Cups in miniature form. There’s no question as to whether or not you should make them. This is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth!


Hi! How was your weekend? What did you do? Around these parts, we enjoyed two bonfires, a delicious BBQ with the most amazing ribs ever, my brother-in-law’s birthday party, and creating a dessert I had been dreaming of for weeks now! And my, oh my are they dreamy.

I cannot wait to tell you all about these Mini Hi-Hat Brookie Cups, so let’s get started.


This blogging thing has become one of my most favorite things to do in my spare time. I always look forward to getting to put my post together and talk to all of you. But I’m not going to lie, some days I am more excited ab0ut sharing a recipe than others. Not because of the quality of the recipe (I seriously love them all and wouldn’t be sharing them if I didn’t), but whenever I get to click publish on a recipe that brings back memories or that helped me conquer a kitchen challenge (and therefore creating a memory), I have a hard time hiding my excitement. And I wouldn’t want to.

Creating a Hi-Hat dessert was a serious and intimidating task for me, but I am so glad I tackled it and am ready to have you join me in on the fun! [Read more…]

Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies

My favorite cookies stuffed with Oreos and Cookies & Cream Chocolate Pieces. These cookies are full of crunchy and creamy goodness.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies So, we made it. After almost 72 hours, 2 flat tires and a total of 1000 miles traveled, we’re back safe and sound. I am happy to say that Kansas did not disappoint with stilling my longing for hot summer days. So glad that I was able to experience at least one 90 degree day this summer J. My brother-in-law is set for another year of school and we already can’t wait to go back for graduation next year!

The only thing that didn’t go as planned (besides the 2 flat tires, which were no biggie to fix), was that I forgot to pack my newest cookie creation – these Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies. I’d always wanted to make my own version of Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies and thought that they would be just the thing to bring on a road trip.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies Well, my mind totally spaced and forgot about packing said cookies (how that happened, I do not know), which meant that I had to bake a batch of good ‘ol chocolate chip cookies dorm room style upon arrival. Just as scrumptious, but not quite the same.

Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie, but once you bake a batch of cookies and cream ones, they’re all you can think about. [Read more…]

Salted Nutella-Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies

 Double Chocolate Cookies stuffed with Nutella and sprinkled with Sea Salt. You have got to experience this one-of-a-kind cookie!


Let’s tackle another Monday, shall we? But before we do, can we dwell on the weekend a little while longer and pretend it’s not yet time to get back to reality? Good.

As usual, the weekend went by way to fast. Not only was mine packed with a fun freelance project I’ll tell you about later, but getting to hang out with some of our fabulous friends, chatting it up and playing board games, was another highlight. Nothing says Midwest like a good old game night and a delicious hot dish (also known as casserole, ha).


Or is that a national thing? Either way, I am fairly certain that I know one thing that unites us all. Cookies are understood and loved nationwide, if not worldwide.

They’re also my way of extending the weekend and dwelling on the fun memories one scrumptious bite at a time. Let’s forget about Mondays together. [Read more…]

No-Bake Nutella Clusters

 Six ingredients are all you need to create these scrumptious no-bake cookies. Crunchy, creamy, sweet. What’s not to love


It’s hot, hot, hot out there. For MN standards at least. The past week has been filled with the most amazing weather anyone could ask for. Blue skies, incredible sunshine and temperatures in the lower 80’s. I feel so spoiled. And you bet I’ve been soaking up as many rays as time allows.

My goal is the same every summer. Try to get a tan on. Year after year, I am denying the fact that it’s basically impossible for me to get that beautiful sun-kissed color on my skin. I tend to burn rather quickly and usually return to my normal skin tone shortly after. By the end of summer, it’s basically impossible for anyone’s eyes but mine to detect an actual change in my skin color. Ivory for life, yo.


What’s a girl to do but drown her tanning sorrows in a jar of Nutella? I have adored that silky chocolate spread the very first moment I tasted it. I am pretty sure sparks flew. And since it’s not always appropriate to eat that stuff straight of the jar by the spoonfuls (i.e. when there are other people in my house besides myself), I am forced to find new ways to still get my Nutella fix.

So No-bake Nutella Clusters, it is! [Read more…]

Pistachio, Chocolate Chip and Toffee Crunch Cookies

 Pistachios, Chocolate Chips and Toffee give these cookies just the right amount of crunch. My go-to cookie recipe when I’m craving something salty & sweet!


Hooray! Friday is finally here, the weekend is just a couple of hours away and we are more than ready to hit the road and enjoy a weekend filled with food, family, and fun.

Oh, and welcoming summer is not a bad deal either. Few things are worth heating the oven up for when the temperature seem to be climbing higher and higher. Cookies definitely fall into that category for me. Nothing will come in between me and a scrumptious cookie.


Especially when it involves pistachios, toffee, and melty chocolate chips. These cookies are the ultimate of the ultimate when it comes to salty and sweet awesomeness.

I don’t know why I keep making irresistible cookies – can you say overeating problem? It turns our kitchen into a danger zone! [Read more…]

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