Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry season continues! This time I took one out of the book of my favorite store in Michigan: Cherry Republic. They make these delicious “boomchunka” cookies. They’re oatmeal cookies with dried cherries and chocolate chunks. I happened to get a package of dried cherries mailed to me for my birthday so I wanted to replicate them in the form of these chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies. These turned out deliciously. Also hearty. The ratio of oats to flour is 2:1 so they’re oaty, chocolatey, and cherry-y. They’re deliciously chewy, not super…

June Stitch Fix Review

June Stitch Fix Review

Happy June! This month I asked my stylist for some super comfy tops. And this June stitch fix box didn’t disappoint. What is stitch fix? It’s a box of 5 items (clothes, accessories, shoes!), picked personally for you by your stylist. You fill out a style profile, pin some things on pinterest, and get a box full of amazing clothes sent right to your door – once every 2-3 weeks, once a month, once every two months, or however frequently you want!. There’s a $20 styling fee that gets waived if you…

Chocolate Cherry Banana Muffins

Chocolate Cherry Banana Muffins

So sometimes it’s cherry season and you want just to make like, a super fruity, flavorful, but really really easy muffin. That’s this. These chocolate cherry banana muffins are packed full of fruit. Plus, you make them in one bowl. Basically just mix everything in a bowl, put in muffin tray and bake. These are honestly surprisingly chocolatey. I was going for a subtle chocolate when I was making it, but I’m not going to fight what the chocolate wants to be (if you do though just take out 2…

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies – with the perfect hint of cinnamon

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies – with the perfect hint of cinnamon

These look just like normal chocolate chip cookies don’t they? They are so much more than that. As I mentioned in my last banana cookie post, baking with bananas is a challenge. I actually ended up coming up with these chocolate chip banana cookies while I was working on that double chocolate banana recipe, because I just wasn’t sure they were going to come together and I wanted a back up. And I may like these a little more. I love cinnamon. I love cinnamon and banana. I love cinnamon…

Stuffed Beer Cheese Pretzel Bites

Stuffed Beer Cheese Pretzel Bites

Yesterday, everyone in the office brought in like, every left over sweet from memorial day parties. So after the 3rd “there’s a cake in the kitchen” email, I realized I needed to make something nice and savory for tea time today. I’ve been wanting to make these stuffed beer cheese pretzel bites for a while, because love love love pretzels. And really what’s better than a beer pretzel stuffed with beer cheese? Tasty actually made some of these recently. Of course they’re not beer pretzels, but they’re an easier, faster…

Baileys Twinkies

Baileys Twinkies

So the other day, someone brought Twinkies into the office and someone suggested that I make Baileys Twinkies. So here we are. I will say, it took a long time to develop this recipe and I’ve basically been covered in chocolate for two weeks straight, so despite the fact that these really are delicious, this post may not be super enthusiastic about how delicious these are. I swear they are delicious, and despite having a lot of steps, they come together fairly quickly. Don’t be intimidated by them. If you’re…

May Stitch Fix Review

May Stitch Fix Review

Happy May! I got this may stitch fix box just a few days after my birthday so I was really excited for my “birthday fix”. It’s been weirdly hot here so I made sure to ask my stylist for summer stuff. What is stitch fix? It’s a box of 5 items (clothes, accessories, shoes!), picked personally for you by your stylist. You fill out a style profile, pin some things on pinterest, and get a box full of amazing clothes sent right to your door – once every 2-3 weeks, once…

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

My favorite flavor combination in the world is chocolate and bananas. Chocolate banana smoothie? Yes. Chocolate banana ice cream? Bring it on. Chocolate banana cake? Give me a fork. I love it. So, with three overripe bananas in my freezer, I decided to make some chocolate banana cookies. I don’t know if you know this about banana, but it can do some weird things to your recipes – primarily making cookies more bready/muffiny. And that’s no good for cookies. A bready, muffiny cookie is just not what I’m looking for….

White Russian Parfait Shots

White Russian Parfait Shots

A White Russian is my mother’s drink of choice and since Sunday was mother’s day, I wanted to make something inspired by her. So I made white russian parfait shots! Don’t be fooled by the picture – you absolutely do not want to eat a whole mason jar’s worth, because they’re super rich. These are perfect to serve up in shot glasses at a party/bachelorette part/wedding/a college party/you know, basically whenever. They really do pack a punch. These have three layers, a Coffee Liqueur cheesecake mousse, a white russian pudding, topped…