All The Chocolate Bundt Cake

This has it all. All the chocolate. Inside and outside. There’s cocoa, melted chocolate, chocolate chips, ganache, you name it, it’s in here!

Rich Chocolate Bundt Cake- a massive cake for massive chocolate lovers!

The batter was huge, the cake is huge, and it’s so soft it just melts in your mouth. I saw this recipe and instantly had a chocolate craving that could only be cured by this cake. The original called for sour cream, but I thought greek yogurt sounded better. Plus, now it’s a high-protein cake so it’s healthy!

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On The Go Oatmeal Cups

Oatmeal CupsOn Sunday evening, when Michael turned on the NBA Playoffs, I went to the kitchen and mixed these up. They looked like an easy weekday breakfast, and let’s face it, I skip breakfast all the time. Or I eat a granola bar during my morning work break and call that a meal. It’s not a meal, though. These are, though!Need a quick, healthy breakfast? Whip up a batch of these and be set for the whole week! Continue reading “On The Go Oatmeal Cups”

Daisy’s Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy, one-bowl brownies- the best way to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

15 years ago today, my dog Daisy was born. I had been begging for my own dog for 2 years. We always had a dog around, and I was usually following it everywhere, but I wanted one all for myself. I understand now why my parents didn’t get a puppy for an 8-year-old (we had two other dogs, anyways), but at the time it was the hardest struggle I faced. 🙂

Me and Daisy

I finally got my puppy, and played with her every single day. I loved her instantly. She had a fierce, independent spirit and never cared to cuddle, but she loved me back. She was my constant companion and best friend. As she grew older, she was more apt to lick me and sit in my lap. Every time I saw her, she howled in excitement and I rubbed her face, scratched her back, and told her how much I loved her.

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Chocolate Raspberry Crepes

Chocolate Raspberry Crepes- quick, easy crepes that melt in your mouth, with fresh raspberry filling!

I was able to do another cooking demo at the Farmers’ Market yesterday! I was so excited because this time I knew what I was getting into, but I had no clue what to make. I wanted to make another dessert or breakfast type food, and I needed to include an ingredient from the market. I decided to attempt crepes, which I’d never made before. I knew they had a lot of eggs in them and our market is full of egg sellers. From there, I just had to pick my flavor! Continue reading “Chocolate Raspberry Crepes”

Honey Lemon Mini Tarts

 Honey Lemon Mini Tarts- an easy, lemon filling with just 3 ingredients, inside a crunchy shell!
This was the coolest experience ever, and I have Iowa State to thank for it. One of the ladies from the Ames Farmers’ Market emailed all the students in the FSHN (Food Science & Human Nutrition) department and asked if anyone would like to volunteer to do a cooking demo at the market. I said yes, not sure of what that even meant.
Cooking Demo
I was also unsure of how to make a dessert with only an induction burner (which I had to google to know what that even was; apparently it’s a portable stovetop). I bake almost everything in the oven! My one and only idea was mini tart using already-prepared shells.

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