Andes Mint Brownies

Merry Christmas! Not exactly a white Christmas, but a nice day for running outside—in shorts. Gotta make plenty of room for a delicious Christmas dinner! If you need a last second recipe, here is a good one. I told you these brownies were coming… I’ll take a break from peppermint and chocolate after this, but … Continue reading Andes Mint Brownies


White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I wish candy canes were in season all year… If there is anything better than warm, gooey, just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, it is warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies with melted candy cane in them. This recipe has a few fancy ingredients like turbinado sugar, vanilla salt, and white chocolate, so if you don’t have any … Continue reading White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Truffles, Round Two

Truffles are probably some of the easiest, most versatile desserts to make. You can flavor both the inside and the chocolate coating, decorate with whatever you want, and use them for any occasion. In my first attempt this summer, I used a chocolate ganache center. This time, it was crushed cookies and cream cheese. I’ve … Continue reading Truffles, Round Two

Snowball Cookies

It's a powder day! This week’s dorm baking cookies don’t taste like peppermint or gingerbread, but they certainly look like the holidays. Soft and powdery, and they melt in your mouth just like snow. These cookies come together very quickly with few ingredients. The best part about these cookies is not so much the flavor … Continue reading Snowball Cookies

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Holiday time = chocolate peppermint time. Finally a time of the year when everyone else appreciates mint and chocolate as much as I do. Although I have countless recipes in mind with this combination, my first attempt was a fairly basic form of it. Homemade peppermint patties—so much better than the store-bought kind that I … Continue reading Homemade Peppermint Patties

Pie Recipe

Happy 4th! As promised, here is the recipe to the 4th of July yogurt pie. Unfortunately I’m not great at nail art, or else I would provide a 4th of July nail tutorial as well. Even though it is no longer a holiday, you can still celebrate the weather, the sun, or the weekend with … Continue reading Pie Recipe