Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Woah. Summer is here. School is finally out and I feel a bit dazed being back in the real world of no chemistry or biology or self-destructive CS projects or infuriating (and weird) readings about Sternberg’s three component theory of love. Update: I started this post when I didn’t have school. Now I have summer school. Who invented summer school? This is an abomination. AGH. Now I’m drowning in organic chemistry and “the mathematical foundations of programming.” That doesn’t even sound interesting! (It’s not!) Maybe I should just be an art major instead…. Continue reading “Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes”

Chocolate Crackle Cookies + Coming back to life after 66 days….

Wow, has is really been 66 days? That’s a really long time. I missed you blogosphere!  Continue reading “Chocolate Crackle Cookies + Coming back to life after 66 days….”

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Oh my god, blog! It’s been way too long! I was ridiculously frustrated with school and my lack of life, so I, as usual, decided to bake! (Yay, me!)

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Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I’m going off to college in a week. One week until the newest chapter of my life begins, and I’m so excited and so scared. (Scared mostly because I’m probably going to take the wrong train or bus or something somewhere in the city and end up in Canada or China, but it’s cool.)

I have to say goodbye to almost all of my friends, the people that I spent all my time with these last few years, and start anew. I’ll be all on my own, as an adult in a completely different world. I can no longer wake up 10 minutes before school, roll out of bed and walk across the street in time for my first period class. I will no longer be in a familiar environment surrounded by the people I’ve known all my life. I took comfort in knowing I would see these people everyday, that I’d be right here, with everyone, that this wouldn’t change for a long time, but now that long time is over, and about this, I am sad.

I will, however, be reunited with old friends, and make plenty of new ones. I’ll be able to study whatever I choose. I’ll have the newfound freedom to do what I want and go where I want and explore and live the life that I want. The unfamiliar people and places will become familiar and for that, I can’t wait. So college, here I come! (Lame? Yes, I know. Shh.)

Okay, onto cupcakes:   Continue reading “Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting”

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies+ My One Year BLOGIVERSARY

Yep. That’s right. One year of blogging! Whoohooo! This calls for some celebration emojis! 🎉🎉🎉 Wow. It’s basically a party in here.

I just want to say thanks to everyone who follows and reads my blog, especially my friends, who I bother incessantly with all kinds of things about my blog, from picture proofing to “OMG read my blog because no one else is going to read it!” You guys are the best! ❤️

Now onto the good stuff. Not chocolate stuff (my regular sweet stuff) but Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that are just sooo good.  Continue reading “Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies+ My One Year BLOGIVERSARY”

M&M Oreo Cookie Bars

Cooookieeees!  I like cookies. You like cookies. Cookie Monster likes cookies. EVERYONE LIKES COOKIES YAY.

Sorry. (That’s a lie, I’m not sorry. I love cookies.) LOOK AT THE COOKIES!


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Lemon Blueberry Scones 

Oops. Hi there. So I guess I have a blog. Hmm. I guess I’m supposed to maybe post on this thing at least semi-regularly…maybe…. (I’m sorry!)

But don’t worry! I have a great recipe for today! Whoohoo! 🎉 *Insert celebration-y emoji here because I don’t know if you can see them or not.* Update: you can. 

A couple days ago, I was reading Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna, and the main character was eating scones. This reminded me of when I took a Brit Lit class, and our teacher decided to bring us scones (I guess becuase that’s English food?). Anyway, I remembered I loved those, and was suddenly overcome with the desire to have more. So here we are! 

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Mother’s Day Carrot Cake

I’ve been super busy with school, but I’m finally done with all testing so I am freeeeee! I know this is several days late (sorry), but happy Mother’s Day!

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing mother who cares so much and does so much for me. Honestly, I can’t do enough to make up for it. However, cake is pretty great. So, I made cake! Yay! (Am I not an eloquent writer?)

I don’t normally like making cakes, cupcakes are more my thing, with their perfect proportions and cuteness. However, this cake is pretty simple, as is the frosting, even though it might seem a little complicated, what with the shredded carrots and all that jazz. It’s super duper yummy and definitely worth the carrot shredding (I hate carrot shredding). Continue reading “Mother’s Day Carrot Cake”

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake Bars

Today was my last day of volunteering at my local hospital (Because I have to go to college soon OMG what.) so I decided to bring in something nice. (In return, I got brownies, a flower, and a Starbucks gift card! So worth sharing cheesecake….)

Now, I am a total cheesecake addict, but I almost always make classic, plain cheesecake, and while that is absolutely delicious, I’ve recently been experimenting with different flavors. I tried Raspberry Swirl cheesecake, which is fantastic, but this one I also expected to be great, because… toffee… caramel… yum!?

Another thing about cheesecake bars is that they make it sooo much easier to share (not that you really want to but you know…) so you won’t eat the entire cheesecake (you know you want to). Continue reading “Caramel Toffee Cheesecake Bars”

Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cake Flour Substitute

Hello, friends. I know I haven’t posted in ages (sorry) but I have returned with one of my favorite recipes! Red velvet cupcakes!

Oh red velvet. Man oh man oh man, red velvet. If you don’t love red velvet, then you might not be human, because RED VELVET! Even the name sounds amazing. Sigh. I love red velvet. 🙂 I know it’s not anytime near Valentine’s Day…but um who cares! Have you looked at those cupcakes? You do not get to eat those just once a year. Continue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cake Flour Substitute”