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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

For the three or four (maybe I’m being too generous to myself here?) people who read this, it has been a while! I’ve had pretty much no time to post, but seeing as I am on winter break and have close to nothing to do, I figured, hey! Why not post some stuff I’m into lately on my blog?

That’s where this post comes in. I’m sure you can guess why the holiday season is one of my favorites… Yes, you nailed it: Tons of baking to be done and tons of friends and family to feed! And so I give you my three holiday experiments for 2012– I’d say they are some of my best work yet (at least that is what the friends and family will full stomachs seem to indicate):

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.

Drool.

Chocolate Chip York Peppermint Patty Bars.

Drooool.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Did I say DROOL?….

I found all these lovely recipes via Pinterest and just had to play.

1. The Hot Cocoa Frosting from Cookies and Cups was to die for. I used– gasp– a boxed cake mix for the cupcakes. Hey, when you’re making three desserts for one Hanukkah party, something has got to give! I added mini marshmallows and these adorable little toothpick decorations.

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2. Next up, the lovely chocolatey, minty bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction! Definitely a quick and delicious treat worth trying.

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3. Finally, my personal (and I would venture to say everyone else’s) favorite- the mint choco cookies! I found this lovely recipe from Table for Two and just had to try. The only adjustment made was that instead of the Andes baking chips (nowhere to be found in my ShopRite) I used Nestle Mint and Dark Chocolate Chips and crushed up Ghiradelli peppermint bark.

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There you have it- my wintery treats. But these desserts are definitely not restricted to holiday festivities- bake them up any time to enjoy delicious dessert, no matter what the season.

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HealthiER Banana Granola Cookies.

The ER is capitalized because WARNING: THESE COOKIES WILL NOT MAKE YOU SKINNY. They are simply not as bad for you as normal cookies, and have some nutritional value.

Well now that we cleared that up… HI! Let me introduce you to what happens when there are about 15 ripe bananas in my house that need to be used:

 

I  got the general idea for these cookies from Cookie and Kate… she’s kind of awesome. Then, I tweaked it to make it exactly how I wanted! Here is my version:

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 1/2 cups oats (I used Old Fashioned thick oats!)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 c. organic white sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg

2 mashed bananas

1/2 tsp honey

1 c. chocolate chips (dark chocolate or sugar free if you want to be as healthy as possible!)

 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with waxed paper.

2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

3. Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl, then adding the egg and bananas and honey.

4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.

7. Spoon onto baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes!!

 

Then you get this 🙂

These cookies seriously are delish. You could even add walnuts or some flax/chia seeds to make a heartier, healthier cookie!

 

They were so easy to make and delicious, and you don’t feel toooo terrible when you eat them! Success? I think so!

 

Well, what are you waiting for?! Go make these! Happy baking 🙂

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I’ve Been Bright, Baking and Busy… But, Now I’m Back Blogging!

Woah. That’s a lot of Bs.

HEY THERE! Wow, so it has been months. For the (few) people who read my blog, I’m so sorry for not posting for so long! Life as a graduating senior took over and the amount of busy in my life was ridiculous! But, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped doing what I love to do. Oh no, there has been much fashion and baking galore over the past few months. From prom, to graduation, to parties and more, there was much taste to be had for this little girl.

I’d like to catch you up on some of my chic and sugary moments! And not to worry, there will be plenty more on its way… For real this time!

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I don’t know about you guys, but as far as the fashion sphere goes, I’ve been kind of obsessed with neon and brights lately. Especially the neon wedges I’m wearing in these two photos, from my graduation party and graduation! I’m kind of obsessed with them and wear them every chance I get. (Because even then, how often do neon pink green and orange wedges work with your outfit…? Exactly.)

Here’s a close up of the little cuties:

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I mean, come on.

I’ve even been neon and bright when it comes to my workout fashion!

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All I have to say about that is, Lululemon is genius. I’m actually obsessed.

But I’ve been exploring more than just clothes and shoes and styles galore, oh no. I’ve been baking and making all things delicious! Today I’d like to share one of my personal favorites… Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “Whookie:”

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I found these little gems on Yammie’s Noshery. There you can find the complete recipe! I made one small tweak, though: I deemed them “Whookies” instead of Whoopie Pies. Whookie, for a cross between whoopee pie and cookie. Ha! So clever. But seriously, I found them to be not quite cake enough to be pure whoopie pies. I guess you’ll have to make them for yourself and be the judge of that!Image

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The little rainbow balls of goodness before being popped into the oven!

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And after.

Now time for some filling. Yum.

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Now, the finished product!

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I ended up using some bigger sprinkles, too because I ran out of the small kind! They really were simple and everyone loved them. You must make them… now!

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Look at all that color!

It feels good to be back… I hope you feel the same! Enjoy this bright and tasty post…it will not be the last! 🙂

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