Hot Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

This week, we Chicagoans experienced our second "polar vortex," (read: temps below -25 degrees when you factor in the windchill.) And to think that it's ONLY just the beginning of February. Needless to say, I've been spending lots of time indoors. Last week, I made a spicy black bean soup in my slow cooker. I… Continue reading Hot Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

Events · Recipes

Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Coffee Cookies

Last month, I attended the kick-off soiree for this year's Chicago Food Film Festival. If you've never heard of the event, it's exactly what it sounds like: you get to watch films about food...and then sample the featured foods! NOMS city. (They even inserted napkins in our programs!) To preserve the authenticity of the dishes… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Coffee Cookies


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

A team potluck event = an excellent reason to bake. :) I wanted to try another cake mix cookie recipe, after having easily made a batch of Lemon Cool Whip Cookies and Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies. Using the same recipe format as the Strawberry White Chocolate batch, I just swapped the cake mix flavor from Strawberry… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Last month, I helped launch a Mon-STAR Milk Mustache ad campaign on behalf of one of my clients, MilkPEP, which featured Monsters University characters, Mike & Sulley. In honor of the ad, my team created 3 Monsters-U inspired recipes, including these Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip & Banana Muffins. There’s also a really cute smoothie pop… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins