Archive for ‘Dessert’

February 3rd, 2014

Brownie Cupcakes with Coconut Peanut Butter Frosting {and a Birthday!}

by Chrissy

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This past weekend we celebrated Lauren’s day of birth, with our favorite type of gathering: potluck food & plently o’wine with good friends.

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Thankfully, we are surrounded by great people who also have the same affinity for tasty wine and zesty food. We had a ton of yummy appetizers and dishes to go around, for seconds and thirds.

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We capped off the night playing darts and pool down at the local watering hole, followed by 2 AM breakfast burritos at … Read more...

January 29th, 2014

Breakfast Cookies {with banana, coconut, chocolate and more!}

by Lauren

 

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I made these twice in 4 days. If that’s not proof of their convenience, simplicity, and delicious flavor, I’m not sure what is. You know those bananas that are the verge of death in your fruit bowl? Don’t you dare toss them – make breakfast cookies instead.

I know, these cookies have zero butter or sugar but that makes them breakfast-worthy and they do still taste like and resemble cookies. Chris gobbled up 3 in no less than 5 … Read more...

December 30th, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

by Chrissy

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This year is winding down but we’re just winding up. We’ve got big plans for the LYK in 2014.

But first, let’s quickly recap this past year: we had a wedding and the many fun memories and months leading up to it; we’ve embarked on some worldwide travels–some with our loved ones and some together; we’ve stepped into bigger and better things relating to jobs, opportunities, responsibilities and more. This year’s been full of blessing and excitement, we look forward … Read more...

December 16th, 2013

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Blondies

by Lauren

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Once again, I’m behind on the trend. I’ve said this before, but I don’t really enjoy baking. It takes a lot of patience and if I’m being honest, I lack patience. It’s a virtue I’m working on but have yet to even come close to mastering.

When I found out that you don’t have to wait for butter to come to room temperature when making blondies, I dove right in. You need a stand mixer either, anyone with a bicep … Read more...

October 25th, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Chrissy

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These cakey, pumpkin, chocolate-laden cookies might be my favorite part of Fall!

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I’ve already made 3 batches. That’s like over 100 cookies. And I can grantee I’ve personally scarfed about 20 of them. Probably more, but that’s something I’m not willing to admit, until another batch is made.

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So far, this season has been super busy. But since these are so easy to make, they keep well for about a week (if they last that long), and they bring huge … Read more...