Posts tagged ‘dessert’

August 25th, 2014

Cantaloupe & Mint Popsicles

by Lauren

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We went backpacking a few weekends ago. My pack was bigger than I am and I was exhausted by the end of it.

Chris pushed me out of my comfort zone with this adventure and I thanked him. While it was a little rough climbing at that altitude with no cardio training, I don’t regret it. Thank goodness for barre classes that build up my muscles!

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The views were spectacular and now I can officially say I’ve gone without a … Read more...

March 11th, 2014

Mocha Chia Seed Pudding

by Lauren

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Chris hates coffee, but he will take a quick shot of espresso in one gulp to get a boost. I think the fancy new coffee machine by parents got me for my birthday is wearing him down, bit by bit. Soon, I’ll have him sipping a whole cup slowly on Saturday mornings with me.

I thought adding chocolate to coffee would help ease him into it. My math skills failed me yet again though: chocolate + anything = great. Nope, … Read more...

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...

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...