Coconut Sugar Cookies

Recipes using coconut sugar for coconut sugar cookies

Did I say we were taking a break from desserts for two? Who let me say that? What’s wrong with you guys? You know I can’t keep my mind away from sweets! I do have more fun dinner for two recipes to share with you this month, but I didn’t think you would mind if I popped in and share the most perfect, soft, chewy sugar

Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate waffle with ice cream

So, I was talking to my friend Corey the other day, and we agreed that this whole ‘Single Awareness Day’ thing is sad. Yeah, not having a significant other can suck at times, but we just don’t think that’s the way you should look at it. We think Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of love. Love for everyone in your life—girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, family,

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes

Cookie sundaes for Valentines Day

There’s a certain romance in sharing a dessert for two with your sweetie. There’s also a certain romance in saying ‘No, I need my own dessert. Please and thank you.’ I’m so glad my husband and I are passed that awkward dating phase. That phase where you order one dessert to share on a date. ONE. Ugh. I’m so over that. Bring on the fat pants,

Strawberry Swirl Brownies

Strawberry jam brownies with strawberry glaze

I’m not one to brag, but please, let me brag. Someone told me that my brownies are better than any relationship they’ve ever been in. I’m thinking back to some of the poor souls I’ve dated, and I definitely should have passed on the guy and taken the fudgey brownie instead. Many times, actually. My brownies are exceeding in richness (unlike some of the men

Ritz-dipped Chocolate Heart Cookies

Ritz-dipped Chocolate Heart cookies

Another day, another chocolate dessert! My friend Jessica told me the other day that she’s so glad I’m not sharing healthy, New Year’s resolution-esque recipes this month. Honestly, it never occurred to me to do so (which is probably a problem unto itself), but the truth is:  my resolution is to eat more chocolate. Well, we also have a family resolution to switch to a

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


Before I get to the requests that are rolling in for my 30 days of chocolate campaign for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would fulfill my own request first. I can’t stop thinking about chocolate cookies. And not just any chocolate cookie—a soft, chewy cookie chock full of melting chocolate chunks. Have you noticed that chocolate chips don’t melt very much in the oven? That’s why

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies


I dreamt about this cookie. Little things from my to-do list creep inside my brain and hang around at nighttime. I fell asleep asking myself ‘what am I going to do with those two languishing candy canes in the pantry??’ and then I had sweet, sweet cookie dreams. Maybe we’re all dreaming about cookies this time of year. Santa can’t be the only one already thinking

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies


I haven’t talked much about living in St Louis, have I? After living in 3 different states in the last 3 years, we struggle to put roots down and get ‘too comfortable’ in any one place. As I write this, we never know where the future will take us. Most likely, St Louis isn’t home. We tell ourselves we’re close to family here, but, really, ‘close’