This is one showstopper of a cake, with layers of rich chocolate cola cake covered with a dulce de leche, coconut and pecan icing.

Chocolate Cola Cake with Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Pecan Icing |

As of this week, my husband is another year older and (sort of) wiser. And even though most of the celebration was super low key, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make a killer cake.

Because what’s a birthday without cake? Continue Reading…



Why you should always pack brown sugar when measuring |

You probably have noticed that many recipes list brown sugar like this:

1 cup brown sugar, packed or 1 cup packed brown sugar

What does that mean? Why does it need to be packed? Continue Reading…


These chewy oatmeal cookies with chocolate chunks are completely flourless and incredibly addictive!

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies |

New year’s resolutions or not, I can’t live without cookies. It’s just a fact. After the indulgences of the holiday season, I’m definitely craving clean and healthy food. But I’m still me, so a few cookies sneak in here and there and I don’t feel bad about it one bit.

Life is all about balance, right? Continue Reading…