Oreo Cupcakes and Cake

My favorite parts of these unfrosted Oreo cupcakes is the fine texture that is a result of the cocoa powder. The second is that there is a whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake.

I was in a hurry to go to a potluck, so I didn’t have time to make the first batch of cupcakes, take them out, and then reuse the pan. So instead I squashed about 8 Oreos in a sandwich bag with my rolling pin, then put them in this glass pie pan. I then poured the remaining cupcake batter on top to make this delicious dessert!

Made from this recipe.

Mint Brownies for My Valentine

Using this recipe, I made mint brownies for my boyfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The ingredients

The brownie mix

The icing

The finished product

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of the top layer of icing which resulted in the brown finished product above. My boyfriend said it was like biting into an Andes mint. I loved making this. The brownie batter was so good that I was licking it off my fingers so I wouldn’t miss any.

I hope you had someone to share the love with today!

An Ode to Taste

My favorite food cannot be made singular since 98% of the meals made at my friend’s hands is the best thing ever tasted on the palate of the human experience. It’s some Old World as we mosey through the grocery store aisles, selecting the wine, then struggling down the stairs with the bags. I put things away for her while she selects tonight’s ingredients. Then she performs some sort of hidden magic in plain sight as I sit at the table and ramble nothing sentences. And once her spell has been cast into completion she fills the plates, I the cups, and together we sit down. It’s not a food but experience that I treasure most.