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Everything Strawberry S’more Bars

Soon I’ll be headed off back to college so my current goal is emptying out my fridge, freezer, and pantry of anything perishable. It’s taken a lot of self control, but I’ve shied away from the grocery store for the past few weeks. Yesterday was a friend’s birthday, and I wanted to bring something sweet, so I decided …

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Sweet Potato Brownie Adventures

Want a tray of brownies without my delirious rambling? Click here for my melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato brownies recipe. Otherwise, prepare to read about my adventure in sweet potato brownies™. Earlier this year I posted a recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies. It was an on-the-whim type of recipe that I made once, decided was good enough, and posted. They were good brownies, …

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Nutty Apricot Bars

My latest food stint has been vegan cooking. It evolved out of my desire to reduce the stress of “ahhh what am I going to do with this quickly expiring milk” and “oh my god i have 16 kinds of cheese let me just eat nothing but cheese for the next week” (really, I make this …

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

I’m very particular about peanut butter. Offer me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on honey whole wheat bread and I’ll be unreasonably happy, but offer me a peanut cookie or slice of cake with peanut butter frosting and I’ll be less inclined to accept. I can never tell if I’ll like a particular peanut butter …

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Costa Rican Banana Cake

I’ve been to Costa Rica twice. The first time was in 2009, when a past Spanish teacher invited some of his other former students to join a group of his current students on a trip there. Most of former students (the people I knew) couldn’t go, which left just my friend Sonia and me. By …

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Blondies

Whenever I need a quick dessert, something to bring to a friend’s house or just to eat myself, I make these blondies. They’re EXTREMELY easy to make and don’t require any fancy ingredients. Perfect for when I’m feeling lazy (which is, well, most of the time). And, they taste pretty awesome. Blondies adapted from here …

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Brown Butter Vanilla Rice Crispies

These rice crispy treats are the perfect thing to make when you’re feeling stressed. They have the same nostalgia attached to them as regular store bought rice crispy treats, but they’re revamped with brown butter, vanilla bean paste, and sea salt. Even if you’re not much of a baker, you should definitely try tackling this …

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Blueberry Crumble Bars

A quick note from Chomps of Life: Guess what?  My amazing brother has generously bought me the domain name chompsoflife.com! Yee!  That means that if you want to get to this blog, you can now omit the .tumblr.com. Much easier, amirite? Now back to the blog: Today’s recipe is brought to you by the various …

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