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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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Quinoa Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

This morning Tumblr informed me that it was Chomps of Life’s 2nd birthday. Whoa. That means that I’ve been making posts, albeit infrequently, for 2 entire years. For someone who is always switching hobbies, 2 years of blogging is quite a feat. Lately I’ve kind of neglected Chomps of Life, but that was mostly because …

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Chocolate Macarons

I’m not going to sugarcoat this: macarons are finicky little beasts. Out of the various times (read: 5 or more) I’ve tried to make them, all batches have failed to some degree. Sorry to say, the batch pictured was somewhat of a failure too. I admit I’m sort of deceiving you with these pictures. This …

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Five Minute Oatmeal Pancakes!

Five minutes from now you could have seven pancakes. Seven soft, fluffy gluten free pancakes that taste just as delicious as their wheat-filled counterparts. Honestly, they’re easier to make than regular pancakes and I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to make flour ones again. I’ve made this recipe six times in the past week – …

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Three Ingredient Banana Cookies

These are quite possibly the easiest cookies to make, ever. They are vegan, gluten free, and sugar free, yet still taste great and are fun to eat. I added some cinnamon and chocolate to make them even more fun. When it comes to baking on school nights, I’m super lazy, so these were an easy …

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Classic Chocolate Brownies

I’m currently trying to write my common app essay, which is, to put it lightly, a painful and mind numbing process. So here are some brownies I made a while ago. (What I would do for one now.) Classic Chocolate Brownies adapted from here ½ cup vegetable oil 1 cup white sugar 1 tsp vanilla …

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Classic Banana Bread

Last week I came home to six overripe bananas. They were sitting on the counter: mushy, with outsides spotted brown, and no one wanted to eat them. So I did what anyone would do; I made banana bread. I used a really simple recipe (normally I use one that calls for creme fraiche among other …

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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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C is for Choux Pastry Puffs

Okay, I have a confession. If you couldn’t already tell, these are actually eclairs. Choux really only refers to the dough used to make eclairs, while eclairs are choux dough doused in chocolate and loaded with custard (an improvement if you ask me!) But to continue my Alphabet Around the World Challenge, which has been neglected for …

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