Sweet Tooth: Blondies

First ImageSince brownies are so played out right now, I opted for blondies instead. And while that totally was a joke, I really do love blondies because they’re basically chocolate chip cookies in brownie form. Aka more cookie per bite and I’m all for that.

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To whip up my delicious blondies, I followed this recipe. My apartment smelled like freshly baked goodies for hours and my boyfriend was basically salivating as he watched me shoot this post. I’ll definitely be making these again soon. IMG_5856 IMG_5859

Sweet Tooth: Apple Pie

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Apple pie is a classic, regardless of the time of day or the season. The other weekend, I had a relatively open weekend and wanted to do nothing more than bake apple pie and make my apartment smell of delicious baked goods.

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Since I’ve baked apple pies before, I didn’t follow a precise recipe this time around. Instead, I sliced about 6 apples very thinly, and then doused them in ½ cup of white sugar, ½ brown sugar, ¼ cup of flower, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, and a little bit of butter to stick. It turned out delicious and I’d highly recommend free styling when it comes to pies.

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For more dessert inspiration, check out all of my ‘Sweet Tooth’ posts.

Sweet Tooth: Banana Muffins

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The other day as I was walking home from work, I wanted nothing more than banana baked something. Since I’ve already dabbled in banana bread quite a few times, I decided it might be fun to try the same dessert in a different form, so I set out to the market to get ingredients for banana muffins.

I followed this recipe but added cinnamon because everything tastes better with a dash (or two, or three) of cinnamon.

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Semi Sweet Tooth: Smoothie

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I love making smoothies because they not only make you feel so refreshed afterward, but there’s also no wrong way to make them. Fresh fruit? Check. Fresh vegetables? Check. Blender? Check.

Since my favorite smoothies are strawberry and banana, that was just what I made. Here were my steps:

Step 1: Plan out all of your fruit. For me, it was strawberries and bananas.

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Step 2: Chop.

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Step 3: Throw in the blender, along with some vegetables. I added kale, as well as blueberry yogurt and orange juice to help with the blending process.

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Step 4: Top with chia seeds for an added crunch and health boost.

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Step 5: Drink up!

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Sweet Tooth: Brownies

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When it comes to baking, I suppose I like to stick to the basics – chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and brownies – and I don’t mess around. A couple weekends back I followed this recipe and was really pleased with the end results. So pleased that I of course had to style them with a some fresh flowers and crisp milk for a beautiful, bloggable photograph.

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Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You could line up a whole buffet of sweets – ice cream, cake pops, cake slices, pie, you name it – and I’ll run for the chocolate chip cookies without fail. I don’t know if it’s because there’s just enough chocolate to make me the happiest girl ever, but you really won’t ever catch me turning down a chocolate chip cookie.

In honor of that, I followed Emily Schuman’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, which she deemed to be the best ever. I mean, how could I not try for myself? As she promised, they did not disappoint, and they also made for a nice little kitchen photo shoot.

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Sweet Tooth: Banana Bread

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Banana bread is a dessert I’ve contemplated baking maybe a dozen times. I somehow always end up with one or two bananas that are way too ripe to eat, but would be perfect for a loaf of banana bread.

This past weekend, I finally put those much too ripe bananas to use and whipped up a delicious loaf of banana bread. I followed this recipe, but added a little less than half a cup of chocolate chips. Once the bread was out of the oven, I couldn’t believe I had waited this long to bake banana bread; it came out perfectly and I had it for dessert, as well as for breakfast the next morning.

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