red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies.

it’s valentine’s day week. i can already hear people around me dreading it.

the commercialized day of love.
another hallmark holiday.
because i’m single and everyone is in a relationship.
love sucks.

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[little debbie] homemade cosmic brownies.

i had dinner with a group of summer community service fellows this past week. the summer community service fellows applied to do summer service at a variety of sites in boston. they have dinner and reflection with each other at least once a week to talk about their journey at their service site.

bringing a dessert was optional, but it’s me. so, of course, i made dessert. i needed something quick and delicious. i saw this recipe for a homemade version of little debbie cosmic brownies.

it was a done deal.

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chocolate chocolate chip cookie bars with salted caramel sauce.

the saying goes,”once you give homemade food to students, you will be expected to do that forever.”

i was told that when i started my current job. i disclosed i was an avid baker and foodie, and my colleagues around the table jokingly said,”unless you want students to expect baked goods from you, you might not want to publicize that to them.”

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peanut butter rice crispy treat truffles.

i haven’t been baking a lot recently. i’ve been on quite the “get fit” kick. after all the sugar and semi-unhealthyness i put into my body these past few months, i’ve been needing to do hella self-care to feel better in my body. so, my diet has consisted of juice and real food. lots of cut backs on the sweet treats.

i know, sad news. you don’t need to tell me twice. my sweet tooth is not happy with me.

it doesn’t mean that i’m not eating sweets at all. small doses.

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spiced double chocolate baked donut.

i had my last student staff meeting for the semester, and i knew i wanted to bake something extra special. since i’ve currently got a huge baked donut obsession, i thought i would try my hand at making extra special chocolate donuts.

(you’d think that i’d make one of my specialities, something no-fail. but, i had to go big for this one…)

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