Healthy Double Chocolate Malt

I hope our new apartment comes with a blender because I plan to make these ultra thick and creamy healthy double chocolate malts every morning in the Philippines. Chocolate for breakfast yo. I've gotta be honest with you guys. Searching for a home ... Read More →


Chocolate PB Banana Upside Down Cake

This morning I melted butter, vanilla, and brown sugar into a sauce and pretended like it didn't have full control of my life. But it was a lost cause and I hereby surrender myself to the butter, vanilla, and brown sugar sauce. And as I'm typing this I'm ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Pie Shooters

Peanut Butter Pie Shooters

I'm melting. My heart and soul are melting down the pa g e . See how I did that? That was me melting into an ocean of peanut butter pie filling. ... Read More →


Salted Double Chocolate Muffins

Sometimes I get to the end of the day and realize that I didn't eat ANY vegetables all day.  Like, zero.  Usually it's a Monday and it's the day after Easter. Wait, are there vegetables in teriyaki buffalo chicken wings? No?  No. ... Read More →


White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

I don't mean to brag, but I just ate an extra marshmallowy bowl of Marshmallow Mateys for dinner. And by a bowl, I mean a box. And by Marshmallow Matey's, I do not mean Lucky Charms.  Seriously?  I'm not even going to defend that. ... Read More →

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Sometimes I just can't stop thinking about dessert. Sometimes, as in 365 days a year. I don't stand a chance focusing on an-ee-thing for one second when I have images of buttery graham cracker cookie dough layered with chocolate, peanut butter, and ... Read More →


French Silk Brownie Pie

We need to talk. I've just eaten my third half of a French Silk Brownie Pie and my happies are running on overdrive.  What are those called again?  Endorphins? Melatonin? Melanoma? Just know this: PURE CHOCOLATE is running through my veins and it's the ... Read More →


Best Ever Brownies

If you're new to my blog, hidey-ho and welcome! I'd like to take this moment to let you know that I'm not a ten year old. I do know how to bake brownies from scratch, I swear. ... Read More →

Cookie Dough

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Healthy Cookie Dough

Today I found out that Johnnie from AT&T is my iPhone guardian angel. The discovery all started with my annual swimsuit purchase from Marshall's. I don't know what that says about me, because: Marshall's swimsuits have the potential to fit ... Read More →


Cinnamon Sugar Donut Balls

Alright everyone, gather 'round. In honor of March arriving so suddenly and catching everyone by surprise (truth be told, I thought leap day was yesterday) (I mean leap year) (whatever), all that to say - I'd like you to meet someone. This is the Donut ... Read More →

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

There used to be a pan of this Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake in my kitchen yesterday. That was yesterday. ... Read More →

{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

A chocolate cherry fudge cake bombed my house today. That's why I'm covered in the world's most luscious chocolate frosting. I swear it's not because I stuck my whole body in the pan. I swear. ... Read More →

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am dying over here. First of all, these extremely moist, sweet, and perfectly dense cupcakes are killing me softly with each bite and it hurts so good. This recipe comes from a neighbor in my hometown {hi, Pam!} and it is seriously the BEST carrot cake ... Read More →

Milk Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars

Milk Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars

Awwhhh snap. These are gooooood. Like, chocolate-on-caramel, ate-5-before-dinner, don't-need-no-Valentine sort of good. Not like I'm thinking about Valentine's Day or anything. My mind is continuously replaying what it was like to slurp up the ... Read More →

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hailo. I have a few exciting things to share with you today, because it's Friday and things should be exciting on Friday. ... Read More →

Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, you know, I'm working on this little book. And I need things to photograph. So I stuffed a vanilla malt into a chocolate chip cookie and poured myself a glass of milk. Suddenly I found myself elbow deep in this buttery, crumbly, malt-y, weird ... Read More →

Triple Chocolate Party Balls

Triple Chocolate Party Balls

Once upon a time, I ate a million Triple Chocolate Party Balls. And Bjork got me an iPhone for Christmas. I downloaded my first app: Instagram. And then I fell in love with Instagram. I played for way too long with Instagram. Everything I saw suddenly ... Read More →

Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting

Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting

Dear Santa, I've been very good this year. ... Read More →

Holiday Pretzel Bites

Holiday Pretzel Bites

I love dessert.  And there's only one thing that could make me not like dessert. It's spending 3 hours in the kitchen melting, freezing, breaking knives, getting blisters, thawing, spilling, and refreezing the most high maintenance holiday toffee recipe in ... Read More →


Brown Sugar Cookies

I just applied for my Masters program. Then I ate five cookies to dull the pain. But the pain is still there.   Ouchie. No matter how I feel about becoming a better reading teacher for K-12 (which happens to be awesome), I do not feel awesome about ... Read More →

Hot Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Sauce

Hot Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Sauce

Hot fudge sauce on my couch, my sweatpants, and my camera. And Bjork just informed me that I have a little leftover on my face.  #worthit This, well, there are no words for this.  This is chocolate peanut butter perfection.  I thought I had already found ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Friday.  Chocolate.  Choc.o.late. With sweet ribbons of peanut buttery cheesecake. Baked to ooey gooey perfection and eaten by the row. ... Read More →

Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Top Ten Friends for Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce: Swedish pancakes. Greek yogurt. Crackers. Ice cream. Toast. Pie crust. Oats. Bananas. Cottage cheese. Muffins. ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

Once upon a time, I made a caramel frosting using a recipe from 1980. This is a true story, by the way. I only tell true stories. After I poured the frosting all over my face freshly baked pumpkin bars, I went in for the first taste test. That's not ... Read More →

Pumpkin Dip for Gingersnaps

Pumpkin Dip for Gingersnaps

This post is the crossroads of my teacher self and my blogger self. You have some homework. You need to make this glorious trio of pumpkin, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream and bring it to a party.  For me, a party is usually me and Bjork hanging ... Read More →

Classic Homemade Applesauce

Classic Homemade Applesauce

It's really hard to forget about this kind of stuff. It's also hard to forget about these, even though that has nothing to do with apples or Fridays. And as long as we're going down this road, I'm having a very very hard time not thinking about this show ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Sometimes, I get distracted while I'm taking pictures.  Like when I take pictures of Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze. When there's cinnamon glaze all over your fingers and pumpkin cake crumbs at the corners of your mouth and your mind is in food ... Read More →

Pinch of Yum's Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

I like this little tradition that I've established. Apple-desserts-and/or-breakfasts posts on Fridays. The only person complaining about this tradition is my ambitiously slim pencil skirt, which I might add was probably the worst purchase of 2011.  It's ... Read More →

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Classic Apple Crisp

I don’t mess around with crispy things. Except for potato chips and all other fried foods. But when it comes to things that should be soft, like my flat-ironed hair, or my workout socks (TMI but I’m leaving it and thanks for not judging), or those ... Read More →

Caramel Corn Bars

Caramel Corn Bars

Hello, Caramel Corn. With a little peanut butter thrown in for good measure. Drizzled with chocolate. Sitting on a fluffy marshmallow pillow. All carried by a chewy, melty chocolate chip cookie. Is this real life? ... Read More →

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Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ah yes. The first day of school. What would the first day of school be without a cookie? Sad. That's what it would be. But my first day of school was not sad.  My first day of school was very glad. ... Read More →

Fresh Blueberry Tarts Recipe

Fresh Blueberry Tarts

Well, isn't that just the cutest dessert you ever saw? Mmhm. It should be. I went through my own version of blueberry tart boot camp to make it happen. After making about one million tart crusts unsuccessfully, and getting blueberry filling stains all ... Read More →

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Fudgy Oreo Brownies

Oiy. There goes that new pencil skirt potential first day of school outfit. And here come the sweatpants. Except, um, it’s 90 degrees in my house. Why would I bake and then wear sweatpants in a house where I break a sweat just sitting at the ... Read More →


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

I had to do it. Posting three sweet recipes in a row might not be an advisable blogging strategy, but I had to do it. I’m hoping ya’ll are as addicted to sweets as I am? Because then maybe I can get away with it. (Yeah, ya’ll, I’m southern today.) And if ... Read More →


Chocolate Scotcheroos

I’ve been hot on the Nutella trail for a while now. Like, since high school. Like, since Bjork (my highschoolboyfriendnowhusband) casually mentioned this super good chocolate spread that he put on toast, and what, I hadn’t heard of it? And then one ... Read More →

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

It rained, and I got desperate. So desperate that I’ll have you know I drove to the gas station across the street for some last-minute cookie ingredients. Such as sugar and pretzels and Reeses Pieces. How could I seriously be out of white and brown ... Read More →

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Honey Butter Spread on Lemon Cake

Honey. Butter. Spread. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The “Honey Butter” part = honey + butter. The “Spread” part = more sugar and it becomes thick and spreadable on anything and everything. It’s honey butter goodness that’s a cross between frosting and… ... Read More →


Roasted Cherry Brownies

Subtitle: running out of things. Roast cherries, eat cherries, roast cherries, eat cherries. Eat cherries. And I’ve run out of cherries. Replenish cherry supply. This is how I run out of money. And if I attempt to make the same batch of ... Read More →

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Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Welcome to the box. The box is where I live. Where I’ve always lived. Where my hair has been the same forever, where my outfits are predictable, where I eat the same thing for breakfast for 364 days a year. I do not stray outside of the box, ever. So ... Read More →

Nutella and Peanut Butter Clusters

Nutella Peanut Butter Clusters

About the author: Sarah is the writer of a new and perfectly cute blog called The Chubbette. If the name alone doesn’t charm you, her simple, delicious recipes certainly will! Her blog focus is “simple, unpretentious food that I love”. So why the name? Read ... Read More →

Chocolate Marshmallow Graham Bars with Bite

Chocolate Marshmallow Graham Bars

This? This gooey golden marshmallow melted chocolate butter graham goodness? This is where we’re headed today. And this is one boat you don’t want to miss. ... Read More →


Coconut Caramel Malt

It’s a lie. It’s not a malt. But I didn’t want to call it a smoothie because that implies lots of fruit and nutritional benefits, of which this malt has neither. And I couldn’t call it a shake. Coconut Caramel Shake sounds tacky. Or awkward. Speaking ... Read More →

Brownie Fudge Trifle

Brownie Fudge Trifle

Let’s get right down to it. This is something you should make if you like chocolate pudding, brownies, and candy. Check, check, and check. I have always loved brownies, especially the gooey kind that are super fudgy and half-baked. But let’s face it. ... Read More →

Pouring a Lemon Berry Smoothie

Lemon Berry Smoothie

I made a salad for dinner. I didn’t plan on it being gross, but it was totally gross. I mean, gross in a way-too-good-for-you kind of way. I don’t know. I just don’t even want to talk about it. But I do want to talk about this smoothie. Lemon zest + ... Read More →

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s that? You didn’t know it was carb week here at Pinch of Yum? (Me either, until now.) But now that we’re nearing the end of the week with four super-carbed up recipes, that should give you a clue. You remember that half marathon I ran a month ago? Yeah, ... Read More →