Gooey Chocolate Caramel Cake

That's soft homemade caramel + melted chocolate you're gazing at. Smooshed into the middle layer of that piece of "cake". And now I'll give you a minute to catch your breath and for me to wipe the warm chocolate and drippy caramel off my forehead. Things ... Read More →


10 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge

I've been sorta, um, off the grid for the last few days. So bring me up to speed - what's the general feeling on Valentine's Day right now? We're three days out. Are people talking about it? Is everyone annoyed? Are you, like, personally ready for ... Read More →

butterfinger monster cookies

Butterfinger Monster Cookies

I never made any New Year's resolutions, so that's probably a good thing right about now. ... Read More →

banana lumpia

Banana Lumpia with Caramel Sauce

I was going to make this last week. With my sisters. Cause it's kind of a Filipino thing and I wanted to be a good Philippines host and everything. But we did this instead, which is like the most adventurous thing I've done in the last 6 months. ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Dessert. It's been way too long since I've made dessert for Pinch of Yum. For me. For anyone. Actually, it's really been more like one minute if you count those coffee cake muffins as dessert, which I don't. Here we are at nine days into the new year, ... Read More →

chocolate thumbprint cookies

Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Sprinkles. Everywhere. Stuck in the cracks of our placements, bleeding red and green dye under our fingernails, and sticking to my bare feet. It's the kind of thing where you say to yourself, "Why did I do that again?" Not the cookies. I mean ... Read More →

gingerbread loaves

Gingerbread Loaves with Lemon Glaze

It’s Christmastime! Or is it really? {crink eye} I feel like the world is playing a trick on me. From where I stand it looks more like primo beach season. True, people are wearing jeans and little sweater-like things, Christmas music and flashing ... Read More →

pumpkin dessert bars

Pumpkin Dessert Bars

Time for a quick poll. Pumpkin Pie: yes or no? ... Read More →

best chocolate cake

The World’s Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Why do people love free food? It's so embarassingly true. It doesn't matter if it's last year's leftover Halloween candy rejects or stale crackers from yesterday's meeting. It's like a science - people walk into the lunchroom, cafeteria, or whatever ... Read More →

baked gingerbread donuts

Fall Favorites

Do you know those times when you just wanna be with your mom? I do. And I got the best Halloween present ever this year. MY MOM! I picked her up at the airport late last night just so we could spend our favorite holiday wearing cat ears and eating ... Read More →

chocolate oatmeal

Double Chocolate Oatmeal

I've always been a dessert fan. Lover. Adorer. Obsesser. And by the way, spell check wants me to write that as Observer. Not a chance, spell check. Not.a.chance. It is a really bad and really good day when I wake up and see those chocolate cookies that I ... Read More →

Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Hey you! I made you something. How do you like my rickety old baking pan? My warped, blackened, scratched, baking pan that has been beaten to shreds by that mean ol’ Filipino oven? You guys. I generally treat my kitchen gear with care. But one round ... Read More →

cookie cheesecake bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

First of all, hi. Second of all, help. Thirdly, put one of these in your mouth asap. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars. -→ I know it. The name is way too long. But I can't think straight or see straight or do anything normal ... Read More →


Salted Maple Pecan Pie Bars

This is one of those times where I'm going to write about something that I've been eating all day. Or, um, all week. Two weeks? No matter. I've loved every sticky second. Cause THESE ARE GOOD. ... Read More →

bread pudding with butter rum sauce

Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce

Ohhh-kay. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, ever ever ever. One quick question: is this breakfast? Forget that. In my house, today, it was breakfast. ... Read More →