Tag Archives: Flour

Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

30 Oct

I’m a lean-mean baking machine today! I cooked a big pot of chili earlier this afternoon and the cutest pumpkin chocolate chip cookies while I watched the Steelers game! Very productive Sunday!


  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (see FitBit*)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cupsormore chocolate chips


  • combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg-whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  • combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt-stir. dissolve the baking soda in the milk.
  • add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir in milk and baking soda. stir to combine. add chocolate chips.
  • bake at 350degrees for ~10 minutes.



To make baked goods healthier, swap the oil for unsweetened applesauce. You’ll retain moisture, volume, and taste without the fat!

Muffin Cups for Portion Control

12 Oct

Ever have one of those “aha!” moments while rummaging through your cabinets?? I’m always on the lookout for ways to help with portion control and while I was on the hunt for a snack the other day, I came across those rubbery muffin/cupcake liners. Hmmm..

A cheap and effective way to portion out snacks with materials you have hopefullyalready? Muffin/cupcake liners! Yes, these liners  can come in handy both for baking and portion control. Each liner is about a half-cup portion; perfect for nuts, fruits, or pretzels!


Do some rummaging through your cabinets (not just kitchen ones! it’s amazing what you find elsewhere..) and see what you can find to help you better portion out foods. Get creative and use your imagination!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

11 Sep

Hello! It’s been too long since I’ve posted ANYTHING! Blame school. Nothing says a B-E-A-Utiful, sunny, football-filled day than dark chocolate cherry brownies 🙂 Plus, you cannot beat the smell of your apartment while anything chocolatey bakes 🙂


  • 3/4c. flour
  • 1c. sugar
  • 3/4c. cocoa powder
  • 1t. baking powder
  • 3/4t. salt
  • 1/3c. cherry preserves
  • 1/3c. water
  • 5T. butter
  • 1 egg & 1 egg white
  • 1/3c. chocolate chips (or more-no judging)


  1. mix the first 5 ingredients together-set aside.
  2. combine in a saucepan cherry preserves, water, and butter-bring to a boil.
  3. add preserve mixture to flour mixture & stir.
  4. add egg and egg white-stir.
  5. add chocolate chips.

Bake at 350degrees for ~25 minutes. And….:D.