• Desserts

    The PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Friends – you know that I prefer to post my own, original recipes. But THESE Chocolate Chip Cookies are actually the BEST most PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies that I have EVER tasted! And I simply had to share the recipe with you all. I know, it is unbelievable! Where did they come from? Whose recipe are they? Why are they so delicious? What makes them different? Don’t worry, I will answer all these important questions! Where? My good friend Leah made these cookies first and was SO impressed that I forced her to share the recipe with me! Who? The recipe was posted on Lauren Conrad’s website (shocker, I know)…

  • Decadent fudge brownies that will melt-in-your-mouth! Full of chocolatey chunks and rich cocoa - these brownies are almost as easy to make as the box! | NOMaste Kitchen

    Fudgy Homemade Brownies

    Who doesn’t love fudge brownies? I mean seriously. Brownies are just incredible. I would take a brownie over any and all other desserts – cake (no problem), cookies (that’s a tough one, but yes), and even ice cream (sorry mom, don’t disown me!). When it comes to most sweets – cookies, muffins, quickbreads – I much prefer to make recipes from scratch. Most boxed mixes just aren’t that good… Except when it comes to brownies. There are some boxed brownie mixes that are VERY hard to beat. And of course, they are so easy! I usually like to keep a box or two in the house just in case the…

  • These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

    Molasses Crinkle Cookies

    I love Molasses Crinkle cookies. All the seasonings, the dark, sweet molasses – they just ooze with holiday feels! Family, friends, time at home – holiday foods just make you feel good inside and out! I can hardly believe we are coming up on the month of November – before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here! Thanksgiving is 100% my favorite holiday though. I absolutely love all the foods, going home to see family and friends, and did I mentioned, the food? Every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions. Whether its a special dish, watching football, or preparing for black Friday – it is just a lovely time to…

  • Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars - the most delicious bars that you'll ever taste, oozing with chocolate & creamy caramel. Easy, gooey, & sure to please a crowd!  | NOMaste Kitchen

    Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars

    So I do like to try and make fun, fresh healthy foods – but not everything that I like to make is healthy. No no, definitely not. These Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars just might be the most delicious  bars that I have ever tasted, oozing with chocolate and sweet, creamy caramel. One bite is just not enough. Easy to make, gooey to eat, and sure to please a crowd! Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars are a 4 layer cookie bar comprised of one layer of chocolate and one layer of creamy caramel sandwiched between two layers of buttery oaty cookie goodness. I am drooling already… This recipe was adapted from an original…

  • This flourless chocolate cake is the definition of decadence. Dense chocolate cake, drenched in sweet chocolate ganache. Like fudge - but better, because its cake. Amazing with milk, ice cream, strawberries, and/or whipped cream... you cannot go wrong with this incredible dessert | NOMaste Kitchen

    Flourless Chocolate Cake

    This Flourless Chocolate Cake is the definition of decadence. I know I say that a lot of desserts are “rich” – but like really, this cake is RICHHHH! Dense flourless chocolate cake, drenched in sweet chocolate ganache. It tastes as rich as fudge – but better, because its cake. This cake will look and taste impressive but is honestly SO easy to make. 6 simple ingredients for the cake, 2 for the ganache – 7 ingredients in total (because there is chocolate in both – duh!). Amazing with milk, ice cream, strawberries, and/or whipped cream… NOM NOM NOM! If I had to choose between normal chocolate cake, and this flourless chocolate…

  • Sweet, dense, braided Greek butter cookies, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea! These melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla almond morsels are incredibly easy to make and even more delicious to eat! One Koulourakia will just not be enough! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Desserts,  Fun with Food

    Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies)

    Koulouraki – pronounced koo-loo-RAH-kee-ah. Also known as, Greek Butter Cookies or Greek Easter Cookies. I know what you’re thinking… first Hamantaschen now Koulourakia? Where do these crazy names come from? Well, naturally, they come from the two largest groups of crazy food loving people – the Jews and the Greeks! Its true – I am not Greek! Its all Greek to me! Ha, ha, get it? I have a best friend named Hypatia – she is actually not Greek either. But her name is Greek. I do love Greek food. But who doesn’t? So why am I making Koulourakia? Here in Columbus, Jake and I have two incredible friends – Mike and…

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    HAMATAWHAT? Hamantaschen! What are hamantaschen? Hamantaschen are a triangle shaped cookie often associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim. There are many different theories as to where the cookies came from or why they are named as they are – all I know is that they are delicious! Danielle Feinberg has a great article titled What are Hamantaschen? which has a lot of awesome information if you are actually interested in learning more – if not, here are a few quick, fun facts that I have taken from her article! (All credit goes to Danielle!) The Yiddish word is pronounced huh-min-tah-shun – singular form, hamantasch; plural, hamantaschen During the holiday of Purim,…

  • Desserts,  Fun with Food

    14 Fun Valentine’s Day Desserts for February 14th

    I have been loving making recipe roundups lately for you all, so let’s keep it up! Once a month, I will try to make some sort of fun recipe roundup to share. This month – seeing as it is February – it ONLY seems reasonable that we have a Valentine’s Day themed roundup! Here goes nothing: 14 Fun Valentine’s Day Desserts for February 14th. Valentine’s Day Honestly, what a strange holiday! All about love, flowers, hearts, and candy. Some people LOVE it – some people HATE it. But there is no escaping it! Just as the New Years decorations are being taken down – up come the pink and red hearts!…

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    26 Inspiring Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cookie? The answer is obviously no one – because everyone loves cookies. Unless you are one of those weirdos who does not even like sweets. Well then my friend, this is the wrong post for you to be reading! This year, while I was trying to plan out which Christmas cookies to make when and how many batches to make and who to share them with – I started to question, what makes a cookie a Christmas cookie? After much investigation, I determined that yes – there are a few cookies which are almost always associated with Christmas. But realistically, you can call ANY…

  • Soft and moist, perfectly sweet - this Sour Cream Coffee Cake is the ultimate addition to any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea. Dense sour cream cake is coated with buttery cinnamon sugar streusel topping and lined with a thick layer of dark cinnamon sugar filling. You won't be disappointed! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Breakfast Food,  Desserts,  Snacks

    Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Ever since I can remember, I have always had one favorite type of cake/muffin… Coffee Cake. Cinnamon, sugar, butter, flour – coffee cake is the perfect combination of all these delicious ingredients. So simple apart, they may seem like nothing special – but together? Perfection. The first time I tried to make coffee cake myself – I thought, how hard could it be? I pulled out my favorite recipe book and searched in the index for “coffee cake.” Well… What I did NOT realize was how many different variations of coffee cake exist in this universe!! Buttermilk coffee cake, coffee cake pound cake, streusel coffee cake, sour cream coffee cake, crumb coffee cake,…