• 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…

  • 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…

  • Healthy Snacks

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

    So I think its safe to say I’m on a peanut butter kick. For whatever reason, I am just LOVING peanut butter right now. On a banana, toast, with a little honey – YES! So good. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars are no different. They are like dessert – but for a healthy snack. Um, I know it is awesome. Where did they come from? Great question! So funny – I was taking one of my favorite System of Strength classes, In the Mix, with an instructor that I had never taken class with before, Erin Byrne. I love In the Mix because it is a combination cardio and…

  • 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…

  • Desserts

    Leftover Halloween Candy Fudge Brownies

    Growing up I always loved Halloween – I mean what kid doesn’t! Duh – you get Halloween candy. Actually funny story – my dad’s birthday is on Halloween! One might think, how fun is that? But growing up he hated it! Everyone was too busy wanting to celebrate Halloween to celebrate his birthday! So sad! Rude kids. This Halloween was Jake and my FIRST REAL ADULT Halloween! Yes, indeed we have been adults on Halloween before. But we have always lived in apartments, or been travelling – this was the first Halloween we were at home and had to prepare for trick or treaters! I was so excited but had…

  • Breakfast Food,  Desserts,  Snacks

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    So its November – which means for the past month, our dear friend pumpkin has been getting ALL of the attention. Don’t get me wrong, I am guilty of pumpkin-centric thinking as well! In fact, I JUST posted a recipe for Classic Pumpkin Bread, so seriously – I am not one to judge. Pumpkin bread is obviously delicious. Adding chocolate chips obviously makes it even MORE delicious. But I think its time we take a step back and remember another on of my favorite quickbread flavors – Chocolate Chip BANANA Bread. If you had to choose only quickbread to eat for the rest of your life – pumpkin or banana –…