One Bowl Brownies

If you are equal parts lazy and chocolate addicted then these One Bowl Brownies are for you. 

One Bowl Brownies by Sifting Through Life

In my humble opinion, brownies should have addictively chewy edges, fudgy centers and crinkley tops. These One Bowl Brownies check everything off the list plus they’re perfect for my fellow lazy bakers because there’s minimal clean up.

Lazy bakers unite! 

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Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes are proof that everything in life is better with sprinkles—and lots of them. 

Funfetti Cupcakes by Sifting Through Life

Earlier this month, I went to Disney World, and before you ask, yes, it was ~*magical*~. I went with my three best friends, and we had the best time going on rides, eating around the world and wearing tiaras without any sense of irony. 

It was so, so fun, but I returned home with a case of the post-Disney blues. It’s hard to go back to reality after spending four days at a place where a mouse is in charge and the streets are littered with castles. You don’t just get over that on the plane ride home! 

To get over my PDB, I self-medicated by baking Funfetti Cupcakes in my Disney princess cupcakes liners. It’s what Mickey would want.

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Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars

I made an Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars this past weekend. This is not a drill.

Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake

My inner fat kid is on full display here. I tweaked my M&M Cookie recipe, made it into blondie bars and stuffed it with Oreos. I don’t know what I was thinking.  That’s a lie. I was thinking, “Damn, I bet that would be amazing.” And it was. These Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars are 100% indulgence, but it’s worth every calorie. 

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Carrot Cake

Fall hasn’t really begun until you have a slice of this Carrot Cake. 

Carrot Cake

 

There are some who say that vegetables and desserts do not mix—I have even said it. I think that’s because it’s easy to have bad carrot cake. Dense, raisin bran-esque, heavily frosted carrot cake. This recipe is just the opposite. Super moist, with a nice crunch from the walnuts, and plenty of fall spices. Maybe I’m biased, but it’s the best carrot cake I’ve ever had.

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Pastry Cream

I feel most connect to the dessert gods when I’m standing over the stove making Pastry Cream. 

Pastry Cream

Pastry cream is one of my favorite things to make. It was one of the first things I learned to make in pastry school, and it was the first thing that made me want to shout, “I am a pastry goddess!” after making it. I obviously think too highly of myself, but the first time you stir up a batch of irresistibly  smooth and vanilla speckled pastry cream you’ll fancy yourself immortal as well. 

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars, the silver lining in this never ending summer. 

Summer is almost over… YAY!!

Lemon Bars

Yes, I know that’s an unpopular opinion, but summer isn’t my season. I’m a sweaty Betty (shockingly that isn’t a Mad Men reference), I require a lot of air conditioning, and I look fabulous in a winter hat. Two weeks ago I painted my nails dark purple in protest of the 90° heat. In summary, I can’t wait for the temperature to cool down and the leaves to fall. 

There is one summery dessert that I love—Lemon Bars. 

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Whipped Cream

I’d like to formally introduce you to the gloriousness that is whipped cream. 

I’m hitting the restart button. 

I’ve done a fair bit of sifting—both literal and metaphorical—in my life, but over the past few months, I’ve been heavy on the metaphorical sifting. It’s strange that the more out of wack I feel the less I do the one thing that always seems to calm me: crank up the oven and make something sweet. Laziness is partly to blame, so is money, so is my mission to be the first person to watch every television show on Netflix, but I guess I already listed laziness…

Whipped cream has to be one of the most simple and delicious creations in the world of sugar.

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