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Chocolate Easter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Easter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The long awaited Easter weekend is finally here and Phil and I are lucky enough to have both the Friday and Monday off. Much as I wish I could say Friday was spent frolicking at the park with Jack, or any number of other “quality […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s a food blog without a chocolate chip cookie recipe, right? But since you probably already have a favorite, I won’t try to convince you that these are “The Best” or, as the Model Bakery claims, “The Ultimate” chocolate chip cookies. (But they are though).

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

When I found out I would be a mother, I got a little crazy. Pregnancy and parenting books littered our living room and bedroom for months, and I was constantly planning and obsessing about sleep schedules, feeding schedules, developmental milestones and so on. And on.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

Office potlucks are such a funny thing, especially when you have a very diverse workplace. You might end up, like me, with a plate of lotus root with sticky rice next to eggplant parmesan and macaroni salad. You might also pass on the quiche that […]

Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy Brownies

When you love to bake and people know it, it’s easy to get yourself into some sticky situations. “I’ll bring dessert!” becomes an automatic response to any and all dinner invitations.  In my case, this usually results in one of two scenarios.  The first involves […]

Brown Butter Crispy Rice Treats

Brown Butter Crispy Rice Treats

Welcome to Our Happy Mess! I’m Ann, avid home cook and baker, wife to a great guy, and mom to a wonderful 17 month old boy named Jack. Life around here is 9-5 jobs for my husband and I, followed by the frantic rush of […]