a massive sweet tooth

Pregnancy number 2 has been different in a lot of ways, but none so poignant as my craving for sweets.

I’ve never been much of a baker. I was embarrassed at my attempt at a sugar-free carrot cake for Carter’s first birthday. Since then, I’ve made small strides by making some ugly although extremely delicious chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting for J’s birthday.

I’m also really awesome at breaking off the pre-cut cookie dough squares and putting them on a baking sheet. And busting open a box of Girl Scout cookies…

I don’t own a Kitchen Aid mixer and the other night when I went to bake some cookies I was actually out of flour. And brown sugar. And even eggs.

I don’t pride myself on my sweet concoctions, but thankfully I can put a mean dinner on the table for my family. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, not so much baking.

My currently baking daughter has prompted me to step out of that though and well, bake along with her.

Last night I made whole wheat applesauce muffins and chocolate chip cheesecake cookies. The cookie recipe I found on Pinterest and have been keeping in my back pocket for just such occasion; a random Sunday night + the Oscars.

cookies and muffins

I managed to eat oh…10 of them.

I woke up with a stomach ache, but there’s really nothing like tons of warm cookies and a glass of milk when you’re pregnant and watching skinny actresses in gorgeous dresses on TV, right?

Here are 6 other sweet treats currently sitting on my food-inspired Pinterest board that I’m dying to try. If these pictures didn’t make you drool on your keyboard, maybe the next few will:

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

strawberry yogurt cake

Chewy No-Bake Thin Mint Bars

chewy no-bake thin mint bars

Red Velvet Espresso and Cream Swirled Brownies

red velvet espresso and cream swirled brownies

Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars

key lime swirl cheesecake bars

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

lemon blueberry loaf

Ice Cream Cookie Pie

ice cream cookie pie

Share with me your favorite dessert recipes! I’m always looking out for new things to flex my baking muscles out on!


  1. hmm…. looks good! My sweet tooth has been crazy lately too. :)

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