So this awesome blogger, Julie, has started a cooking challenge and guess what it is?

She is making a recipe from How Sweet It Is everyday for a year! She has been a great supporter of my blog for months, so if you are looking for extra reviews of some of the recipes, her site can help you out. I am confident she will only give 100% honest reviews. I’m so honored! Oh, and I sort of think this is funny since I develop recipes while laying in bed at night, while on the elliptical, and while ignoring vegetables. And I cook while wearing sweatpants from high school.


Moving right along…

Do you want to see the gluttony that occurred in my kitchen this afternoon? I made TWO batches of Better Than Crack Brownies and one large batch of chocolate chip cookies. I think I gained eighteen pounds. Fortunately (unfortunately?) everything is leaving this house tomorrow morning.

Butter and sugar only. Aka, my life elixir.

Lickables.

I clearly didn’t clean as I went. Does that make sense?

But I certainly practiced quality control like it was my job.

And I’ll leave you with that.

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42 Responses to “Julie and Jessica.”

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    Abby — February 4, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    that’s so cool! you are amazing at what you do, friend! glad everyone is catching on :)

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun — February 4, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    Ohmygosh, Julie sounds like such a sweetie! I’ll definitely stop by her blog to see how things are going! :-)

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — February 4, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    You.Are.Kidding.Me.
    I die!! They look fantastic!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — February 4, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    I did read about that – Someday I hope to be quite as cool as you. :) It most likely won’t happen though.

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    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons — February 4, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    How fun! What a great honor! =)

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen — February 4, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    That sounds awesome – and seriously, magic happens when you cream butter and sugar together.

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    Corbett — February 4, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    I have only been following your blog a couple months but I really like it, and you! Now I know it was meant to be, we have the same plates! Gotta love Butler’s Pantry!

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 2:58 am

      Thank you! :) And that is so funny, I get asked SO much about these plates!!

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    Jess@atasteofconfidence — February 4, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    How awesome she is doing that! I like the title of your post:)

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    Ashley — February 4, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    How exciting!!! What an honor…very very very cool!!! It will be so fun to watch Julie’s blog!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing — February 4, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    How awesome! I would love to do that.. but I think I may gain a few pounds making one of your recipes every single day.. he :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 4, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    Aaww, that is such a nice tribute to your blog!! Those brownies look ah-mazing, too!

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    Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes — February 4, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    Gah! That’s so fun! But what event are all the treats for?!

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

      Half of them are going to my husband’s work for a Steeler party and the other half are for the winner of a bake sale I participated in!

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    Julianne — February 4, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    Creaming butter and sugar makes me so happy.

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — February 4, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    Wow you have 365 recipes on your blog?! That a lot of volume! Very cool.

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    Hannah — February 4, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    Oy my heavens, if that’s not a sign of you complete famousness, what is? HOW SWEET EATS FOR PRESIDENT! :D

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 4:13 am

      Oh my gosh you crack me up. I am so not famous. But I love you.

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      • Hannah — February 4th, 2011 @ 4:15 am

        Back atcha ;) I even sometimes know how to spell “your” instead of you. And if the president idea doesn’t float, how about Prime Minister of Australia? We’ve already got a female PM, so that barrier has been broken for you ;)

        • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 4:17 am

          I would totally be game if that didn’t consist of me flying on a place for a million hours to get there.

        • Hannah — February 4th, 2011 @ 4:26 am

          Anything Oprah can do, you can do better!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 4, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    That is so amazing! and what a testament to you and your recipes. THIS is what you have worked for. Congrats, Jessica!

    And Julie, lmk if you need help eating any leftovers :)

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    • Julie — February 4th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

      There will be definitely be leftovers at some point because while I can’t wait to cook all of this…there is no way I can eat all of this!

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    Alaina - The Jogging Concierge — February 4, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    Drooling over the peanut butter cup wrappers! Whatever recipe calls for those is heaven to me. :-)

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

      It’s the better than crack brownies!

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    becky — February 4, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    super cool to see Julie will be making your recipes for a year. she’s gonna be eating GOOD!

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    Kim in MD — February 4, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    What a great idea Julie has! Those cookies and brownies look to die for! I’m not sure why you are getting rid of them, though! I would freeze them for the Super Bowl! :-)

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

      I had to make them for my husband’s work and a bake sale winner! Ill make more for sunday. :)

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    Happy When Not Hungry — February 4, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    My mouth is watering… Yum!

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    Stephanie — February 4, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    That is SO COOL!!! I can’t wait to see her cooking adventures, as I know she is going to have tons of yummy eats since your recipes are awesome!

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    Kacy — February 4, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    That is really fun! You’re a celebrity!

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    lacy — February 4, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    so when i get home tonight can i just drive over for some treats? :)

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — February 4, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Better Than Crack brownies are da bomb! Too bad they are all leaving your house tonight, but perhaps you are going where they are going! I hope so!
    Eat it up girl!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — February 4, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    She’s gonna have the best year ever!

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    Annie — February 4, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    I’m baking a batch of better than crack brownies this afternoon! They were requested by the hostess of the superbowl party I’m attending. :)

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    Katie — February 4, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    How cool is is that you’ve inspired a blogger to try all of your recipes! That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to check up on her progress.

    Also, I’ll take a cookie. Or some dough. Or just some melted chocolate licked off of a spatula.

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    Andrea — February 4, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    That is SO awesome!

    Mmm, lookin’ good there, brownie…and, err, cookie.

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    Holly — February 5, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Aww, this is SOOOO cool!!!!!!!!! Julie is GENIOUS! :) I think it’s a fantastic idea to make a Jess recipe everyday! She’ll definitely be eating good :D

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — February 5, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    that is SO awesome Jess!! I would tell her to stay away from that pan of better than crack brownies :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — February 5, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    That is so cool!!! I am heading over to her blog to start following!

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