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Whether you like chewy brownies, cakey brownies, or fudgy brownies, everything you need to know about making delicious homemade brownies is here. Your version of the perfect brownie is just a click away.


Here is a collection of my all-time favorite dessert: cookies! You’ll find Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Lemon Cookies, and lots more! Plus TONS of cookie baking tips for perfect cookies every time.

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Meet Tessa

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I’m a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!).

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