Kitchen Spotlight: Chocolate Covered Katie

OK everyone! Today's kitchen spotlight is a real treat. Literally. I know you've all pinned tons of her delectable, mouth watering, decadent desserts on Pinterest for the major appeal that you can basically eat everything on her blog and not gain a pound. Well, I guess if you ate it all at once you would, but everything in moderation right? Let me introduce to you Katie, of Chocolate Covered Katie! Woot! I love this blog to pieces and I've tried a bunch of her recipes, and I find them delicious. Especially, Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream, which I find to be out of this world! Take a peek at some of my favorite Chocolate Covered Katie Treats:
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mini carrot cake
chewy granola bars
cake batter milkshake

Don't all of these delicious desserts and treats look amazing? The best part is that you don't even need to feel guilty about eating them because they are pretty low calorie, made from wholesome vegan ingredients, and they satisfy that sweet tooth!

A few weeks ago I e-mailed Katie on a limb to ask her is she would like to do a little guest post over here and to my delight, she said yes! I was so happy that she was willing to come over here today and share such yummy desserts and a little about her personal life. She's a pretty sweet girl, no pun intended, and she has one of the best blogs I've ever seen. If you want 5 hours of your life to go by pretty fast, go to her blog, you'll be enthralled! Here's a little recap of the Q&A that I got to have with Katie: 
What got you into baking?
I first learned to cook when I went vegan, back in high school. I missed all my favorite foods, so I had to learn to make them for myself!

Why did you want to start a blog?
I started it while in college at Bryn Mawr, as a means of keeping up with friends back in Texas. Originally it wasn’t even a food blog; however, as I wrote about my vegan adventures through Philadelphia, other food bloggers began commenting on my site. I made friends with them and soon started writing more of a food blog… somewhere along the way, I realized that the posts I enjoyed writing (and photographing) the most were the posts about dessert!

What are your favorite things to bake?
Pies and cakes... Cheesecakes are especially fun.

What advice do you have for bloggers who are just starting out?
Write about what you LOVE. Don't write about what you think others will want to hear, and don't write about what you think will make money. Write about your own passions, and people will sense your genuine enthusiasm.

What is your favorite thing to eat?
CHOCOLATE :)

Any last remarks?
Life's short. Eat dessert first.

See, I told you, she is AWESOME! I have a pretty strong testimony that chocolate does make everything better. Which is probably why I love her blog so much! I want to give one big, heartfelt THANK YOU to Katie for taking time out of her incredibly busy schedule to come over here and hang with us today! And don't forget to hop on over to Chocolate Covered Katie for more delicious desserts! And pssssst... She has a cookbook in the works, and you're NOT going to want to miss out on that!

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