1. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I think all of this proves something that I’ve long believed – good things happen to good people. I could not be more thrilled for you and all of your success! And that you made cookies of course ; )

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      And you, dear Kathryn, are the best people <3 Thank you so much for being the best friend a gal could ask for -- I'm really hoping one day I'll make it out to London or you'll be in NY and we can devour a cookie or ten together!

  2. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    So very happy for you! Can’t say that enough.. I feel I’ve bonded with you (virtually) so I’m seriously rooting for you sistah.. now send me some of these cookies..
    Oh and I’m feelin the moody vibes in these photos.. Beautiful! 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      <3<3 Right?! We are soul food sistas -- it was love at first buttermilk rosemary pancake over here. Thank you SO much girl. I def owe you a whole package of these!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you so so much, Michelle! You’re seriously the best — all your kind messages have made my week that much better <3 Thank you!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      It’s been one to remember, that’s for sure. 🙂 Believe it or not, it was my birthday last Friday, too — good thing I don’t do much for my birthday or else I don’t think I could have handled it all!!! 😉 Thank you so very much for such sweet words <3<3

  3. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Very well deserved nomination. Have already voted already.
    I have been looking for a good dark chocolate cookie recipe for a while – so I’ve pinned these and am looking forward to giving them a try. Thank you for sharing.

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Ooh, I hope you like them if you do! They’ve been my go-to fudge cookie recipe since I first tried them a few months back. And thank you so so much for your kind words <3

  4. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Hahaha you are adorable and these photos! As always, amazing. Blurgh. I was just shooting super chocolate-y cookies yesterday afternoon–if only I’d seen this post in time! You are always a great source of inspiration 🙂 I am soooo excited to watch you win the Saveur award cause you deserve it! Just voted for ya <3

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      AWWw Erika!! oh it would be so weird if I won and I so don’t think that will happen!! But it means so much to me to know you voted. It makes me all warm and fuzzy in my tummy 😉 Um, but speaking of inspiration, your CAKES?! Not only are they alllll over my Pinterest feed (yayayay!!) but I can’t stop staring at them and those gorgeous photos! So much inspiration. I can’t wait to see your super chocolate-y cookies 🙂 I’m sure they’re going to inspire me too <3

  5. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    these looks so dark and delicious…i love mint and chocolate together. i think i’m the only one in my family who eats after eights at christmas. these cookies are totally up my alley.

    gorgeous photography as always, and again, congrats!! vegas, baby!!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Right?! Mint chocolate is one of the only ways I like mint (that and the pink bubblemint from Orbit…. that pretty much just tastes like cold bubblegum bahah) High-five!

      Vegas, baby, Vegas!!!

  6. says:

    April 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, what an amazing week for you – congratulations on so many fronts!! I’m sure the NYC weather will let up soon – don’t they know what a great week this is?!?!

    I really want to come back to New York soon. I had so much fun and pretty much ate my weight in food with no shame – that included TWO trips EACH to Momofuku Milk Bar and Dominic Ansel Bakery.

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      Oh my gosh, TWO visits to Dominique Ansel? That’s true commitment, girl. I’m so impressed! How was it?! Did you wait in that crazy cronut line or go for his other treats? I heard the other ones are better anyway 😉 the kouign amanns look so so good. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Shikha 🙂

  7. says:

    April 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I was so excited for you when I saw that you were on the list of nominees. You deserve it, girl. Your blog is one of my favourites for a thousand reasons (too many to list here. You know I’m one of your biggest fans!). These photos are so incredibly beautiful, like art, and your cookies look amazing. I love that candied mint leaf on top!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 4, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Nancy, you are seriously the best. <3 Your friendship has been one of the best things to come out of this adventure -- thanks so much for being the bomb dot com.

  8. says:

    April 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Oh Cynthia. This place of yours has quickly become one of my most favorite places to visit. For sure, one reason is your incredible personality (I so hope we’ll get the chance to meet one day!) but then there is your thoughtful writing as well as your mouthwatering recipes. And girl, your photography is taking BIG leaps at the moment!! This post’s photos are gorgeous and the cookies look divine – love the candied mint leaves on top. Happy to have you here.


    • tworedbowls says:

      April 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Oh, Sini! You know I feel the exact same way about your space. This friendship of ours has been one of my favorite things to come out of the last few months — meeting you in real life would be the next! (Vegas?!) I’m so honored to be in this with you. <3

  9. says:

    April 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations, Cynthia! That is such exciting news. I’m going to vote for you right now!!! And these cookies look amazing – such a good idea to use fresh mint in cookies. I never think to do that!

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      You are so, so sweet, Cate — I’m so bad with handling votes-based things and asking people to vote for me so that means so much. 🙂 And fresh mint with chocolate baked goods is genius, isn’t it? I would have never thought of it if it weren’t for Ashley. And yet now it seems obvious. Haha. Hope you’re having a great week, friend. 🙂

  10. says:

    April 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    As if* I have to even say the words. You KNOW you’re a total gem and you’ve earned the shit out of this nomination, Cynthia. It’s been such an inspiration seeing how much you’ve done with TRB in just the past few months. Love having scary talented people like you alongside me in this little recipe blogging space. And just in case I do have the say the words: so many gigantic congratulations!

    * Totally acceptable if you paused there to think of Cher. Like, Clueless Cher. Not Moonstruck Cher. If I could turn back time. Okbyebyenow.

    • tworedbowls says:

      April 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Man, Em, the last thing I feel is “scary talented”! Especially when I’m peering at bread that hasn’t risen, or breaking my teeth on hard rolls with too much flour, or accidentally serving B2 underdone chicken (uhhh… oooops. It was a long time ago. So as far as we know nothing bad has happened…yet.) But I appreciate your kind words more than I can say 🙂 You are awesome and I am so mega lucky to have you as a blog friend. <3

  11. says:

    April 11, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Your best-cookies-i’ve-ever-baked earned me so many compliments I’ll definitely be making all your cookie suggestions from here on out. Congratulations on all the good news, too!

  12. says:

    April 11, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Dang, girl–you can have all the hyperventilation-worthy paper bags you want, congrats! It’s my first time stopping by your blog (pointed here by Gotta Get Baked!), and I was floored by your photographs. I missed voting, but if I ever meet Dr. Who and get to traverse time, know that I’d go back and cast a vote in your favor. Looking forward to reading up here!

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