The Domestic Rebel

I'm Hayley, aka The Domestic Rebel. I believe in cake mix, overdosing on sparkles & eating that extra cookie. And I really, really love cupcakes.

The Domestic Rebel is about baking fearlessly in the kitchen, turning everyday, ordinary ingredients into extraordinary desserts!

My Top Fave Recipes of 2014

I seriously cannot even believe that 2015 is a mere days away. What in the fudge happened to 2014? It feels like just yesterday I was turning 23 in January, partying it up in Miami in May, and meeting my idol Betsey Johnson in September ....more

Chocolate Cherry Seven Layer Bars

I will never understand super touchy people. You know the ones who always feel the need to touch you, hold you, hug you, pick at you… whether they know you or not? As a teenager with Day-Glo colored neon hair, I was constantly being touched by random strangers ....more

Super Simple 2-Ingredient Turtles

You guuuuyyyyyysssss. These turtles. I can’t even ....more

Sugar Cookie Seven Layer Bars

As a slightly insane food blogger, it’s my civic duty to report to you guys about the latest food products on the market. So without further adieu,...more

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Frosting

I’ve decided that I’m never shopping at Target again, because every time I do, something mortally embarrassing happens. Like the time I told the cashier I was going to eat Oreos naked (wrong context). Or the time my mom was my wing-woman ....more

30+ Unexpected Gifts For Foodies UNDER $25

Happy Holidays, peeps! The season of gift-giving is among us and I bet I could venture to guess that you still have a couple gifts you have to buy… and perhaps you’re still like OMGWTFAMIGETTINGTHEM. Well, if they like food, are awesome, or appreciate the unexpected quirkiness in life, then...more

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Cups

To me, there are three flavors synonymous with the holidays: eggnog, peppermint, and...more

The BEST Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

So as some of you know, I gave up on online dating a couple months ago. After many unsuccessful dates that left me questioning the human race and whether or not my soulmate died in a hideous car accident, I decided it’d be best to remain single for the time being and just let love find me naturally. Or find me never ....more

The BEST Snowball Cookies {Or Russian Tea Cakes. Or Mexican Wedding Cookies}

As I’ve mentioned before, no one cooked in my family while I was growing up. We had a very small handful of “family recipes” that were rarely cooked. The rest of the time, it was all about meals of convenience ....more

Twinkie Trees & Ding Dong Ornaments (& A #HostessHoliday Sweeps!)

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Hostess blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” So let’s get one thing straight, shall we? I...more