Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles

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Having my parents around has been really nice. I’m off again for Winter Break for two weeks starting this afternoon, and then reality hits in January. For right now, I’m just enjoying knowing Ellie is having a great time all day with her grandparents, getting to run with my [...]

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Smart people tend to read recipes carefully, sometimes more than once. They definitely don’t mix up cooking time and cooling time, leading to hideously burn candied nuts. Ugh. Those were supposed to be a hostess gift for the Christmas party we went to this weekend, but nope, I burned [...]

Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Shortbread

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I may have been all about healthy meals for the first few days after Thanksgiving, but now I’m in full on holiday treat mode. Good thing I’m balancing it with a bunch of yoga and running (and not being at home with plenty of hours to devote to baking [...]

Peppermint Oreos

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Wednesday night, we took Ellie on her first plane flight. I was afraid she’d scream the whole time, but she did great (I think Sophie the giraffe helped). She was alert and happy the whole time we were waiting at the airport, and then fell asleep as we were [...]

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

I hadn’t been to the library in over a year (Mike and I have had plenty to read thanks to Paperback Swap) but the other day for no reason in particular, I walked in. Our library is pretty awesome… especially if you’re interested in Filipino DVDs (fun fact – [...]

Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hey! If you’re reading this in Google Reader, your missing a (slightly) new look.  I’m still not convinced the picture in the header is going to stay, but for now I’m happy with the all white background and the wider header.  I like to think that I’m going to periodically [...]

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a complex relationship with Trader Joe’s. The cheese section makes me swoon, I am slowly working my way through the entire wine section, and their butter is a great deal. I don’t think it’s necessary to discuss the pound plus chocolate bars and how I feel about [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

There are a few phrases that have quickly become the most beautiful music to my ears: “I’ll take the baby, you can nap” (which was followed by a blissful, uninterrupted 90-minute nap) and “I’ll take the baby, go for a run” (which was followed by a delightful 50-minute run) [...]

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know this is not a baby blog.  I can’t believe I’ve become one of those moms that takes far too many pictures of her child and is convinced that she’s the cutest baby that ever lived.  I really, truly thought I wouldn’t be that mom. But I am.  Oops. [...]

Chocolate Malt Cookies

These are Thank You cookies. I made them for my parents to thank them for a bunch of stuff. For driving down from Portland to hang out with me until this stubborn baby gets here. For bringing a TON of baby stuff from my aunt and uncle (I should [...]

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