Carrot Cake Cookies (raw and vegan!)

Pleeeeease don’t let the “raw and vegan” up there deter you from this recipe (I’m guessing my sister has already stopped reading). These taste a little like carrot cake Clif Bars (one of my favorite flavors!) and they’re surprisingly easy. Plus they have just a few ingredients, don’t require […]

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

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One of these days, I’m going to make healthy “cookies” – like with dates and walnuts and carob and stuff. But this weekend, I was in a Christmas baking mood, and the discovery of these little gems (for only $2 at Target!) inspired me to throw together some brownies […]

Pumpkin-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are probably the last thing anyone needs the day after Thanksgiving, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to pumpkin, and with no pie left, I have to have something for dessert after my leftovers! Thanksgiving started with a very hilly, very COLD (okay yes I’m lame […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were always my favorite. I happily ate PB & J day in and day out from first grade through high school, and I’d still choose it over most other sandwiches even today. The concept of putting peanut butter and jelly together in dessert form? […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

I will never get sick of the chocolate and peanut butter combination. I was reminded of this fact the other day at Trader Joe’s, when they were sampling peanut butter cups that were about fifty thousand times better than Reese’s. We almost bought some, but baking whoopie pies just […]

Maple-Almond Butter Cookies

It was the night before our third wedding anniversary and I offered to bake Mike whatever he wanted. He requested peanut butter cookies, but we only had a few tablespoons of peanut butter left. So he suggested almond butter cookies and I had one of those “you’re a genius! […]

White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies

I realized this week it had been far too long since I’d last made blondies. Brownies are my first love, but blondies can incorporate so many different flavors that they’re definitely worth making. Now that I have the staff room at work as an outlet for everything I bake, […]

Oatmeal-Pecan Cookies

Why is it that 99% of the time Mike or I crave cookies, there are no chocolate chips in the house? Probably because we cannot keep chocolate chips on hand or they will disappear. Both of us have shockingly little willpower when there is any edible (ie not unsweetened) […]

Boston Cream Whoopie Pies

I try to keep food on my food blog and running on my running blog, but there’s a running-related back story for these little treats. I ran the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday (my fifth marathon) and qualified to run the Boston Marathon! This was my 5th marathon, and […]

M & M Cookies

You probably don’t really need a recipe for M & M cookies, since it would be completely fine to just use M & Ms in place of chocolate chips in just about any chocolate chip cookie recipe. But for some reason when I got inspired to make these, I […]

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