Double Ginger Cookies

I think my feelings for ginger are about on the same level as most people’s feelings about chocolate. I am more than a little obsessed with it. Gingerbread, pickled ginger, candied ginger, ginger tea, and of course ginger cookies – I love them all. These cookies definitely have plenty […]

Chocolate Caramel Slice

There are so many things I love about my current job. I’m teaching language arts in a Summer Advancement Academy designed to help kids from under-privileged backgrounds prepare for college. A lot of my students have been in this country less than a year, but they’re all extremely driven […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Impromptu barbecues just kind of come together a lot with our group of friends, especially now that it’s summer. I always want to contribute dessert, but with such short notice it usually ends up being chocolate chip cookies because they’re so easy to throw together. This weekend I decided […]

Peach Shortcake Cookies

There are two things that signify summer to me, and when they show up local, ripe, and fresh, I immediately shift into excessive-fruit-consumption mode. The two fruits I wait all year for are honeydew melon and peaches. When I lived in Oregon, blueberries would be on the list, but […]

Banana-Caramel Whoopie Pies

Ever since I discovered that frozen banana makes awesome soft serve (just puree frozen banana slices in the food processor. Amazing.) we’ve been going through a LOT of bananas. I’m slightly conflicted about this because I know it takes a lot of fuel to get them here, and there […]

Whole wheat fig cookies

I was that weird kid that loved Fig Newtons. I’m not sure why, but figs have always been really appealing to me, even after I learned that they tend to have dead wasps inside (but don’t worry, commercially grown figs are pretty much wasp-free. I still suggest you google […]

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I steered clear of vegan baking recipes for a long time. I’m not sure if I was intimidated by unfamiliar ingredients, or afraid that the product would be inedible, but I was really reluctant to give up my beloved butter and eggs. Now that I’m head over heels for […]

Snickery Squares

You know those people who, instead of asking a normal question like “How are you?” try to be edgy or hip or something and ask “What’s Good?” (Usually these people are male, in their early 20s, and haven’t washed their hair for a couple days. Just my experience). I […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

Yep, two desserts in a row. I baked a couple things for Mothers Day, but other than that I’ve been eating mostly just salads and random combinations of beans, grains, and vegetables that don’t seem creative enough to warrant a blog post. So you get dessert instead! My sister […]

Brown Butter Rhubarb Bars

I didn’t get to celebrate Mothers Day with my mom because she is in Berlin, but I I know if she’d have been here, she would have loved these bars. I’m definitely planning on making them again when she’s back in this country! When it’s rhubarb season, my mom […]

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