Pink Lemonade Cupcakes


Courtney is a Facebook and blogging friend that I’ve never met in real life, but I’m SO excited to be a part of a virtual baby shower in honor of the little girl she’s expecting next month! (Thanks for hosting, Josie!) It took me forever to decide what to […]

Pecan Praline-Topped Brownies


I’m not going to say these make you run faster, but I made them last night and then had pretty much the best tempo run ever today. I guess it could have been the weather (50 and raining…just like home!). Or it could have been my new shoes. Sorry, […]

Grasshopper Brownie Bites


This is a new twist on a recipe I posted before. We normally make these as squares, but this year I wanted to try something new, so I baked the brownies in a mini cupcake pan, piped the mint frosting, and drizzled the chocolate over the top. My family […]

Eggnog Cupcakes


This weekend wasn’t just about running, even though that consumed a lot of it. We also went to the oh-so-festive tree lot at the Target parking lot to get our Christmas tree! There was a lengthy discussion about whether a Noble or a Douglas was better (my family always gets […]

Magic Scotchie Cookies


Why are these called magic scotchie cookies? Because I incorporated some features of magic bars (or 7-layer bars, or Hello Dolly bars) with scotchies (oatmeal and butterscotch chips). I left out chocolate chips because I didn’t want to overpower the butterscotch flavor. They’re pretty addictive, so I was happy […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars


I hate pumpkin pie. It’s not the flavor I have problems with, it’s the texture. Custards just completely gross me out. Fortunately these bars taste like pumpkin pie, but have more of a cheesecake texture, which I love! I also like graham cracker crust about a hundred times more […]

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 – […]

Peach Cobbler

I used to think cobbler wasn’t worth making because it was just too simple. I liked involved dessert recipes that had multiple components, preferably including some kind of fancy cake or pastry plus frosting or pastry cream. That was also when I was still living at home and had […]

Fig and Honey Tart

Some things I’ve really come to appreciate lately: 1. Trader Joe’s and their vast selection of appealing non-alcoholic beverages 2. The elephant slippers I got at the night market in Luang Prabang, Laos. We do not have a single square inch of carpeted floor in this house, so slippers […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

I’ve been on summer break almost a week now. I mentioned to my friend the other day that I was a little bored, and she told me I should enjoy this boredom now because after the kid comes, I’ll probably never be bored again. Good point, I should probably […]

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