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 – […]

Turtle Brownies

Brownies + Pecans + Caramel = One pretty amazing dessert. And I usually HATE it when nuts come anywhere near my brownies, but if caramel is involved, it changes everything! I really hope the pregnancy talk isn’t getting old…skip ahead if it is. But we went to the doctor […]

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) […]

Cocoa Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Well, I survived my first week of teaching 8th grade, and honestly, it was easier than I thought it would be. Part of me is still in shock that I was actually able to land a teaching job, especially given the fact that California still hasn’t passed a budget […]

Vegan Spelt Banana Muffins

Mike and I recently faced an incredibly difficult decision. He had a great opportunity at one end of the state and I had a great opportunity at the other end. Either place we moved, one of us would be giving up a lot. We agonized for hours. Then we […]

Pecan Pie

This has been the month of revisiting foods that were difficult to make in the past.  Although I’ve never used this recipe before, the last time I made pecan pie, the top burned and the inside was a liquid mess.  However, since my husband had never had a real […]

German Chocolate Cake

This has been on my list of things to attempt for quite awhile, and tonight I finally got around to making it.  It was not exactly quick and easy, but the time and effort were definitely worth it.   It takes awhile to get all the components ready to […]

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