Cranberry Bliss Bars


I made a promise to myself I’d take this entire week off running. I woke up this morning and wanted nothing more than to go for a run, but since I’m about to start half Ironman training, I’m sticking with my original plan.  I know my legs will appreciate […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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. […]

Peppermint Bark


This is so simple it’s ridiculous, but it’s an awesome, crowd-pleasing, 3-ingredient treat that is festive and GOOD! I was up at 7 AM yesterday to begin my baking marathon. First step? 1 pound of butter into the mixer (not for this recipe…for some cookies) I think I went […]

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, […]

Black and White Chocolate Cake

Christmas Day at about 1:00 PM is not the time to be looking for heavy cream in San Luis Obispo. When my first attempt at the white chocolate cream for this cake (at about 8:00 AM on Christmas Day) turned into butter, I was mildly panicked. After finding that […]

Pumpkin-White Chocolate Blondies

Yesterday was, for no good reason, a stressful day.  I have those sometimes, where nothing goes wrong and yet I feel anxious all day.  The prescription for days like that? Baking and a run.  It works every time! I came home from student teaching, needing to get into the […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are perfect for the days that are getting shorter, when Thanksgiving is not too far off.  A little break from pumpkin, but still festive.  Of course I would also make them throughout the year, but cranberry is reminiscent of the holiday season.   Cranberry and white chocolate contrast […]

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