Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Cookies

Something is making me sneeze. Perhaps it is the┬ácolossal pollen eruption that took over my neighborhood: Or maybe it has to do with this new family member: Here’s another photo, because one is just not enough: One thing for sure is that these scrumptious things are so amazing that I would be willing to sneezeContinue reading “Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Cookies”

S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

It’s starting to feel a bit like summer. And by this, I mean I am boggled down with projects, papers, exams, and stress. Summer is long walks in the woods with bug-spray amply applied, trips to Maine for fresh lobster, weekends spent on the beach, thunderstorms rattling the house, humidity blowing up my hair, breathingContinue reading “S’mores Rice Krispie Treats”

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

One morning when I was little, I awoke with hives from an allergic reaction. This occurred right before a trip to the dentist to get several molars pulled. I desperately wanted to jump out of the chair in the dental office in order to scratch my skin, but instead I got injected with novocaine, temporarilyContinue reading “Raspberry Oatmeal Bars”

A Long Run, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Coming home from Mexico, with only four weeks until the Boston Marathon, I vowed to eat more protein, vegetables, and whole grains. I was doing a tremendous job, eating hard-boiled eggs, hummus, vegetable-filled sandwiches, and Greek yogurt. What loomed over my head all week was my 21 mile training run. I carbo-loaded on Thursday night,Continue reading “A Long Run, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars”

My Grandmother’s Favorite Cookies

My grandfather had a passion for genealogy, and I believe most everyone in my family was affected by his zest for family heritage. He kept a diary for most of his life, something that most people can’t say they have done. I was always intrigued by family histories, particularly that of my maternal grandmother. BornContinue reading “My Grandmother’s Favorite Cookies”

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Many times when I was little, I would try baking cookies on my own and forget and/or mix up ingredients. Take for example the time I filmed my friend and I making chocolate chip cookies, as if we were on a cooking show. We left out the vanilla extract. There’s the time I put inContinue reading “Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

Almond Joy Cookies

I am now living in a house with fifteen other people, and though our kitchen is generous in size, I still only have one shelf to keep all of my food. This means that boxes of cereal, cans of soup, and coffee take precedence for shelf space over kitchen staples like flour, sugar, etc. WhatContinue reading “Almond Joy Cookies”

The Ocean (and Brown Butter-Fleur de Sel-Chocolate Chip Cookies)

I made these: I went here: The ocean is my therapy. Maybe I have obscured vision, but if you stare at the horizon for long enough, it becomes a solid white line. Things become aligned, at peace. Even if it is below freezing out. Other things that make me at peace: film rolls and theseContinue reading “The Ocean (and Brown Butter-Fleur de Sel-Chocolate Chip Cookies)”