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”

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”

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”

Brownie Mix no More

I was either a really weird kid when I was little or I had great panache, wearing my huge fuzzy turquoise earmuffs while baking brownies. Probably being a really weird kid is a more accurate description. There’s a photograph of this moment, me with a bowl of chocolate brownie mix, with brownie-batter-smeared cheeks on eitherContinue reading “Brownie Mix no More”

Bars or Squares

Nearly every Sunday morning of my childhood was spent at my grandparents’ house. I suppose this was my version of going to Church. Except that there was margarine-laden popcorn, grape soda from DeMoula’s, toxically-orange-colored crackers with peanut butter, and my uncle’s fantastic freshly baked treats. I would always dash up the stairs of the oldContinue reading “Bars or Squares”