Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

I know what you are thinking: another cookie recipe? What if I told you that these Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cookies are filled with melty chocolate chunks and hearty pistachio pieces, with a slight chew and a slight crunch? Is your mouth watering yet?  I created these treats as a way to use up a Santa-shaped solid piece of GodivaContinue reading “Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cookies”

Brownie Mix Cookies

What a delicious problem to have: too much brownie mix. These Brownie Mix Cookies are perhaps the best way to solve such an “unfortunate” problem. If you are in need of a last minute cookie to bring to a holiday party, or you want to change up your brownie routine, these cookies are an easyContinue reading “Brownie Mix Cookies”

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I distinctly remember carving pumpkins as a child: the smell of the wet newspaper protecting the kitchen table, the rawness of your skin after hours digging around the orange goop, the sweet yet mild odor, the anticipation of putting a candle in the finished product, and the saltiness of baked pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin, like bananaContinue reading “Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Cookies

Something is making me sneeze. Perhaps it is the colossal 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”

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”