The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap…Chocolate Pistachio Sables

‘Tis the season for garland.  24 hours of Christmas carols on the radio.  Christmas movies overflowing on Netflix…which leads to White Christmas and continuous loop finding their way into the same sentence.  Rooftops outlined in twinkle lights…making me question people’s idea of what a straight line actually is … because if it means wavy, theyContinue reading “The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap…Chocolate Pistachio Sables”

peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread

AHHH!!!! I have done gone and did it again.   ok, ok, ok…the improper English and the horrid grammar is pretty par for me and my blog.  Or is it my blog and I?  I don’t know.  I have never known.  No matter the amount of teaching done by countless English teachers in my educationContinue reading “peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread”

Brown Butter Peach Raspberry Bars

It is September  (oy!) and I have already pumped out a few pumpkin desserts.  It doesn’t seem right.  A pumpkin freakazoid, I am not.  I am not one of those chicks just waiting for Starbucks to roll out their limited edition Pumpkin Spice latte (it is like Disney releasing Beauty and the Beast or TheContinue reading “Brown Butter Peach Raspberry Bars”

The last chocolate chip cookie I will ever make…if I have 3 days notice.

I found a pair of socks and a spoon in my purse just the other day. I was in line at Target.  Looking for my credit card that, in the end, never was in my bag, but in my lab coat at work….where I mistakenly forgot it/left it/stuck it after buying yet another cup ofContinue reading “The last chocolate chip cookie I will ever make…if I have 3 days notice.”

Yogurt Cake w/ Peach Blueberry Compote

Yo!  I have a cake for you today. And if you bake this cake…you will have cake tomorrow. It goes along the lines of the proverb … give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish…     Proverbs don’t just pop into everyone’s brains randomly?Continue reading “Yogurt Cake w/ Peach Blueberry Compote”

Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t like banana things.  I like bananas…I take that back, I love actual, real life, peel and eat, yellow … and let’s be clear on the yellow…darkish yellow, not the new yellow that leads one to believe it was green just moments ago… they must be, ya know, perfectly ripe bananas.  I just detestContinue reading “Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread”

Strawberry Lime Bundt Cake

My hands are tan.  The tops at least…the palms are pinkish/orange (my carrot intake might be a touch out of control…again).  They don’t look like my hands.  Honestly, I think they look dirty…I am just so darn used to them being pale.  My mind is weird.  I can see the million tiny crevices and lines much easierContinue reading “Strawberry Lime Bundt Cake”

They say it’s your birthday / It’s my birthday too, yeah

30 years.  3 decades. 1,565.32 weeks.  Even more days, hours, minutes, and seconds.   30 years of heart beats and breaths.  30 years where smiles have outnumbered frowns.  Laughter has been abundant.  Tears have been rare.  Cities have been explored and oceans have been swam.  Miles have been walked, ran, and flown.   Friendships forged and lovesContinue reading “They say it’s your birthday / It’s my birthday too, yeah”