Filed under Sweets

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The simple truth is, I am a cookie fiend. Not that I can resist sweets of any kind, but cookies are truly on a different level. I can eat a dozen in a sitting, and crave them again an hour later. The odd thing about something as classic as chocolate chip cookies is there are hundreds … Continue reading

Oatmeal Pancakes

Breakfast is underrepresented in my repertoire because: 1) who on earth has time to cook breakfast?! 2) impossible timing! bacon takes 25 minutes, eggs take 5 minutes, pancakes take 5 minutes each, and none of these are easy to keep piping hot until everything’s ready 3) the dishes, my god! eggs and bacon and pancake batter … Continue reading

Homemade Nutella

Everyone has the occasional Nutella-by-the-spoonful day, right? Well this was mine, and since we didn’t have any on hand, I dug out an old recipe clipped from a restaurant industry magazine for the DIY version. Despite the shameless sugar content, I felt less guilty about it, being homemade & all. Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Spread 25 … Continue reading

Pumpkin Muffins

While visiting friends in Chicago a couple months ago, an ambitious soul baked up a moist, delicious loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread for breakfast one morning. I have been craving it since, and while I easily tracked down recipes for pumpkin cake, I never get away with eating cake for breakfast. Pioneer Woman finally came to … Continue reading

Apple Cider Donuts

I cook for practicality. I bake for love. One motive is my endless appreciation for the magic of baking chemistry, whereby a cupboard full of boring, inedible powders plus some form of dairy stirs up into a bowl of sticky goo that transforms with heat application into fluffy, chewy, sweet goodness. Surprises me every time! … Continue reading