Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet! This is my go-to cookie recipe. It can be vegan or not depending on what ingredients you have around, and the cookies are just super tasty. I think the large portion of vanilla makes them extra good — and if you’re also using vanilla soy milk, [...]

Vegan No-Bake Cookies

Gather ’round hippies, this summer has seen the renaissance of my favorite no-bake cookie recipe. There’s no refined sugar, no gluten, and even better, they’re delicious and take about 10 minutes to make. I used to make these for my book club when I first moved to Minneapolis. Today, I made them at the special [...]

Strawberry Mango Pie

Sometimes, I just have to make a pie. It’s like the pie invades my brain and I can’t stop thinking about it until I’ve made it. I really like making the crust — getting the whole kitchen covered in flour, using the pastry cutter, my little cup of ice water. It reminds me of being [...]

Holiday Recipe Link Bonanza

In the month leading up to Christmas, I make a lot of lists to keep myself from panicking — lists of people and presents, lists of tasks, and lists of food. This year, I think the food list was the only thing with everything checked off in time. I pulled out some old favorite recipes [...]

30

I turned 30 this month, an occasion that filled me with so much angst over how to plan an appropriately monumental party, that I nearly did nothing at all. Sara & I pulled it off at the last minute, though. We invited a bunch of good friends, stocked up on Oktoberfest beers, and cleared out [...]

All Day Lemon Curd Tart

Last Saturday, I woke up and asked Sara the details of the wedding we’d be attending that day. “We should be there at 5:00,” she informed me. “And we have to bring something for the dessert potluck”. Oh. “Didn’t I tell you that before.” At that moment, I knew that I would make a lemon [...]

Pomegranate Lime Slushie

Last month, Sara and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary by taking a class together at the Kitchen Window. The class was called “Happy Hour Ice Creams and Sorbets”, and we did very well by that theme with vanilla stout ice cream, cherry merlot ice cream, chocolate whiskey ice cream, and peach champagne granitas. Our [...]

Rhubarb!

Between our CSA and our backyard, we’ve had to eat rhubarb almost every day for the past few weeks. So far, I’ve made 2 crisps, 1 batch of muffins, and 1 pie. Here are some pictures and recipe locations. Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp Recipe from Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook (1996). So good I made it two [...]

Birthday Cakes

I believe I’ve mentioned that we’ve had some birthdays around here. It’s becoming a tradition that Sara requests this chocolate peanut butter cake every year. It’s a sour cream chocolate cake topped with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and a chocolate peanut butter glaze.  This cake just wins. Our dear friend, Angela, also had a [...]

ZOMG, these brownies

I’m not really big on V-day (unless it’s for ending violence against women), but it seemed like as good a reason as any to try out the Chewy Brownies recipe in my March/April 2010 issue of Cook’s Illustrated. And holy crap. They’re good. Really, track down a copy of this magazine, and make these brownies. [...]