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 [...]


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 [...]

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. [...]