Recipe 70: Chocolate Chip Brownies

After last week’s disaster, I desperately needed something to go well. My reputation is on the line! I’ve had pretty good success with brownies, so I chose another.

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As you may remember from cream cheese and double-chocolate brownies, Martha cleverly placed 5 variations in the same section.  Continue reading

Recipe 69: Coconut Bars

I wanted to bake something kind of easy this week, so I chose these.

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Boy, are you in for a treat.  Continue reading

Recipe 68: Hermit Bars

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it’s the perfect time for Springtime treats. Not today. hermitbars These look pretty normal and appropriate for this time of year. Well, visions are not always as they seemContinue reading

Recipe 67: Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

Queen B says, “You wanna hot body?…You betta work bitch.” She’s right. I have to get back to baking and blogging. To help with that whole hot body thing, I chose this for today:

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What makes these healthier than normal cookies? To start, there’s wheat germ. Don’t be afraid. Keep reading.

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Recipe 66: Matcha Tea Biscuits

Anyone who knows me (see: co-workers) knows how I feel about tea. It’s for the sickly and I’m not interested.

I’ve been delaying these for obvious reasons, but recently watched Alice in Wonderland and felt inspired. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, it will be fine in a cookie.

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What is matcha? This is starting well.  Continue reading

Recipe 65: Coconut Sandwich Cookies

My new friend Genoa went back and read every single blog I’ve written. When she asked if she could help me bake, the answer was simple: no.

OMG I’m kidding. Of course I said yes. I wanted to pick something relatively easy since Genoa says she doesn’t cook or bake. I thought she was exaggerating until I found an unopened, expired bag of flour in her cupboard.

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These were the winners! Little did I know that when I arrived at Genoa’s house, I was in for the shock of my life.  Continue reading

Recipe 64: Mexican Wedding Cakes

My friend Jordan was in town so obviously we had to get together and make cooks. This day has a simple theme: love.

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Mexican Wedding Cakes! How Romantic!  Continue reading

Recipe 63: Fig Bars

I will be honest. Before I went shopping for ingredients for this recipe, I did not know what a fig looked like. Don’t sit there and judge me, because I know most of you probably have never eaten a fig.

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So listen. I made these for a potluck at work, but people were afraid of them.

What is so scary about figs? I didn’t like Fig Newtons as a kid either, but now I am much more sophisticated, like Martha.  Continue reading

Recipe 62: Cranberry Thumbprints

As Rafiki would say, it is time. Time for me to get off my butt and start baking again. I’ve been waiting a long time for cranberry season so I could make these.

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Just in time for Thanksgiving!  Continue reading

The Merging of ZAWN: My first time baking for a wedding

My good friends Zack and Dawn (collectively, Zawn) asked me to bake cookies to serve at their wedding reception. Oh, I’m honored!

This really meant, “Oh, I’m freaking the F out right now because I care about these people and don’t want to screw it up.”

I had to make something sparkly, because duh. After many failed attempts of spraying glitter onto cookies, I decided to go with the tried and true glitter ball.

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My most loyal readers will remember these as Recipe 3. If you aren’t familiar, please go read it.  Continue reading