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.

figbars

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.

cranberry thumbprints

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.

glitterballs

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

Recipe 61: Snickerdoodles

It’s Christmas in July, so why not make a holiday cookie?

snickerdoodles

“Oh, Nate, that’s nice and all, but where have you been for the last month?” Let me explain…  Continue reading

Recipe 59: Flourless Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Shout out to all you gluten-free people out there. This one’s for you. 

Flourless Peanut Butter Granola Balls

 

We had a “no bake/no cook” potluck at work, so I decided to make these.  Continue reading

Recipe 58: Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

I’ve been putting these off/I wasn’t going to do them because I don’t eat marshmallows. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m vegetarian, so I don’t eat gelatin. Surprise! They sell vegan marshmallows. We’re back in business.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

These are in the Kids Cookies section, so they’re easy, right? Let’s see.  Continue reading

Recipe 56: Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Someone at work read my blog and was appalled that I didn’t have a peanut butter section. I’ve made a couple cookies with PB, and in that spirit, I went for these next.

pb sandwiches

These are in the “Kids Cookies” section, so they’re a piece of cake, right?  Continue reading

Recipe 55: Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars

These might seem like they’re meant for the holidays. That’s because they came from the Sugar and Spice section of the app.

cinncaramel

Do I care? Let’s see…  Continue reading

Recipe 54: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies…how boring, right? But wait! There’s a surprise!

sugar

I don’t eat sugar cookies because I think they’re bland and I’d rather use the calories on something good. These are different. They have lemon!  Continue reading

Recipe 50: Double-Chocolate Brownies

This is brownie recipe number two from the app. I remember the cream cheese brownies being great, so I had high expectations.

doublechocbrown

I already had the ingredients on hand (for once), so this was an easy choice.

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