Malted Milk Ball Blondies

These Malted Milk Ball Blondies come together in 30 minutes and are truly addicting!  Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. When I asked Jeff to pick me up a box of malted milk balls, I actually had a very different dessert in mind (a custard topped with chopped milk balls). My first idea didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, and I came up with a new custard recipe that doesn’t involve malt flavoring. That one should be along next week. In

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Cardamom Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut Shortbread + My 24 Hour Digital Detox

These Cardamom Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies are a fragrant mix of flavors and textures. When I was 4 years old, MTV debuted Video Killed The Radio Star on our bulky television screen. I grew up staring at machines. We think of RIGHT NOW as the internet age, but computers fascinated me even before we had smartphones and constant information at our fingertips. I played King’s Quest 4 and Maniac Mansion on our Apple IIGS. Prodigy, AOL discs (and

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Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting + The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

An easy recipe for Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting + a discussion on the stigma associated with bipolar disorder. “Never give someone a reason not to hire you” – a well-meaning friend.  Frozen. How many times have I used that word to describe myself in the past few months? I’ve lost count. I said it when I wrote a post discussing how sad I am about the state of things in the US right now. I turned off commenting on that post because

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

You NEED these Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches sandwiches from Alanna Taylor-Tobin’s new cookbook, Alternative Baker! These gingerbread pumpkin ice cream sandwiches are spectacular. And I can say that without sounding self-congratulatory, because this is not my recipe. It comes from the kitchen of Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of the new cookbook Alternative Baker, and all around fabulous gal.

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Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars

These decadent Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars are soft, rich, and a perfect balance of flavors. Perfect for parties! I suppose these are technically blondies, but I get a bit confused by the terminology I see floating around these days. It doesn’t take much perusing to find recipes for lemon “brownies” (sans chocolate) or “blondies” that are actually loaded with chocolate. Between the chocolate topping, the tahini, the cashew butter, and the salt, I decided the title was already long enough

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies are delicate, flaky & buttery. This easy recipe uses 6 basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Cabin fever never seems to hit me quite as hard as others, and I’m assuming that’s partly because I work from home. I’m used to spending extended stretches of time in one space, though under normal circumstances I try to leave at least once per day. Even during the blizzard, I was able to take a walk

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Cinnamon Cashew Snowdrop Cookies

These cinnamon cashew snowdrop cookies are perfect for the holidays! Serve them at parties or offer them as gifts. When holiday season arrives, I begin making snowdrop cookies. Yesterday I brought some to a friend’s house in an assortment of flavors. There are so many things I love about this recipe.

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Chocolate Brownies with Salted Tahini Frosting

These Chocolate Brownies with Salted Tahini Frosting are a simple, decadent dessert. My feet are killing me right now. In fact, my entire body is rebelling; my shoulders ache, my calves are tight, my hamstrings are twitching… but it’s a good pain. For most of my 36 years I hated all forms of exercise. I was told I just needed to find that one form of exercise I loved. I always resented people who said that to me and it left me feeling

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Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies are a perfect treat for chocolate lovers! It has been a weird week. A very weird week full of snowstorms, getting stranded due to snowstorms, kitchen injuries and…. suffice it to say, I got a little behind on life. But I am slowly getting caught up and I finally have a new recipe to share!

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Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies

These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor! Holy lack of motivation. I have been really struggling to get back into the swing of things since the holidays. I went on a girls getaway this weekend and by the end of the trip I was feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to finally take on my task list. And then I got home and fell right back into the slump.

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