• Baking Recipes,  Cookies

    My Hot Mess Fluffernutter Sandwich Cookies

    And by hot mess I mean that in the most positive way possible. You know, my level of excitement when it came to making these cookies were off the charts. I found the recipe in the middle of the week and immediately on that same weekend I had set out to make these. That doesn’t happen very often because I typically already have a bunch of previously-discovered recipes lined up for the weekend in my little planner– and I really hate it when my schedules aren’t followed!– but all those plans got pushed back because of these fluffernutters. I just HAD to make them. NOW. To be honest, if I…

  • Cooking Recipes,  I love Asian noodles,  My favourite things,  Pastas & noodles

    This 20-Minute Spicy Peanut and Chicken Soba is the bomb

    It’s a bit strange that I don’t make enough simple meals here on the blog. In fact I was quite surprised myself when I made this noodle dish. I managed to finish cooking it in less than 20 minutes, including prep time. At the end I literally went, ‘Wait a minute. That’s it?’ I guess I’m just too used to baking and dessert recipes– you know, those that always take at least 30 minutes especially if they have several components. There are the cakes that need time to bake up then cool before they can be meticulously frosted. There are the yeasted bread recipes I so love to make, usually…

  • Baking Recipes,  Cookies,  My favourite things,  Timeless Treats

    Treats from Reese’s and cookies that remind of them

    Late last week I received a ginormous package from Reese’s. The box looked like a giant pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which I thought was a cute idea. I was imagining that a load of Reese’s goodies would spill out once I opened the box, but actually there is an assortment of things inside. There were three packs of the classic peanut butter cups and three packs of their NutRageous bars, and then this adorable candy-wrapper shaped USB.

  • Baking Recipes,  David Lebovitz,  From the books,  Frozen treats,  I scream for ice cream (I do)

    Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month?

    Wait, is that national or international? For a food blogger I am comically ignorant about these things. Typically I don’t tend to bandwagon on food holidays, but when it’s for something I really like, I simply can’t let it slide. Ice cream– probably the only sweet dessert I can inhale without a second thought. I might have mentioned before that I don’t actually like to eat sweets; that I like to make them by a gazillion times more than I like to consume them. There is however always an exception to the rule. I can live without cakes or cookies, but please don’t make me live without ice cream. (And…

  • Baking Recipes,  Brownies & Bars,  From the books,  Reinventions of classics,  The Breakfast Bin,  TV cravings

    No turning back now + Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    When I started this whole blogging thing, I had no idea what to expect. All I aimed for was a place to share the things I bake/cook and shoot. Now it feels like a little more than that. Aside from the newfound goal of teaching others and encouraging others to cook and bake too, now I get these crazy ideas and do these crazy things that I probably wouldn’t have had I not started this blog. I wake up really early during Sunday mornings feeling invigorated and excited to run into the kitchen even though Sundays are all I have for “rest”. I forget my week’s worth of exhaustion during…

  • Baking Recipes,  Cookies,  Dearly Dreaming Dorie,  From the books,  Timeless Treats

    {Dearly Dreaming Dorie} How Peanut Butter Crisscrosses invaded my life

    As a child, I used to hate peanut butter. I don’t know if it’s because of the way that it sticks to the roof of my mouth, or how the very gooey brands tend to make a mess when spread on a piece of toast. I’ve always found it odd since I actually like peanuts a lot. This passiveness toward peanut butter extended until my teenage years, and I only “rediscovered” it, if you will, in the past two years. Ever since I started long-distance running, a lot of other runners advised me to have a cup of coffee with a peanut butter sandwich and a banana hours before each…