i’ll admit it: i have issues. i want my tasty treats to look tasty…is that so wrong? while i completely understand that things can taste good even when they don’t look good, i have also learned that presentation is important, especially if i want to make money. my [...]
one of the great things about vegan baking is that when things are undercooked, they are still safe to eat. i know some people are not afraid to eat raw eggs; i am not one of these people– unless they are pasteurized, i won’t serve raw eggs. since i was [...]
is the coco for the coconut or the cocoa? who cares when it tastes this good! these ultra-rich, decadent treats were a fan favorite in the office! the only less than amazing feedback i got was that since they were so rich, i perhaps should have cut them a little [...]
it was sheryl’s turn to have the potluck at her house, and i decided to go with a recipe my mom had suggested for a pesto pasta salad. in the process of making this, i realized that i apparently didn’t own a steamer (shame on me). although i dirtied just [...]
good friends + good food + good weather + good games = recipe for a great day!
-whew- having company over is a lot of work, especially if you are one of those do-it-all-yourself type people! yes, that means i am one of them. friday i made two cold pasta [...]
yes, i know the lyrics are “conga” but seriously, once you make these, you will not be able to control yourself any longa’ (longo?). need proof? here are some direct quotes from my co-workers:
“Holy crap that was good!I mean REALLY REALLY good….one of my favorite treats you’ve brought in.”; [...]
what do you get when you combine a kook and a cook? apparently, raisinets bars. you have heard me talk about my friend ed from work, well i forgot to mention that there are in fact TWO awesome, hilarious eds at work who enjoy my baked goods. presumably as a [...]
ok, so you bought a few boxes of girl scout cookies from your niece, and one from the lady who sits next to you at work, and you just couldn’t resist when the cute little girls outside the grocery store asked if you would help support their troop. you thought [...]
people often ask me how i bake all these goodies and stay so thin. i typically have two answers: 1. just because i bake a lot doesn’t mean i pig out on it. 2. i am just as addicted to exercising out as i am to eating.
some things i am thankful for: my incredible, loving mother; my angel on earth of a grandmother; good friends; cozy blankets; slightly grey fall mornings; having a nice home and a steady job; having a washer/drier in my home; nice, hot showers; jacuzzi tubs; relatively good health; good tea; fancy coffee drinks [...]
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