chewy white chocolate cherry pecan oatmeal cookies

Yes, you read the title correctly: chewy white chocolate cherry pecan oatmeal cookies. Now, say that ten times fast. Go! Today is the posting date for the the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This is my second year participating in this rad event run by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. The G.F.B.C.S. is a modernized version of the cookie swaps our moms did when we were kids, with a dash of surprise. Read more »

salty chocolate chunk + pecan cookies

During a brief chat with the husband at work yesterday, I discovered that his co-workers picked up some dessert to celebrate his birthday. "Oh, that's so nice, honey," is what said. "Shit," is what I thought. I remembered the presents, the card, the birthday breakfast, but somehow forgot a sweet little something to stick a candle in. Co-workers 1 - Wife 0. I really need to step up my game in life. Read more »

raspberry + almond rugelachs

‘Tis the season to be baking! I’ll be the first to admit, Cookies are not my forte. That's not to say I can't bake at all. I can actually manage quite well in the muffin, bread, or pie department. However, when it comes to the seemingly simplest of confections, I’m not as comfortable as I would like to be. Read more »

whole grain apple crisp

My money's on the hypothesis that Eve would have tempted Adam a little quicker had she served up some of this warm apple crisp with a healthy dollop of vanilla ice cream...  There's something about this rustic fall dessert that makes you feel like everything's going to be okay.  It's a warm embrace on a crisp fall day and, as far as I'm concerned, the epitome of dessert comfort food. Read more »

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