When I’m puttering around the Internet, planning out my upcoming races (which is a fair bit of the time), my decisions start with looking at a calendar and a map. (Running in the USA‘s map view changed my life!!) Then, once I find a suitable candidate, I google the medal. And yes, I have 100% vetoed potential races because they had crappy medals. I want the evidence of my triumph over sanity to sparkle! Continue reading “Holiday Half Marathon & Ugly Sweater 5k (Pomona, CA): Race Review”
These are my FAVORITE gingersnap-esque cookies. I won’t call them gingersnaps ’cause they don’t snap. If you bake them right, they’re nice and soft and chewy and amazing. And they were the perfect “sweet appetizer” for Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Not Your Grandma’s Gingersnaps (Orange Molasses Cookies)”
You’ve heard of things like triple chocolate cookies, I’m sure. But Triple Birthday Cookies?! What on earth are they? Well, they’re ridiculous, that’s what. Continue reading “Triple Birthday Cookies”
When my mom emailed me the recipe for this bar cookie topped with Peeps, I gagged a bit. Then I decided to make them just to experience the absurdity that is this explosion of sugar.
The jury is out on these cookies from Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar Life cookbook. My brother outright spat them in the sink, my mom who never throws anything away stuck the leftovers in the freezer, and (not to stereotype, these are the facts) my Jewish friends loved them. Continue reading “(Weird) Molasses Rye Cookies”
This is my dad’s favorite “pie,” and I gotta say, it’s damn good. I made it for the first time last Christmas, and I think I’ll likely be making it every year until the end of time. Continue reading “Caramel Chocolate Pecan “Tart” (Pie, but not really)”
I really like gingerbread. I just don’t have a favorite recipe yet. So, since I’m at my parents’ house for the holidays and have ample time for experimentation, I made two kinds. This one is from the ever-trustworthy Cook’s Illustrated back-catalogue. Continue reading “Classic Gingerbread (attempt #1 in the quest)”
This is admittedly a sort of baking blasphemy, but my brother asked me to make a Crack Pie for Christmas, and I didn’t feel like making the oatmeal cookie crust when there was so much other baking to do. So I cheated. I used a pre-made graham cracker crust. And, frankly, it was still great. Continue reading “The Lazy Girl’s Crack Pie”
I won’t play catch up with a full post about each of the four cookies I baked on Monday, but since I had requests for the recipes, I’ll provide them here. Continue reading “Holiday Cookies 2015”
So, I teach college, and it’s finals week. I have a mountain of grading to plow through, and, as it happens, I’m moving in four days. So, I bake.
I spent Monday in an all-day bake-a-thon, cooking up treats for myself and my weary colleagues. Baking is how I cope with stress and how I show love, so it works out well just as long as I keep going to the gym. I didn’t document any of those delicacies, but they started the streak that has lead to the creation of this blog. ‘Cause blogging totally justifies all this baking.