7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saved the best for last! These cookies are definitely my favorite. The title pretty much says it all, but they are so rich, and have such a good coffee-y, chocolatey flavor that I’m kind of drooling just thinking about it. They are best when you use like 1/4 cup of dough for one cookie, […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Buckeyes

Okay. So technically buckeyes are not cookies, but is there anything more quintessentially holiday season than a buckeye? No. My problem with most buckeyes is how cloying the texture is. Smooth peanut butter with powdered sugar… It gets too sweet, and too slimy. The great thing about these, though, is that the addition of coconut […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Spritz Cookies

I don’t know if you’ve figured out yet that I’m not a huge fan of dry cookies, but what I think is great about these spritz cookies is that they are not dry! Usually it’s kind of a struggle to actually get the cookies to come out of the…spritzer? but these are pretty easy to […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Molasses Ginger Cookies

In the interest of adding some variety to the lineup, I’ve started adding these molasses ginger cookies. I don’t usually like gingerbread-y type stuff, but these are nice and chewy, and add a good, hearty texture to the collection. My mom substitutes sprouted spelt flour in an attempt to be a little healthier, and to […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Peanut Butter Kisses

This is the year that I finally learned how to make these right. The secret is to not overbake them – the original recipe says to bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, but what my mom never told me was that you actually should put them in at 350 for 8 minutes. This keeps these […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Spoon Cookies

These cookies are probably the most popular cookies we make. People will ask us about them, and all the ladies in my family are obsessed. They have this combination of flaky, browned butter cookie with the tiniest bit of cherry/strawberry jam that is so, so good. It’s also really fun to brown butter, so if […]

7 Days of Christmas Cookies – Velvety Sugar Cookies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is cookie baking. I believe I talked about it a little last year – my friend Laura and I used to spend days making insane amounts of cookies, like thousands of cookies, and while I’ve calmed down since then, I still enjoy a good end of the year bake-a-thon. […]

Wreath Fail

So remember the wreath I was so proud of? About a week after I placed it on our front door, it crisped up like a piece of bacon. Every lush leaf shriveled, and the rosemary turned dry and gray. “Happy Holidays”, said our front door, “It’s the thought that counts, right?”. Wrong. It’s taken me […]

All Decked Out

I thought I’d share a few snapshots from around our apartment lately. Since I am a friend of Martha, and spend all my time at home, we usually get pretty into decorating. Look at this little guy! He warms my heart. David and I don’t have a tree topper, and it’s become a tradition that […]

Brand New

base photo courtesy of superfamous Exciting news! Last night my new website went live! In case you can’t tell, I’m pumped. I’m also really flattered that multiple people actually noticed before I had the chance to write about it. I figured nobody would notice until I pointed it out, so thanks, guys. So, the most […]