cookies

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

Every year, the older I get, the more I appreciate Advent.  Every year I love the grief and the hope more, the reminders of joy, the candles, the sometimes somber hymns.  I loved Advent as a little girl because I loved sitting with my family and lighting the Advent candles, every week another one until … more

snickerdoodles {updated}

snickerdoodles {updated}

I have to say that part of the lack in posts recently comes from two reasons.  First of all, I’ve tried to make a few recipes and re-make a few others to post, and nothing was ever working for me in the kitchen.  So I decided not to worry about it for awhile. Second of … more

chocolate hazelnut biscotti

chocolate hazelnut biscotti

I think if there is one talent I have in life, it is planning and logistics.  There are few things in the world more beautiful to me than a well thought out itinerary that can be smoothly executed or a calendar that is completely organized.  I love lists and schedules and plans.  When everyone else … more

chocolate hazelnut cookies (+ valentine’s day feelings)

chocolate hazelnut cookies (+ valentine's day feelings)

Here is the truth: I love Valentine’s Day.  I know that sometimes isn’t a very popular opinion, but I’m just going to get it out there and own it.  I know that people complain about Valentine’s Day because of the pressure for flowers and chocolate and special gifts.  But I really don’t care about all … more

brown butter chocolate chip cookies

brown butter chocolate chip cookies

I wasn’t going to admit to it, but in the back of my mind I think one of my New Year’s Resolutions was Find The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  I never said this out loud, even to myself, because this has been a goal for years and the perfect recipe has always eluded me. … more