Berries & Cream Biscuits

I told my husband I would wait for him to see Wonder Woman. I didn’t. I asked my dog if he thought it would be rude if I went to…

Pumpkin Almond Snack Cake

I like the concept of snack cakes. You can eat them any time of day and say that you need just a little something to hold yourself over before breakfast,…

Fall Salad: Detox & Dudley Dursley

“The fridge had been emptied of all Dudley’s favorite things — fizzy drinks and cakes, chocolate bars and burgers — and filled instead with fruit and vegetables and the sorts…

Caramel Coco-Nutty Bars

  Hey there, blog. It’s been a while, but I won’t dwell on that. Instead, I’ll talk about cookies that come in bar form, because cookies that come in bar…

Banana Bread & Old Books

Every time I decide to bake a new loaf of banana bread, I wonder if it’ll be as good and sweet and moist as I remember; if this batch will…

Strawberry Cheesecake Tart (& Spring Break!)

It might be snowing in Chicago, but this is the only spring break I get, and I intend to eat and drink (and dance) accordingly.  SPRING BREAK!!! This tart is…

Mississippi Mud Pie

This is the sort of pie that Snow White would bake for Grumpy, to cheer him up with chocolate and ice cream and more chocolate.  A chocolate wafer crust is…

Pappardelle with Chicken, Walnuts, & Sage

Yesterday I woke up in the dark and cursed Daylight Savings Time. For the past few weeks, I’ve finally been able to drive to work sans headlights and watch the…

Carrot Coconut Scones with Cream Cheese Icing

Yesterday I was enraged (yes, enraged) when I heard that dozens of school districts in the Chicagoland area were closing due to extreme cold, and my district was not. I…

Banana Nutella (& Pretzel!) Donut Holes

My husband always makes fun of me because right after I eat something salty, I want something sweet, and as soon as I eat something sweet, I demand a salty…