I Smashed My Thumbprints

Thursday thoughts from the kitchen: When you fail to chill your dough before baking thumbprint cookies, don't be surprised if it spreads in the oven, and your cookies end up looking like this. But don't lose heart! Much like these pecan thumbprints I'm testing today, a cookie is tasty no matter its shape, and icing… Continue reading I Smashed My Thumbprints

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Blondies

I probably should've labeled this post Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, because that's precisely what they are. However, at their heart, these are orange blondies, festively dressed with cranberries and white chocolate chips, smothered in cream cheese frosting. Be advised: this recipe makes 24 blondies, and I had a crazy sugar rush after just one.… Continue reading Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Blondies

Cookies with fall flavors

Every fall, I challenge myself to try at least one new cookie recipe. This year, however, Pinterest's overabundance of delicious-looking options inspired me to try two! The first is an Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cookie. They celebrate that apple-y goodness you want in the fall. And with less than one cup of brown sugar, you can… Continue reading Cookies with fall flavors

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Rice Krispies® Treats

This is one of those simple recipes you teach your kids to get them excited about cooking, which is precisely where I learned it. Staying at a friend's house during summer vacation in middle school, we felt accomplished making these easy treats for ourselves. I still crave these bars from time to time as an… Continue reading Peanut Butter Butterscotch Rice Krispies® Treats