I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. Usually, I am dreaming up Thanksgiving desserts months in advance, but I have been so busy with school that I am just beginning to think about it. There are a couple of desserts that are givens every year, like cheesecake and apple pie, but beyond that I like to come up with new ideas. I know pumpkin pie can be very divisive. Most people seem to either love it or hate it. Personally, I’m a huge fan and I clearly couldn’t even wait another week to get my hands on a piece.
The past few weeks have been crazy busy, rainy and cold and I was desperately in need of a dose of chocolate and sprinkles. I wasn’t even really craving a cookie as much as I was dying to simply bake some! Something about it getting darker earlier just makes me want to get into the kitchen and bake. No matter how tired I am at the end of the day, I still find it so relaxing to bake late at night. I definitely don’t attempt complicated recipes at that hour, but I came across this recipe and it was exactly what I wanted…simple, no fuss cookies that were made and devoured in under an hour.
I’m stopping by today with a quick, but incredible recipe. A few years ago, I took a trip to California and spent some time exploring wine country out in Santa Ynez. While I was there, I ate at the cutest and most amazing Italian restaurant, Trattoria Grappolo. Everything from the food to the decor was so authentic that the experience totally had me believing I was in Italy. [Read more…]
Happy almost Halloween! While I sadly didn’t get around to making a themed treat this year, I figured anything pumpkin is at least somewhat festive. These muffins would definitely be the perfect way to treat yourself to a special breakfast this week. Every Friday morning at school, we have a class called Problem Based Learning where we break into small groups and try to solve mock medical cases. It is a nice change of pace from lecture, but the highlight of the morning is really the breakfast. Each week someone is responsible for providing breakfast for the group and as I’m sure you can guess, I was eager to bake. [Read more…]