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Acclimating to the chill: Double Chocolate Spiced Cocoa Cookies

The weather has been chilly out here on the prairie and I have been suffering from the usual sniffles and ills of the season. In this case, “ills” include some reporting deadlines at work. All of this is a recipe for some comfort food. Hubs and I went out with some friends last night and … Continue reading

Extra Cozy Comfort Food

This has been a ridiculous month for me. A death in the family, work travel and a lot of deadlines have led to a stressful few weeks for me. Discomforting times call for easy, simple food. I have been relying a lot on my slow-cooker lately, but this weekend I needed a little treat. I … Continue reading

French toast cupcakes

Everyone loves a good cupcake. I like having a treat in the house and look forward to making something sweet for dessert during the week. This can often be the biggest obstacle between me and healthy eating because my sweet tooth is a little out of hand. So, I try to make the lowest-fat, nutrient-dense … Continue reading

Eat to run or run to eat?

As of January 14 I have 17.1 miles logged for my 2012 running goal. Only 482.9 left to go! For perspective, that’s about 1.38 miles per day for the rest of the year. Not too shabby! I know that I am going to have gaps of time when work gets out of hand or I … Continue reading


My love of pie is no secret. As of late, my husband and I have been seeking out fun and interesting pie flavors. Fall is pie season, after all, so it stands to reason that we would be making lots of crusted delights. Today we are going to brunch at the home of some friends … Continue reading

You need to make these cookies.

These cookies are insane…ly good. I was getting caught up on one of my favorite vegan blogs written by an adorable young gal called Celery in the City and I came across her recipe for a cookie-fied version of chocolate-covered peanut butter-filled pretzels. These being a guilty pleasure snack of mine anyway, I was taken … Continue reading

Not yer average chocolate cake…

I was going to post another delicious use for kohlrabi but it seems that will have to wait for another day. I posted a picture of the latest little concoction I’ve been developing on Facebook and it got one heck of a response so I’m going to post it here so everyone can try it … Continue reading

The Perfect Oatmeal Cookie

If you ask anyone what their favorite cookie might be, the most popular response is undoubtedly the noble chocolate chip. Rare is the time when one might suggest that their favorite is a plain oatmeal cookie. I must admit that while I am a big chocolate chip cookie fan, my favorite has always been a … Continue reading

Cheesecake Dreams

Last night, in the depths of slumber, I was dreaming of cheesecake. Well, cheesecake and a particularly delightful encounter with Nathan Fillion (me-yow!). They are unrelated but equally as pleasureable in different ways. Because I cannot directly access Mr. Fillion in my daily life, I decided to focus some of my waking hours on how to manage … Continue reading