Salted peanut butter cookies


Big, fluffy, peanut butter clouds. Peanut butter clouds with a sprinkling of salt. Few other foods can so easily kill the ugliness of the hangry person or cure you of your sugar jones…Actually, a lot of things could, but few could be made so quickly and easily from scratch in your own kitchen. Now that is satisfying. Continue reading “Salted peanut butter cookies”

Hasselnötsflarn – Hazelnut crisps


These cookies are the baked goods version of, “What, this old thing?” They’re good. They’re simple to make. You look good in them. I’m not totally sure about that last one, but one recipe yields so many cookies, you might be able to make a dress or something out of them. And if you did, yes – you’d look delicious. Continue reading “Hasselnötsflarn – Hazelnut crisps”

Sugar Cookies


Two days and counting until one of the top five class parties of the school year! As middle and high schoolers walk around with helium balloons, flowers, candy and stuffed animals, their elementary school compatriots will be storming the playgrounds with red and pink food coloring staining their lips and fingers, racing after each other and nothing in order to work off the rush they don’t even realize they have. I am not sorry to be missing this classroom extravaganza celebrating sugar and more sugar (with maybe a few mandarin oranges thrown in for good measure). Valentine’s Day at elementary schools is also one of the top five unofficial Pintrest-Parent-How-Can-I-Outdo-All-the-Other-Parents events of the academic year as well. There will be googly eyes. God bless our teachers and custodians. For them, February 14 is a day where they must show their mettle. Continue reading “Sugar Cookies”