Perfectly Soft Pretzel Sticks

Words escape me.  Truly.  I honestly don’t know how to describe the heavenly little sticks of flaky but chewy dough with a little hint of salt that are also known as Pretzels.  When I plan my last supper, these will absolutely-100%-without-hesitation-or-a-shadow-of-a-doubt be on the menu…in mass quantity. And yes, they are better than Auntie Anne’s.  … [Follow your taste buds…]

Pumpkin Brownies

Holy Moley!  This school year is NUTS!  New principal, new assistant principal, new superintendent, new standards-based programs (yay!), new policies, new procedures, new growth-based assessments (yay!), new mastery tracking systems (yay!), new everything!  I haven’t been this excited, this nervous, this busy, this frantic, and tired since my first two years of teaching in New … [Follow your taste buds…]

Lemon Bars

A few years ago in the beginning stages of my cooking and baking days, a friend gave me a jar of her homemade lemon curd.  With it, I made some lemon bars with an almond and coconut crumble on top.  In my memories, the bars were some of the greatest things I had ever baked–so … [Follow your taste buds…]

Braided Lemon Bread

The school year is finally upon us and I couldn’t be more excited about it–new students, new projects, new classes, new intensives, and…new baked goods to create for my coworkers!  I was just as excited to see my colleagues on the first day back as I was to make something new for them to try.  … [Follow your taste buds…]

Peanut Butter Krispy Brownies

I did it again.  I managed to outdo myself in the baked goods department.  These little gems combine the best of many worlds–brownies, peanut butter, rice krispies.  Prepare yourself for a party in your mouth.  Although they combine many common ingredients, they certainly are unique.  And pretty.  They are perfect to give as a gift … [Follow your taste buds…]