Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel and Sea Salt - completely over-the-top gooey wonderful can't stop good. |

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie with Caramel and Sea Salt

Bjork has one single specialty when it comes to cooking, and its name is Ze Big Cookie. And yes, you do have to say ze. Bjork's rules. It's cookie dough (definitely not homemade) (wait. I'm talking about HIS version, not THIS version. stay please.) ... Read More →

Big Soft M&M Cookies |

Big Soft M&M Cookies

Friday. Weekly reflections. COOKIES. More specifically, big soft M&M cookies. It's been a long time since I posted cookies on the blog. Welcome back, old friends. My coworker Lori shared this recipe with me after I tasted one of her cookies and begged ... Read More →

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze - extremely moist, bright flavor, and that glaze. ♥ |

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze

Whatever you do, DO NOT imagine me taking down half of that muffin in one bite for picture purposes. Just don't even go there in your mind, because I was there in real life and it wasn't pretty. But it was delicious. It was stuff it in your face ASAP and ... Read More →

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones - crunchy sugaroutside, juicy blueberries + flaky tender inside. |

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones

Valentine's Day is killing me. Let me rephrase that: Valentine's Day on Pinterest is killing me. This year I'm either going to hand-sew and individually stuff a bag full of heart shaped tea bags, or leave hearts made of flour all over the yard that lead ... Read More →

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie - so simple and refreshing. A perfect start to the day! |

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I am drinking blueberries and honey like it's my job. Breakfast on the go is not really my thing, you guys. I've always been the kind of person who would forgo blow drying their hair before work in exchange for a full, warm, sit-down breakfast. At the very ... Read More →

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread - simple, pretty, and totally irresistible. |

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

*drools* I am totally smitten with this. Consumed. Overwhelmed. Carried Away. Which is good, because I could use a little food distraction so I don't dwell on the fact that I'm going back to work today after three and a half years of winter break. I love my ... Read More →

Saltine Toffee - simple, salty, and sweet. Perfect last-minute Christmas treat! |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Oh hi there. We meet again. It feels a little weird to be acting normal because in the last three days I've become a hopeless wanderer in the land of pre-Christmas, running into things such as quick trips to the store for wrapping paper because somehow, ... Read More →

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - lightly spiced, perfectly moist, and oh that cream cheese frosting. |

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My sister is having a baby! And I am having a CUPCAKE! Ohhh yeah. Babies and cupcakes. Things are about to get awesome. I hosted a baby shower for my sister this last weekend because I like to try to defy reality by hosting baby showers in my small new ... Read More →

Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble - a holiday favorite that takes less than 10 minutes to prep. |

Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

I think you're going to liiiike this. One of my most happy/repeat Thanksgiving memories year after year involves me stuffing my face with this very sweet potato casserole topped with a buttery brown sugar pecan crumble. May I repeat: buttery brown sugar ... Read More →



My friends, this little white ball is on its way to becoming Palitaw. Palitaw is the weirdest and most addicting little snack that I've probably ever had. I say that about all of these recipes, don't I? About the addicting part? But really, this one is. ... Read More →

Whole Wheat Honey Apple Bundt Cake |

Whole Wheat Honey Apple Bundt Cake

Whoa-ho-ho. I got a little crazy with the glaze there, per the ushe. So, Seattle! Have you been there? I just spent the last 40-some hours exploring the beauty of downtown Seattle and the waterfront in the fall. Whiiiich more or less involved ordering ... Read More →


Sweet Corn Maja

{First, some sad news. There was a major earthquake in Cebu on Tuesday. While the kids and workers at CSC are safe, there are so many people in this familiar-to-me corner of the Philippines that need help to recover and rebuild. I so appreciate your ... Read More →

Banana Que

Banana Cue

This was one of my craziest and most fun days in the Philippines. And it is without a double THE MOST delicious snack. We made these golden fried brown sugar sticky bananas when my friend Angie was visiting Bjork and me in Cebu. I took advantage of having ... Read More →

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake - Pinch of Yum

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

I'm not even going to say anything today, because, whew. Today I'm back at work after a delicious weekend at an apple orchard in Washington, and I think it's pretty obvious that I'd really rather be sleeping on a pillow of this cake than putting on the ol' ... Read More →

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins: whole grain, less sugar and oil, 270 calories - Pinch of Yum

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The conversation in my head went something like this: I need a pumpkin muffin NOW. But that oil and sugar. Dern. And so began the quest for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a yummy pumpkin muffin. The original version of these Maple ... Read More →