I wanted to start this post off by proclaiming that I’m not one to follow the food fads, to make the latest trendy internet find. But, really, that’s not at all true. In fact, those are precisely the things that drive me to bake and to write.

So, without further ado, I present the oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie. Recipe via Picky Palate.

I won’t post the full recipe here, but my modifications were to use dark brown sugar and only about 2/3 of a package of mini chocolate chips. I didn’t have a 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop – mine was 2 tsp, so I used 4 scoops for each cookie (which should have been less than 2 scoops of 1 1/2 tbsp, but I only ended up with 20 cookies and they needed a full 15 minutes to bake). I actually think you could sub rolls of pre-packaged cookie dough – they tend to be cakier cookies that I think would work well here.

An observation – these were a hit with the men. I posted a pic on facebook and got comments from my guy friends and even the husbands of my girl friends. The guys at work tackled these with the most vigor – the women opting for halves or even quarters of the monstrosities.




For a while I’ve had this obsession with popovers… They have their own special, odd pan and such a fun name. I was drawn in by stories of their simplicity and easy perfection, and then scared off again by stories of sunken, unpopped blobs of dough.


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fat tuesday


Happy Mardi Gras! Merry Mardi Gras? Is there a traditional Mardi Gras greeting?

June helped with the picture taking this morning.

This year I finally got around to making a King Cake. Mostly because I happened to stop in at Target last week, and they had all the colored sugars I needed in one package (along with pink, which I’m sure will get used sooner rather than later).

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