Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Coffee is one of the best things out there…not only does it do quite a good job of keeping me warm first thing in the morning, it also is a nice way to wake up and get the day going. Chocolate is another one of the things I consider the best. Combine chocolate and coffee and you’re sure to have a winner in my book. These cookies are the perfect combination of the two and I made several batches this...

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter is one of my favorite things…it’s all the way up there with dark chocolate. They’re both so so so good. And together they’re even better, which is why Reese’s peanut butter cups are so amazing. Anyways, peanut butter cookies are one of the easiest things to make and they’re delicious. I hadn’t made them in such a long time, but some of my co-workers requested I make them and I ended up making two batches in one week!...

Cheesecake Cookies

The most interesting and fun part of baking is experimenting. This year I was looking to try a new recipe and I found something called a cheesecake cookie. Everyone in my family loves cheesecake, (and I just so happened to have a block of cream cheese in my fridge that needed to be used) so I figured I’d give them a shot. The recipe turned out great! The cookies are fluffy and moist, with just the right amount of tangy-ness...

Christmas Cookies

I finally had time to finish this post my Christmas baking today! I guess the new year is as good a time as any 🙂 I love love love Christmas baking every year…well I love baking all the time, but there is something special about baking at Christmastime specifically. My family and I grew up baking together every Christmas. My grandparents (Yaya & Papou for all you Greeks out there 🙂 ) would have us over and we would make...

Half Marathon Training (wks 3-5)

So now that it’s been another couple of weeks, I thought I’d write about how training is going. I am still really loving it! I’m so happy that I decided to train for this half marathon. It’s one of the more difficult things I’ve done athletically, but I’m having a blast. It’s been tough with work for sure, especially since I’ve been especially busy the last several weeks, but I’m still fitting it all in and getting things done. I’m...

Half Marathon Training Weeks 1&2

I’m currently in week 4 of training for my first half marathon. I love running and have been thinking about running a half for a long time…I just wanted to do something that was more than a 5K. I haven’t done a 10K, but for some reason a half marathon sounds like it’ll be really fun. Long story short, I asked a friend of mine to run it with me thinking he would say no, but he didn’t! So I...

A Love For The Classics 

I love a good classic cookie like chocolate chip or peanut butter or a snicker doodle…all of them are great cookies and I think every family has a classic cookie recipe that their grandma was famous for. My favorite classic is a sugar cookie.  There is literally nothing like a soft, buttery sugar cookie. I make them the most at Christmas time, but I have made them a time or two this summer. Also since according to the radio there...

Much Experimental Baking

I love love love weeks or weekends where I can do some experiments with baking. I really wanted to make blueberry muffins last weekend, but didn’t want to make the super sugary, cake like kind. What I came up is a really solid breakfast muffin. It’s definitely not the same as a regular muffin, but I really like it! I came up with the recipe after perusing through some recipes on Pinterest. The base is oatmeal and protein powder with...

Double Peanut Butter Cookies

I love love love looovvveee peanut butter….no joke used to go through an entire Costco sized jar of it in a matter of weeks. So I thought I would make some peanut butter cookies because peanut butter cookies are always amazing! The recipe I ended up using was something I kind of made up as I went along. Double PB Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1 egg 2 tbsp vanilla 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white...

A Cookie Experiment

I’ve been wanting to experiment more with my baking, but haven’t had much time recently. It’s something I used to do every Friday afternoon in school, but now that I’m working, there seems to be both more and less time…. Is it just me, or does it seem like once the weather gets warmer, there are so many things to do in a day there is no way you can possibly get them all done? If you’re anything like me at...