Bars and Brownies

Lemon Cream Crumb Bars

Happy Valentine’s day! This probably wasn’t the red and pink themed dessert you were expecting, but I didn’t end up trying anything new for Valentine’s this year. However, I am of course making Alejandro his blueberry muffins, and I did squeeze in a batch of red velvet cupcakes for a school bake sale. I made… Continue reading Lemon Cream Crumb Bars


Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Well, it looks like I’m in for another weekend home alone, as Alejandro is going up to the mountains for an ice fishing trip Friday night. Introvert that I am, I do enjoy occasional weekends alone. I’m generally able to get a lot more done and can enjoy a good rom com in the evenings… Continue reading Iced Oatmeal Cookies


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Although most people are currently in a post-holiday/New Year’s revolution healthy eating phase, I haven’t quite gotten there yet. I’ve had oatmeal cookies for breakfast the past few days, pasta most evenings for dinner recently, and last night Alejandro and I went out for all you can eat sushi. This dip falls right in with… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip


Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s! My winter break has been slipping away quickly. Although we celebrated Christmas here in Colorado with Alejandro’s family this year, I was able to make a short trip back home to stay with my mom and her husband for nearly a week. It was wonderful,… Continue reading Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies


Spritz Cookies

I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away! It is my absolute favorite holiday, and I can’t help but get excited in the month leading up to it. Although I was beyond stressed in the weeks before finals, I found time to put up our tree and small collection of Christmas decorations. It… Continue reading Spritz Cookies


Black Forest Preserves

Well, my semester is finally winding down. I’ll be free for winter break in a week and a half! I never have much free time to myself during school semesters, and I have a long list of projects, novels, and meet-ups with friends planned for the break. I can’t wait! My study and work-filled weekends… Continue reading Black Forest Preserves


Creamy Chicken and Black Rice Soup

Well, fall is finally here. Unfortunately, the weather here so far has been cloudy, wet, and chilly, not the sunny, crisp, and cool fall I adore. After spending a chilly Saturday morning with the pups at our local open spaces dog park, I decided holing up inside for the evening with a steaming bowl of… Continue reading Creamy Chicken and Black Rice Soup