Baking

Perfect playground treat: Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Perfect playground treat: Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Spring is upon us, which means that in our household, we are in constant need of easy, hand-held treats that I can throw in a tin and bring to the playground. I’ve sworn off singly-wrapped snacks to avoid the waste; this makes that Costco membership […]

Because everyone should have a cookie recipe in their back pocket: Vacation cookies

Because everyone should have a cookie recipe in their back pocket: Vacation cookies

Seattle lost its’ collective mind over the last month or so. It snowed, and we lost two full weeks of normalcy. It didn’t snow a lot – probably less than a foot total over the two weeks – and I KNOW, I grew up in […]

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

My kids eat a lot of Clif Z-bars when we are out adventuring – biking, hiking, skiing. Also other strenuous activities like walking to school for pick-up. Or swinging at the playground. I have a lot of guilt about all those wrappers – they can’t […]

Make the most of the dwindling summer fruit: breakfast crumble

Make the most of the dwindling summer fruit: breakfast crumble

Seattle’s been weird this week; wildfire smoke clogging the city, everything hazy and unclear. I just got back from a fun little mini-holiday, both here and in Montana, following Pearl Jam (my long-standing beloved and most favorite band ever) for a few shows. It was […]

Meal plan: week of June 4, 2018

Meal plan: week of June 4, 2018

What in the world, JUNE. How did that happen? This last week was a total blur of school functions; turns out, if I lose a productive Monday to sunshine and fun with the family, the rest of the week is kind of a shambles. House? Disaster. Refrigerator? […]

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

We are not a muffin people. I mean, they’re fine and everything, but given the option at a bakery, I will go for just about anything else. Croissants always win. Scones are a close second. I might even go Danish over muffin. Muffins are usually […]