The Best Oatmeal Cookies!

A couple weeks after my husband and I moved into our current neighborhood, we gave a half dozen of these cookies to the neighbors on each side of us. They all loved them and one family asked for another batch! This is my take on Laura Bush’s COWBOY COOKIES Ingredients: 170g butter 150g white sugar […]

Veggie & Tofu Noodle Soup #30minutemeals

Since living in Torrance, California, Cobalt and I have found some pretty authentic Thai, Korean and Japanese restaurants around town. Not having many of the Asian condiments at home, I find the recipes difficult to recreate authentically. Still, I really enjoy cooking Asian-esque meals, inspired by random veggies in the fridge, some veggie broth, a […]

Winter in LA + Chili Time!

Three years in — four if you’re counting this one — and I’m still not used to these Los Angeles winters. I just took an hour walk in sunny 70-degree weather whilst wearing shorts and a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt. Sitting at my desk, having just returned to my apartment, I feel a smidge sweaty and dehydrated. […]

Eggnog Waffles

I don’t know about you guys but I still have a lot of food leftover from Christmas. All sweets, of course, since it’s been hard to keep up with them. Christmas cookies, candy from stockings, stollen, sparkling grape juice and eggnog. I’ve chucked the cookies and stollen in the freezer for later, I’m slowly but […]

Banana Poppyseed Muffins

This post contains affiliated links. That means if you click on the link, Amazon will compensate me for each click and/or purchase made. Please consider supporting this blog by checking out (pun intended) the cookbook that I am endorsing. Thank you! Usually during the week I’m not very hungry for breakfast, probably because I’m a […]

Sunflower & Poppyseed Dutch Oven Bread

Before we moved to Los Angeles from Tennessee in October 2014, Cobalt and I had to minimize our packing drastically in order to avoid using a moving van (we succeeded, praise God!). Some of the things we gave away or sold were even gifts from our wedding two years prior. I was a little sad but knew this stuff was […]