Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baking is therapeutic.  The measuring, pouring, mixing, rising, and kneading all calm my brain's chaos and helps make sense of the craziness.  Almost every weekend, I feel the need to turn on the oven and bake some cookies or bars to relieve the stress of that week.  

Punching down dough can relieve the day's frustration. 

Scraping out batter remnants from the bowl gives me so much satisfaction. 

Plus, having a delicious and tangible final product makes you feel oh-so-much-better.  

These chocolate chip muffins are simple and classic.  They're perfect as a quick breakfast item to bring to a friend's, class, or work. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Congo Bars


Travel ban? Not that I really want to be outside during a snow storm, but now that I'm not allowed to... 

No worries. It's time to teach my Californian friends how to make snow men!! If you're stuck inside this weekend, bake away!

It's getting to be a rare occasion that Em&M are reunited... the hazards of growing up! But guaranteed we bake something when we are!

These Congo Bars were just one of a few baking projects we attempted over Christmas break.  They are deliciously soft and have the perfect amount of coconut and chocolate!

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