Sugar Cookies with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

I used to not be a huge fan of cookies (I know. what?). Given the choice between cookies and say, cheesecake, or pie, I would never choose a cookie. All of this changed in England though, when I discovered Ben’s Cookies. They were soft, yet crunchy. Sweet, but kind of salty. I realized I had […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies: grown-up style

To say that I have loved chocolate all of my life would be an understatement. I adore chocolate. Growing up overseas, Kinder chocolates were my main source of sustenance, especially Kinder Eggs. I still consider myself a connoisseur of all things Kinder, but as I’ve gotten older, my chocolate tastes have expanded. Nowadays, nothing makes […]

Athens Eats, Part 2

While my sister was visiting we spent a big chunk of time eating out. Sadly, I didn’t get to finish my bucket list of┬árestaurants┬áto try, but we did make sure to visit some old standbys that you just can’t go wrong with. My sister’s favorite restaurant in town and one of my all time favorites […]

Banana Bread Pancakes

These pancakes are a recently added rotation to my weekly breakfast menu. With a whole egg and cottage cheese in the mix, its a great way to get some protein in while enjoying sweet and delicious pancakes. Banana Bread Pancakes (adapted every so slightly from Peanut Butter Fingers) 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup low fat […]

Athens Eats

My number one mission over the last month or so has been to finish eating my way through Athens. For a small town, the Athens food scene is pretty spectacular: there are countless local businesses that use fresh and local ingredients, restaurants with tons of imagination and character, and unbelievably delicious food. We’ve had many […]


Snapshots of recent weeks: {early mornings on my parent’s sun porch with a big cup of coffee and deep, heavy, complex literature} {attempting to re-create a Ben’s cookie with a recipe from The Londoner–while they were gigantic and delicious, they didn’t quite live up to a legendary Ben’s. Could anything ever live up to Ben’s […]