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Oatmeal Crumb Banana Cake

This post was thiiiiis close to being another edition of “let me tell you all the crazy things that can happen to the brain.”

I have decided not to subject you to this, and for that, you’re welcome.

Instead, let’s talk about the great and honorable intentions I have for spring break.

I always approach breaks from school with faaaar too much ambition.  There is usually a huge gap between what I dream I will accomplish, and what I actually end up doing.  My rough goals for spring break look like this: (more…)

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Pear Cranberry Crumble

Uhhh hi. Sorry about my (Kate’s) infrequency of posts lately! Gearing up for finals and trying not to die as my apartment actually falls apart around me (a story for another post. Teaser: A voodoo diorama may or may not be involved) have really annoyingly jeopardized my time.

But I’m here with some holiday-level goodness to make up for my scatterbrainz finals headspace.

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Pantry Cookies (or Kate’s attempt at Cowboy Cookies)

So I went to make cookies tonight. And I only had one cup of flour.

I also only had 3 oz of semisweet chocolate.

Luckily, I had pretzels and plenty of oats. And a mishmash of other chocolate stuff.

Sometimes, I’m too lazy to go to the store. This was one of those times.

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

I’m pale.

Not just in the winter. Like always.

I’m not trolling for sympathy. This is my affliction and I’ve come to peace with it. Maybe. I guess. Whatever.

My fair-skinned life is never more apparent than when I go on a beach vacation. So last week in Costa Rica, I was very aware of my porcelain complexion.

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Apple Oat Bars with Pretzel Crumb Topping

Sweet and salty is totes all the rage for good reason.  It’s a delicious combination.  And there are so many different variations and ways to achieve that perfect sweet-salty balance.  Fleur de sel caramels…salted chocolate shortbread cookies…honey cayenne roasted pecans.  And these:

Remember a couple weeks ago when I had extra pretzel crust leftover from my strawberry-cheesecake-pretzel bars(more…)