Mocha Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Hi! Consider this an interim post. But let me explain before I get ahead of myself.

Remember my productibaking post that was meant to motivate me for my upcoming qualifying exams?

Two things:

1) Productibaking is working really, really well as a  motivational concept.

2) The actual baking, photography, and blogging–not so bueno.

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Here’s the update: In addition to hitting the books full-time this summer in preparation for my oral exams this fall, for which I need to know 120+ books’/works’ worth of material, I’m working a completely, honest-to-goodness full-time internship. Hallelujah to those of you crazy (and … Read more

Best Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies

BEST. BISCOFF. CHOCOCHIPCOOKIE. Trustmeyouwannamakethis.

I rarely ever use the appellation “best.” It’s such an absolute superlative! Unless you’re Chris Pine, you probably don’t run around saying you are the world’s best-looking man.

So let me tell you now: You don’t have the world’s best chocolate chip cookie recipe unless you are eating a Best Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookie. This cookie, in fact. But I’ll return to that in a minute.

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For those of you who have followed this blog recently, you’ll know that June has been a craaaazy month. In addition to finishing grading all of my students’ exams … Read more

o.m.f.g. (Oreos made for gods) bars & producti-baking

o.m.f.g.–stick around, I’ll explain. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this post OR recipe.

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We’ll get to the o.m.f.g. factor in these bars in just a second.

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For those of you who are just joining in here (welcome!) and for those of you returning folks (welcome back!), you should know that I am an avid literary gal. My appetite for books and brownies is voracious. If it ever boiled down to choosing between (Lewis) Carroll and chocolate chip cookies, we would have a dilemma on our hands, and we’re not talking the insignificant moment of panic you experienced … Read more