Nerdy Adventures in Cooking: Miss Martian Cookies

In addition to my many geeky hobbies (anime, video games, comics, etc.), I also enjoy cooking and baking. Whether or not I’m great at it is up for debate, but I definitely enjoy it. So what better way to pursue my love of cooking than by exploring new and interesting avenues therein? From that sentiment was born… Nerdy Adventures in Cooking. (Full disclosure: I first got the idea while baking bread that I saw on the anime Yakitate!! Japan That will probably be a future entry.) Read More Nerdy Adventures in Cooking: Miss Martian Cookies

Lunchtime Poll: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whether crispy, crunchy, gluten-free, non-dairy, soft and chewy, or downright gooey, everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie.

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Chocolate of the Day: Nutella Ricotta Cookies

Four years ago, I gave my boyfriend a Nutella cookbook. Him being the amazing cook-by-the-book man he is (he ain’t), that cookbook disappeared after he tried one recipe. And now there are some silly recipes in it (make bread, add Nutella, enjoy), there are – especially with some modifications – plenty tasty things to find.

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Chocolate of the Day: Better than Sex Cookies

Giant cookies filled with chocolate, nuts, and coconut? Y’all, this is my favorite cookie recipe of all time. I found it in one of my parents’ cookbooks sometime in high school and it is just SO good. Alas, I have no idea which one; it’s been… a while and Google was less than forthcoming; I had to have my mom find a copy I’d typed out ages ago and read it to me over the phone since my print-out is in storage. When I used to make them at my dad’s coffeehouse in college, a few of my friends would chase me into the kitchen and grab them off the tray as I pulled them out of the oven. And normally I hate coconut, but it works so well in these. And did I mention they’re freaking HUGE? Read More Chocolate of the Day: Better than Sex Cookies

Holiday Gift Guide for the Host with the Most

With the holiday season comes a seemingly endless array of parties, gatherings, and events to which one may feel inclined to come bearing a gift.  Read More Holiday Gift Guide for the Host with the Most

This Open Thread is Wearing Cookie Pants

Today was “BAKE ALL THE COOKIES!” day. I made ricotta cookies, and chocolate marshmallow crinkle cookies (from a Williams-Sonoma mix I bought for my husband a few months ago). The house smells AMAZING. There are five or six dozen cookies cooling on my kitchen table, some to be taken to work, and some to be left at home because I would rather not make Mr. qSS cry twice this week.  Read More This Open Thread is Wearing Cookie Pants