I am not a coffee connoisseur, but I nonetheless manage to be a little bit of a coffee snob. I like dark roasts, but not too dark. Flavorful, but not flavored. I do not like for my coffee to taste over-roasted (i.e. burnt) or stale. That said, I don’t roast my own, or even grind my own. I buy beans and grind them at the store. I tend toward Italian roasts, and usually drink Americanos (espresso mixed with hot water). I take my coffee black.On the other hand, I’ve been known to enjoy a
Trader Joe’s sells these ridiculously good cookies called Sutter’s Formula Peanut Chocolate Cookies. They’re a tiny bit dry–but the balance of chocolate chunks and peanut butter is perfect. The trouble is they cost nearly $4 for a small bag.
Not in the budget! Right around the time that I discovered Sutter’s cookies (Sutter, incidentally, is John Sutter who discovered the gold that sparked the gold rush), I noticed that TJ’s was carrying something called peanut
I’ve had a sweet tooth all week, which got me thinking about ways to get my pastry fix without breaking the bank. (Sadly, there is no way to eat all the sweets I want and still fit into my jeans.) So I’ve assembled a collection of my favorite free recipes, to keep on hand for next time the urge strikes. Brownies
I love brownies. I like them fudgey, cakey and anywhere in-between. My favorite recipe is one that I cut out of a newspaper years and years ago, which requires six eggs and several