First Time Baking Challah!

I was so excited to bake challah for the first time. It was surprisingly easy, there wasn’t too much kneading, and aside from rising time it was a fast recipe. This recipe says it makes two challahs, and they are HUGE. Continue reading


Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes

These are basically chocolate cupcakes with peppermint icing. So yummy! I think I should have made an icing recipe rather than a cake frosting one – it came out too runny. Or just buy a tub of vanilla icing and add extracts and food coloring. Continue reading

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (and a vegan version)

My sister found this recipe in the Tollhouse cookbook, and it is now the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I use. I love it. The dough is tasty, it has the right balance of chocolate chips, and most importantly, the cookies stay soft and chewy for days.

This recipe makes 5 dozen small cookies. That’s excessive, so I usually cut the recipe in half. You can also roll the dough into a long snake and freeze, then slice it when you want to make a few fresh cookies. Continue reading