Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It’s amazing what a little sunlight is good for. There are tiny blue flowers popping up in the weeds that are overrunning my garden and I am taking that as the arrival of spring. If these microscopic blue buds can survive the cold nights, it must mean that warmer weather and longer days are right around the corner. I don’t want to admit this to myself, but I think the winter makes me an antisocial grump. I can’t get outside and ride (I am just not tough enough), I don’t want to hang out as much, and my nice warm bed beckons me far […]

Mini Cannoli Bites

Mini Canolli Bites

Have you heard of this new thing called ‘catfishing‘? Apparently, people are making up personalities and using them to have fake relationships with people online. Pretend to have a shocked face. Seriously people, this is the internet. But I do think it’s all rather sad. The internet is such a huge part of our lives today, and I have made so many friends in this food blogging world – I would hate to find out that someone wasn’t who they said they were, but was rather some hairy man in his grandmothers basement surrounded by boxes of tissues and howling […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars


  Whether you are ready for it or not, baking season is here. Thank God those over sized sweaters are popular this year because you are going to need them this holiday season with all the things I have in store for you. Trust me, I am already feeling the calories set it. Diggin’ It Tuesday is a little hint hint wink wink at some of the supplies you are going to want to have in your well stocked pantry for the upcoming recipes on PtS as well as any killer recipes you have planned at home. These few secret […]

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie brought to you by Cookie Monster


Today is brought to you by the letter C. As in Cookie Giant Skillet Cookie. Mmm. Said in my best googly eyed Cookie Monster impression. I was watching last week’s Top Chef Allstars and was happy to see the Sesame Street characters on there. Not because I think that our Top Chefs skills aren’t far and above Sesame Street, but because I’m 99% sure it made some of them heroes to their children. It was also neat to see muppets making grown chefs in a serious competition laugh. Whether this says something about the direction of Top Chef or not, […]

Chocolate Banana Bread


I couldn’t take it anymore! There are a billion food posts right now on Foodgawker, Tastespotting and Foodbuzz all featuring bananas. We all know this house is a fruit free zone but OMG, I really really needed some banana bread in my life. So the other day I went to the market and actually purchased bananas! I know! I wasn’t given someones old bananas, I actually paid $0.66 for bananas! (I even accosted some poor woman while I was at it asking how long it takes for a banana to go from green to brown. She looked at me like […]

Much ado about Chocolate Chip Cookie


Alright, so it that time of year when cookies are around every corner in my house. Sneaking up and taunting me until I am no longer an acceptable size to be seen in public. So, not being one to miss out on the prime cookie season, I decided to try the famous Jacques Torres recipe for 36 hours cookies I have read so much about. Let me just say, I’m disappointed. Not only do these cookies take forever to make (which in its own way is convenient because they can be made in batches for up to 72 hours) but […]

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Thanksgiving is over (everyone survived) and the countdown to Christmas is beginning while I start running around like a chicken with my head chopped off. I have a full month of holiday events ahead of me (who doesn’t?). If I seem scattered in posting through the month of December it may have something to do with this, or the copious amounts of alcohol that always seemed to get purchased this time of year. Today I started digging out the holiday decorations and actually did a little shopping (that’s right – Black Friday shopping). It wasn’t as exciting as I thought […]