the strawberry cupcakes weren’t as strawberry-flavored as i was hoping, so i’m going to try that recipe again before i share it with you all.
the proceeds of the cupcakes went to hope2o international. i was thrilled to have this opportunity to help raise money for such a great cause. if you haven’t checked out this organization, make sure you do!
i know, it has been a while… like, three months a while. the baking has been inconsistent and rare since running.
by the way, notable accomplishment since my last post: i ran my first race! 4 miles right under my goal time. i had a blast. nothing beats running a race through an apple orchard during a vermont fall. i got to pick apples for free after the race. i also ate hella apple cider donuts.
now, we’re well-past apple season and into peppermint/gingerbread season. and root vegetable season. and maybe cranberry season? someone correct me on that one.
i’ve been reinspired by the holiday season. i’ve made chocolate chocolate chip peppermint chip cookies, brownies topped with cream cheese frosting and peppermint chips, apple jack crispy treats (inspired by marshmallowy rice krispie treats), and so much more. needless to say, i’ve got some recipes i want to share with you.
rather than being bitter, i decided in high school that i would just give love to everyone i love. i didn’t need a significant other to like valentine’s day. i had a lot of loved ones that deserved to be given love.
here i am, years later, still doing the same thing. i may be boo’d up now, but i still try my best to give love to those around me. this year’s gift to my student staff: olive oil chocolate chip cookies. i didn’t get to take photos, so i’ll have to make them again to share with you.
if you’re still looking for a dessert to make tonight special, i’ve got four recommendations for you. i’m a big fan of everything i’ve made so far on nomsandnotes, but i thought it would be most helpful to give you my selections.