Hi! It’s me. You know, the one who used to post lots of recipes up here? New ones, with photos and everything? Face full of cookie dough, and frizzy hair for days? YES, hi!
So. Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been a little less forthcoming with the new content these past few months. (Or maybe you’ve been so dazzled by my “I Think Thursday” links that you haven’t noticed? That’s cool, too). Don’t worry, I haven’t been kidnapped by wolves or persuaded to join Scientology or even just trapped under something heavy. No, I’ve just been slightly… pregnant. With a baby. At least, as far as I can tell.
(Can I just take a small minute here to say “ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”?)
So, yeah. BABY! I’ve been trying to come up with a fun way to lay that news on you, but I’m not really one for cutesy baking metaphors/reveals (plus I’m a bit on the superstitious side), so there you go. Ben and I are over the moon excited and can’t wait to welcome our little nugget (whose gender will be a surprise) in early March!
Aside from not knowing how exactly to tell you guys and dealing with a bit of a rough pregnancy (it’s totally NOT all glow-y and guilt-free-doughnut-binge-y, I’m sad to say), I’ve been working my ever-growing tail off to hit some deadlines for upcoming projects and dealing with an upended, construction-zone kitchen these past few weeks so, suffice it to say, new recipe development has made a poor showing around these parts. But!
Today we have cookies, and that’s a good thing. They’re soft, chocolate-y, and crisp-crackled with sugar and candy canes. Bake them, share them, or just eat them standing over the sink while your growing baby bump gets in the way of EVERYTHING. Oh, that last part’s just me? Right. Cool.
Happy baking, my friends! xo.