Eggnog Marshmallows


Make your own mallows!  Plain vanilla is an option, but we can make ones that smack of eggnog so WHY NOT?

Nogmallows?  It’s just two days until Christmas, after all.


Are you ready?  I am READY.  We spent last week doing all manner of Seattle Christmas things; we trimmed our little tree, baked (and then ate, but mostly that was just me) all of the cookies, saw the last showing of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s classic Nutcracker (made famous by Maurice Sendak-designed sets), and were lucky enough to gather with family and friends a few nights in a row for general merriment and reverie.

But today it’s off to Hawaii we go!  For sunshine, surf and sand.  And poke.  YES!


Will it be weird to spend Christmas in 80-degree weather?  Maybe.  Will it be kind of great?  Probably.  Can we still make marshmallows and drown them in hot chocolate?


I’ll be back with a few nuggets of wisdom things and some recipes soon, so check back on Thursday, but in the meantime you can find cookies here, and also: HAPPY ALMOST MARSHMALLOW CHRISTMASTIME!  I’m thankful for you and hope you have the merriest of the merry this holiday.



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Spicy Brown Sugar-Rosemary Cashews


I know, I know.  It’s supposed to be Pie Day Friday!  Where is our pie???

Well, let me tell you.  I made a pie this week, and it was no good.  It was a bad pie.  (Lest you think bad pie didn’t even exist, I am here to tell you that it does, it really does.)

BUT!  I made you a new Holiday Mollygram!  It’s got cashews and brown sugar and some terrible singing, too.  Enjoy, friends!!

Catch all that?  You can find the actual recipe, from Sheet Pan Suppers, below!


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I Think Thursday 12.18.14


Happy Thursday, friends!  Here, your easy-to-digest Thursday thinklings (lots of videos this week!):

  1. Want the recipe for those Coconutty Ganache Thumbprints up there? Grab a copy of Sheet Pan Suppers! (p.266 yo)
  2. Have you seen the 31 Days of Pie over on Matt Bites? This Double Chocolate Malted Tart looks insane.
  3. Newest trailer for Pixar’s next movie, Inside Out!  Can’t wait to see this one.
  4. The cutest, most edible menorah you ever did see.
  5. More a capella, this time mixed with some Johnny Cash. SO GOOD.  I loved these guys on The Sing-Off.  Did anyone else watch that show? #NickLachey
  6. More MORE a capella, and possibly the best parody of T. Swift’s “Shake It Off” I’ve seen yet… bonus points for the helpful explanation of how to actually play dreidel.
  7. Remember these Chewy Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk Cookies? I want one.
  8. These British kids are adorable, even when they don’t get the presents they’re expecting.
  9. Did you catch yesterday’s holiday Mollygram?  It’s for YOU!

Thanks for popping by today.  Enjoy the (almost) weekend!!

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White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies


It’s Monday!  That’s the bad news.  But it’s not really bad news because Mondays are just days, aren’t they, and we’re all in this together and it’s almost Hanukkah and also Christmas so let’s just get into it and make some cookies!  Okay?

Let’s do it.

Blondies are considered cookies, yes?  I’m going with yes.  Because they feel like a cookie in your hand.  They taste like cookies.  They’re chewy and substantial and tender, stuffed with butter (two and a half sticks! Get after it.) and and gingerbread spice, and also some white chocolate, too.  Like cookies!  They’re just, you know… square.


And what’s wrong with being square, anyway?  Huh?

I mean, so what if someone a cookie is into re-reading Harry Potter on a Friday night and just saying no to drugs and wearing regular tops that aren’t cropped?  …SO?

Layoff me, gosh.


I mean, um, layoff the cookies.  They’re mine and I’m not good at sharing.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies!  To make your Monday a little bit sweeter.  Warmer, too, and richer with spice.  Happy almost-holidays!


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Apple Crumb Pie



It’s Pie Day Friday again!  Thank goodness.

This week in Seattle has been pretty dark and rainy and a little bit tired, too, so a fat slice of Apple Crumb Pie seems like the right thing to do today.


I brought this pie to a big family dinner last weekend.  All of the cousins can’t be together on Christmas, so we celebrated a few weeks early with big plates of homemade macaroni and cheese, fake Santa beards/reindeer antlers, and plenty of pie to go around.  Plus ice cream, because warm pie duh and also because Christmas.

I love the warmth and comfort of homemade apple pie.  On a chilly, windswept and drizzly day, is there anything better?  Flaky, all-butter crust meets spiced and yielding apples meets crisp and oat-y crumbles.  Say it with me: YES PLEASE.



And I love how easily this pie turns from dessert into breakfast, without even batting an eyelash.  It just makes sense and feels right so let’s just hold hands and eat some pie, okay?

Ice cream optional (but not really).

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I Think Thursday 12.11.14


Well how do you like that?  It’s THURSDAY!  Here’s this week’s list of thinks:

  1. If you like winning stuff, enter this cool giveaway to win some awesome OXO cooking gear!
  2. Is Better Vanilla Extract Worth the Price?
  3. Whoa, check out this mashup of 2014’s biggest hits.  T. Swizz gets some major love (which, of course, I love).
  4. Amber made the Fancy Tuna Melts from Sheet Pan Suppers and they look PERFECT!
  5. Obama fills in for Colbert and it’s excellent.
  6. So interesting and fun — Diverse Holiday Feasts from 5 New York Families. I’m in for the Jewish-Japanese Christmas meal.  Which table would you choose?
  7. Ladies and gents, IT’S HERE: the 2014 Hater’s Guide to the Williams Sonoma Catalog.
  8. I’m a real sucker for (adorable, British) A Capella groups + Mariah Carey Xmas.
  9. Ugh Sarah is the just the cutest.
  10. Speaking of little cakes, remember these Meyer Lemon Gingerbread Muffins?  They’re the perfect snack for holiday house guests!

Happy almost weekend!

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Pie Day Friday!


Happy Pie Day Friday, everyone!

Today, I’m bringing back this creamy, dreamy gem.  Peanut Butter Pie!


Peanut buttah.  Pie.

This is one of those entirely rich, entirely indulgent recipes, perfectly built for the holiday season.  Cookie crumbs.  Cream cheese.  Peanut butter.  Sweetened condensed milk AND heavy cream!


This is a party.  Inside of a pie.

Here’s the recipe.  Enjoy!!

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I Think Thursday 12.4.14


HEY!  It’s Thursday again, and what a lovely Thursday it is!  Here are some thinklings for this week:

  1. How We Became “Totally Obsessed“… I’m sooo guilty of this. #obsessed
  2. Blackberry & Thyme Infused Vodka OKAY?
  3. Get in on this Cookie Advent Calendar action.
  4. Sandra Lee’s Drunk Christmas Tree.  Too.  Much.
  5. Do you know Kristin?  I love her blog!
  6. Want to learn how to make chocolate candy bark (above)?  Buy my cookbook!
  7. This lip pencil is gorgeous in person.  I love the bright “edie” color!
  8. How to make a hit pop song!  With a bassoon.  Hysterical.
  9. But wait.  How to make a hit CHRISTMAS pop song!?  This guy is good.
  10. Kitten-shaped marshmallows are real.  So there’s that.
  11. These gorgeous nutella cookies are going to be my next baking project, yep yep.

PLUS, check out these recipes from Sheet Pan Suppers on the interwebs:

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Quick Chicken & Baby Broccoli with Spicy Peanut Sauce


It’s here!  It’s here!  It’s publication day!!!!

Can somebody hand me a large glass of wine, please?

I mean, my nerves are in knots and my palms are super sweaty, but IT. IS. HERE!  Sheet Pan Suppers.  Two years of work, in cookbook form!  Is anyone else freaking out a little bit?


…Just me?  Cool.

In honor of publication day, I thought I’d share one of my favorite weeknight recipes from the book – this Quick Chicken & Baby Broccoli with Spicy Peanut Sauce!


Peanut sauce (or peanut “snauce,” if you’re my sister) should be it’s own food group, as far as I’m concerned.  This one is sweet and tangy and spicy, and you could probably get me to eat an old boot if it were covered in enough of the stuff.

As it is, we’ll thickly slather it on thinly sliced chicken breasts and tender broccolini, and the whole thing will cook — you guessed it — on a SHEET PAN, under the broiler, in about twelve minutes!


Happy publication day!  If you’re feeling it, go buy yourself a copy of Sheet Pan Suppers from your local bookstore, or from any of these online retailers:

Amazon |  Barnes & Noble |  IndieBound |  Workman

Thanks for your support, friends!  You rule.  #sheetpansuppers!

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