Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s something nostalgic about cookies. They bring memories of childhood days, school snacks, and birthday parties with cone hats. A simpler time, when one’s priority was to have fun and not think too hard about the nutritional value of food. Cookies taste good, so they must be good. The same ideology is shared when it…

Carob “Hot Chocolate”

Let’s keep it real. Today, I’d like to make a confession about… Coffee. If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love coffee. In one previous post, I discuss the types of coffee. In another, I talk about the types of coffee drinkers. Then there’s the Maple Cinnamon Latte post,…

Peanut Butter Bark (Low-Carb)

There’s no wrong way to make food. After all, cooking is a creative process. Foods and spices are like colors you mix together to create a culinary masterpiece. Some people say chickpeas don’t belong in brownies. Yet this happened. Others say peanut butter does not belong in soup. Yet this happened. You get my drift? Speaking…

Flourless Peanut Butter Blondies

I didn’t know blondies existed until I was in ninth grade. A girl brought a huge tray of what looked like cookie bars to play practice and gave everyone a piece. After all, nothing brings people together like free food. “Want a blondie?” a friend offered me. I asked what those were, and she replied,…

Protein Granola Balls

Many adults like to think themselves young at heart, but some are young in appearance as well. I happen to fall into the latter category. Here’s a rule to live by: Never assume age. Whether you guess too young or too old, it can be offensive. Too many times I met someone new and they…

Lemonade Cookies

There was a strange viral headline on CBS News: “Man Trapped in ATM slips handwritten ‘please help’ notes through receipt slot.” My initial impression is that the story is ludicrous.  How can a person get stuck in an ATM machine? This sounds like an incident out of a novel that critics will chastise the author for…

Drizzled Pumpkin Cookies

I am a self-proclaimed introvert. That means most people who know me personally heard me explain the following: I get my energy from solitude, as opposed to social interaction. Being around crowds for extended periods of time exert my energy. I prefer small groups and one-on-one interactions. As a general rule, I am more bored…

Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Biscotti and coffee are the adult version of cookies and milk. I write that sentence. Pause. Go downstairs. Brew a coffee. Take a biscotti. Walk back upstairs. Sit back by my desk. Play epic music. Slowly dip the biscotti into the coffee. Take a bite. Sigh. Dip it again. Conclude that this combination is not…

Healthy Hamentashen

Every Jewish holiday comes with its signature food. For Pesach, it’s matzah. For Rosh Hashana, it’s apples and honey. For Chanukah, it’s latkes. For Shavuos, it’s cheesecake. This upcoming holiday is Purim, which means it’s time for hamentashen! For those who are unfamiliar with it, Purim celebrates the miracle that happened to the Jews back…

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

For some reason, childhood foods always come in pairs: Mac and cheese Fish sticks and chips Pizza and fries Salsa and nachos Ice cream and sprinkles Ketchup and fries Carrots and celery I was kidding about the last two. Those snacks were always eaten last, if at all. In any case, there are more examples of…

Holiday “Sugar” Cookies

Every family has their unique holiday traditions. These can be decorations, games, stories, gifts, or food. Being the Creative Palate, the latter is what I am going to discuss today. Every Hannukah, my brothers and I would gather at the kitchen table to shape and decorate our sugar cookie dough with fun cookie cutters, sprinkles, and chocolate…