chocolate chip cookie bars + baking without an oven

hi, friends! it's been over a year since I've updated this blog. I know that some of you have been following along all my Taiwan adventures with my new blog, but for those of you who are only here for the cookies might be interested to know I have finally [!] posted a new recipe. head on over to check it out.

I also wanted to mention that this week, my pop rocks cake pop recipe is featured in an article on bonappetite.com ... kindof a big deal. check out slide #8 [well, check out all the slides, but #8 is mine]

learning to bake without all my beloved kitchen gadgets [and also without gluten] while adjusting to expat life has certainly been a challenge. but I've learned that if you get creative you can bake just about anywhere with anything... including making pie dough by cutting butter with a cheese grater and using a wine bottle as a rolling pin. I hope to be sharing more recipes in the near future.

thanks for stopping by, xo


post #99: cake pops + announcements

hello friends! This is my 99th post to this blog... crazy right?

How about some rainbow sprinkle cake pops to celebrate? [I love rainbow sprinkles!]

I have another announcement to share today that is somewhat bittersweet: 
I will no longer be posting to this blog.

The reason why? Husband and I have decided to leave our current jobs, pack up our lives, and head out for an adventure. This summer we will be moving to Hsinchu City, Taiwan! Husband signed a 2 year teaching contact with a high school over there, and in a few weeks we will be moving back to Michigan from the east coast to spend time with our families before we go.

I WILL, however, still be blogging. I hope that you’ll wander over to inkandadventure.blogspot.com and join up to follow our adventures in Taiwan. There will be plenty of photos, stories about life and travel, and - of course - experiments in the kitchen. I’m excited for the challenge of learning how to cook in our new home using the local ingredients [and without a traditional oven!]

It has truly been a pleasure blogging for you all these past few years. Thank you for all your support, emails, and lovely comments. I hope you will continue to enjoy the recipes I have posted here [I’ll leave them up indefinitely] and will try your hand at the new ones I’ll be posting over there.

until then,
use real butter + bake it with love
xo Jamie


Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup

Hi friends! Just popping in to say happy Cinco de Mayo, and give you a few menu suggestions if you happen to be throwing a fiesta today.