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Coconut-Cranberry Chews 2

Last Saturday morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I returned my dad’s call. Sun was pouring through the window. Dishes from Friday night’s deep dish extravaganza were stacked in the sink. And as I hung up the phone, I thought to myself, I wish I’d known him better. […]

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

Gran making Fig Cookies

Fig Cookies

I love to cook. I love to stand barefoot in the kitchen with a bit of tomato sauce on my cheek. I like when there’s a drink on the counter and bacon snapping away on the stove. I take comfort in knowing there’s a roast braising and broccoli waiting to […]


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My apartment building caught fire once. It started in the front bedroom of a corner unit. Pillows of black smoke poured from the windows. Small children ran barefoot into the street. Parents frantically counted, checked, and double-checked that everyone had made it out. My roommate yelled to hurry as she […]

Chocolate Chip cookies

Duke of Earl Cookies by Kristen Jensen in Darigolds FRESH magazine

Duke of Earl Cookies

Not long ago I flew to Boise. It was a quaint city that felt more like a town than a metropolis. The mountains seemed to spill into the city streets. Cars actually stopped for pedestrians. Shop owners smiled when I walked through the door. Back alley pubs sported large patios. […]