Posts by Carin Thumm

Savory Meets Sweet: Chicago Mix Cookies

This … look, I’m a bit competitive about baking (but with myself, not others) and someone told me popcorn in cookies wouldn’t work. So, I said: wanna bet? Which is how I’ve found myself working on perfecting Chicago Mix Cookies this weekend. Which isn’t as easy as it sounds because there is a DELICATE balance between salt and sweet happening here. The idea of putting cheese in a cookie (yes, you

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When Italy Meets France: Ratatouille Pizza

I don’t know if you know this, but pizza is the perfect food. Carbs. Cheese. Veggies. Protein. It’s got it all. If you’re from my neck of the wood (STL, REPRESENT) we eat pizza that is not only cut in squares and the crust is about the thinness of a saltine. I won’t get into what provel cheese is, but safe to say if you come and visit me and

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Have Your Sweet and Eat It Too: Easy Coconut Rice

I don’t eat a lot of grains that aren’t whole and complex, but there are a few things that get a pass: pasta from time to time (usually if I’m out, because even when I am home I pick whole grain, veggies, or chickpea noodles to eat), and coconut rice. If you’ve never had coconut rice, you’re missing one of the GREAT comfort foods to grace this world. It’s a

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Internet Cookie Legend: Two-Fifty Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I am here to talk to you about cookies; specifically chocolate chip cookies because THAT TIME OF YEAR IS COMING. So: a chocolate chip cookie, is a chocolate chip, is a chocolate chip … right? Well. Maybe not. At least we can agree that not all cookies are made the same. Or maybe it’s you can’t make cookies without breaking a few eggs. Or

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Get Ready to Rumble: Cranberry Pie with Walnut Crumble

NOBODY PANIC BUT THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK. No really, it is. I checked. Twice. There’s something that happens every year in November to my calendar skills; I lose a week. Every year. I always think I have ANOTHER WEEK before the best holiday ever. I’m still convinced that Thanksgiving isn’t next week even though I started this post out by telling you, me, and everyone else that it’s next week.

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