St. Louis gooey butter bars

St. Louis gooey butter bars |

My sister really knows how to plan a weekend visit. Step one, consult with your local Trader Joe’s cashier for the inside scoop on good local tourist spots. Step two, go to the strange place recommended by said cashier and hand-feed goats with baby bottles.  It’s over. She’s won. The place in question, Grant’s Farm, brings

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Eloquent chocolate cookies

Eloquent chocolate cookies |

When words fail me, I resort to communication via baking. These cookies started off as happy-birthday-and-I-miss-you cookies for friends in Chicago, became good-luck-on-midterms cookies for a friend here, and made a quick stop at good-luck-with-big-changes-at-work cookies before settling in at just-because-it’s-Tuesday cookies. It’s amazing what a little chocolate can say, given the opportunity. And chocolate

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