Kim Bakes: Soft Pumpkin Cookies

I had half a can of leftover pumpkin puree after a disastrous pumpkin pasta recipe, so I decided to make these pumpkin cookies. This recipe has a huge yield—about fifty small to medium cookies. I brought them to a big event, offered the leftovers to my pack of ravenous friends and still had half a dozen left … Continue reading Kim Bakes: Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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Cooking as Stress Relief

In this Chicago Tribune article, author Judy Hevrdejs reflects on the idea of cooking as a stress reliever. Its physicality is soothing, it’s an escape from the real world and the results are “like magic.” If I’d read this article a few months ago, I would have laughed. There’s nothing soothing about running to the … Continue reading Cooking as Stress Relief