Back with a (Chocolate) Vengeance!

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Okay, so maybe no one thought I was dead, but my apologies for the radio silence. I’m afraid the real world feels the need to intrude from time to time, but fortunately the demands of my professional life have only benefitted my baking life: as an avid stress baker, I’ve gone full throttle in the kitchen over the past few weeks and am excited to share the recipes that have kept me sane (and full!).

To start, I direct your attention to Exhibit A, my Chocolate Almond Thumbprints:

Choc Almond Cookies

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Salty (Scottish) Oatmeal Cookies

Edinburgh

This week Scotland made history by hosting one of the most important referendum votes in modern political history.  Of course, if you turned on the TV today, you probably heard that the referendum wasn’t a complete success.  But yet!  While the Scottish National Party wrings its hands and Alex Salmond bids adieu, this American Expat is relishing the opportunity to continue living in a United Kingdom that includes Scotland.

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