Iron Man's Arc Reactor Pavlova

Iron Man’s Arc Reactor Pavlova

‘Tis the season of blockbuster movies, and I for one am getting back into the summer Marvel movie hype with gusto.  I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on opening weekend, and it reminded me of a challenge I’ve been talking about for awhile, but never gotten the motivation to start: baking my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Unicorn Poop Cookies

Unicorn Poop Cookies

Another week, another cookie.  Can anyone really blame me, though?  I can’t think of anything more satisfying than a soft, sweet cookie (ok, maybe a warm slice of pie, but it’s a close competition).  For an added dose of fun, here’s a cookie that’s so full of cinnamon, butterscotch, and rainbows that it might as well be unicorn poop.

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Pickle Bagels

Pickle Bagels

Yes, you read that right: pickle bagels.  I promise, I haven’t gone off the deep end (no more than usual, anyway).  Those of you who follow I Wanna Bake on Facebook might recall seeing Tasting Table’s recipe for pickle juice bread.  I was quite enamored of the idea or pickle-flavored bread, and I knew it would have to be recreated in some fashion.  Serendipitously, I still had the thought on my mind when I was going through one of my periodic musings on bagels ( like ya’ do).  In that moment, the pickle bagel was born.

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Breakfast Corn Buckle

Breakfast Corn Buckle

Apologies for my tardiness!  I just got back from a Midwestern road trip through Illinois and Michigan.  Yes, I probably should have written a post in advance so I wasn’t scrambling at the last minute, but I think by now you probably know how I roll.

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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Pie

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Pie

Last weekend, I decided that it had been far too long since I made a pie, so I resolved to remedy that situation by making two.  The first was a quick and dirty apple pie made with some Jonagold apple pie filling I had canned last fall (yes, it still tastes delicious almost a year later).  The second, which you see here today, was my idea of a chocolate chip cannoli pie.  Even while I play fridge tetris with the two pie plates currently taking up much of my fridge space, I have no regrets.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Made with Leftover Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Made with Leftover Frosting

Apologies for the late post!  I’ve been struck with an acute case of laziness, so when 10:30 rolled around last night, I realized that there was no way this post was going up at normal time.  After a small bout of illness early in the weekend, I had a surprisingly productive Sunday, the fruits of which should be showing up on this blog in the coming weeks.  I guess it’s not surprise that I had to make up for all that productivity with a decent period of unencumbered sloth. 😉

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Strawberry Banana Cornbread 3

Easy Strawberry Banana Cornbread

Once again, I fell into the trap of buying a bunch of bananas.  Just like last time, I got through about half of them before the rest managed to turn a particularly unappetizing shade of brown.  I’d been planning to make a dessert cornbread with strawberries for awhile now, and having used bananas in the place of eggs before (a pretty standard vegan substitution), I had a feeling it was finally time to make it happen.

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mint julep bundt cake

Mint Julep Bundt Cake

It’s Derby time again!  As always, it snuck up on me this year.  Between Mother’s Day, the usual spring Marvel movie release, and life in general, it can be tough to remember that the Triple Crown is also about to start.  The standard Derby fare for my home viewing “parties” (a.k.a. the times I sit on the couch eating food and making Josh watch a horse race) usually includes mint juleps, Kentucky hot browns, and pecan pie.  Last year, I made some horse-themed cupcakes for dessert.  This year, I decided to change it up a little and turn the mint juleps into a bundt cake instead.

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Lemonhead Cookies

Lemonhead Cookies

I know the calendar says that spring has started already, but I have my doubts.  It’s snowed twice in the last week here in Cleveland, and there’s no end in sight yet.  With that in mind, I am taking it upon myself to bring elements of spring into my life, from brightly colored dresses, to butterfly wall stickers, to (you guessed it) fruity cookies.  I’ve been waiting eagerly for awhile now to share these lemon cookies with you (about as impatiently as Cookie Monster in this commercial), and this past snowy weekend seemed like the perfect time to test them out.  Here’s to sunnier days ahead!

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cranberry wassail thumbprint cookies

Cranberry Wassail Thumbprint Cookies

It’s Christmas cookie season!!!!  If you’re looking for more cookie ideas, check out my cookie archive.  I’ll also post a few new ideas throughout the month of December, so be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see what’s new.

These cookies are the product of the endless deluge of Christmas music running through my head.  You can only hear “Here We Come A-Wassailing” in your head so many times before you go mad.  Thankfully for me, madness waited until after the idea for this cookie was born (at least that’s what I tell myself…).

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