Carrot cake, like most things in life, makes me think of Pine Cove.
I don’t know how the debate began, but by the end of my third summer working at Pine Cove, the summer staff were engaged in a serious, opinionated discussion about carrot cake. I sided with the pro-carrot-cake side of the debate, led by the assistant work crew director. But, the carrot cake haters also had a strong team.
I remember that the debate continued on GroupMe for several months after camp ended, but I don’t think we ever reached a consensus.
Easter seems to be all about searching–searching for eggs in the bushes, searching for a dress to wear to church, and searching for Jesus in the tomb (spoiler alert: He isn’t there). These ham, egg, and cheese pockets will also make you search–the filling is completely hidden inside a biscuit.
I wonder why some ice cream companies dye their mint ice cream green and other companies make white mint ice cream. Personally, I don’t think the color affects the flavor–I love a few scoops of white mint ice cream from Breyer’s as much as I love a green mint Klondike bar. This month, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to make green mint chocolate chip cookie bars for St. Patrick’s Day.
I never intend to stockpile nut butter; it just happens. I buy a few jars of nut butter on sale. Then my brother gives me nut butter as a present. Then a friend hands off a flavored nut butter that she doesn’t like. Then I win a giveaway. Next thing you know, I’ve got 10 jars of nut butter and only one mouth to feed. If you (like me) ever find yourself with an accidental stockpile of nut butter, bake a batch of these bars!