I’ve been doing a low carb thing for a year. It worked. Thank God I love BBQ and cole slaw. But, I have an unhealthy relationship with dieting in that I mostly see it as a means to make some room in my jeans so that I can start eating all the bad things again.
Clearly, I love to bake. So now that I’ve let myself back into the kitchen I’ve worked my way through many of my favorites. But the problem with baking for four people is that there is inevitably a half of a whatever left the next morning singing a siren song to me about how good it would be with coffee. Ditto for cookies. Even when I freeze the dough, you can find me sneaking into the freezer cutting off a bit of frozen raw dough for a little treat. Some desserts need to be wholly consumable, and not in a completely destructive way, in one evening. Sometimes one just needs, deserves, a sweet and decadent finish line for the day. One might even share it with a friend. But one ought not always have to put in huge amounts of effort, ingredients, or a week’s worth of guilt over pummeling an entire sheet cake or pan of brownies.