Wedding Season | Browned Butter Espresso Blondies, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars

  Telluride, CO – Three years ago, 30 or so of my husband’s and my “near and dear” converged upon this little mountain town to celebrate our wedding. Telluride is remote, tiny, magical… Continue reading

Fails & Saves | Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I’m a planner. Lists, schedules, calendars – I love them all. Both my husband and sister have mentioned, more than once, that this nature makes me a particularly irritating travel companion because I like to plan… Continue reading

Resurrecting a Blog | Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

It’s been a year of change, and in working my way through it, I haven’t really felt right. The less-than-desirable sides to my personality have surfaced more frequently. I’ve been darker, more anxious,… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of Edith

Edith is my 11-year-old cat, but she’s basically my child. She’s curious and moody and super-tolerant – both of my incessant smothering (a Penelope to my Pepe le Pew) and Morgan’s misguided attempts… Continue reading

Wedding Travels – San Francisco

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to two fabulous places for wedding-related tasks in the past month, one being San Francisco. My sister and I went to San Fran at the end of… Continue reading

Favorite Spice | Nutmeg Doughnut Muffins

Who doesn’t love a powdered sugar doughnut? I remember reading a book as a kid where the main character dipped his powdered sugar doughnuts in coffee. Naturally, this sounded like an awesome combination,… Continue reading

Wedding Photoblog

A year is a long time to be engaged, but in some ways, it’s awesome to have so much time to plan and celebrate. I’m a BIG planner, so though we’ve already knocked… Continue reading

Traveling Foodie | Cincinnati Chili

In 2010, I had the great pleasure of visiting Madison, WI, on two separate occasions. Madison is probably one of the only cities in the Midwest to where I would wholeheartedly move –… Continue reading

Identity Crisis Averted, [No] Thanks to a Sans-Pants Bear

Anyone who knows me well can attest to the fact that I dislike Winnie the Pooh. I never really got into the cartoon as a kid; something about Pooh’s slow voice and obsession… Continue reading

My friend JW

Another school year, over and done. Time to wave goodbye to another class of 8th graders; time to reflect on the successes and disasters and try to learn from them. If I’m going… Continue reading