A new year always brings about ridiculous resolutions that never stick, and wild claims and accusations about becoming a “new you” – as if something was wrong with the person you were 30 seconds ago. While growth and knowledge increase our experience and understanding, our toxic culture encourages us to never be satisfied and constantly … Read morePaying Homage
“Your cubicle is in the basement; the Mountain Dew dispenser is on the right.” When Gabriel first showed me this video a couple weeks ago, my belly ached and I couldn’t see for the tears in my eyes from laughing so much. It’s funny because it’s true – sooooooooo very true. Playing video games is … Read moreFree Soda and Snacks
At the risk of sounding like I’m complaining, I’m a little sad that for the second year in a row Gabriel will be punching the clock on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s has always been Gabriel’s holiday, inducted the first year we were together when he planned an indoor picnic complete with chocolate dipped strawberries. Over the … Read moreLove and Adoration
The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned butter, Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a … Read moreGratifying Concoction
I grew up on Main Street; I don’t say that like the politicians say it (who are all lying anyway), I say that because I literally grew up on a Main Street. I always found the name a little silly because we lived in a house on a cul-de-sac, at the top of a hill, … Read moreClimbing Trees
Gabriel and I stayed in all weekend. We played Super Mario Wii until I developed carpal tunnel. We enjoyed strawberry crêpes on Saturday, and blackberry lemon crêpes on Sunday. Gabriel told jokes, and I giggled. We developed a new tradition: Sundae Crêpes. Blackberry Lemon Crêpes Lemon Curd1 tablespoon lemon zest4 tablespoons lemon juice¾ cup butter2 … Read moreSundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon
After adoring the movie: Julie and Julia I immediately came home, made Julia’s Reine De Saba Cake and gushed over the movie for months! I begged my sister to see it with me, and when she couldn’t lock down plans, I hijacked her while her youngest was in school for the 2 hour and 3 … Read moreDo You Have What it Takes?
A chocolate core… covered in a creamy lemon candy fondant…. and wrapped in chewy, buttery caramel and toasted pecans… is what makes up the new Sweet Log: Lë mon. This sweet log is a perfect combination of sweet and sour. For sale now at Fahrenheit 350°!
Ever since I saw The Kitchen Sink Recipes‘ Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake – I had to have it. I had to have it in the worst way possible,… but, the last encounter I had with a bundt cake pan ended with decimated cake wallpapering my kitchen. I toiled over how to make this cake outside … Read moreMy Only Advice
One thing I’ve never been too keen on: stretching. Stretching in my opinion, is like pre-soaking laundry. When you pre-soak laundry, you are putting clothes in water with soap, just before you put them in water with soap. I’ve just always felt like running was stretching, in that when running one conquers long strides and … Read more7 Day Itch