Food and Recipes

Once upon a time I bought myself a box of toaster waffles and got very excited that I’d found an easy, pre-prepared breakfast option for myself that requires approximately zero effort to accomplish at a time of day when I have to focus all my energy on things like breathing and blinking. Yes, I know […]


No Joke

April 1, 2013

My day today began with something that for those of you who really know me sounds like it should be an April Fool’s joke: I actually did a workout this morning! And it didn’t look like this Yes, after all my many posts about how I utterly fail at morning I actually dragged myself out […]

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I’m starting Week 2 of my personal breakfast challenge on Monday and thought, hey, why not share this? I know a bunch of you already photo document your meals (or love to hate those who do). The problem: I am a breakfast eater. I firmly believe that breakfast is your most important meal of the […]

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CSAw Hell No.

February 6, 2013

When it comes to caring about where my food comes, I’m about as invested as the next person. Needless hormones, overuse of antibiotics, GMOs, carrots forced to live in tiny cages and eat other carrot waste? My heart is breaking. I don’t mean to be sarcastic. I’m surrounded by the statistics and horrified by the […]

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The Wedding Cake

June 23, 2012

I’m so excited to be able to share this post with you today! See, last night I made my first wedding cake. And guess what? It turned out really well!! I did two tiers, each one two layers. You remember how to make cake, right? I am miserable at leveling cakes so I try really […]


Dreams and Priorities

June 19, 2012

This weekend I read one book and started another. The first was hard to read because the main character is addicted to candy – only she oh-so-conveniently has the “metabolism of a hummingbird” so she’s not impacted by quantities of sugar she dumps into her body. Which is just grossly unfair, even for a fictional character. […]


Yes, I stole the title from a book. Last night I made this cake: It’s not the most difficult or even the most beautiful cake I’ve ever made, but it was a victory in many ways. The house filled with a heady, sweet aroma as this cake baked.I’ve never tried the cake or frosting recipes […]