Love Languages and Christmas Cookies

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It’s hard to believe another Christmas is already upon us. A chance to look back on the past year and celebrate your accomplishments. A chance to look forward and make resolutions for the coming year. And a chance to visit that familiar self-induced hell of cookie decorating. Just kidding. Kind of. They say people fit into […]

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Long time no talk

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Hey there! Where have you been? Feels like we haven’t had a one-sided conversation in forever. My bad. Truth is I’ve actually been busy. Really, truly, contributing to society again busy. That’s right the sabbatical has ended. The summer of Sarah has come to a close. But what a summer it was! Beach time, dog walks, mid-day […]

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It’s coming up pumpkins

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I ponder life’s questions frequently throughout my day. At the gym. Walking the dog. In the shower. But there are some questions that no matter how much I think about, I just can’t seem to figure them out. I talked about some of them last week but here are just a few more: Why is it that? […]

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Cake

It’s back! Candy Corn is back in your local grocery store folks! You only have 60 days to enjoy this treat so don’t delay. I don’t know about you but my Labor Day was filled with super sweet waxy triangles of awesomeness. So what if it felt like I was cheating on the holiday. We’re just […]

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

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I learned an important lesson this week while making cornbread muffins. Don’t over-think things. Simple is best. Who says the best lessons aren’t learned while baking anyways? A few weeks ago I made a cornbread crumb cake that was delicious albeit a little time-consuming. And yesterday I cooked up a batch of vegetarian chili and was looking for […]

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Banana Crumb Muffins

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If you’ve been reading my recipe posts as of late, you’ll know that I’ve been doing everything in my power to avoid turning on my oven this summer. With the exception of this ombre birthday cake for Matt’s birthday, I have stuck with no-cook or grilling meals to combat the summer heat. When Rizzi from […]

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Lessons in layer cake

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Some of you may remember when I made my first attempt at an ombré cake back in March for my Mom’s birthday. It wasn’t a complete flop but I rushed through it, failing to execute the preschool-mastered skill of color order. Yes, it still tasted good and fit in with the whole St. Patrick’s day theme […]

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Cornbread Cake Crumble

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Man I love subject lines chock full of alliteration. Can you blame me? It perfectly sums up what this recipe is; a mix of cornbread, cake and an awesome crumble on top. And as much as I love alliteration, I love cornbread even more. Just don’t tell my good friend almond butter. I’m not sure love even […]

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For the love of oats

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I have a wee bit of a sweet spot for oats. A self-proclaimed carb-lover, I like that oats provide a complete breakfast with little more than a dash of salt and water. And unlike other carby breakfast foods, they actually fill you up.   I also love my cast-iron skillet so I’ve been waiting for a […]

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The art of being a scone snob

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I’m a self-proclaimed scone snob. It’s years of love for these flaky, just sweet enough treats that’s made me this way. So you can imagine my concern then, when I decided to use some of my farmer’s market blueberries in a batch of scones this morning, only to have misplaced my go-to recipe. So I did as […]

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