Toasted Marshmallow and Toffee Rice Krispies

I realized last week that I’d only roasted marshmallows once this summer. Once! So…I put an entire bag of marshmallows under the broiler ....more

Double Chocolate Pudding Pancakes

This week, I’ve learned two otherwise obvious things I probably should have known a long time ago. (And it’s only Wednesday.) One. Dog training is more about training people than dogs ....more

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies (+ chocolate chips + toffee)

I baked these cookies to shut my brain up. I really want to tell you that I baked them for you…but the truth is, they’re a full-on brain distraction. I was trying to find the exact perfect way to say there are things happening in my kitchen that I feel inspired to stand awkwardly on chairs and take pictures of again…but I’m seriously committed to figuring out a life/work/blog balance situation too ....more

Life, Lately

The weird thing about not over-sharing your life on the internet…about unplugging and just living it…is that it kind of makes you want to sit down, drink too much coffee and tell people just exactly what’s in your brain again. This is that. Also…it’s the best way I know how to say, I’ve missed you ....more

Two Weeks.

What a difference two weeks makes. ...more

On My Heart.

Since moving to Ohio, almost nothing has gone according to my plan. It’s been frustrating. It’s been humbling. It’s been worth celebrating. This has been my constant prayer: Dear God, I’ve tried my best, but if today I lose my hope, please tell me that Your plans are bigger than my dreams. One year ago, my dreams were to publish a cookbook. To work from home. To be a freelance writer…and to never be a teacher again. But, God had ...more

White Chocolate Jelly Bean Bark

Living in Ohio again has made me appreciate the sunshine so much more. It’s also made me consider opening a window when it’s alllllmost forty degrees outside. I can’t decide if I should be proud of this or not ....more

Easter Candy Bark

In high school, I wore sandals…with nylons…in Cleveland February…on purpose ....more

life, everyday (week twelve)

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Apple Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Browned Butter Icing

I think I discovered the acceptable secret to outsmarting Monday mornings…or Tuesday through Thursday for that matter. It’s cinnamon rolls. ...more