Carrot Apricot Mango Muffins

Home feels good.  It’s hot in Seattle, our plants are sad and I’m jet-lagged as hell, but still.  Home! I ate an entire box of macaron cookies from Pierre Hermé on the plane ride back (I mean, what else is a person supposed to do when she’s spent all of her airport time buying chocolate at duty-free […]

Quick Asparagus & Artichoke Pizza

I feel like I’m always “saving” my good clothes – the cute swingy tops and dry clean only dresses and rompers and jeans that fit perfectly – just for the really right time to wear them.  As a result, I often find myself out and about in the world, kicking around in ratty leggings (the ones which are thinning in […]

Rhubarb Almond Polenta Cake

I feel like we need to catch up.  Where has time been flying, these days? Me, I’ve been flying to Philadelphia.  There, I ate hoagies and had an IHOP date with my dad. And I made an appearance on a morning show!  (Thanks, Fox 29!)  I also bought butter cookies (with extra sprinkles) at the Ardmore […]

Brown Butter Citrus Madeleines

What do you do on a bumpy plane ride? I’ll tell you what I don’t do.  I definitely don’t freak out.  I do NOT insist on staring out the window while counting slowly to one hundred in my head.  And by no means do I start listening to Will Smith songs because of the comfort that […]

Cutest Macaroon Easter Nests

I’ve been so preoccupied with dealing with all of the boxes in our house (the boxes, my god, the boxes! Let it be known that moving is just a lesson in setting up/breaking down boxes,) and lamenting the fact that, due to said boxes (and the chaotic state of our new home, in general), it […]

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

We move into our new HOUSE this weekend, so I’ve got a to-do list a mile long and I’m running around like a crazy chicken (primer and paint! packing tape! don’t forget to forward the mail! more paint! call the movers! also how does a person get paint out of his/her hair?!  asking for a friend), […]

Chocolate Stout Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

A few things that have recently blown my mind: 1.  The amount of money someone needs, on their actual person, to buy a house.  It’s… a lot of dollas.  YIKES. 2.  The kid who played Jimmy Woods in The Wizard is the SAME KID who played Les in Newsies AND Billy Heywood in Little Big League.  THIS […]