Fall Morning Muffins: Your Best Muffin Hack Ever

Muffins are a curious thing.  I want to like them, but every time I eat one, I feel slightly let down. The top sets my expectations so high, only to have them crushed with a bottom that is so dry and boring.  The middle, if done right, is spongy and enjoyable, but crumbly and messy. …

Lemon Ricotta Bites

“You must really love your job,” said a friend to me recently.  “I do!” I exclaimed, only to find that she was actually being sarcastic.  This happens all the time because not many people in my life want to be me.  A fundraiser.  My jobs have landed me in two of the top three categories…

Obligatory Pi Day Post!

I’ve been laying low from the blog lately.  Mostly because I’m exhausting myself on all of my thoughts and ideas and am trying to recalibrate what this really is – a meaningful hobby.  I don’t aspire to be a blogger. I’m not interested in spending my energy creating a community of empty “likes” in the…

Quick Fix: Anytime Egg Bake

This is not a food blog.  Rather, it’s a blog which promotes the belief that through sharing food, we can build better relationships and ignite new ways of connecting with people.  Which leads me to occasionally share food I make because I can never pass up a chance to espouse my enthusiasm for eating! This…

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops

We’ve timed out on muffins around here.  I make them all the time, and while they still taste good, my big oven reveals are not met with much enthusiasm anymore.  The boys will run into the kitchen, ask what I’m baking, then fake a smile and leave when I say it’s muffins. So this morning,…

Quick Fix: Energy Bites

Our household snack selection is anemic and hardly ever offers interesting items to choose from.  I am not destined to be the cool Mom that showcases a cupboard full of excitement to our children and their friends.  I got nothin’.  Which is probably why I have heard from neighbors that our boys have begun making friendly…

Norm’s Key Lime Pie

Legacies are built on others taking notice of how we live our lives when we are not asking to be watched.

A Toast to You

The exceptional is usually found underneath the ordinary…