Coconut + Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake

    February 10, 2016
    Coconut + Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake

    So you know by now that I celebrate my birthday for an entire month.  Let me clarify that I don’t do this to open up the door for a month to be showered with affection, celebration, and attention. On the contrary. This month is for me to be about me. Not necessarily for other people to be about me. (Though, of course it wouldn’t really be a celebration if the people I value in my world weren’t in on the fun.) …

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  • My Darkest Chocolate Brownies

    My Darkest Chocolate Brownies

    There was a time in my life when I spent 20-some hours a week training for Ironman. This time is so far in the past now that I can barely remember what it was…

    January 18, 2016
  • Grandma's Kitchen + Honey Caramel Granola Bars

    Honey-Caramel Granola Bars

    I’m still reeling from all the lovely little details of our ladies weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. By night, we were eating, drinking and enjoying the “too much wine” approach that applies to…

    January 1, 2016
  • Simple LIttle Buttermilk Scones

    Simple Little Buttermilk Scones

    “Love, love, love, love Love, love was all around” -Dave Matthews Band, Christmas Song I fell asleep in a happy stupor of cheer, good wine, food and family last night. We had shared a…

    December 25, 2015
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    Braver Than the Elements

    There was just barely a sliver of orange-y pink on the horizon as I pedaled out this morning. The streetlights were glimmering, crystals of untouched snow were twinkling in glow of my headlight. I…

    December 21, 2015
  • Homemade Maple Cream

    Homemade Maple Cream

    It’s been a long while since a week got away from me, but this one did. You hopefully remember that I shared this Five Grain Seeded Soda Bread recipe with you last week? I promised…

    December 14, 2015