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Raspberry Macaroon Tart

I’m a rather organized, reasonable and strategic person… with a few specific exceptions: #1: Chocolate chip situations: I don’t measure them. I can’t explain it. Pastry chefs are the “brain surgeons” of the kitchen, required to abide by weights + measures so I know better,…

May 16, 2016

Root Beer Cake

“How can we ever possibly know the “realms” we live in if we don’t test the boundaries? If we don’t push the limits just a bit to see if the walls that surround us are perceived or true to form? To see what the…

March 4, 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…

February 10, 2016

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 like to have to pull myself from bed at 5am…

January 18, 2016

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 most gatherings of good friends, but during the day, we…

January 1, 2016

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 simple meal, my father had still failed to grasp “the…

December 25, 2015

Five-Grain Seeded Soda Bread

Have you ever had that feeling, upon meeting someone new, that you’re going to know them for a long time? You don’t know how, or why, but you can just tell that there are memories to be made with them, whatever that means. You can’t…

December 3, 2015

Walnut + Pepita Buckwheat Crackers

The last hour of sunlight slipped away far too quickly tonight, leaving our evening dog walk destined for darkness. While we’re creatures of habit for the most part, and while walks signify the start and near-end of each day, we aren’t bound to the same…

November 12, 2015

Fennel + Honey Granola

The great Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Depending on the day, I think of this sage advice differently; some days I am sure Bueller is imploring us to “live in the now!”…

August 13, 2015

Raspberry + Ricotta Cake

I’ve been meeting a lot of really cool folks on bikes lately. And I don’t just mean in the way that folks who love bikes – I mean really love bikes and love to ride them fast and far and with reckless abandon –…

May 31, 2015