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I am not ready for summer to be over. I mean, I’m ready to be less sweaty and REAL ready to pull out my sweater collection, but I am desperately holding onto every last piece of summer fruit I can get my hands on. Which can be a detriment to my refrigerator space. If you, […]

Blueberry Lavender Jam

Breakfast & Brunch

Is this a buckle? Maybe it’s buckle adjacent. It’s buckle-ish. Technically, buckles are cakes with fruit and a streusel topping—and this is a skillet full of fruit and topped with cake, sans streusel. But it isn’t a crisp, crumble, or cobbler, and I don’t know what other categories there are. A skillet cake? I don’t […]

Plum, Blackberry & Cornmeal Skillet Cake


With cushy robes, relaxing pan flute, and ALL the pampering, going to the spa is the ultimate luxury experience. I’ve only gone a couple of times but every time I do, I straddle the line between enjoying myself and feeling wildly self-conscious and uncomfortable. It feels excessively self-indulgent and it’s hard to turn off the […]

Spa Water


A few years ago, I worked at a startup in a very trendy neighborhood. Right across the street from the office was a coffee shop where I spent way too much time and money. Their internet was fast, their coffee was delicious, and they had a massive breakfast pastry menu—clearly a weakness of mine. One […]

Coffee Cake Loaf


When my PMS hits, all I want is sugary cereal and a burger (not together). So, while I don’t typically have a ton of cereal in the apartment—every once in a while, I have to pick some up. My typical standbys are Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, and of course, Fruity Pebbles. This cereal […]

Fruity Pebbles Cookies


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