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You know what’s weird? Getting older. I think it must be weird for everyone. I’m celebrating a birthday this weekend. The big 32. That just sounds strange. I was just getting used to 30, but I feel like I’m 26. Somewhere. Somehow. The numbers feel off. I’m not the...
Solo bike adventure
A few weeks ago, a friend asked me what I thought was a totally ridiculous question. She said, ‘How do you feed yourself?’. Um… With a fork. Sometimes chopsticks. Occasionally my hands. Usually a shovel. What she meant was… how do you feed your creativity? My initial...
Good morning greens
Friday is a dangerous day. Friday afternoon, after a long week of words and dishes and more dishes and words… I feel very deserving. I feel like I deserve a double cheeseburger with short ribs. I feel like I deserve a negroni or several. I feel like I should see how many Oreo cookies [...]...
Strawberry rhubarb crumb pie
I’m currently working on the pie chapter for my new cookbook… the new book that doesn’t yet have a name, but does have an awesome (and ever evolving) BRUNCH CHAPTER, and should be in your hot little hands in Fall 2014. Now though… now, I’m working on the pie chapter....
Spring roll in a bowl
I realized this week that I use Instagram at a mini vacation from work. I click on my phone, tap into the Instagram app and scroll through images of your lives. My mind wanders through pictures of your perfectly portioned lunch, your late afternoon coffee meeting , yes your child is totally...
Peanut butter and pickle sandwich
This is my Dance Like Nobody Is Watching Sandwich. I’ve been pretty humble on my blog up until this point, but it’s time I tell you something: I’m an uh-mazing dancer. (This is a bald-faced LIE!) In my dreams, I’m an amazing dancer. In reality I’m a whole lotta...
Raspberry rose fizz
Welcome Friday! It’s time for Mother’s Day cocktail inspiration! It’s been a stunning week of color and brunch-fun with HonestlyYUM. We’ve made Lavender Blackberry Scones, Baked Egg Tartlets, a pretty DIY Dessert Stands, a gorgeous (if I do say so myself) White Chocolate...
White chocolate rose cake with strawberries
Time is a gift. I know this because everyday feels like no one has time for anything ever. I’m not complaining. I’m not above it. I’m all up in it. No time? Guilty as ever. Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is your time. Time at a new restaurant for one of those...
Baked eggs and diy dessert stand
We’re still talking Mother’s Day Brunch. All week long! It’s a lifestyle. Yesterday we kicked off our brunch menu with the mom-approved color, lavender. Today we’re talking yellow, and HonestlyYUM made you Baked Egg Tartlets. Supreme! Also check out this beautiful DIY...
Lavender blackberry scones
My mom isn’t afraid of spiders. I am deathly, unreasonably, irrationally afraid of spiders. My Mom is the only one that will walk me down the spider-ridden stairs to my car when I stop by for family dinner. Ok… to be fair, my dad will walk me down the stairs too, but it took a [...]...
Mother’s day inspired
I think we should talk about Mother’s Day. It’s time. Let’s act like we’re all sorts of prepared to honor the women that were patient through our various temper tantrums (toddler, teenage, and otherwise). If anyone is deserving of pink cocktails and warm scones,...
Cinco de cinco
What are you up to this weekend!? I really really hope your answer was tacos. It’s the first weekend of May and I can feel my insides tingling with thoughts of summer. To celebrate, I’m having an all-taco weekend. Yea… that’s totally a thing. We’re grown. We can...
Sweet berry lime cake
This Bundt cake is my way of making cake without rreeaaalllyy making cake. Filling, stacking, and fighting with frosting… sometimes (most times) making a layer cake is just too many steps in between me and a slice of cake. I have sooo many tricks for doing things without doing things....
Blackberry apricot sunflower oatmeal
You don’t need me to tell you how to make oatmeal. You might need me to tell you how to make Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes, and tell you not to drink rum from a yard-long glass through the streets of Las Vegas. Oatmeal though… I’m sure you can handle that on your own. Maybe I...
Can we talk about our weekend inspiration? Let’s take on the rest, the recharge, and the gathering and laughing with friends. Can we turn the email down and the Fleetwood Mac way way up? Can we find reason to bust out the sunscreen? Can we order a basket of French Fries at Brunch and...
Goat cheese and roasted corn guacamole
I didn’t have the kind of parents that made me pure, homemade, organic, sugar-free, vegan baby food. Not quite. I had the kind of parents that would throw whatever they were having for dinner into a blender (no joke) and call it dinner for their crazy screaming baby girl Joy. I distinctly...
Creamy zucchini tarragon soup
I feel like Mary Poppins would be a really wonderful soup maker. I’m not talking about the spoonful of sugar. It’s that magical purse she carries around. If she can pull a coat rack and house plant out of her nanny bag, imagine the things she could coax from a giant soup pan. Dreams!...
Peanut butter bacon pancakes
I can smell my neighbor’s bacon. That’s not a euphemism. If it were, you’d have permission to kick me in the shin and be officially grossed out. I can literally smell my neighbor’s bacon. His kitchen window meets my bedroom window, and I actually feel lucky that I...
French bread pizza: 2 ways
Two things you should know before this whole pizza extravaganza begins. One: a ‘maj’, short for major… is a best friend. Two: Tracy is my maj. I met Tracy a few years ago. We caught one other rolling our eyes at the same thing. It was frozen risotto that deserved our...
Kale + blackberry + beet + almond milk smoothies
What’s in your morning routine? I make my bed, splash my face with cold water, drink a giant glass of lemon water, and try to forget about the giant bag of dark chocolate chips I’ve been meaning (and failing) to hide from myself. I try my best to start things off well, with some...
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