Chinese Five Spice Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel

It’s a mouthful but I swear it’s worth it. Years ago, when Danny and I were newly cohabitating, I think we were kind of doing a thing where we were still trying to impress each other with skills we already knew the other possessed. I’d cook a lot of really nice dinners, and he’d embark […]

Red Wine Vinaigrette

We were a salad family. My parents put salad on the table every night for dinner. Whether or not we had other vegetables, no matter what the main dish was. Every. Single. Night. There was salad. I interviewed my mom about this recently, asking if salad was an intentional point of parenting with her and […]

Road Trip Breakfast Sandwiches

When I was pregnant with Jack, one of my many visions of our new life together was taking this baby out to see the world. Socializing him. Letting him feel the wind in his fuzzy hair. Introducing him to trees and lakes, the open road, and exotic snacks. And though I myself am resourceful, intuitive, […]

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

I don’t know how to start this. I don’t know how to say this. My dog has a terminal illness. Three years ago, right around this time, we adopted Magnus. Early on we learned from our vet that he had a heart murmur that was not disclosed to us by the rescue organization we worked […]

PIE LAB Recap

Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m not a pie person. I know, I KNOW. It’s cool to like pie! It’s homey! And rustic! Pie is both ironically and unironically humble. Now, I don’t dislike pie, it’s just not high on my dessert priority list. For the record, here is my dessert priority list: Ice cream Cake […]

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