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linksilikeI’ve been making my own granola for years, but I’ve never done it on the stove top before.

Bacon Brussels Leek Pizza looks delicious. Adding it to the long list of things to try.

Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Shake? Please do tell me more!

The last thing I need to do is make Rice Krispie treats, but all I want to do is make these Biscoff Marshmallow Treats.

Well, I am researching donuts for an upcoming project. These strawberries and cream donuts look very tasty.

One day I will get my stuff together enough to try my hand at making my own frozen pizzas.

Carrot. Cake. Granola.

Normally, when I read about ramen, nothing much happens in my mind beyond an, “Ok. Okay.” This article, however, sang.

Beans, on the other hand, always speak to me.

In an open letter to the man who continues his loud conversation in the waiting room,

“While you’re surprised that Planet Fitness, does not offer a sauna, this is not surprising. Also, saying, ‘Asking big girl who has one isn’t an option,’ just wasn’t nice. And just who are you talking to, asking her whether she’s paying her car note today? For a man who divulged that he’s only going to be around for a month, you sure are asking a lot of questions about other people’s money.”

In an open letter to the woman wearing very thin, very tight khakis this morning,

“One glance and my mind went crazy. It looked like your underwear was pressing equally hard into your flesh as it was into the thin pants you wore. But it is the thought of the sweet, sweet relief that you must feel when you take those things off that captivated me. I wonder if you were punishing yourself on purpose in order to later feel that sudden burst of freedom….”

Fast and Loose: Cherry Crisp


One thing that might happen to you if you ever decide to embark upon a thematic baking project is that you might acquire quite the collection of baking odds and ends. In my case, it means that there is a weird amount of frozen fruit in my freezer.

Last year I was into smoothie making, and that would have made quick work of all of this fruit. This year, however, I don’t have it together like that.

I was clicking around the internet when I saw Smitten Kitchen’s Chocolate Oat Crumble recipe when I figured that I would make one myself, with all that fruit in the freezer.


 Well, with some of that fruit in the freezer.

So, I got to work. First I combined black and tart cherries and sprinkled them with a bit of sugar. Then I grabbed a few handfuls of oatmeal, a half handful of flour and a sprinkling of sugar and combined them.

Then, I realized that my freezer holds all sorts of chocolate. So I thew in some semisweet chocolate chips and some white chocolate chips 


I put the cherry mixture in a cast iron skillet and topped it with the oatmeal mixture and threw the whole thing in a 350 degree oven. I cooked it until it started to smell like it was done and there it was. A mildly sweetened crisp that would, like a private dancer, do what I wanted it to do. In this case, it would be dessert, then turn right around and be breakfast.

Happy endings all around.


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There’s nothing like taking a trip where you indulge your every eating whim to make you want lighter fare like, say, Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos.

This granola looks good. I can see it getting together with some Greek yogurt to make a tasty breakfast.

I love a good chili. This Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili looks like a winner.

I always think that I am going to sew a zippered pouch. I’ve yet to sew a zippered pouch. Maybe one of these fifteen will change this?

Why not learn how to make chocolate butterflies. Stranger skills have come in handy. 

Snickers Cheesecake Cake?!?! Of course that didn’t make me drool. Unless, of course, it made you drool.

These stuffed sweet potatoes are interesting, I never would have thought up the combination. But now they seem so right!

Gnocchi “Mac” and Cheese? I’m curious.


Getting into a little of a lot of things.