Chai-spiced Coffee Cake

Here in Michigan we’re experiencing a heat wave.  It was 30 degrees today!  There were enough minutes of sunlight that I may have made a small dent in my massive vitamin D deficit.

(Someone should figure out a way for hospital lighting to give you vitamin D.  Help the staff!  Help the patients!  Vitamin D for everybody!)  (more…)


Cinnamon Streusel Muffins with Pumpkin Butter

So. I do this thing that is really weird.

Like, tell me something I don’t know, Kate.

But for real I do. In fact, this might be the weirdest thing I do…


Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Can we talk for a second about the fact that it’s the end of October? 

I know it’s the end of October because of these things:

1. We turned our AC off a few days ago…and maybs won’t have to turn it on again?  Actually this is more typical of December in Texas, but we’ll take it. (more…)

Caramel Popcorn Cookies

The working title of this post was, “How to have a wonderful birthday when you don’t have time to have a birthday.”

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Sometimes your birthday comes around at an inconvenient time.   This probs happens more often than not, seeing as most of us have life generally going on around us.  This year, the big 2-5 was 3 days before our exam over the gastrointestinal system.  So, you know, no big crazy blowout on the sched.  But I had a fabulous day nonetheless, in between all the notes about hepatitis and ulcerative colitis.  Here’s how you do it: (more…)

Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Pie

Sometimes, it’s right in the middle of test week, and you decide to make a coffeecake, an apple pie, and homemade rolls for premature Friendsgiving.  You just decide this, and you don’t think about the fact that it is a stupid decision, and that you have no time management skills, and that there are more important life skills you should be working on with all this apparent “free-time” you’ve created to bake this stuff. (more…)

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Blondies

Is there a class I can take about weddings?  Specifically, a class or a book that will tell me all of the very basic questions that people expect me to the know the answers to, even though the wedding is 2 AND A HALF YEARS AWAY?

I went with my mom to look at a possible place to get married.  (I believe that’s called a venue?  Seriously.  Need help.)  This outing wasn’t as embarrassing as a few weeks ago when I met this lady who likes to plan weddings on the side.  At that little meeting, I informed her that I thought we would probably have 4 ushers “on each side.”  (more…)

Snickerdoodle Brownies

So, as we discussed, I (Hannah) spent the first part of spring break basically in the most enjoyable nap-coma of my life.  I also read The Hunger Games, and I now feel like I can belong to society again because I know what everyone is talking about all the time.  I haven’t read books 2 and 3 yet, so DON’T RUIN IT.  Shhhhhh.

I also went to the Texas Hill Country with the Weatherman!   I dunno if your state has something called “the hill country.”  In Texas, it is necessary for us to have this place, so that the people in the northeast corner of the state can be reminded from time to time that elevation can in fact change.  Also that there is a place in the state where things are green and not dead. (more…)