Lime Bars with Coconut Crust

I made you some lime bars to get ready for spring!

I say this stuff about “spring” as I look out of my window at…snow.  On April 3rd.  It’s not even April 1st, so you know it’s not an April Fools (Fool’s? Fools’?  Do the jokes belong to the fools?) joke.




Peach & Pistachio Pavlova


Here’s a thing that no one tells you about summers in your midtwenties/summers when you’re an actual working adult: they are so busy! I actually spent four weekends away from home at the beginning of this summer. The Accountant hasn’t been home in over five weeks at this point.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s almost August and I don’t really understand how that happened because yesterday it was May I swear.

If you can’t tell, I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants right now. You know what helps me feel in control and capable?



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Devil’s Food Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

I’ve realized important two things.

First, I don’t eat enough bagels.  From a health standpoint, I’m sure I eat enough bagels.  There’s probably not a daily recommended allowance of bagels, although there should be, and it should be 5.  When I got home from the hospital Sunday morning, I stood in front of my fridge for far too long, trying to figure out why I didn’t want to eat anything that was inside (aside from the fact that there’s basically just eggs and string cheese in there).  (more…)


Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sammies

Sometimes you wake up and heat up day old pizza in your cast iron skillet and eat it for breakfast.

Sometimes you just go to Whole Foods and buy apple cider vinegar and a single coco La Croix and a pint of Jeni’s ice cream. And that’s it.

Sometimes you go to Trader Joe’s before work on a Wednesday and buy a single greek yogurt, an apple, chocolate & sea salt almonds, and peonies. Because how do you show up at the office without those things?


Sometimes, you just do the things that you want to do. Because you’re an adult and you can.



Peach and Raspberry Galette

Spring (slash really it’s just Summer-Lite in Texas) is here!

The Accountant and I have already had to turn on our A/C. Because apparently our apartment doesn’t believe in insulation. The weather outside is the weather inside.

Anyway, even though spring/summer brings things like heat and AC and sweating, it also brings super awesome things like baseball and sundresses and fruit pies and like one week of weather where you can do activities outside and bluebonnets.