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Let It Be Sunday, 246!

Hello my dearhearts.  How are you holding up? I just took a big deep exhale just posing that question.  I%E2m ok. You’re ok. All of us are doing our best for ourselves and for the people around (but far away) from us.  Those are truths we can carry with us today.  How are you staying connected?  I%E2ve had a f...

Twelve Frosted Cupcakes, One Stick of Butter

Hello friends.  Let this be a bit of sunshine in your day.  This is a very vintage Joy the Baker recipe I’ve brought back to life for this modern day.  Cupcakes feel… I dunno… maybe a little trivial considering our current reality, but even as strange as things are, some things remain the same – our swee...

Let It Be Sunday, 263!

Hello dear friends.   Welcome to another Sunday.  It’s a weird one, but we’re in it just the same.  In one of my posts this week Suzy Parker was kind enough to help me switch my brain with a blog comment.  She left a comment with a “modality to get back to the present moment”.  I%E2ll leave it here for all of us.  The i...

Upside Down Bananas Foster Cake

Someone on the street today said (from a safe distance) “How are you?” .   %80Great%21” I said. Confident for several seconds before adding, “Ya know… scared and anxious but also… great?” That’s where we are these days. In two realities: one of occasional fear and constant uncertainty, the oth...

Hello, from here.

I just lit a candle.   I just lit a candle and took a lap around my house, passing shoes my feet discarded under the dining room table and a pile of dishes in the sink I’ve promised myself I’ll wash later. As is always true, there’s no escaping myself – especially these days.  How are you?  If you’re anyt...

Let It Be Sunday, 262!

Hello dear friends.  We all know what’s going on and we all know it’s not feeling great. We’re all experiencing disruption in one way or another and it’s extremely unsettling.  In what is true and good news, some aspects of day to day life still go on.  We’ve got each other in this little Let It Be Sunday ...

Roasted Lemon Chicken Soup

. One of my favorite Mardi Gras costumes this year was a woman with a jacket embroidered with the message” I’m ok! You’re ok!”  It felt both celebratory and comforting and like a mini pep-talk to all of us.   I%80m ok%21 You’re ok!  Sure, it may not always be true. What’s always true is that I’m more ok w...

Roasted Meyer Lemons

I love to roast a whole thing.  Come late winter (I know we’ve had it mild, but still) I’m ready to stick the entirety of something in the oven, crank up the heat, and let it go until it’s reduced to a bubbling, golden, caramelized dream.   It’s a comfort and without much slicing and dicing, ...

Let It Be Sunday, 261!

Hello friends! Welcome to another sweet Sunday. We’ve lost an hour but we’ve gained a springtime sunset. It’s a solid trade.  I%E2ve spent half of this week in Charleston, SC teaching, demo-ing beignets, shaking hands and seeing old friends at the Charleston Wine and Food festival.  Fun?  Truly. A li...

Doing-The-Most Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not that chocolate chip cookies need anything at all.   They don’t need the razzmatazz. They don’t need and songanddance beyond their own simple perfection.   But%E2. but but but but.  You know I can’t leave well enough alone around here. If we’re not adding browned butter to cookies then we’re adding an extra ...

Let It Be Sunday, 260!

Hello sweet friends! You’re here. I’m here. It’s Sunday. We’ve got a good thing going.  Thank you for sticking with me through Mardi Gras season. I know it’s a weird thing to get into if your whole city hasn’t also exploded in glitter so – thank you for the grace.  I hate to be the one to break it to yo...

Cheddar Scallion English Muffin Bread

There are truly a million ways to do carbs at breakfast.  I know because I’ve tried most, if not all of them.  I mean… there are at least a hundred thousand ways to pancake alone.  We’re thankful, especially on the weekend.  My latest morning carb craving has been English Muffins and as a baker, I’m more ...
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