Lemon Cake with Whipped Icing
Sometimes as a teacher you have these moments where your students transcend. They go up the stairs you’ve built but they don’t just reach the top: they’re suddenly flying, they’ve made their own wings, they’re higher than you knew they could go.
They’re higher than they even knew they could go.
Cookies and Cream Pudding Mix Cookies
OKAY THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE BUSIEST WEEK OF MY LIFE BUT I’M STILL DROPPING IN TO THROW SOME COOKIES AND CREAM PUDDING MIX COOKIES AT YOU BECAUSE THAT’S JUST THE KIND OF BENEVOLENT PERSON I AM. Seriously I can barely breathe right now but HERE ARE SOME COOKIES YOU’RE WELCOME.
Snack Wedding Cake Recipe
Okay soooo how can we get a WEDDING CAKE up in here without having to go to a wedding? NO OFFENSE, I’M SURE YOUR WEDDING WAS FUN, it was probably one of those with a cupcake buffet or a donut wall or a photo booth with good props or a dog as the flower girl. I’M SURE IT WAS GREAT.
Hot Butterscotch Pudding Poke Cake
Here we go again. A few folks on Twitter this week decided to gain some retweet capital by trotting out the familiar, “These food bloggers and the interminable STORIES before the RECIPE, am I right?! Just gimme the ingredients already” snark.
There are a lot of reasons this attitude is problematic: we spend countless hours creating recipes and can offer them to you for free precisely because our posts are long enough to include ads that pay our rent. These people are basically saying scrolling is too much payment in exchange for our labor. That’s pretty offensive.
I’ve also written about other facets of this topic: about food bloggers’ appropriate place in food media, and about how to decide if you should be using food blogs or recipe websites. But today I’m gonna make sure you understand why this critique is also misogynistic.
Cheddar Chex Mix Saltine Toffee
Go tell your kids right now that you love them the way God made them. That if they’re gay, if they’re nonbinary, if they’re transgender, if they’re bisexual, if they’re straight, if they dislike pickles — that you LOVE THEM that exact way, and that you want to know them for who they are whenever they figure that out.
If they’re not too young to know about boys and girls, they’re not too young to know about other genders. If they’re not too young to know about love stories between men and women, they’re not too young to know about queer love. Don’t make excuses about them being too young to understand what you’re saying; go talk to them. Raise them to know that you love them, whoever they are.
Don’t wait for them to come and tell you, or it could be too late.