Drunken Pumpkin Gingerbread Snack Cake

October 6, 2014

Drunken Pumpkin Gingerbread Snack Cake Mike and I sometimes play a game where we list all the places we’d love to live. We both gravitate towards big cities with great public transportation (or walkability), great food, and lots of things to do. Topping my list are San Diego, San Francisco (in its cheaper days, please), […]

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Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Spread (sugar-free!)

September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Spread Coconut coconut coconut coconut PUMPKINNNNNNNNNNNN coconut coconut coconut… That’s how I would describe my food cravings over time. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pumpkin season.

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Pumpkin Maple Pecan Rolls (with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing!)

September 23, 2014

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Rolls (with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing!) Technology is amazing, and if you can get it into kids’ hands, it can be a tremendous democratizing educational tool. It can also monopolize kids’ attention and suck their brains out through their eyeballs. That’s just my observation as a layperson, but I’m pretty sure it’s […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls

September 21, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls I think there’s a rule somewhere that you’re not allowed to share all of your admirable ideologies without also sharing some embarrassing missteps, so here you go.

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Quick and Easy Maple Candied Pecans

September 17, 2014

Quick and Easy Maple Candied Pecans My students have been immersing themselves in Japanese cultural experiences as they learn about the Heian Period of Japan and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, an amazing 10th century diary. While listening to traditional music and burning incense, we’ve experimented with ikebana, the art of flower arranging; shodo, […]

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Raspberry Sorbet Mimosa Float

September 11, 2014

Thanks, Le Grand Courtâge, for sponsoring the development of this Raspberry Sorbet Mimosa Float recipe! I had a crappy morning. There weren’t any major disasters, but there was a lot of minor crappiness. I had to wake up early to take Byrd to the groomer before work. Mike didn’t get a chance to take her […]

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread

September 9, 2014

Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread I spent one summer in college working as a research tech in my developmental neuroscience lab with students from all over the country. One of the new friends I made was Crystal. Through our chatting while wrangling frogs and culturing neurons, we quickly discovered that we were both Christians. One day while […]

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Drenched Lemon Cream Cake

September 2, 2014

Drenched Lemon Cream Cake Y’all, let’s get real. There’s nothing wrong with taking nude photos. Nothing. I’m a middle school teacher, so let me qualify that: there may be moral and practical implications with sending those photos to people, posting them online, or Snapchatting them to someone (good grief, DON’T DO IT). In any of […]

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Smoked Whitefish Salad Vols-au-Vent (and 8 great party ideas)

September 1, 2014

Check out 14 Healthy Snacks and Apps by Julie Ruble at Foodie.com Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post. When I was in college, I stepped into exactly one frat party for exactly 20 seconds. That’s how long it took me to see that barely any lights were on, everyone was sloppy-drinking, and the music was […]

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No-Bake Coconut Icebox Cake

August 24, 2014

No-Bake Coconut Icebox Cake Since I started my teaching career at a low-income, inner city school, I’ve been on a journey to understand my own privilege. I’m a white, middle-class Christian in a place and time when that identity confers benefits on me that I didn’t need to work for. It’s not my fault, per […]

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