Maple Brown Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
This is my eleventh year teaching, but every single year one thing remains the same: the beginning of school is terrifying. And actually, the past two years have been especially hard. I don’t know why; my best guess is that when I took a year off to go to grad school, I lost my faith that I could teach. It made the beginning of last year so rocky: I just didn’t feel right in front of these kids who expected so much from me. Was I really the right teacher for them?
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Maple Brown Sugar Brie
Y’all can keep your main courses; I’ll be over here eating the best parts of any holiday meal: the appetizers and the desserts. Or in this case, both in one!
Quick Iced Maple Sheet Cake
If you’re done shopping for Christmas presents we’re not friends anymore.
On the other hand, if you’re like me and you’ve only bought like one thing and you’re pretty sure the recipient isn’t gonna like it and also you can’t bring yourself to wrap it because you know what a mess that’s gonna be, welcome. I’m here to tell you what your kid’s English teachers want for Christmas.
Maple Double Crumb Coffee Cake
I made you some cake! Do you notice that I tend toward breakfast foods when we chat about racism? Okay, and falafel. Same thing, really. Anyway, grab a cup of coffee and a slice of Maple Double Crumb Coffee Cake and get ready to get deep.
Often the only racism people recognize is explicit, individual racism, like someone using the n-word or joining the KKK. But racism can also be implicit, where we are biased without realizing it (click here for an implicit bias test developed by Harvard). And racism is also systemic. Systemic racism seems the least understood but arguably the most critical form of discrimination. So I wrote my best effort at Systemic Racism 101 for my fellow white people.
This post is sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets
Patio parties are my fave. Just calling something a “patio party” immediately connotes a casual, relaxing vibe. It makes you think of comfy clothes, a breeze, great conversations, lots of sunshine, and lots of finger foods. We gave up a giant wraparound balcony when we left Raleigh, and our San Diego patio is a postage stamp in comparison, but who said patio parties have to actually BE ON A PATIO?