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Hawaiian Guava Cake

God, I don’t even know where to start. It’s my mother’s sixtieth birthday today. Thirty years ago at this time, she was about to pop. In fact, I stayed ten days late. Our birthdays were supposed to be five days apart. Finally, she decided to eat some fried chicken, to which I replied “PEACE!” After…

Pecan Pie Baklava

Y’all. It has been a MONTH. Every recipe I have tried to make lately has not worked out. I have been a disaster! I don’t even know what that’s about. Normally, I am so good at anticipating a recipe. I research and make educated decisions for how to treat the ingredients. Then, I come up…

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes, when you least expect it, it occurs to you that you have believed a thing or two just a little too long. I don’t know when I started swallowing this pill, but it dawned on me this morning that I have been telling myself for a long while that I can settle for less…

The Spring Playlist 2019

At the start of the New Year, I showed up for my first-ever 108 Sun Salutations. Before we began, we were given little cards to write down one word that could be our intention. I wrote the word “blooming.” I don’t know that I realized it then, but I see it now: the process, the…

Chocolate Fudge Cake

*tw for discussion of depression, suicide I have not really talked about this before, but a number of years ago, I took a road trip. I drove to the house where my father died and I stood outside of it for a long time. I had inherited that house when I was a kid, and…

The Winter Playlist 2018

& – I love you and I know now that I will miss you. Days will pass and I will think of you, and I will be many things for a time, but it will clear as things do, and I will remember the moment I last saw you before all of it will arrive…