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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…

Berry Chocolate Chip Rugelach

I suppose I didn’t want to end on the note, “Smurf vaginas.” And also, I’d never made rugelach before. Admittedly, I wasn’t quite sure how this was going to go. The reviews of this particular recipe were a dichotomy of raves and frustrated failures. I think the only thing I could suggest when you encounter…

Norwegian Butter Cookies {Serinakaker}

Truthfully, there is a bit of a layered story behind this. Now, I admit I am not an expert when it comes to Norwegian Christmas recipes, but I am told that Serinakaker are one such item in that category. It sounds like, typically, they are topped with pearl sugar or chopped almonds. I don’t eat…

Lemon and Potato Soup

A story can be true for ages, until it isn’t anymore. It’s a shape you make for fluid. It’ll look like whatever it lands in. You get to decide how that operates and [if it changes or it doesn’t and] how to navigate what you’ve got. //I’m not pointing fingers// I know you’ll do the…

BOOP! A QS Guide To Thanksgiving

[Read: Make My Pecan Pie!!!!!] Friends, I have excellent news. I woke up at 4:14am and I could not sleep again this morning (good news pending, wait for it). This has been happening for about a week, and I cannot yet confirm if Google is right, and I am encountering a spiritual or existential transformation.…

Anniversary Espresso Brownie Pie

You know, the best things I’ve encountered are unassuming. Perhaps a bit rough around the edges. Dirt-colored pie crust crumbling on its way to a plate. I suppose I have seen many things go unplanned in one direction or another since we met. [It’s been a long time.] And I was thinking- perhaps a trip…