Dec 31

5 Goals for a Blissful 2011


While this is a blog about food, I'm going to stray from that path slightly for just this one post because, hey, food lovers have goals for the new year, too -- hope you enjoy the detour! As 2011 draws nearer and 2010's door slowly squeaks shut, I've been thinking about my goals and aspirations for the year to come.  I have goals as a school psychologist; I have goals as a blogger, baker, and cook; and I have goals as a human being.  As any thorough school psychologist would do, I've broken … [Read more...]

Dec 29

27 Young Years

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Ravioli

On my second birthday, I made the declarative statement that I was "two old years."  Whether this was just a silly reversal of words or an actual statement of my perceived maturity I can't recall, but it is a childhood moment that my family members lovingly bring up around my birthday each year.  As the years move forward and I grow older, the statement seems more appropriate; however, I'm beginning to realize that it's the attitude not the number that defines my age, so this year I'm … [Read more...]

Dec 18

Cookies for Breakfast and Loved Ones

Amaretto Apricot Cookies

I'm all for a balanced and healthy breakfast, but there are times when all the yogurt and granola in the world fail to satisfy and only a cookie will do the trick.  I had one of these days this past Wednesday after spending all of Tuesday night baking my favorite cookies to give to loved ones and coworkers for the holidays.  Despite putting back two -- okay, three -- cookies for breakfast Wednesday morning, the guilt was kept at bay because my heart was happier and more satisfied … [Read more...]

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