Monthly archives: September, 2016

Japanese Kit Kats: Science Class Continues

A few days ago, we had a little science lesson. Remember way back when, when we learned about why cookies do what they do? Today, science class continues, with the experiment to end all experiments. Let me back up. Every morning, with my eggs and peanut butter toast, I do what every responsible adult does: watch the …

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: Perfection, According to Science

I, like many other young females, spend entirely too much time browsing on Pinterest. Need a dinner idea? Pinterest. Need a lesson idea? Pinterest. Need to waste a few…hours…relaxing on a weekday evening when you should be sleeping? Pinterest. To be honest, I’m kind of in a love-hate relationship with the site. On one hand, …

Local Legends: Grass Roots Creamery

Depending on how you look at it, you may be elated or miserable to hear that tomorrow is the last day of summer. On one hand, foliage and fluffy scarves can officially come out in full force. On the other hand, it means that the opportunities for trips to the beach, and other summery past times, are dwindling. …

A Special Announcement: Introducing…

Friends, I have some amazing news!! I am SO excited to announce…drum (breadstick) roll please….I’ve taken yet another jump and created two things: an Etsy shop and a new domain name to match. Let me explain. As time has gone on, I feel like I’ve made a bit of a transition. To sum it up in …

Banana Bread Muffins, Four Ways: The Life of a Teacher in September

The recipes featured in this post kind of represent my life right now. All. Too. Perfectly. Close to the beginning of the school year, a teacher normally feels about a thousand emotions a day. Between the highs of a full twenty minute lunch break, and the lows of teaching math to students who are pretending they’ve …

Local Legends: Granny’s Pie Factory

This week was an eye opening week, but in an unexpected way. After seeing these guys throughout the summer at various farmer’s markets, I found myself dying to visit Granny’s Pie Factory in East Hartford, CT. Unlike other bakeries I’ve sought out, Granny’s is not known for concocting the most bizarre flavor combinations or building …

Classic Italian Tiramisu: Playing it Fair

Okay, I have to admit…I’ve been pretty unfair. Looking back throughout the bucket list posts of the summer, I’ve noticed how much attention the (great and tasty) country of France has gotten. Despite the fact that there are really fantastic cuisines to be found there, I feel like I should be paying more attention to …

Local Legends: NoRA Cupcake Company

Traveling:  an experience that brings perspective and new knowledge, which leads to unordinary discoveries hard work: tiring and hella expensive That there folks, is the definition of “traveling” from the Daly Dictionary (coming to a Barnes and Noble near you soon). Looking back after a few weeks of normalcy, I can definitively say that my …

Chocolate Babka: Dessert for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

I’m not going to even try to start with a catchy beginning here. Instead, I’m just going to give you a heads up from the start: this recipe includes over a pound of butter, and over two pounds of chocolate. Consider yourself warned. Now that you’ve had a chance to put your eyes back in your …