Pecan Granola Bars

When you’re a teacher, your life revolves around the school calendar. In fact, conversations between Vic and I are often miscommunicated because when I’m speaking about “this year,” I’m normally referring to the school year, not the actual calendar year. Mark that as one of our many conversations that turns into why I’m right and he’s wrong…mawage….

Almond Cookies

Last week we were invited over to a dear friend’s house for dinner.  These friends are the types that make it easy to get lost in conversation, no matter the subject.  What’s particularly interesting about them, is that they are more my parent’s peer group than our own. Vic and I have always found ourselves…

Meyer Lemon Koularakia

This week’s recipe is another ode to my Greek husband and his family.  This cookie, in Greece, is treated as the every meal cookie. It’s one that in it’s most chameleon like state, has the ability to fluidly transfer from breakfast to dinner. Although I guess that’s the way life is sometimes, we are sometimes…

Alfajores with Whipped Peanut Butter and Honey

Vic is half Peruvian and half Greek, a Gruvian if you will.  Because of this I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a wide variety of flavors over the past 12 years.  Within this little corner of the internet I plan on sharing many of these flavors because what’s life if you don’t share some fantastic…

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Banana Muffins

Life is a seesaw at times, forcing us to exert great energy to get ourselves off the ground more often than not.  In an effort to practice this delicate balance of seesawing my way through life, I’ve found myself repeating the mantra, “find your balance.” This mantra stems from my love of all things pilates,…

Chocolate Stout Peanut Butter Cups

When I came across this recipe a few years ago I was intrigued.  The thought of making my own peanut butter cups was an interesting, yet slightly dangerous one. I’ve learned that with peanut butter cups comes great power, so consider this a last minute Valentine’s gift from me to you. This food blogger, The…

Meyer Lemon Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze

Using a hashtag as a 30 something teacher of 7th graders is always risky, if only for the sheer reason that you (read: I) are a 30 something teacher of 13 year old’s.  Case and point: I attempted to use “#realworld” in one of my classes the other day, and was promptly informed that, “Nobody…

Cream Puffs, for you and “your person”

Finding “your person” in this life is always a great achievement. Your person is someone who  gets you, who understands and loves you just the way you are.  Some have multiple “persons” in their world.  I consider myself lucky enough to be one of those who has a forever person, my best friend person(s), my…