spice cake with amaretto glaze

Happy Halloween everyone! One of my favorite holidays, for sure. I love any excuse to get crafty and look like a fool. Some of my favorite Halloween-related things going on thus far… This video of two of Ellen’s employees going through the Walking Dead maze. If you somehow haven’t seen it, please watch. I emailed…

birthday cupcakes

Hey hey, yesterday was my birthday! Social media has made birthdays so interesting. The vast majority of the people who write on your wall would probably have no idea what month (or possibly even what season) your birthday falls in if not for Mark Zuckerberg. It’s still nice to receive notifications that 87,000 people sent you…

carrot cake cupcakes

Things you don’t disclose to a boy you like: 1) When he asks, “What is one thing that you would cry over if you lost it?” You respond, with no pondering necessary, “My flash drive.” 2) “I started keeping a list in my phone of all the books I’ve read since January 1st, 2011. It…

fluffy blueberry cake

I started this week with the best of intentions. Lots of things to accomplish. We had a lovely day out on Ian’s boat on Sunday, and I considered sitting in the sun chatting with friends to be productive. You don’t have to tell me that’s a stretch. Yesterday I had a job interview. Unfortunately they…

apple cake

HA. A dessert without chocolate. Sometimes I switch things up. Keep you guessing. Kelly bought Red Delicious apples at the grocery store last week because they’re the cheapest. Then she ate one and realized they suck, and told me I could have them to bake with. I was shocked that she didn’t remember all those…

chocolate mug cake

I have made a terrible discovery. Terrible for my waistline, amazing for my chocolate dependency. During a several hour long foodgawker marathon, I came across this single serving chocolate cake. As I’ve said, I have a self control problem with desserts, which is why I end up cutting recipes in half and in quarters. So…

happy birthday to me

I apologize for my absence. Except not really because it’s my birthday so I don’t have to say I’m sorry. I was preparing for my move—>moving to Baltimore—>surviving the hurricane. Which was actually just a rainstorm in Baltimore, but the hype was fun. As was the bar crawling in rain gear. Practical and fashion forward….

ode to shanna banana

This is my puppylove. We had to put Shanna to sleep yesterday. She got really sick really quickly, and the vet said there wasn’t anything they could do to significantly improve her condition, let alone cure her. She was 12 and lived a very happy healthy life. She was probably the most ridiculous, obnoxious, best…

animal cracker cheesecake bars

This post is about self control. Sorry, I meant to preface that with “lack of.” I work with two crazy secretaries. Crazy in a way that is usually funny but occasionally makes me wonder if Suzanne Somers and Candid Camera are back. Today the older one, who believes astrology is law and had a mild panic…

camp food- part 2

Now that we have the basics down of what a camp is, I’ll give you a little background on mine. My great grandparents bought the land on Cayuga lake and put up a house millions of years ago, and we ventured out to that little place (fondly known as “the white camp”) until I was…