Grand Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies: On the challenge of simple things

It’s been many many months since my last post, mostly because I was trying to keep afloat during a house remodeling project that threatened to drown me every single day.  My personal dislike of large expenditures of cash, conversations with too many people, and codes and processes unfamiliar needing to be navigated daily put me … Read more

Matcha Brown Rice Cookies: An Open Letter to Parents on the Day of Rejection from College

Dear Parent: Today, and the last few days and weeks preceding today have been rough for us.  Colleges have announced their admissions decisions for their incoming classes, and in the pile of digital messages, our wonderful children have heard the phrase, “It is with great regret…” instead of “Congratulations!” way more times than we want … Read more