Best Brownies Ever

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Organization = relaxation Right now, I’m sitting at my computer breathing more slowly and purposefully than I have in a while. I set my alarm a little earlier than usual this morning and began crossing things off my to-do list as my day went on. This allowed for a kind of focus that I haven’t … Read more

MDB Cocktails: The Chocolate Chip Cutie

The Chocolate Chip Cutie

Vulnerability in Sharing: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the dichotomy between invincibility and vulnerability as a young adult. In that post, I focused on my experiences while traveling, but vulnerability is an interesting concept that comes to fruition in many forms and various strengths as your life goes on. When traveling, the … Read more

Little Lemon Layer Cake

Little Lemon Layer Cake

How I discovered I didn’t want to be a commercial baker: If you’ve ever worked in a commercial bakery, you’re probably familiar with the bins of flour so big you could dive right into them. A plastic four-cup measuring cup usually has a home in the bin, and as you reach in and take a … Read more

Caramel Cream Cupcakes

Caramel Cream Cupcakes

Nightmares: It’s a common stereotype that people who study psychology are gravitated to the field because of their own experiences with mental illness. I’m not sure whether that stereotype has any truth to it, but it certainly proved true in my case, even if I wasn’t aware of my mental illnesses when I chose my … Read more

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Bark

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Bark

The Musings: As I finally move towards a stable routine with my new job and this site, I’m considering making more of an effort to do freelance writing. Somewhere along the way, I think I gave up on the possibility of joining the ranks of seasoned freelance writers and stuck to a safety net of … Read more

Double Coconut Cupcakes

Double Coconut Cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or the day after, I should say. Are you reading this while raiding the supermarket shelves for discounted candy? I’m going to make my way there mid-week because the best candy heart deals come along a few days after Valentine’s Day. I think the grocery stores are catching on to us because … Read more

Chocolate Curry Coconut Cake

Chocolate Curry Coconut Cake

How do you feel about wild, fun haircuts? Constantly on a quest for individuality, I’ve had nearly every short haircut under the moon. A few years ago, I chopped off my long, flowing locks (once I acknowledged my queerness–it seems as though this is a right of passage for queer women), and quickly discovered the … Read more

Browned Butter Dinner Rolls

Browned Butter Dinner Rolls

I have a new obsession. Apart from these browned butter dinner rolls, of course. You might already know what this obsession is if you follow me on Snapchat (palettedining). I’m totally obsessed with…drumroll please…ballet! This might sound surprising to you if you know me personally, as ballet seems to be a form of art where … Read more