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On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

A year ago, getting out of a rough spot, I wrote about some things comfort is. Last week, I was back in a rough spot and in need of some good, old-fashioned comfort. I was was the most stressed I’ve been since arriving in A2, with end-of-semester assignments and tests, gnarly weather, and even petty stuff like my snow … Continue reading

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Michigan fall, you guys. Oh man, what beautiful stuff! I went up north with some friends a few weeks ago for our fall break, up to Starvation Lake, and it was amazing seeing the fiery reds, sunny yellows, vibrant oranges, and even some awesome chartreuse. Even just in Ann Arbor, the colors have been amazing. … Continue reading

Ecuacomida {y una receta}

Ecuacomida {y una receta}

¡Saludos del Ecuador! I’ve been down here for just over a month and am getting ready to wrap up my ecuatiempo this next week in order to move on to the Peruvian part of my adventure. Mientras tanto, I figured I could share some ecuacomida that I’ve been indulging in. The great thing about just … Continue reading

Killing Time I Don’t Have {maple & sea salt sunbutter}

Killing Time I Don’t Have {maple & sea salt sunbutter}

Often when I’m feeling overwhelmed, or pulled in multiple directions and with the least amount of free time, I find myself retreating to the kitchen to make things from scratch, more than just putting together a comforting pasta or churning out some tacos. I escape into pulling each basil leaf off the stem and mixing that up with other tasty … Continue reading

Jesus Cookies {reese’s & pb cookies}

Jesus Cookies {reese’s & pb cookies}

Today I bring you Jesus Cookies. No, not these: I don’t remember why my high school friends and I started calling these  “Jesus Cookies,” but the name certainly stuck. I was racking my brain yesterday (and enlisting the help of friends and my mom) trying to come up with a better/more [socially] appropriate name for these … Continue reading

Marietta’s Cheesecake

Marietta’s Cheesecake

It’s been a while! I’m sorry for the major gap. Not quite sure how to explain it other than life gets in the way. Ain’t it so? But I’m back. With tasty stuff. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but boy do I love cheesecake. I used to ask my mom to make … Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Cake with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Greek Yogurt Cake with Cardamom Whipped Cream

A couple of my friends love throwing epic dinner/potluck parties, the kind where you eat, sit, drink, talk, play games, etc. (lather, rinse, repeat) for hours. I’m pretty sure I’ve rarely left before around 2am. They are just awesome parties in great company and always with tasty food and drinks. They are awesome even when … Continue reading

Lemony Polenta Cookies with Cardamom

Lemony Polenta Cookies with Cardamom

Sunday morning I woke up and for some reason had an itch to bake. I’m really not one to make sweets in general, as I definitely have a salt tooth. My friend Jamie is an avid baker, and she is definitely one to bake at any time (in fact, when I was visiting her in … Continue reading