"We bought our dream house," is still something I say while pinching myself. It's a sentence that doesn't make sense. We very narrowly beat seven other bids on a house that could have waged an intense price battle had it stayed on the market for more than four days. It's a sentence that only makes sense because I believe in alchemy, in the universe conspiring with you when you take the first step. I wanted this house with my whole heart.
I love love, and whether it’s with friends, a partner, or my fur babies, I am unapologetic about celebrating Valentine’s Day (more on showing love to your fur babies very soon!). Valentine’s Day is only a commercial holiday if you make it a commercial holiday, so this year, join me in supporting some local businesses and lean into my love of “extraness.”
As a professed francophile, I have a very sweet spot in my heart for dairy, but I find vegan baking to be a curious experiment. It feels like magic the way ingredients come together without traditional binders or leavening agents. I've explored many vegan baking recipes, but I'm curious to continue, especially because I now have an avid vegan in the family.
Our Christmas plans this year took us from Pittsburgh, PA to sunny Panama City, Florida with a pit stop in Nashville, TN. I slated two nights, so we would have one day in Nashville to explore. While the holiday did make schedules more challenging to navigate, we were able to eat, drink, and explore and still have a cozy night to exchange Christmas presents. Let's explore!
I inherited my love of entertaining from my mother and her mother before her. Their balance of grace and hospitality inspired me to experiment in the kitchen and to share my table. This passion for sharing and bringing people together is the heart of my book, The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook.