Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts

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I think it says a great deal about me that the word ‘doughnut’ appears in my memoir a whopping 28 times. My editor– bless her sweet literary heart–cringed at nearly every mention, noticing that I’d chosen to drop the ‘ugh’ and spell it more colloquially, ‘donut.’ It wasn’t until I’d read through all of her…

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Apologizing through Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Writing a weight loss memoir, food conference planning, all the stuff I’d rattle off in a bulleted list if and when I told you what I’ve been doing in Seattle for the past week- they’ve painted me the happiest color of busy. But I woke up today, crazed and chaotic and charmed beyond charmed with…

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Tried and True Tender Cornbread

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Remember that slow cooked sweet potato chili? Goodness, I hope so. Well, bake this yellow number to go alongside it. Salty winking at sweet. Nooked, crannied, and unabashedly crumbly.   She’s buttery all on her own, but trust me, even lovelier glazed with honey. Tried and True Tender Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour…

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How to Make Homemade Hostess Cakes

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I’ve stayed away too long. And the truth is, I’ve missed you dearly. More than I ever thought I could miss people I’ve never met or seen or spoken to. Which only lets me know one thing: we’re truly madly deeply in love. And I’ll never leave you this long again.  Honest. Forgive me? Homemade…

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The Best 4th of July Dessert: S’Mores Brownies

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S’Mores Brownies. Rich and intense chocolate fudge brownies. Gently salted and buttery graham cracker crumb crust. Billowy toasted marshmallows. I mean Come on Because like You know? 4th of July S’Mores Brownies Ingredients: Graham Cracker Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (15 cracker sheets) 1/4  cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter,…

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