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The Magicians

The Magicians

Title: The Magicians Author: Lev Grossman 2017 Book Challenge Entry: The first book of a series you have never read Thoughts: A while back, I called out to my people on the social media to find something new to read. Yes. I have like 123 […]

In a Glass Grimmly

In a Glass Grimmly

Title: In a Glass Grimmly Author: Adam Gidwitz 2017 Book Challenge Entry: A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long Thoughts: Story time. In another life, when I was in school getting my education degree, I took a class on […]

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the  Dawn of the Modern Woman

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

Title: Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman Author: Sam Wasson 2017 Book Challenge Entry: A book you got from a used book sale Thoughts: So. There are some people for whom the movie Breakfast at […]

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood 2017 Book Challenge Entry: An audiobook thoughts: I am a very old fashioned person. It took me ages to get a digital camera (If you take the right photo on film, you don’t need to edit!), I resisted […]

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

So. The people who read this grand experiment of carbs and goodness are also mostly friends and family on the social medias. As a result, if you’re reading this you probably already know that Eric and I are expecting our first baby in August! We’re […]

A Study in Charlotte

A Study in Charlotte

Title: A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Trilogy #1) Author: Brittany Cavallaro 2017 Book Challenge Entry: A book with a title that is a character’s name (stretching a little because it only CONTAINS a character’s name…but I think it works) Thoughts: I am a person […]

Honey Apple Challah

Honey Apple Challah

Hey there kiddos! Greetings from my tiny kitchen! Ok. I know. This is two apple bakes in as many weeks. But listen. This bread has been on my list for at least a year. Maybe more. I finally had a whole day off and the right […]

Apple Donut Muffins

Apple Donut Muffins

Hi ho bakerinos! Life is good in my tiny kitchen and today is a flashback to Christmas. Cause remember? Busy and tired and sick and just didn’t update life for a while. I really like Christmas. I love my family and the food (obviously) and […]

Derby Pie: Cause Thanksgiving

Derby Pie: Cause Thanksgiving

Hey guys, so here’s the thing. I started this post in the beginning of December. I was all excited about it and I was jamming on this post and then I kind of had a show to run and it took over my life for […]

The Madwoman Upstairs

The Madwoman Upstairs

Title: The Madwoman Upstairs Author: Catherine Lowell 2017 Book Challenge Entry: A book with a red spine Thoughts: Back in the day, when I was a young one, I had a very specific idea of what my adult life would be like. I was never […]

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Title: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? Author: Lemony Snicket 2017 Book Challenge Entry: An author that uses a pseudonym Thoughts: I’ve talked about how reading is a thing in my family. We all read and we all love to read and […]

Pumpkin Bread Bites! #basicedition

Pumpkin Bread Bites! #basicedition

Greetings from my tiny kitchen! I trust this mid November week is treating all of you well! I have been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather here in Kansas City as well as books, lots of student rehearsals for The Nutcracker, and my favorite pair of gray […]

Blondies! The mini Webisode!

Blondies! The mini Webisode!

You guys. It has been a big freaking week! Halloween, costume fittings for Nutcracker and the Cubs were in the World Series. (Also, they won! Hooray!) I knew I needed some serious snackage to handle all the excitement. I taught on Halloween and was in […]

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Hey ya’ll! Welcome back to my tiny kitchen! Been thinking about how pretty the trees are getting here in Kansas City and really wanted to bust out something equally lovely for the blog. Something beautiful, elegant and well coiffed. Well friends of the internet, I […]

Ginger Peach Scones

Ginger Peach Scones

Hey ya’ll. It’s fall and that means it’s Ladies’ Season. Not because there are handsome hunks lining the streets or anything. It isn’t raining men. None of that nonsense. It’s Ladies’ Season cause fashion. Because this is Han Solo Fashion season. Where all the skinny […]

Banana Pecan Muffins

Banana Pecan Muffins

Let’s chat you guys. Let’s chat about our childhood. Not in a shrinky get-all-teary-eyed-and-tell-me-why-relationships-in-your-20s-were-impossible kind of way. In a what-food-makes-you-sigh-with-happiness-and-pure-joy kind of way. For me, spaghetti sauce bubbling away all day makes me think of home. Homemade bread is a surefire way to my heart. […]

Carmelitas

Carmelitas

So, you know when you watch a TV show or a movie and there is a super mysterious character and you’re like, “Hey. That guy/girl. He’s/She’s something interesting. He’s/She’s got a back story.” For some time now, I have shared these recipes and kitchen experiments […]

Tiramisu Amazeballs!

Tiramisu Amazeballs!

Story time! Hubs and I were at one of our favorite coffee shops last week and noticed a girl walk in with several samples of what looked like delicious goodies. Being totally normal and not at all creepy, I stared at her trays like a […]

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Greetings from the tiny kitchen! So this week, I wanted to get back to bread. I. Love. Bread. I do actually. So, I decided to ask my wonderful husband if he had any ideas. Without hesitation, he responded with Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This bread has […]

Lemon Cookie Bites

Lemon Cookie Bites

Hello people of the internet! You may or may not remember, but one of the things I’ve been wanting to work on lately is incorporating flavors other than chocolate in my baking. I know. You’re thinking, But Jessica. Why? Why on earth would you want to […]