This is one of those classics, one that nearly everyone has read one time or another. However, while I admire John Steinbeck's clear and concise writing style, I can't say that I've read too many of his works. I've only encountered The Grapes of Wrath (and enjoyed it, mostly) and The Pearl (loved it). He's … Continue reading Chocolate-Red Wine Bundt Cake Inspired by Tortilla Flat
As y'all likely have noticed, I'm pregnant. Like very pregnant...second half of the third trimester pregnant. Much of my reading lately has consisted of books about raising kids and general parenting. I've been perusing some of the classics (think What to Expect When You're Expecting), but I've found some less clinical, more philosophical reads, and … Continue reading Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired By How to Raise a Reader
As you may know from my earlier post, I'm enjoying Neal Shusterman's "Arc of Scythe" books. Thunderhead is book two in the series, and it brings the action in a big way. Here's my Thunderhead book review. Review As we delve deeper into the conflicts that have befallen the scythedom, the reader must consider some … Continue reading Blueberry Cupcakes Inspired by Thunderhead
This month's installment of HP Saturday is inspired not by a dish eaten in the Harry Potter world but rather by one of the unique passwords to the Gryffindor common room. The Fat Lady is the infamous keeper of the common room, and her creative passwords are an iconic and fun element in the books. … Continue reading HP Saturday! Ft. Banana Fritters
It's May! Already! Anyone else feels like March lasted approximately 17 million years, and April was only a couple weeks? What even is time these days. Anyway, May is shaping up to be a big month for us. Charlotte's due to arrive next month (June 29th!), and we've kicked preparations into high gear. We're very … Continue reading May TBR (To Be Read)!