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Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake

Call me crazy, but I am over this summer heat nonsense. I need to know cool breezes and fall spices are on their way. I need a light, fluffy cinnamon-kissed cake that perfectly compliments warm coffee and the smell of the kids’ back-to-school supplies. I […]

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

I am back! Let’s get down to business. Feast your eyes on these blueberry crumb bars. It has been an eventful few weeks: we moved into a new house and traveled all over the U.S. to see our families AND no one strangled anyone in […]

Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins

Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins

I’ve been making these cinnamon rhubarb muffins for a couple of years and finally got around to pulling the recipe out again. I decided that with the last rhubarb of the early season, I’m going to perfect this recipe. By the time I made this […]

Berry and Cherry Galette

Berry and Cherry Galette

On this weekday, I am child-free for a few morning hours. Both of our sons are at school at the same time and Dear Husband is at work. This, my friends, is the first time I’ve been alone and free in a morning for 1,467 […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Right now I am sitting on my couch rescuing some wine that was trapped in a bottle. Would you like to join me? Have a sit. I went bathing suit shopping today. If you didn’t know, that counts as both physical exercise and a mental […]

Blueberry Nectarine Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Nectarine Baked Oatmeal

Last week I was running a bit behind on time and had to hustle out the door to pick up Older Son from school. I was carrying my two ton toddler on my hip and ran down the stairs through the hallway and FWAP! I […]

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bread

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bread

I was talking with someone last week and for the first time described myself as a blogger. I decided in that moment that I don’t much care for the word blogger.  It sounds too much like booger. Hi, I’m Rachael, and I’m a food booger. […]

Wild Blueberry and Lavender Scones

Wild Blueberry and Lavender Scones

I love lavender so, so much. It’s beautiful, calming, healing, and tranquil. It’s a staple in my essential oil diffuser, planted next to the front stoop in the yard, and stashed around the house in various forms of lotion, spray, and candles. In fact, we […]

Leftover Coffee Chocolate Cake

Leftover Coffee Chocolate Cake

Want to hear a joke? DECAF. You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning and you don’t want to get up but you have to because you’re an adult and need to shower and work and pay bills? I am at the point […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Cinnamon Oatmeal Streusel

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Cinnamon Oatmeal Streusel

The local fruit market got rhubarb this week!  I was so excited when I grabbed a handful to toss in my basket because we had some early spring strawberries at home that I knew would be the perfect match. Also I wanted dessert. That happens […]