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February 7, 2017

Before Justin and I were married, I was barreling ahead to a career in food writing. I had a recipe column in the Frederick News Post, a food blog filled with cookbook reviews and mostly-dessert ideas, and a budding collection of cookbooks that, to this day, has gotten out of hand. Naturally, I wanted to […]

May 17, 2016

I grew up in Mt. Airy, a little town south of Frederick that seems to have remained nearly the same size over the past thirty years despite it’s cozy location wedged between Frederick and Baltimore. We lived in a townhouse development there, our first real house together. Before that, we lived in the basement apartment […]

April 20, 2016

Growing up, my Dad did most of the cooking. He likes to cook, although some of his methods are unconventional and borderline questionable – like making meatloaf with a whisk attachment on the mixer or that delicious creamsicle cake that has neon orange Jell-o in it but we eat it anyway. When I was a […]

April 15, 2016

HAPPY FRI-YAY, YA’LL! I’m soaking up the final few weekends before wedding season starts and everything turns into a blur. Just two weekends left until my first wedding of the year and that means I walk around the house blurting out, “What’s better? CHRISTMAS OR WEDDING SEASON!?” and then Quinlan follows up with a rousing, […]

August 12, 2015

Last March for our fourth wedding anniversary, Justin gave me a small box wrapped in neon green paper. He usually knocks it out of the park with gifts, seriously, it’s his love language, so when I took the box out of his hand and realized it was freezing cold, I had some questions. So many […]