how to (not really) adult: coffee cake edition
cake / cake mix / easy to make / kahlua / sweets

how to (not really) adult: coffee cake edition

A recent study in Psychological Science cataloging the findings of Neil Lewis of the University of Michigan and Daphna Oyserman of the University of Southern California found that subjects would take action sooner if far off events were put in terms of days, rather than months or years, thus tricking the brain into solving some … Continue reading

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santiago cakes
brandy / cake / cupcake / easy to make / menu / menus / spirits / sweets

santiago cakes

pilgrim’s progress Last year, my parents walked the Camino de Santiago – the medieval pilgrimage road through Spain ending at the town of Santiago de Compostela.  My parents are devout Catholics, in the most hippie sense of that description: they are pacifists, oppose capital punishment, and believe every life is sacred – so we must … Continue reading

sober sunday: pumpkin whoopie pie shaped dopamine receptors
cake / cookies / easy to make / holiday / pie / Sober Sunday

sober sunday: pumpkin whoopie pie shaped dopamine receptors

boy-shaped love drug & the best pumpkin pie alternative Poets likened love to a disease, Donne called it a canker worm, eating at the tender rose, like a cancer or virus weakening the host cell.  But The Beatles said all you need is love, to save, to heal, to act as a salve curing the loneliness … Continue reading

sober sunday: what does the fox say?
birthday / cake / inspiration / Sober Sunday / sweets

sober sunday: what does the fox say?

some foxy decorating inspiration Some people drunk dial ex-boyfriends, I drunk Etsy.   My 4am misdeeds result in vintage pulleys arriving within 7-10 business days of said indiscretion, carefully wrapped in small town newspapers from Kentucky.   Or naturally shed antlers found in Washington state.  Or a flirtatious conversation with a lumberjack in Utah selecting the … Continue reading