shake it off
birthday / cake / cake mix / chocolate / easy to make / rum / spirits / sweets

shake it off

defining moments Coming up with recipes and menus is often about defining a moment rather than a taste.  Yes, I’m trying to make a dish that tastes good, but I’m also trying to distill the essence of a particular moment into a flavor – communicate the breadth of all the feels I have but am … Continue reading

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Cuddle Puddle
birthday / bourbon / cupcake

Cuddle Puddle

Once, in another lifetime, I spent one night lying on the floor with 31 other similarly minded people.  It was one of those times when crying, hugging, and declarations of never ending love are normal modes of expression.  The rest of the world doesn’t function like that: unbridled expression of comaraderie, brotherhood, family.  Only small … Continue reading