Oh hello, summer: Apricot Tangerine Cheesecake Slices

Here in El Paso, summer does not creep up on us–it pounces. The gusty spring days, random hailstorms and chilly high desert sunsets suddenly open up into that first morning walk which for me marks the beginning of summer. When I wake up and take the dog out first thing in the morning and it’s…

Treat Your Awesome Self Every Morning: Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. YES!

Because sometimes, when you’re prepping meals ahead of time to eat healthily, but maybe home from work a little late, still making sure you’re working out enough, also being your most vibrant self, still need to wake up early tomorrow, and finishing everything else you’ve gotta do today…you want carrot cake for breakfast tomorrow morning….

#butter.in.bloom

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A sticky, finger-licking post: wild Maine blueberry pie jam

This is blueberry pie in a jam jar! Note the emphasis on blueberry pie: three staged additions of berries along with butter and lemon in this jam will transform toast, yogurt, or any dessert into a sumptuously blue treat.  For the month of September, I’ve had the luck to work in the emergency department in Portland, Maine….