An Open Letter – Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

I’ve been quite occupied of late. One of these occupations is my nose, who was once the Imbiber of Intoxicating Scents and Life-Giving Oxygen but has now become the Expeller of Unwanted Viral Invaders. I polished off an entire box of tissues in less than a week. During particularly intense sessions, sometimes it feels like my…

Winter – Pie Redux

Ahh, winter. The season for peppermint-flavored everything, 96.5 KOIT playing Christmas music nonstop, and circling the mall parking lot for half an hour fighting a thousand other angry drivers for parking. The horror of overcrowded shopping malls aside, I like winter. I enjoy justifiably hiding my extra chub under multiple layers of clothing. I secretly…

I Ski – Raspberry Orange Pound Cake

The other day, I found myself chatting with some coworkers about skiing over lunch. There was excitement over the snowpack building up in Tahoe. An amicable snowboarding versus skiing debate. All in all, a safe and banal lunch conversation. Safe and banal because I didn’t regale my new coworkers with tales of my skiing prowess….

Hello – Cranberry Apple Hand Pies

Hello. It’s me. The first time I heard that one song on the radio from that one artist who recently sold over 4 million albums, I switched stations halfway through. Boring. Then I heard it again. And I switched stations. The other station was also playing the same song. Switch. Generic summer pop song fades…