Chocolate Banana Cake

Like most other things in life, this blog mostly consists of happy little accidents.

And as much as I am against the consumer-driven holiday that is Valentine’s Day, I’ve made it my mission to create something actually worth celebrating. Even if you’re anti-hallmark-holiday like I am, you cannot deny chocolate. Continue reading

Skillet Chocolate-Swirled Espresso Banana Bread

skillet espresso chocolate banana bread

Why is being physically graceful an admired trait?

I find it impossible. I drop things whenever I’m talking to someone important, I knock things over when I’m trying to be quiet, I trip more often than I’d like to admit, and I’m constantly bumping into people. And furniture. And walls.

skillet marbled banana bread

I also have a plum-like propensity to bruise, so you’d think I’d learn. I haven’t yet.

Maybe that makes me sound like a toddler, or a drunk. Or a drunken toddler. But I assure you, I am just a woman in her 20s trying to navigate through the world, incapable of bodily dexterity and perfectly okay with that.

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Brown Butter Banana Nut Muffins

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I’ve been in serious hibernation mode lately.

And I’m here to tell you that that’s totally okay. It’s okay if you’d rather binge watch Friends on Netflix instead of going to that dinner-thing this weekend, or you just want to take a long, glorious nap instead of going out with those friends you don’t talk to that often anyway. ’Tis the season to cozy up and stay out of the cold. Join me, won’t you?

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