Chai Coffee Cake

I love the idea of coffee cake, and frequently when I’m at a coffee shop (even a “chain” place like Starbucks) I’ll get a slice. While I continue to do it, it’s always a mildly frustrating experience. Physically, they’re usually not-so-elegant to eat because they’re usually so crumbly. But the bigger problem I have is … More Chai Coffee Cake


Turkey Day to Christmas Eve of 2016 was definitely the happiest I was all year. It was amazing, and calm, and peaceful. It was warm and full of love and acceptance. I was with my immediate family (though my partner spent significant amounts of time visiting, which was nice). Many days, we did not leave … More Babka

Peanut Butter Cookies

I recently went to the dentist for the first time in seven years. You read me right. And of course I started having a quarter-life/third-life/mid-life crisis while the guy was going through my medical/geographical history. He’s just trying to put together a chart and says, “So, your license says Athens, GA. You’re in Atlanta now. Your … More Peanut Butter Cookies

Pecan Sandies

Everyone has a favorite cookie. For TTENG, it’s the chocolate chip–a solid classic (and when they’re warm and soft…it’s like heaven in your mouth). Runner up would probably be the peanut butter cookie or snickerdoodle. But for the MOTHER of TTENG, it’s the pecan sandie. Hands down. That’s her favorite cookie. Faithful readers will recall that … More Pecan Sandies