Category Archives: Recipes

Lemon Crumb Muffins

  On the day I quit ballet, leaving the ballet company I’d been so excited to join and giving up my chance at performing all over the country with them, I sobbed uncontrollably. It was impulsive. My mother and grandmother had come to my class — something that was only allowed once or twice a […]

Living a life of books is sweet like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie recipe

Through three states and at least a dozen moves, the books traveled with me. “Wuthering Heights,” “The Trust,” “On Bended Knee,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Charlotte’s Web” and so many others. I’d collected them since childhood — the volumes I loved most or attached some varying sentimental value to. Ones I’d studied in college. Earmarked copies of books […]

Banana Blueberry Coffee Cake

On a whim, I bought a few lottery tickets over the weekend. It was an out-of-the-ordinary moment for me. Unless the jackpot reaches gargantuan levels, I never buy them. But this time, it was just for fun. Buying the tickets, a slogan for the New York State Lottery popped into my head: “Hey, you never […]