How I Make 90% Of Our Food From Scratch

I've always made a lot from scratch, but a few years ago J and I decided that we also wanted to do away with store bought bread products. As the title suggests, we don't always eat scratch cooking and there are the rare nights where we resort to a box or pre-prepared items because, well, life. But I make a conscious effort to ...

Six of My Favorite Audio Books

Incorporating audio books into my regular reading routine became a thing for me about three years ago. My commute is fairly long, and while I am an avid podcast listener, I enjoy rotating those with audio books on a regular basis. I had an Audible subscription for a brief four months this year, but ended up cancelling it and ...

A Visit to the National Mall

I often travel to D.C. for work and equally as often lament the fact that I don't ever get the chance to just be a tourist there, because I love the city. Every time I go, though, I make it a point to make time for at least one museum or landmark, and over the years I've managed to slowly work my way through some of the best ...

Recipe: A Healthier Take on Pancakes

I love pancakes. As far as my taste buds are concerned, the lighter and sweeter they come, the better. My body does not love those traditional, fluffy buttermilk carbohydrate and sugar bombs as much as my taste buds do. When the lower/low carb cooking craze began to take off, I started seeing a lot of recipes for pancakes that ...

On Life Mottos, Joan Didion, and a New Year

One of my favorite things to do is watch the sun rise through our front window. There is something absolutely luxurious about sitting with a cup of tea and watching the sky turn from a deep blue to indigo, bleeding into a pastel purple and then pink and finishing with washes of brilliant orange as the sun makes its daily debut. ...