Banana Blondies with Caramel Frosting

Life has been incredibly busy and hectic lately, and I try and be vigilant about how often and when I use the word “busy.” I just don’t like it, especially since it’s become one of my main responses when people ask me how I’m doing. They didn’t ask what my planner looks like, how many…

Hamantaschen with Pear Curd

Happy Purim! Purim Sameach! Here’s the thing: I’m not Jewish. I’m actually Roman Catholic, but Catholicism has its ancestral roots in Judaism, and Judaism has a certain mystic beauty that has always intrigued me and garnered my respect. I’ve also always felt a kind of kinship with their food history–the way their rituals and traditions…

Whole Wheat Sourdough Banana Bread

I love banana bread. My grandfather made the best I’ve ever had, and any recipe I’ve tried pales in comparison to his. Last year, my mom, my sister, and I were going through some of his and my grandmother’s recipe books (think magazine clippings and handwritten gems spanning decades of deliciousness), and we found a…

Julien Baker, Turn Out the Lights

Alright, first things first, I have a melancholic personality (if we’re talking temperaments), and while I don’t put much stock in personality assessments (we’re all unique and unrepeatable, so categorizing us into neat little boxes doesn’t work), when it comes to introspection, I could be the president of the over-analyzers fan club, something that seems…

Let’s talk about body image

I know, I know…”not another blog post about body image.” But stick with me for a second. I spent the better part of this morning walking around downtown Baton Rouge, perusing the farmer’s market, scouting interesting backdrops for future portrait and lifestyle shoots, and just enjoying being able to unleash my creativity with my camera….