3 Dairy-Free Coffee Creamers

Note: This is going to be a ‘there are two kinds of people in this world’ post. I would apologize in advance, but I am not sorry. There are two kinds of people in this world: Morning larks and night owls. Most of the world would be able to identify as one of the two,…

Lemonade Cookies

There was a strange viral headline on CBS News: “Man Trapped in ATM slips handwritten ‘please help’ notes through receipt slot.” My initial impression is that the story is ludicrous.  How can a person get stuck in an ATM machine? This sounds like an incident out of a novel that critics will chastise the author for…

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Have you ever had a kid bouncing in your face, brandishing a colorful scribble for you to praise? Right now, I am that kid. Here’s why: There are certain combinations that create pure bliss. For some people, it is music, comfy shoes, and forest trail. For others, it’s a free evening, cocoa, and a good book….

Cranberry Nut Quinoa

Can we all stop saying, “I’m entitled to my opinion”? You must have heard this line before. You are in a heated debate with someone, and when he or she cannot think of another way to defend their view, they fold their arms and say, “Well, I have the right to my opinion.” If you…

Maple Baked Doughnuts

To all, doughnuts are round, fried cakes with a filling or a hole, but the presence of them can mean many different things. For some people, it could be school birthday parties when the birthday child brings a box for the whole class. For others, it could mean the mouthwatering display in a coffee shop or…

Citrus Green Beans

The strangest phobia I have ever encountered was a friend’s fear of raccoons. That was before I met Ma’ayan. Personally, I think raccoons are adorable. Yes, they are a nuisance when they rip through the trash, but who can’t love the furry masks and striped tails? The majority must think I’m insane for thinking this,…

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Summer is like bananas, green today and brown tomorrow. While we get pumped up for the beach, we blink and it is September again, back to the humdrum of the school year. If you are anything like me, you eat, breath, and make bigs plans for the summer, such as meeting friends, traveling, and discovering…

Grilled Mushroom Paninis

My friend, Alice, has a love for trivia, which can be annoying. I’m sorry, Alice. I know you are reading this. Don’t get me wrong; I love random facts. Did you know sharks have no bones? Instead, they have cartilage for their skeletal system. Also, were you aware that Christopher Columbus was not Spanish, rather…

Maple Nut Granola Bars

It’s time for real talk. The Maple Nut Granola article touched upon the issue of procrastination and displayed an example how it works. If you haven’t read that yet, do that now, or after, or never. Seriously, just do whatever you want.  Let’s be clear about one thing: I am not a true-blue procrastinator. I…

Eggs in a Pepper

Imagine you had four cups of soda in front of you. (Since this is a hypothetical scenario, let’s say the soft drinks are made with natural sugars, flavorings, and are completely healthy. Like I said, this is all hypothetical.) One cup is filled with a purple soda, the second with orange, the third is red,…

Maple Nut Granola

Today, we are going to discuss procrastination and how to overcome it. However, first I must warn everyone in my house not to disturb me while I write about this important topic. …Alright, they have been warned. Next, I should set my status on all my social media accounts to ‘busy – do not disturb!’…

Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies

You may wonder why I identify as a writer. Or you don’t because you have better to things to consider in your life. But if the question did strike you, or it has now that I brought it up, the answer is clear: Spoken words are not my forte. Let’s say I write a paragraph…