Doctor Bird Will See You Now, and He’s Delicious

You know I love sweets. This is a self-evident truth, not a newsflash. I would, however, like to make an important announcement: A new treat has made its way to the top of my favorites list. Enter HUMMINGBIRD CAKE. Also referred to as “Doctor Bird Cake” or “The Cake That Don’t Last,” this delicacy is not only incredibly tasty, it has a name shrouded in mystery. (Pipe down, PETA. No tiny, iridescent creatures were harmed in the making of this dessert.)

Sugar + Southern tradition + a curious origin? Count me in and pass me a fork.

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On Love and Its (Sometimes Tacky) Expressions

Most days of the year, and our lives for that matter, are unremarkable. They pass, collect and fade. Devoid of pomp and circumstance, these are the days when love is formed. Small gestures amass, moments compound. It’s anti-climactic, really. And though it’s not what I’ve been told for 31 years that it would be (I’m looking at you Walt Disney Productions), that’s okay. A slow and steady build has suited an emotionally-reluctant Kitty Lemieux just fine.

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RECIPE: The Key Lime Pie That Will Change Your Life

Despite the fact that Starbucks is insisting that it be autumn in your mouth (Pumpkin Spice Lattes already?!), there are in fact three weeks left of summer. The time is now to do all of the wonderful summery things you may have been putting off—read a book at the beach, have a water balloon fight, eat barbecue until you can barely stand. And one more thing: make this recipe. It’s the perfect summer treat—tart and sweet, light and creamy.

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RECIPE: M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fact: Sometimes you just need a cookie. Good news! I’m here to help.

What’s better than a chewy, soft-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside, buttery, chocolatey cookie? One that’s super easy to make, that’s what. Chances are you might even have all the ingredients on hand. I added chocolate chips and M&Ms, but this dough recipe could be used as a base for all kinds of cookie creations. Go wild!

You may have sworn your loyalty to another cookie recipe. I’m challenging you to cheat on your beloved. Go ahead. You won’t regret it.

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Family, Food and Game of Thrones

Lemon Cakes

My version of Sansa’s Lemon Poppy Seed Mini-Bundts with Almond Glaze

You may not be a fan of the fantasy genre or perhaps you don’t even watch television, but chances are you know something about Game of Thrones. It’s inescapable. The premise of GoT didn’t initially appeal to me and I’ve never been one to devotedly follow a TV show, so I was three seasons behind before I succumbed to the pressure of media frenzy and watched the first episode. One hit is all it took—I was hooked, and the more I watched, the more invested I became.  As I disappeared into the complex world of GoT, it infiltrated mine.

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