Apple Cake Muffins

Another way to use up some apples! I love a good Jewish apple cake, but my mom inspired me to make individual apple cake muffins after describing the ones she gets at a local deli. I fiddled with my apple cake recipe to end up with a muffin that is evenly flavored and not too eggy. This iteration is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a mid-day pick-me-up. And did you check out my muffin top?! It’s a thing of glory! … Continue reading

When Pets Meet Makeup

The first time Stella ever stayed at my parents’ house, her and David got downstairs before I did one morning (well, all mornings). Stella came to greet me when I arrived in the kitchen. But something was different about her. I looked at her, and I looked at her, and I got closer to her. There was something red right between her eyes. And as I got closer, I realized that it was shaped like lips. My mom had kissed … Continue reading