Healing Cupcakes

Baking has been a creative outlet for me since I was about 13. I think Cake Boss started it all for me...and The Great British Bake Off absolutely reignited the passion in the last year or so. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The … Continue reading Healing Cupcakes

Preparing for Polar Bear Weather

Getting outside consistently has proven to be healthy and can aid in feelings of renewal. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to still feel passionate or even enjoy getting outside when it's colder than the tush of a polar bear sitting on a glacier. Nevertheless, getting outside, even at a minimum of 2 hours a week, … Continue reading Preparing for Polar Bear Weather

Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health

I originally wrote this article for Arts Help. You can find the original publication HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise new challenges, triggering anxiety, stress, and isolation. Societies have adapted to restrictions, creating a new normal; however, many of these creative solutions will not be available as winter arrives, and cold weather prevents outside … Continue reading Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health

Beginning Again

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”Eleanor Roosevelt For almost a year, we have all experienced the few highs and often lows of living in a pandemic. I began Discover with Deanna in September 2020 as a form of coping for myself. There is no doubt I absolutely have had a privileged … Continue reading Beginning Again

My First Ada Boni Fail

Last week, I began my Ada Boni challenge with her Eritrea Tart. Overall, it seemed like a simple cake; however, this first recipe opened me up to the challenges of baking from cookbooks published in the 50s. My Eritrea Tart tastes and looks okay, but I did mess up and it will probably be much … Continue reading My First Ada Boni Fail