Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

As I write this, I’m watching squirrels outside my window frantically search for nuts in the freshly fallen 4″ of snow. There’s a blue jay whose contrast to the white branch he just landed on is too beautiful not to appreciate. Then I remember it’s only October and I think, it’s way too early for…

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread (Nut-free)

Today, my baby sister leaves home for her first big girl job in San Diego. Although “home” is far from me now, too, I can’t help but get emotional because she’s So. Grown. Up. She’s thoughtful, giving, driven, and so much fun to be with. I love being one of her big sisters. She has…

Perfect Brownies (Paleo & Nut-Free)

Happy Hump Day! Chicago has been soaked with a steady, relentless drizzle for a few days now, and I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of needing a nap. Maybe you didn’t know this, but brownies fix everything. I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Brownies back in October and they are a hit with my…