super smash cake

super smash cake

the first boy i remember having a crush on was marth, one of the characters from super smash bros. then it was link, another character from the game. i definitely had (have) a thing for animated boys with swoopy hair and swords. when it came to actually playing, i always chose pikachu because i thought (he? she?) had [...]

crack pie

crack pie

okay, imagine the best oatmeal cookie you've ever had. for me, that's firm but chewy, with a hint of cinnamon and no raisins. now imagine it smothered in a viscous, buttery, saccharine caramel. straight liquid gold. top it with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth custard, and garnish with some sifted cocain- powdered sugar. this is crack pie. [...]

chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

many describe childhood as tasting like strawberry poptarts, animal crackers, and crustless pb&js. to me, it tastes like ovaltine powder scooped straight from the jar. i skipped the milk and relied on saliva to keep me from choking, allowing the powder to moisten into a thick, fudgy paste in the back of my throat. ovaltine is [...]

a week of citrus

a week of citrus

Have you ever had a chocolate covered orange? Back when my family hung up stockings (thank you so much to my parents for not depriving my brother and me of the joy of waking up to a stocking even though we're J E W I S H), I'd always find a big, round, shiny foil-wrapped [...]