Snickerdoodle Zucchini Cake, and Week 37 – Nine little things that might make life a little less stressful

If anyone ever asked me what snickerdoodles and zucchini have in common, I might answer “nothing”.

And I guess they still don’t have anything in common, except that their flavors combine exceptionally well in this little cake.

It’s cinnamon-sugar crunchy on the outside, and dense coffee-cake-ish on the inside.

You pretty much would never know zucchini was hiding out in there if it weren’t for the tiny little green flecks of evidence.

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Cinnamon Pear Fritters and Week 36 – take a day off.

I’m aware this is a bit of a cop-out for week #36.

I took a day off, so I’ll advise you to too.

We can assuage each other’s guilt that way.

The world keeps turning – I’m fully aware of that, so why is guilt involved at all?

Let’s take our day off, grill up some bacon, fry up a plate of pear fritters, and give ourselves something tangible to feel guilty about.

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Week 35 – Joy The Baker Showed Up in My Dream

I had a dream last night that I met Joy the Baker.

Not just met her and shook her hand, but met her, spent time with her, and bonded.

My whole family – husband, kids, me – and a brother-in-law we never travel with – spent a weekend visiting her.

This must creep her out a little bit to know people are dreaming about her and fantasizing about being her friend. I know I’m not the only one. I’ve read plenty of other blog posts naming the same sentiment.

We traveled to San Fransisco for the purpose of spending New Years Eve weekend popping in and out of Joy’s life like we’d known each other for ages.

And it was springtime.

No one ever says dreams make sense.

We gathered for donuts and coffee in the morning – my clan and her clan.

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